Having problematic skin can be the ultimate confidence knock. I have struggled with my skin ever since I was an early teen; all due to the horrible H word…Hormones!

When it came to my skin it felt like I had tried everything. From lotions and creams to bars of soaps and face steamers. Nothing ever seemed to help my skin.

After endlessly browsing through beauty store websites, I came across the brand La Roche-Posay. The reviews seemed really positive so I decided to give it a go…what was there to lose? I brought the Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel for oily sensitive skin (£12.00) as well as the Effaclar Duo+ (£16.00) .

After removing my makeup with a cleanser, I squeeze a small amount of the cleanser onto my fingers and massage it into my skin until it starts foaming, then wash it off with a wet flannel. Once I have second cleansed (this is a super important step for problematic skin) and toned, I then go in with a pea size amount of the Effaclar Duo+ and moisturise my face. I also use it before applying my primer in the morning as part of my makeup routine.

The results after using these two products for 2 weeks were visible and really impressive. My skin felt softer, I was getting less break outs and my face was noticeable less oily!

1 year on and as I get older and my body is getting use to hormones etc, my skin has significantly improved, but I really believe it has been with the help of these two La Roche-Posay Effaclar products.

Click here to check out La Roche-Posay Effaclar range as well as some of their other products (Of which I will definitely be trying)!