Towards the end of last year I was invited to a La Roche-Posay event discussing adult acne. As something that still troubles me to this day (I wish it didn’t), I went to this event bare-faced (the horror) to see what they had in store for me – and if they could do anything to help.

I’ve tried a few products by La Roche-Posay before, but not much so I was interested to hear in more detail what their products had to offer and what the acclaimed benefits were. They have a new website ‘Effaclar Spot Scan’ (best accessed on a mobile device) which uses artificial intelligence to accurately analyse acne-prone skin. I’ve never believed the hype about things like this before, but the device quickly scanned my skin and took detailed photographs then came up with a recommended skincare routine tailored to suit my individual needs.

*Items gifted by La Roche-Posay

The products recommended to me by the Effaclar Spot Scan were Effaclar purifying foaming gel (face wash), Effaclar astringent lotion (toner), and Effaclar Duo(+), corrective unclogging care (moisturiser). Effaclar Duo(+) is a product I’ve heard people rave about, and was really keen to try. It’s a moisturiser for oily, acne-prone skin and is said to work wonders. I’d been struggling with my skincare routine for a while battling adult acne and hyperpigmentation, so I decided to switch things up and stick to using these products and these products only to see if they made a difference.

It’s been pretty easy adapting to this new skincare routine. Simple and fuss-free, there aren’t many steps to remember and it can be easily incorporated into your daily schedule. For the past few months I’ve been sticking to using these three products only. I have noticed a change, I seem to be getting less painful cystic acne around my jawline and less indentations left in the skin after my acne has gone. This could also be because I’ve changed my diet, and am now eating a lot less sugar and cutting dairy completely. A combination of these things could have led to my improved skin overall, but I’m glad that for now things seem to be improving.

JP x


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