I was first introduced to the Effaclar range from La Roche-Posay while I was in Cannes for the Film Festival three years ago. I had gone to France for the premier of My Glenn’s feature film, The Other Side of Sleep, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival (it’s available to purchase now in HMV, Tower Records and Golden Disks) and when I got there I that I had forgotten my face wash. Off I went to a pharmacy and the Effaclar was on special offer so I bought it. It was the start of a love affair and ever since I always had a bottle in the bathroom. I gave it to my Mum and she is a huge fan too. This range has expanded a lot since then and they have just brought out Effaclar K which will become your secret weapon with the battle against blemishes.
This revolutionary daily care product helps to reduce pores and transform skin texture. Effaclar K refines the skin’s surface with retinol, LHA complex and Salicylic Acid. Effaclar K’s unique combination of ingredients combats imperfections, rough skin texture and blackheads. This micro-exfoliation is excellent for eliminating bumps under the skin and creating a flawless, even complexion. An excellent primer as make-up sits better on the skin after use. It works daily to keep skin in check and prevent breakouts occurring. As it has such amazing active ingredients be sure to wear an SPF of at least SPF30 as the retinol will make your skin much more light sensitive.
It is available nationwide in pharmacy’s and costs €15.75.