I know, I know you have probably seen a million reviews and posts on how amazing this is and without wanting to jump on the bandwagon. I guess I am jumping on that bandwagon because my goodness I think I’ve just found my holy grail product and if you have cystic spots and nothing works then this may be what you need.
So a few weeks back I decided to give in a go on to Escentual’s website and buy up load of bits from their deal of 1/3 off French Pharmacy and the fact you can get buy 1 get on free on the 250ml Bioderma !! Yes I caved I was just going to get the Bioderma but I ended up with a few other bits too that I will be reviewing over the next few weeks. This however brought me a reason to finally buy the Effaclar Duo, the + version is the only one they do online and well it is supposed to be better and for £10.33 I couldn’t say no.
No if you follow me on twitter you will probably know my skin is the bane of my life I have combination skin that is prone now to cystic spots and only in the last 2 years have I had this problem. I don’t have cystic acne but around the corners of my nose and my chin I seem to get one every other or sometimes every month… a huge cystic spot the wont budge. Coincidentally I got one two days after ordering, so as soon as this arrived it was on my face. At that point it was under the skin now its a bit of a scab not nice I know but this is within five days and usually I have the beast on my face for a good two weeks at times.
The product comes out white but goes straight onto the face clear and absorbs almost instantly. I know some people use this all over but I just apply to where my spot scaring is and where my spots are as I did find for my skin it could be a bit drying but when it has the effects it does I dot care about that at all. A 5p size will cover all my problem zones bar the spot its self where I apply another 5p size portion directly on to the spot.
Now I tend to avoid really hyped products as my skin seems to go “oh no everyone loves this I don’t” and the product becomes unused and left in a draw but my skin really takes well to this. The size of the tube makes me think it will last me ages as its not something I will used daily unless I have a spot prone area. I don’t however agree that this unclogs pores but it has taken all the nasty infection out of my spot and has sped up the healing process.
I cant recommend this highly enough, and don’t miss out on Escentual’s offer of 1/3 off French Pharmacy for the whole of march !!
Do you love the Effaclar Duo + too ?