Monday, 15 June 2015

Saviour Skincare: La Roche-Posay

When I started blogging about make-up and skincare, my skin wasn't happy with the constant use of new products. As my skin got worse I was actively trying to solve the problem by buying more and more skin-care, I literally would spend loads, because if it was expensive it was bound to work right? Wrong. Switching and changing my skin-care was the worst thing I could do in that situation, but recently I've discovered a brand that actually does live up to their claims and I cannot even express how glad I am to have finally tried this brand out. La Roche-Posay is a Godsend to me and I intend to tell you why.

I bought a cleanser, a moisturiser and also a zinc sulphate spray when La Roche-Posay was on offer in Boots (3 for 2 is hard to resist). I wanted to pick and choose what I think would have suited my skin, but I know they do a three step kit for problematic skin (see here) which is good for people who are indecisive. 

The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel for Oily Sensitive Skin (£11.00/200ml) is a cleanser that smells so clean and fresh, I was in love at first sniff. This product cleans your face without being overly stripping, so it's really good for oily skin. I use this after I have taken my make-up off so it can remove any excesses of dirt and make-up and just cleanse my face. You only need a pea sized amount, a little goes such a long way and it lathers up nicely too. It's a fuss free, one minute cleanse, what is not to like? See here for more information.

After I have cleansed my skin I then reach for the La Roche-Posay Serozinc (£8.50/150ml), this spray contains zinc sulphate in and so is designed to reduce shine and excess oil while helping problematic skin become calmer. I spray this on a cotton round pad, because I feel like the product will last longer that way and I'm useless at spraying my face evenly. It's so soothing and cool on the skin, it feels amazing morning and night and leaves your skin feeling even more clean in a breathable way. Usually I'm against toners since I don't use cream cleansers, but this one actually does calm my skin. I need to bulk order this spray because I love it. More information here.

The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + anti blemish cream (£15.50/40ml) is widely spoken about along with Serozinc, claiming to get rid of imperfections, and by jove it really does. I used to have a lot of 'under the surface spots' and bumps and they are almost all gone, thanks to this and Serozinc. This product is really lightweight and so is perfect for the oiliest of skins, but is still nourishing for drier skin types. It's actually a really nice primer to use underneath make-up, smoothing out the canvas and making the skin look more plump and hydrated. This doesn't contain SPF which is a negative and a positive, negative because I'm lazy and having a do-all product saves time and money, but it is a positive because this is a moisteriser in its simplest form, they haven't added anything unnecessary and that makes me love this product even more. For more information click here.

If you suffer from problematic skin, seriously give La Roche-Posay a try because it's worth it and I just really feel like it impacts the root of the problem. As a girl who suffers from bad skin too, I know I would have paid a lot more money for these products because when you are in that situation you just want something that works. La Roche-Posay worked for me, and I'm going to keep buying these products because why change something good? I swear there is something in the France water...
Have you tried La Roche-Posay? If so what did you try??


  1. I have the Effaclar Duo and I absolutely love it! I've been dying to try out some more products from the range :) Serozinc sounds like such a nice toner! Great post Anjna! :)

    Becki |

    1. It's so good isn't it! Serozinc is well worth the money, I just feel like these products clean deeper than anything else I have tried! And thankssss x


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