Toleraine – 40ml, £14.50 Effaclar Duo – 40ml, £13
I thought I would share a new favourite with you today. In fact, it’s a pairing that I have recently discovered and have fallen in love with.
I have posted about the La Roche-Posay Effaclar before but hadn’t used it for a good period of time. I have now tested both of these products for a month or so and am really pleased with the results.
I heard about Effaclar from a fellow blogger AModelRecommends. This serum is intended for the whole face to minimise imperfections and to unclog pores but I actually only use it on problem areas before I go to sleep as I have other products that I use for the whole face. This is great for helping to sort out any red areas, dry skin patches or blemishes, especially around my chin and nose.
Although I use a night moisturiser, I needed something to apply over my face as a base for foundation. I asked around and many people told me to look at other La Roche-Posay products. There are quite a few different moisturisers to choose from in their collection so I ended up sitting on the floor of Boots researching each one to help me decide. I seem to have a habit of doing this in Boots when I can’t decide what to buy…oops.
Finally I decided to go for the Toleraine moitursier for combination skin. This product is meant to hydrate and protect irritated skin. My skin isn’t doing too badly at the moment but I liked the idea of a good skin drencher in the morning.
The formula itself is quite thin which gave me doubts in the beginning. A little goes a long way and although the formula is quite ‘wet’, it does smooth over the skin nicely and leaves my face dewy and velvety, which is a great base for my foundations. I’m not sure I would recommend it for anyone with particularly oily skin, as I think they have better fitting products in their collection, but anyone with dry or combination may want to give it a go.
Overall I am really impressed with this little combination. Along-side my Liz Earle routine, it has worked really well at keeping my skin bright, blemish free and has evened out my skin well.
I am really interested to know if anyone uses any other products by this brand and how it works for them. It is nice to find a reasonably priced product that does the job.
Happy Blogging All, xxx