Dabbling in La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay is a french brand that has seemingly hit the beauty community pretty hard in recent months. Curiosity certainly killed this cat and I wanted to get my fair share of the hype to share my two cents on a couple of products. I picked up the Hydreane Riche Moisturiser and the Effaclar Duo from Boots (3 for 2 mix and match, go go go!).

The weather has given my skin a severe beating recently, I've found it to be the driest it's ever been and was on the hunt for a product to give that injection of hydration. Hydreane also comes in 'light' but I wanted something a little heavier to really nourish my skin and protect it against the elements. Cutting to the chase I found this product to be great at night time but avoid it in the mornings. The reason for this is because it can leave an ever so slightly greasy film on my skin. It doesn't sink in as quickly as I'd like but this is not a problem at night, if anything I kind of enjoy it; as though my skin is really having a drink. Overall, whilst it's suggested as a great make up base, I can't say that is my favoured use. However, do not let me put you off with aforementioned ominous 'film'. Hydreane is coupled with no offensive smell, it doesn't leave you weeping into your bank account and is a lovely, nourishing product for thirsty skin to bathe in overnight. In fact, I feel as though this product has a deserving little spot in my skincare collection as, bottom line, it is filled with no nasties (technical term) making it perfect for sensitive skin (as mine can be) and does more good than bad by a country mile.

Next up, somebody stop me, I fell into the hype and purchased the Effaclar Duo. This product is designed to unclog and correct those pesky imperfections, of which I have many. I was sold. My skin was going through a pretty diabolical stage when I decided to give the Effaclar Duo a whirl and I must admit I struggled to see what the fuss was about initially because my break out was so persistent. After cleansing, I dab some of the light-weight formula on problem areas, let it sink in, then continue with moisturiser. Following some perseverance and using it only before bed, I have found it has helped to keep blemishes at bay and to reduce existing ones quite considerably overnight. Admittedly I am still finding my feet with the Effaclar Duo but again, is a nasty chemical-free product that I can rely on to bring my skin back to basics when it's feeling a little freaky.

Have you tried either of these products or any from La Roche-Posay? How did you get on?


  1. I really like the Effaclar Duo! I'm also one for giving into hype!
    I just found your blog and love it :)
    Chloe xx

    1. It has to be done Chloe, got to decide what the fuss is all about for myself!
      Ah, brilliant, thank you! Will definitely pop over and have a browse of your blog now.