La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] (Plus)

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] (Plus) review and swatches
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] (Plus) review and swatches
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] (Plus) review and swatches


I’m going to have to take better photos for this but anyways. An upgraded version of the Effaclar Duo. It has everything the original has but with added bonuses. It says it can also reduce redness and scarring of spots as well. I’ve trialled this for a good 2-3 months.

The texture is slightly different, more gel like and more opaque. I only require a pea sized amount and it does get absorbed into the skin. I didn’t find this as moisturising as the original version but it did give me the same results. I use this in place of moisturiser still. I did become spot free for a good few days and had enjoyed it very much. For better results, I have used this in conjunction with the Origins spot gel. I haven’t noticed whether it helped reduce redness as I don’t get redness often. I also don’t suffer from spot scarring so I unfortunately cannot comment on that.

If I use a little bit more than what I need, my skin feels uncomfortable and can still feel it lying on my skin, not being absorbed thoroughly. I’m unsure if they would still sell the original version as I do prefer that a little more than this. However this would still be repurchase for the rest of my life as my skin relies on this and would most likely suffer from withdrawal symptoms if I ever stop or this gets discontinued for some strange reason. If you suffer from dry skin, you would definitely need to apply moisturiser afterwards.

Have you tried this product before?


  1. Vivian Yuen
    10th June 2014 / 10:24 pm

    I'm the same, my skin relies on this and I have to keep purchasing xD



  2. 11th June 2014 / 2:37 am

    Ive heard a lot of great reviews for the previous one, and I have yet to try this out for myself *smacks head* I really should locate this locally 🙂

    13th June 2014 / 4:43 am

    Haven't tried this product before but it looks something that I'll get into 🙂

  4. Nella P
    14th June 2014 / 6:26 pm

    Haven't tried even heard of this products before. But it looks promising. Thank you for the review.

  5. 16th June 2014 / 3:46 am

    I've never tried this before but I'm intrigued by your review – I've tried a few gel products and quite liked them! <3 GIGLove

  6. Smallnhot Sarah
    16th June 2014 / 9:54 am

    I have not tried or heard of it yet.. but would love to try since I have some acne scarring on face.. thanks for recommending..

  7. Yuh Jiun
    16th June 2014 / 12:39 pm

    Wow never heard of this product before. I think I should try it out soon as I have few acne scars T_T

  8. Deann
    16th June 2014 / 1:03 pm

    I haven't tried this before or heard of it. Since I don't have acne scars, but I don't want to get either haha!

  9. ♥Sarah♥
    16th June 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Never heard of the product before, but I think I should go find it =D Nice review =))

  10. Sana Sadiq
    16th June 2014 / 3:45 pm

    I've never heard of this product but I should go for it… Seems like worth a try x

  11. Ema
    16th June 2014 / 5:12 pm

    I wanted to try this a long time ago but never had a chance.. I definitely should! 😀 GiG

  12. Kumiko Mae
    16th June 2014 / 11:36 pm

    I heard really good things about this brand and i hope to try one of their products soon!

  13. Maria Clara Novita Kusumahati
    17th June 2014 / 10:46 am

    this one is also nice product,
    but maybe you can also put the before and after used picture 🙂
    so we can compare..

  14. Tasha F
    17th June 2014 / 10:55 am

    I have some acne scars, so I'll have to give this product a try. Hopefully I wont forget. gig

  15. Michelle Louie
    17th June 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Your pictures are lovely. I have this as well but I don't think it worked for me, definitely need to try it again!
    Michelle | A Lovely Allure

  16. aby ♥
    17th June 2014 / 2:02 pm

    hmmm.. no haven't tried it yet.. at least i know the facts about the product 🙂

    -from gig
    Swirls and Scribbles

  17. Monica Calangian
    17th June 2014 / 4:59 pm

    Interesting product. I would love to try it though I am not sure of its availability. Still, I think my dry skin needs this

  18. Aisha Kristine Chong
    19th June 2014 / 11:02 am

    I'd like to try this out – I have dry skin 🙁


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