I’ve read so many good reviews about La Roche-Posay and have been wanting to try out their skincare products for so long. So this month I bought their Micellar water and Clay mask from their Effaclar range. The Effaclar range is targeted at people with oily and blemish-prone skin, but it’s not meant to dry out the skin as well – Perfect for me!
The Effaclar Micellar Water Ultra comes in a cute pale blue bottle and the 100 ml one costs S$15. It is supposed to remove impurities from dirt, oil, make up and even pollution while remaining gentle on the skin. One of the ingredients Zinc helps with sebum production control and is supposed to soothe acne. It also has it’s dreamy signature ingredient – La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water which is rich in antioxidants. It has a water-like texture and is suitable for the face, eyes and lips. Plus it has no soap, no colorants, no alcohol and no parabens. I like this Micellar water and notice that it leaves my skin really clean, clear but not dry. This small 100 ml bottle may not be the most worth your money but it’s great for travelling!
I’ve also been looking for a good mask for awhile and decided to try this one out. This Effaclar Unclogging Purifying Sebo-controlling mask comes in a bright blue crisp tube and a 100 ml bottle costs S$25.90 which is very reasonable. It is supposed to eliminate excess oils and invisible impurities, and as a result produce brighter clearer skin. You are only supposed to use it up to 3 times a week so it doesn’t dry your skin out. It has also been tested on acne-prone skin. It comes in a bright blue tube and the mask is white and has a nice creamy clay texture. I’ve only been using it once a week and I find that good enough. So you just spread it over a clean washed face and I usually leave it on for 20 mins instead of the recommended 5 mins. It rinses off easily which I can’t say for all masks and really does leave my skin feeling so fresh and clean! And though it mattifies my face it doesn’t dry it out. It contains perfume but it’s very light and not harsh on the skin at all. It does however also contain alcohol too which is not ideal.
I really enjoy using the Micellar Water and Mask from the La Roche-Posay Effaclar collection and find that they have reduced the excess oil on my face and improved the overall condition of my skin. I will definitely keep using them and try out more products from La Roche-Posay! X