The Blemish-Fighting Beauty Buy I Keep Telling All My Friends About

When I like a beauty product, I really like a beauty product, and I have a tendency to become singularly obsessed with one item and wax lyrical about it to my friends until they enquire whether I am, in fact, sponsored by the brand. This is essentially what happened the first time I tried La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo. Within 24 hours, I had sent a lengthy text to a close friend who ignored it for a week because she thought it was promotional spam. But seriously, #notsponsored.


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Hi, this is my face.

Packed with spot-fighting ingredients, such as niacinamide, glycerin and salicylic acid, I was recommended this product when I was experiencing low-level acne on my cheeks, which refused to budge for a good year. I kid you not, after applying this magical cream my blemishes went down overnight, and I have been addicted to it ever since (I told you, I sound like a '90s TV ad). My friend who received the essay-length text struggled with chronic acne and she loved it too, however, I will say that other friends weren't as enthused as I was—everyone's skin is different, after all.

If I'm having a really bad skin week I'll apply all over before bed, but generally, I'll use on specific blemishes. It even works on those sneaky under-the-skin ones, and I generally find it stops them in their tracks. So if you're struggling with stress-induced blemishes right now, it could be worth a shot. Who knows? You might just join me in the Effaclar Duo cult. Scroll down to shop my fave beauty buy, plus other La Roche Posay heroes.

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