The difference between Effaclar Duo and Effaclar Duo Plus [+] is the addition of ‘Anti Marks’ claim in the latter. Most probably, that’s the reason ‘Anti Marks’ is mentioned in blue colour on the tube and box. I had read a lot of reviews about this brand and decided to give it a try.
Based on a unique partnership with dermatologists worldwide and through extensive research, La Roche-Posay introduces new Effaclar Duo[+] anti-blemish cream, specifically formulated to target the key signs of oily, blemish-prone skin.
Proven efficacy on:
• Clinically proven to correct the appearance of blemishes
• Unclogs blocked pores
• Helps to refine skin texture
• Controls the appearance of shine
• New – Fights against the appearance of marks.
Unique formulation including new active ingredient Procerad [a patented Ceramide]-Niacinamide – LHA- PiroctoneOlamine- Linoleic Acid- Zinc PCA
New fresh, gel-cream texture
Suitable for sensitive skin.
Also suitable for acne-prone skin.
Tested under dermatological control.
Formulated with soothing and softening La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.
How to Use:
Apply to the entire face morning and evening, after cleansing with Effaclar Purifying Foaming Cleanser. Apply before make-up. Can be used alone or with a moisturiser.
AQUA / WATER, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, ISOCETYL STEARATE, NIACINAMIDE, ISOPROPYL LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, SILICA, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, ZINC PCA, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, ISOHEXADECANE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL, NYLON-12, POLOXAMER 338, LINOLEIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, POLYSORBATE 80, ACRYLAMIDE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, SALICYLIC ACID, PIROCTONE OLAMINE, PARFUM
INR 1300 for 40 ml.
My Experience with La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus[+]:
Years back, Benzoyl Peroxide turned my oily skin into sensitive and combination skin and that’s how it has been ever since. This seemed to be quite suitable for my skin, so I went ahead with a full sized tube.
Love the tube packaging that has a tiny needle nosed dropper which is super hygienic. The application is quick and easy, not greasy at all. It has a light detergent kind of a smell which fades within minutes. It’s very light and calms the skin. My skin texture has become so much smoother after using it. I have a few blemishes near the eyebrows, mostly due to sweating from running and due to hormonal changes in the body and Effaclar Duo Plus seems to have reduced their redness and the size.
Effaclar Duo Plus provides a great base for make-up. I always use it before I start any makeup and it gives a very smooth feel when I apply a BB cream or foundation afterwards. I do not have to use any primer and the make-up stays for whatever number of hours it does with a good primer.
I have noticed a stinging sensation when I do spot treatment before bed. Initially, I would use it in the morning and night both. But, then it started to dry out my skin (though, not hellishly dry). So, now I use it only as a night cream. It does not eliminate acne, but it prevents acne from forming to a decent extent. It has definitely helped in clearing out and improving my skin texture. New breakouts have also reduced, but there is no 100% magical perfection. This is meant to fade away the scars, but I can’t comment on the same as I don’t have any. Though, I have read reviews that it does an excellent job at fading scars.
Pros of La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus [+]:
• Works excellent as a primer.
• Reduces redness.
• Works great as a spot treatment.
• Does not turn skin oily.
Cons of La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus [+]:
• Dries out the skin.
• No SPF.
• Need quite an amount to feel moisturised.
• Does not prevent blemishes to a large extent.
• Pricey for the quantity.
Would I Recommend La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus [+]?
I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking to improve the look of any dark spots or scars.
Would I Repurchase La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus [+]?
No! My search is still on for a good day cream.
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3 thoughts on “La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus [+] Review”
I heard great things about the Effaclar Duo. Am looking forward to trying this version out!
It’s a decent cream. As for the dark spots or scars I cant comment on as I dont have any. It does subside blemishes to an extent but not completely. You could try it once. Effaclar Duo suits me better than the + one.
Megha, I’m also a fan of LRP and Effaclar Duo [+]. It’s not meant to be a moisturiser (it is only meant to even out the skin and keep it from breaking out) which is why you might have felt it let you down in that department.
I always apply a moisturiser over it followed by SPF 50+
Try that and you might find you like it a lot more. And it will last longer too 🙂