Off I trundled to the chemist beside work that has La Roche Posay products where I picked it up for €17.25 and couldn't wait to see how I fared with it.
Promising to combat shine at it's source and reduce pore size, I got stuck in. I've been applying a pea sized amount to my whole face, concentrating on my nose, forehead, chin and the pores on my cheeks either side of my nose. It fills in my pores and gives me an even canvass to apply my foundation on top of. It has a gel like texture and leaves my skin dry to the touch after a minute or so.
I haven't used a primer in ages because I got so disillusioned with them. I felt like they were an extra step in my morning routine and didn't make much difference. But Effaclar Mat has reignited my love for the primer because it actually works. It doesn't clog my pores and it keeps me looking matte yet natural for the whole day. Love it. Oil-free moisturisation? Yes please!
Now, I've tried one other oil combating product in the past and it was the oil absorbing lotion from Creme De La Mer. It was around $200. I know but I loved it... Mental... It's no word of a lie when I tell you that Effaclar Mat is better. And cheaper. More readily available. And works. Straight to the point really and that's what you get with La Roche Posay products.
Go forth fellow oily ladies (and gents if that's what you fancy) and give this a go. And then there's no excuse not to try YSL's Le Teint Touche Éclat!