8.05.2014

Like any other person on this planet, I get the occasional spot here and there, so I make sure that I have something to rely upon when that happens. For me, it's the La Roche-Posay Effaclar range.

For treating spots and blemishes, I've been using the Effaclar Duo Spot Treatment for the longest time. I haven't found anything that works as efficiently as this one-yet. For instance, a couple days ago, I woke up to a humongous (well, maybe a little exaggerated) pimple on my forehead-- what a pleasant surprise for a Saturday morning, isn't it? As always it had helped me -I've applied it once in the morning and once at night and, thankfully, it was no longer the next morning. The Effaclar Duo works extremely well and does what it promises. However, you may notice that it can dry out the area where you've applied the product; so therefore, make sure that you use a heavier moisturizer to balance out the loss of moisture.

Since I enjoyed using the Effaclar Duo Spot Treatment, I've decided to give the Effaclar Duo Plus a go, which was released quite recently I think. As a loyal La Roche-Posay customer, I haven't researched too much about the product (I was sure it would be good), and picked it up once I saw it at the CVS counter.
At first, I thought they've perfected the formula (e.g., Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer +); however, after reading the back of the packaging, I've learnt that it is  a mattifying gel-cream that unclogs pores and clears up the blemish marks, while providing 24-hour hydration. I was pleasantly surprised that it can be used daily as a moisturizing gel. Hence,  I've applied it every morning for a few days, and I've noticed that whiteheads around the nose area have dried up and have disappeared completely from the surface of my face.*big smile* But since I have a combination to dry skin, I couldn't use it on a daily basis, because I'm too afraid it'll cause dryness on my face.

 I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has a combination to oily skin types (more to oilier skin types) because this gel-cream has an ultra-light, non-sticky texture, and absorbs very quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling. It's well worth giving a try if you are prone to breakouts and have an oily skin type.
As a side note: please don't over dry your skin out with excessive use of blemish clearing products; so make sure to moisturize your face even if you have the oiliest skin type.

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