I have discovered a product that has changed my skin so much it deserves its own post. When I started using it I first noticed it made my skin less red and irritated which for my sensitive skin was reason enough to keep using it. After a few days I noticed whiteheads being almost diminished, and now after weeks of use I am thrilled to discover blackheads are gone as well – and this is when I knew I had to write a post. Let me just add that I still get breakouts when I have been stressed, sloppy with my face routine, or danced all night after a few too many cocktails – all of which I can only blame myself.


It feels like this cream is targeting the daily production of talc which is what is causing the breakouts that are appearing for no apparent reason. Skin feels tighter and smoother, like the pores have become smaller, and skin is definitely less oily as well. The texture of the cream is gel-like leaving the skin matte like you’re not wearing anything which I really like as it creates a great base for makeup. Though it’s not drying out the skin, it’s not really moisturising either so if you have dry skin you might want to use a moisturiser as well, I’m still using this one which I have raved about before.

A reader spotted the Effaclar Duo+ in this post:

Hi Celina, I notice you use Effaclar. How do you find it? I recently started using it and it has completely cleared my skin! I even buy it two or three at a time now, as I never what to run out! It’s good stuff!


Do a quick google search and you will find a ton of other positive reviews. It’s important to remember we all have different skin and different issues causing breakouts, but if you are eating healthy, taking care of your skin and your hormones are balanced it might be that your skin is just producing excess talc and that is when this cream will make a huge difference to your skin. If you are struggling with really aggressive acne I recommend seeing a dermatologist for medication as it’s almost certainly caused by something from within which no cream can heal.


Another favourite is the Kiehl’s Avocado eye cream. I know I’m late to the party on this one, and maybe it’s already in your skin care routine, but in case it isn’t you really need to check it out. Despite my best efforts at ignoring the insane speed of life I can’t help but notice fine lines appearing around me eyes and this cream has actually made a difference. Lines are obviously not gone, but they seem smoother and less noticeable.

I have heard the Liz Earle cleanser is supposed to be really good so that is on my wish list. Anyone tried it? Please share your experience with the Effaclair Duo+  if you have tried it! Or any other skin care product you are really enjoying? In a world bombarded by advertising nothing is more valuable than other people’s experiences. I hope you found my experiences helpful.

Links to products:

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ – UK HERE // US HERE
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment – UK HERE // US HERE
Ole Henriksen Herbal Day Creme – HERE
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish – HERE


  • Stephanie July 9, 2014, 13:43

    I love this product and its a totally reasonable price! Another gem I have discovered is ‘Re-Gen’ cream. You can find it in home bargains and i think asda now too and seriously it does the same job as this (its a bit more moisturizing though, but I have combo skin and it works fine for me if i use it at night) and it super cheap. I still need to have this one for daytime wear though :)

  • Aurélie - lovelifelovefashion July 9, 2014, 16:18

    The Effaclair Duo+ is on my wishlist too! I’ve heard some pretty great things about it and a few less. But I’m still keen on trying it out myself.

    And true! I also value others their experience more then all the commercials en stuff you read in magazines. Seems more honest..

    x Aurélie

  • Mimi July 9, 2014, 16:39

    I think I have to try the Roche Possay cream against blackheads. :)
    One thing I’m really in love with since a longer time is Pai Roseship Bioregenerate oil. It makes my skin look nice and bright in the morning and it helps against dark spots. Pai has some other nice skincare products, it’s a organic brand.
    And for cleansing I like Philosophy Purity Made Simple, it get’s off all my make-up without using cottons so no whiping around the eyes. :) Except when I made some have eyelook. :P

  • Nicole July 9, 2014, 19:26

    I definitely need to try it as I’m still having a hard time with blackheads even after my skin has cleared up completely. I’ll be on the look out for this :)

  • Katie July 9, 2014, 20:02

    I love both of these products so much! But I do notice that sometimes the eyecream is hard to spread and is an odd texture.

  • Christina July 10, 2014, 08:44

    Thank you very much for your recommendation Celina! Definitely a must try! I’m going to buy it asap :)

  • Lee July 10, 2014, 10:07

    Effaclar really has changed my skin! I went through a period about three months ago, where my skin was a mess. Angry red spots and whiteheads all along my jawline and cheeks. I live in France, so went into the pharmacy and asked for something and they pointed me in the direction of this. I have not looked back! After the first application, I noticed the spots were less red, after a month the spots, gone! My skin is less red, pores are less visible and it also is fading the red marks left behind. I finally feel good about my skin again. I feel confident and everybody had been commenting on how good my skin looks! I have used Liz Earle products before and found them really good. I used the three step routine and they left my skin glowing! I have not used it in a while now, as I have to order it by post but have been thinking recently of going back to it. I also bought a clarisonic and find that great too. I have tried a few of the brush heads but found the one for sensitive skin best for me.

  • linn July 10, 2014, 10:53

    Hei, kunne du gjøre en whats in my purse innlegg? Synes du har så mange fine vesker :)

  • Carina July 10, 2014, 13:19

    I use LP duo + myself and I really love it too….

  • Yulia July 10, 2014, 16:43

    I use LP Cicaplast and I really love this stuff! My skin is very dry and sensitive, so I can’t drink alcohol or eat spicy food.
    Also, I can highly recommend the LP moisturizing masque!
    At the moment, I am using Lumene skincare, the CC cream and BB serum are brilliant! I do trust the Scandinavian cosmetic brands, they work great for my sensitive pale Slavic skin.

  • Madelen July 11, 2014, 09:13

    JA! Å, dette er akkurat hva jeg trenger nå! Tusen takk kjære deg! :) Jeg har egentlig aldri slitt med urenheter, men i det siste har jeg hatt noen breakouts og ekstra talgproduksjon (og jeg har litt rødlig og sensitiv hus slik som deg)! Og som du sier, det er jo et hav av produkter der ute som man lett drukner i, så denne anbefalingen har akkurat hva jeg trengte!

    Jeg må også si at jeg ble så glad da jeg oppdaget at du har begynt å blogge igjen. Jeg liker bloggen din veldig godt – jeg liker at du klarer å gi tips og appellere til en på studentbusjett tiltross for at du har en ekslusiv garderobe og livsstil!

    Igjen, tusen takk! Håper du får en fin dag :)

  • sofie July 11, 2014, 11:56

    I used to have milias around my eyes. Since I started using Chanel bi-phase eye make-up remover they haven’t come back! Can highly recommend it to anyone with a sensitive eye area. It’s just the best and actually quite decent priced for what you get, 30 euros and it will last long. I will try the eye cream that you recommend in this post as I’m currently not using any.

  • Lisette July 11, 2014, 21:54

    Oh im not familiar with any of these products! Have to try them out:)

  • Sara July 14, 2014, 10:04

    Hi Celina!
    I have been using the cleansing gel of the same brand for 3 months now it’s amazing! It cleans your skin deep and doesn’t cause any dehydrating. I have an oily skin and I suffer from acne so my dermatologist recommended it. You should definitely check it out!
    Hugs and kisses,
    Sara xx

  • Parul August 2, 2014, 15:31

    Celina!!!! I am so glad you blog is back, you’re back:)
    I just might have pretty much your type of skin. What is this talc you’re talking about that the skin produces? Tried to google search it but nothing is showing up…


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