I remember when La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo launched in 2014 – it was one of the most successful anti-blemish product launches ever for the simple reason that it worked (3 products are sold every minute around the world). It got so much on-line praise from reviewers for its efficacy and ability to address all stages of a spot so no matter where you are in the cycle, you’re likely to see some benefit from it. So, the Unifant aspect in the new version is basically a tint using mineral pigment so that you get an evened out skin tone and redness reduction from the same product that’s helping to keep blemishes and blackheads at bay. Jolly good idea!
The main ingredient line up is Niacinimide (anti-inflammatory), Piroctone Olamine (bacteria fighting), LHA (to renew skin cells quickly), Linoleic Acid (to regulate sebum) and Procerad (inflammation diffuser that prevents spots leaving marks on the skin). So, in effect, you’re getting a treatment cream that’s spot and acne fighting work but it looks and feels like a BB cream. It’s only in two shades at the momemnt – light and medium (seriously? when we’re really trying to focus on all tone inclusive products more this is a big omission) and costs £16.50.
The claim on performance for La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Unifant is redness reduction in 24 hours, reduced imperfections in 8 days and over a period of 4 weeks, less clogged pores and shine regulation. I don’t have a launch date yet, but I will update as soon as I can.
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