Review | La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+

28 Mar 2014

Back in February I posted a review on the original Effaclar Duo and deigned it holy grail status. Since then I have been road testing the new and improved Effaclar Duo+* and unsurprisingly I'm still in love. So whats changed?

The original Effaclar Duo treated my spots, blemishes and clogged pores with ease. My skin was visibly brighter and any spots were zapped immediately. So why fix what isn't broken right?

Well, I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that spots and blemishes leave us with red marks and scarring long after the spot has actually cleared up. My skin in particular is SUCH a slow healer so any blemish or spot will stay with me for a long time after. This is where the Effaclar Duo+ comes into play. It contains a new ingredient which rebuilds the skins surface ensuring you aren't left with any of these marks. Amazing news for anyone with skin like me!

It literally is a skin saviour; helping to prevent spots appearing in the first place, targeting them straight away if they do arrive and cleaning up after them so that no scarring is left behind.

I find that the texture of the Duo+ is slightly thicker than the original Duo but it still sinks in really well and leaves my skin feeling super moisturised. You can use the Duo+ with or without a moisturiser over the top, its completely up to you. I find that in the morning it really helps to prime my skin before I apply my make-up and so I only use the Duo+. But in the evening, I also use my Emma Hardie AM/PM Treatment Moisturiser.

All in all, the Duo+ is still HG status for me.


*This product was sent to me as a PR sample for review consideration. Despite this my review remains 100% honest and true to my own opinion.


  1. I haven't tried this particular product yet, but I loooove La Roche! My skin also takes ages to heal even if it was just a little spot, so this sounds like it would help me loads! :)

    1. My skin is exactlyyy the same! Try this, its literally transformed my skin! :) Xxx

  2. I'm using the original Effaclar Duo and you're right, it's amazing but I'm left with scars that don't fade very quickly on me! I'm really looking forward to finishing this tube and getting the Duo+ formula.
    Emily | emiloue

    1. Awh, I hope the Duo+ sorts it all out then! :) Its such an amazing product! Xxx

  3. Oooh Aimee I think I've seen too many positive reviews of this to ignore now, my skin is playing 'eck at the moment and I don't know what to do...a purchase is in order!!

    Holly Mixtures

    1. Definitely order!!!! its a skin saviour!! :) Xxx