LA ROCHE-POSAY // EFFACLAR DUO+

Everyone’s favourite acne product from LRP, Effaclar Duo, has undergone a reformulation to make it even better than ever.

Effaclar Duo+ now contains a new ingredient, Procerad, which helps to prevent acne scarring from developping.

Not to worry, Duo+ still contains the ingredients from the beloved original, it’s just been suped up to fight what acne leaves behind.

Ingredients from the original:

  • Niacinamide aka Vitamin B3 (fights inflammation and stops breakouts)
  • Piroctone Olamine (anti-bacterial and anti-fungal)
  • Salicylic Acid & LHA (a precise, gentle exfoliating ingredient)
  • Lineolic Acid (Salicylic acid’s sister)
  • Zinc PCA (regulates sebum)

Did you know that acne scarring can take 3 years to fade away?

Acne scarring and hyperpigmentation affects everyone from fair (red marks) complexions to dark (brown marks). Procerad contains contains cermaides and anti-inflammatory ingredients that prevent melanin from being triggered into developping hyperpigmentation on any skin tone.

Duo+ works to fight inflammation (redness), prevent blemishes and provides hydration to oilier skin. I, myself, have dry combination skin, so if you are like me, I would still recommend a moisturizer over top. It is ever so slightly heavier than the original (Duo+ is like a lightweight moisturizer, the original is more of a gel) and contains a really nice, fresh scent.

Duo+ is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin.

Some other tidbits I learned from the excellent session:

  • There is a different Effaclar product for everyone:
    • Effaclar H for those on Accutane (doesn’t contain exfoliating ingredients)
    • Effaclar K for retentional acne, contains retinol (under the skin bumps, blackheads, whiteheads–you would not be getting any surface pimples any more)
    • Effaclar A.I. for those who get 1 or 2 pimples a month and only need spot treatment
    • Effaclar Mat for dilated pores–this one mattifies and slows down oil production
    • Also in the range: a gel cleanser and toner (which contains LHA!)
  • Effaclar Duo+ can be used as:
    • a spot treatment
    • nightly as a full-face treatment
    • as a preventative treatment on only breakout zones
  • Those suffering from acne-prone skin should be using an SPF every single day to prevent acne scarring, especially if they are taking an oral prescription
  • For those on Accutane, LRP recommends cleansing with their Toleriane cream cleanser and following up with Effaclar H.
    • Did you know: Accutane only gets properly absorbed into your body when taken with a fat (i.e. a tbsp of peanut butter, or a piece of avocado). When combined, you will receive longer-term and better results.

Efflaclar Duo+ will be available in stores August 6th.

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