La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Plus

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The original La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo has been critically acclaimed as the blogger’s and model’s favourite skincare product. Perfect for anyone between 16 and 35 with oily, blemish and spot prone skin. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Plus contains a whole host of active ingredients designed to treat these concerns whilst hydrating and balancing the skin.

Niacinamidepowerful anti-inflammatory

Piroctone Olaminebactericides kills off the spot-causing p.Acne bacteria

LHA /Salicylic Acid gently and chemically exfoliate the skin reducing blocked pores

Linoleic Acid – anti-inflammatory that hydrates and aids the healing process

After using this for almost a week and dealing with a massive breakout that I can only pin down to a week of horrid London Thames water and sweaty underground public transport; this has certainly been making a difference – and quickly too.

The breakout hasn’t been particularly pustulous but more red, painful marks due to surface dehydration and lack of exfoliation (I hold my hands up). La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Plus has definitely speeded up the healing process as normally I’m left with red marks for weeks at a time, however they’ve almost cleared up and the skin on and around the blemishes feels strengthened and pretty normal (whereas it can usually be delicate and flakey).

I would suggest however that if, like me, you’re more of a normal/combination rather than oily/combination skin, put something underneath it first such as a hydration booster otherwise La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Plus might not be enough for you (Plus is more hydrating than the original however). This is perfectly suitable for skin that’s sensitive, in fact it’s been designed with sensitivity in mind.


Tested on over 7,500 subjects of all skin tones, this new and unique ceramide actually helps to rebuild the skin after blemish and spot damage. It firstly targets the blemish itself aiding in reduction; secondly it helps to prevent the pigmentation response (naturally occurs during skin damage, as when you tan) and finally it helps to prevent darks marks on the surface by breaking up existing surface pigmentation. Procead™ claims to return the skin to it’s original integrity in just one day.

I’m not normally one for mindlessly printing statistics but these are backed up by extensive and what I believe to be trustworthy clinical trials:

98% of users found skin texture was more comfortable on application

95% found their skin well-moisturised on application

97% noted their tolerance as very good (didn’t react)

24 Hours – severe imperfections are significantly less red

8 days – sever imperfections have disappeared

4 weeks – pores unclogged; texture refined; oily areas appear regulated

Sounds pretty impressive, right? I’ve definitely been loving this over the last week and have been adding it into my existing skincare regime after my serum so – Dramatically Different > Repairwear Serum > La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Plus. I’m a little in love and I’m certain this will be even more successful than its predecessor.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Plus is available for £15.50 here from Escentual or for £11.62 here from

Posted at 17:00 September 17, 2015

Me he aplicado effaclar dúo + en donde tengo el granito pero veo q me lo enrojece más y me aplique en otros lados donde tengo imperfecciones y me enrojece donde lo aplicó es normal???o lo dejó de aplicar

Posted at 01:23 January 23, 2014

Hi Thom, been following your blog for a long time and I’ve tried many of the recommended products. Will definitely be giving the DUO + a go as the Effaclar range has massively helped me with my acne prone skin.
On another note, do you recommended any mens overnight eye cream? In the morning I usually wake up with really dry and sensitive skin around my eyes, at times somewhat painful. I already use Origins ginzing and Clinique eye roll on but is there anything to prevent this problem in the first place. Thanks

Posted at 08:20 January 22, 2014
Danniella Josephine

I need this! I have quite bad scarring on the right side of my face due to spots which makes me feel so bad about myself :( x

Posted at 21:13 January 21, 2014

I am a true Effaclar Duo fan through and through so I’m naturally beyond excited to try the Plus version. Tell me please, will this one be replacing the “original” Duo or they’ll both be available to purchase?

    Posted at 21:44 January 21, 2014

    Hi Selma. As far as I’m aware, the original will still be produced and stocked as well but will update should anything change. T x

Posted at 18:24 January 21, 2014

Great review! I love your blog. I bought the Versace Eros cologne after I read your review on it! I haven’t tried this or the original Effaclar but my last three sunblocks have been from La Roche Posay. I’m currently using the new LRP Nutritive Oil SPF 50 which I love! Can’t say enough good things about it. I was wondering how much niacinamide is in this (I’ve heard a product should have at least 5% to be effective like NIA24 skincare products).

    Posted at 21:45 January 21, 2014

    Hi Atif. Thank you so much for the blog loving and even more amazing to hear what an LRP fan you are! I will find out about the concentration of Niacinamide from LRP and will get back to you on that. T x

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