I am officially obsessed with Effaclar Serum from La Roche-Posay
. The miracle serum is engineered to help normal-to-oily skin types address and combat signs of environmental damage and aging. It can be used daily with sunscreen and/or nightly under moisturizer. Since I started using it nightly I have seen a dramatic difference in the texture of my skin. Pores around my nose appear smaller, and they no longer swallow up my makeup and primer when I wear foundation. I have oily/combination skin, and this serum has lessened the texture of both dry patches AND the acne scars. My skin is not only smooth (literally, like butta
), but much brighter and more even-toned. I love this product and cannot say enough good things about it.
I have noted here in my blog before that I am extremely sun-sensitive, and usually steer clear of using deep exfolating methods in the summer. Follow the directions on the bottle (with any type of AHA or glycolic serum) to avoid getting a sunburn. Effaclar contains a 7.5% AHA-Glycolic Complex, which is strong enough to get the job done, but hasn't left my skin irritated. It tingles just enough to let you know that it is working.
The best part of it all is the price. I have paid upwards of 150 dollars for similar products and not seen these kind of results. Effeclar is costs a little more than 40 dollars, and available at CVS or Ulta. When I factor in the coupon that I used to get the serum, I am amazed that it is possible to get spa-like results from a product I paid 25 bucks for at a drugstore.