La Roche-Posay Skincare Buys

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo – £11.05
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat – £12.75

La Roche-Posay is a brand I’m sure everyone is pretty familiar with, especially the two additions pictured above. Stocked in larger Boots stores and containing a brilliant range of skincare bits to sort out any problem, La Roche-Posay offers some great products that don’t break the bank. I had my eye on picking up the Effaclar Duo after every blogger and vlogger raved about it but my local Boots was out of stock (and I was too impatient to wait!) Instead I placed an order over at Escentual and picked up one of my all time favourite moisturiser whilst I was at it.

About a year ago the Effaclar Mat was my go to morning moisturiser. My skin was a bit oiler back then so I was looking for something that would hydrate my skin throughout the day but would also help to prevent any excess oil from appearing too. This did the trick and I went through about 2 or 3 bottles (but then got the itch to see what else was on the market!) Since then they have reformulated and repackaged and this is the first time I have picked it up after the grand change. Apart from the bottle, I don’t see a great difference with this reformulation which I am happy about as I loved the original so much I didn’t want to end up hating this! For me this is the perfect morning moisturiser as I can apply my foundation with ease straight after using it and it helps regulate any oiliness throughout my skin. Even in the colder days when my skin is a bit dryer this does the trick.

The second item I picked up I’m sure I don’t need to go into any detail about! The infamous Effaclar Duo has been purchased – cheers breakouts for making this a necessity! I am very sceptical about hyped products and half the time steer clear as opposed to diving in, however with my skin have a teenage attack I wanted to pick this up to see if it could really help. Whilst my skin is being problematic I have parked the Effaclar Mat and instead have been using this morning and night. Now I don’t know whether it’s all down to this, helped by the new purchase of the Origins Out of Trouble Mask (review here) or if it really is the miracle product everyone has been saying it is, but my skin really has improved. I have recently had lots of small bumps/mini break outs on my forehead and chin and over the past 2/3 days they have really died down and look to be on their way out. Until they are this will continued to be slathered on day and night but, I think it’s true what they say, this really is a skincare wonder!

Have you tried anything for La Roche-Posay before? What are you stand out products from the brand?

  • I love the Effaclar Duo, I will have to try the Effaclar Mat!


    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      You should it is brilliant! One of my fav moisturisers hands down xx

  • Eee so desperate to try Effaclar Duo after all this hype I can’t even put it into words, I know those forehead bumps all to well haha! Effaclar is new to be but sounds perfect – I have really oily skin but it still gets dull and dehydrated :-) Thanks for sharing xxx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      My pleasure =) xx

  • I went and got this the other day and I love it. I was in Boots again today and I saw they had it in a two for £15 offer so I wish I’d of waited!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Ah no way! Wish I had got them in that deal now!xx

  • I just got these in boots with the 2 for £15, Very happy :D

    Lorna xxx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Darn I missed that offer!xx

  • I love Effaclar Mat! it’s my go-to moisturizer! I also use the Effaclar cleanser and they work wonders for my oily skin!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Haven’t tried one of their cleansers before. Will need to check it out!xx

  • You lucky girl, I really want to try la roche posay! It sounds like such an amazing brand and the 2 for £15 in boots is an amazing deal!


    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It really is! Wish I had spotted it before :P xx

  • I’m currently using Effaclar Mat and I really like it. Effaclar Duo is on my want list, I recently went to pick it up but it was out of stock. xo

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It was when I looked so I ordered it as I was too impatient :P xx

  • Anonymous

    Yep! These are actually my favorite ones. Great picks. xx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog


  • Effaclar Duo is one of my favourites as well. I have just discovered the new BB cream by La Roche Posay, Have you tried it?

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      No I haven’t – will take a look into it though =) xx

  • i really need to try some of these products, they look so great!:)

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      They are brilliant =) xx

  • I picked up the Effaclar Mat a month or so ago and fell in love with it so deeply so I went straight out and picked up the new Effaclar Duo [+] because I am just about to run out of Mat. Just read (and commented) on your review on the new Duo and I’m already loving it. La Roche Posay is fantastic I think :)


    • I love the range and love the fact you can pick it up in Boots too and it doesn’t cost the earth =) xx