La Roche-Posay has released a few new products recently and I will be discussing two in particular. The La Roche-Posay Effaclar K+ £14.90* and the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum* (due to release in Jan 2016.
I already incorporate La Roche-Posay products into my skincare routine as I really adore their range. I especially love their Physiological Cleansing Gel which makes my skin super clean as well as really soft and the Effaclar duo + which has helps reduce the redness on my skin. The one thing I notice is their products really make my skin feel really soft which is always great.
So the first one I tested out was the La Roche-Posay Effaclar K+. This product is for combination/oily skin and is designed to reduce blemishes and mattify the skin. The instructions say to apply it all over the face morning and night which I did for about a week. On first use I definitely noticed my skin was mattified instantly which is great for me because of my oily t zone. However continued use during the week made my skin extremely dry. I kind of understand how this would reduce breakouts as it would dry them out however my whole face became uneven with dry patches everywhere. I stopped using this as soon as I realised it must be due to the product as it was clearly too strong for my skin. Using this all over my face morning and night was too much for my skin to handle and so I’ve had to put it away. I think I will use this again during the warmer months, once a day and only on the t zone area as it is quite a strong product.
Of course this had still left my skin feeling quite rough and dry and so that’s where the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum comes in. Boy was I happy to see this as it would rehydrate my skin after it had become so dry and it definitely did just that. On first use I was surprised at how light this serum was. It felt like putting water on my face initially and then when I started to pat this in it turned into what I’m use to as a serum. Within the first day I started to notice improvement on my dry skin and within a few days my skin was almost back to normal. I have continued to use this daily to maintain my skin hydration over the colder months.
One thing I have definitely learned over the past few years is understanding what your skin type is and what works with it. From this and other products I have used in the past I have definitely learned that my skin is a lot more sensitive than I initially believed. This is probably why my favourite products from La Roche-Posay are from the sensitive skincare range.
Until next time..
Beauty & the Payroller