Friday, June 29, 2012

Oily skinned ladies take notice - Effaclar Mat from La Roche Posay is here to help us all

Earlier today, I posted about the new YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation and how it's perfect for those with drier skins, but for us oily skinned ladies, we need a little somethin' somethin' to help tame the glow a bit.  Enter Effaclar Mat from La Roche Posay.  I read this review over on CherrySue's blog last week and did what I always do when a product has actually spoken to me.  I read the review, close my eyes and do a wise, deep nod, as if to say, "Yep, that's filed in my noggin now".

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!

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18 comments

  1. Fills pores you say. Am off to Boots directly. Don't need to read anything else.

    I'd pay ANY MONEY to fix my pores, where's science when you need it?

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  2. This seems like something I'd like a lot, will see if I can find it at a Duty Free or something like that, because at local stores La Roche is sooooo expensive! Thanks a lot for sharing this post xx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed and I hope you find it for a good price x

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  3. I love La-Roche Posay, I use their Sensitive Skin line and it's always worked amazingly well for me. I don't have oily skin, but I have really easily irritated skin - I will seriously break out in hives if I use anything scented (happened one time while I was camping with my boyfriend, embarrassing!). Definitely a good brand, they make some great things.
    I am surprised at how pricey it is there, in Canada it is much cheaper.
    xx







    The Urban Umbrella

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    1. Everything's so expensive here in Ireland! I lived in Canada for just over 4 years and didn't take full advantage of how cheap things were!

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  4. I got the BioDerma equivalent of this in France 2weeks ago,cost about €14/15..haven't had a chance to fully test it yet but it'll be interesting to see does something ACTUALLY work!!

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    1. Let me know what the BioDerma one is like Shelley x

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  5. Im going to pick up some of this today.. Im always on the look out for all things that mattify

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  6. Is it a moisturising primer or a moisturiser that primes?
    Anyway I now have oily skin and I need it

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    1. It's an oil regulating moisturiser wot is also good for priming. Sometimes I like to apply it just on my T-zone and normal moisturiser on my cheeks. I'm mad like that!

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  7. This sounds great! So it's a primer rather than a moisturiser then - or a bit of both? Can always use something like this for both myself and my make-up kit!

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    1. It's a moisturiser that is also a good primer if that makes sense, deffo something good for the kit (and yourself!)

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  8. I use this and I can confirm every single thing you said! This is the best moisturizer I have ever ever tried. Only thing different is the price... I bought mine for €12

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    1. Where'd you get yours for €12?!?

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  9. This sounds great! I def will have to keep an eye out or order online!

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  10. I got a sample size at Shoppers Drug Mart and was not impressed. :( My skin is super oily, so maybe that's why. It definitely filled in my pores and kept it from getting super oily quickly...but a few hours later it was the same oily skin that I normally have. Everyones skin is different so who knows, maybe it will work for you. One moisturizer that worked very well for my oily skin was the Dermalogica Oil Control, but some people find it too dry.

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