Ma mission pour obtenir une peau claire: La Roche Posay Review

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hey Lovelies!

Do you like my snazzy french title? I do, I think it makes me sound all cultural and well sophisticated. Unfortunately I didn't come up with this off the top of my head, my GCSE knowledge of French has sadly disappeared and I can just about remember the essential phrases: Bonjour, Merci, Jambon and Discoteque: Hello, thank you, ham and disco. I mean what other words do you need in life? Oh and by the way my title translated is my mission for clear skin. So you're probably thinking why I have gone all French? Well it's because today I'm going to talk about some skincare products that  I've been using lately and they're from a french brand. Ooh la la, it's all coming together now isn't it?

Okay so I'm talking La Roche Posay today, a well known french pharmacy brand that you can now get from Boots/department stores in the UK. I used to be so ignorant when it came to skincare but after thinking enough is enough I started to research some products and La Roche Posay's products came up trumps with treatments to help my skin type (pain in the arse oily/combo/dry) Boots had a 3 for 2 on so luckily I could buy a little skincare routine and get one of the products for free! C'est très bien! I decided to opt for the Physiological Micellar Solution, Effaclar Purifying Foaming Cleanser and Effaclar K a daily renewal fluid. I've been using these for about 3/4 weeks and I'm really enjoying using them so thought I'd write a post up now and then do a follow up one in a few weeks time.

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Physiological Micellar Solution: this is a make up remover but it's really gentle for your skin and can be used for eye make up as well as base make up. I bought this as I'd heard through the grapevine it was very similar to Bioderma solution. I really like this as it's very gentle and takes your make up off very effectively. I tend to use a cotton pad for each eye and then one for the face. I really like it though and if you're after something Bioderma like then definitely maybe turn to this.

 Effaclar Purifying Foaming Cleanser: I decided I needed a new cleanser to use with my clarisonic. As much as I love Liz Earle's cleanse and polish it isn't the right cleanser to use alongside the clarisonic, it didn't quite foam up enough or really make you feel like your skin had, had a really good clean. I bought this cleanser as it's for oily/combo skin and also foams up. I really like this so far, it foams up with my clarisonic and my skin always feels sooo clean and so soft after using them together. I however think it can be a little dry on sensitive areas of your skin, I've found that between my eyebrows and on my jawline the skin has been quite dry but everywhere else has been fine and I think my skin has been a little clearer since starting to use this.

Effaclar K:  This is a daily renewal fluid for oily/imperfected skin. It's good for blemishes, congested pores and acne scars, after hearing such good thing I knew I needed to get it. I tend to use this morning and night and have noticed a difference in the markings on my cheek, they've faded and I haven't got as many bumps there anymore. I'm impressed with this as I think after three weeks and starting to see a difference is pretty impressive, I will continue to use this to hopefully achieve maximum results.

So there we go my current La Roche Posay skincare products, today I went and bought another french skincare item as after a few nights of using panoxyl cream my skin is a little fragile. But there will be a post on that after I've used it for a little while! What's your favourite La Roche Posay product?

I hope you've all had a great Monday, mine has been spent doing uni work, ennuyeux (boring) I'll stop with the french now. I hope you all have a good evening :) 





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3 comments

  1. Ha ha ha! Your post made me laugh, jambon and discothèque. I love this brand, it's on my top 3 with Avène and Embryolisse. French really are so good at creating skincares I think.
    about your post title, I think you meant "peau nette" and not "peau claire" (which mean light skin)
    :-) great post! xo

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  2. I lovelovelove Effaclar Duo. It made my skin clear for the first time years. I only had to put it on once a day, under makeup, too (didn't have to wear it to bed). It did bleach out a couple of collars, but it was worth it! I'm not using it currently b/c it has salicylic acid in it and you can't use that when you're preggers, but my skin is still better than before I used it... it's seriously a miracle for me.

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  3. I'm obsessed by your youtube chanel and blog at the moment. I really like your taste in beauty and fashion.:):) I have oily and acne prone skin and find that french farmacy brands are the only thing keeping it not so irritated.

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