8.7.13

La Roche Posay Compensating Soothing Moisturizer

Okay so I have no idea whatsoever why I didn't talk about this on the blog earlier. You know some products that are fabulous, you end up using them religiously everyday but just never find the time to talk about them on blog? Yes, this is exactly that.

I bought this a while ago when I repurchased La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo. Yes that is still a life saver if you're wondering. I ran out of it for a week or two and just get so paranoid that I am breaking out in little whiteheads all over my face. I don't break out in cystic acne or angry pimples as such, just teeny tiny annoying white head like bumps all over the face if I stop using it.

Back on the product that's from the same family, I got La Roche Posay's Effaclar H Compensating Soothing Moisturizer. I read in a recent article that this comes in UK's top 5 skincare products when it comes to men and I can see why. It's frills free, simple packaging, no fragrance, no irritation, no breakouts - just pure good old moisturiser. A little bit like old spice for men. Does the job and that's it.


It dispenses like a thick lotion from the tube and what that means is only a pea sized amount is what you need for the face and neck. It has lasted me so long just because I don't need to use much of it. Once on the face, it gives you time to massage the product into the skin and make it absorb. I like this feature of it as opposed to it sinking right into the skin. It forces me to massage my skin a little.

Once absorbed well, it leaves a nice radiant finish on the skin and makes it look plump and glowing. It doesn't dry matte and has a lovely naturally radiant finish to it. Not too oily or greasy feeling at all. It stays like that for the entire day without drying out the skin  as long as you exfoliate it well using a warm flannel.

I can see why it's made for acne prone/oily skin that has been stripped off it's moisture by drying skincare products. It did not break me out and has become my daily moisturiser that I can slap on without any worries and not wake up with whiteheads or blemishes on the skin. This paired with Effaclar Duo is a match made in heaven for normal/combination/oily skin. I think dry skin types would need something more intense as this wouldn't be enough.


My verdict - get it now! I got in sale for under a tenner I believe and it was the best ten quid I must have ever spent on skincare. I will repurchase until La Roche Posay or any other brand for that matter brings out something for crazy aka combination skin types that doesn't result in breakouts but still hydrates well.

I get my La Roche Posay stock from Chemist Direct. It's the cheapest out there really and they usually do discounts on entire skincare lines when it's cheaper to stock up and try out new products.

6 comments:

Dollie Solanki said...

I bought the Effaclar Duo based on your review and it does seem to be helping my skin. Perhaps I should get this one too.

Shifa Fijiwala said...

@Dollie - Aww I'm glad you did and liked it. This one's not going to dramatically improve skin. I feel it's more of a maintenance product that hydrates and doesn't break out.

Kadvakarela13 said...

Does this contain mineral oil?

Kadvakarela13 said...

Does this contain mineral oil?

blackeyedbeauty said...

La Roche Posay make good products. I am definitely planning to try this soon. I am using the Ceralip and its good too...

Shifa Fijiwala said...

@Kadvakarela13 - I don't think it does :)

@blackeyedbeauty - I am literally addicted to their products. Haven't come across one I don't like yet!