Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Lately I’ve Been Loving: La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel

La Roche Posay Effaclar Skin care oily skin

I think I jinxed my skin. After saying that my skin was getting so much better, I’ve had a big reaction to something. An area on my one of my cheeks (somewhere I never breakout) had gone completely red,bumpy and sore and it pretty much covers the entire apple of my cheek. I’m not sure what's cause it, I’m think it was constantly wearing heavy foundation, but as I said I don’t know. Its been there just over a week/maybe 2 now and I’ve been at my wits end with it. I can cover it with concealer, but I would rather it went on it’s way now.

My current skincare routine wasn’t clearing it, although it wasn’t making it worse either. I wanted to try something new, so after  root through my stash and found a long lost sample of La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel. I don’t know a massive amount about La Roche Posay, but I love their suncare.

I’ve been using this on the area around the reaction and my T-Zone after I remove my make-up with Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish. In 4 days the reaction is a lot less red, and inflamed. It’s still there but it’s a lot easier to cover now.

As it’s a foaming cleanser aimed at oily skin I was expecting my skin to end up dry and tight, but it just leaves my face feeling clean and comfortable.

I’m off to Boots to look for something to sort it out, and while I’m there I will definitely be looking into more of the La Roche Posay range, particularly the Effaclar Duo which sounds amazing!

You can find La Roche Posay at Boots where it costs £10.21 for 200ml


  1. the Mattifying moisturiser is fab if you have oily skin! :) xx

  2. Good review, their products always seem to perform well I must invest in some of their stuff!