Thursday, 20 June 2013

La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat - Reviewed!

Each Summer when it's starts to get warmer and no doubt my skin gets that bit more oily I reach for a La Roche Posay moisturiser. My usual choice is the Effaclar K but this year I thought I would try something different and a product which I have heard great things about, the Effaclar Mat. 
The packaging matches all other La Roche Posay products, it comes in a slim tube which makes it easy for traveling because it doesn't take up a lot of room. 
The product itself claims to be 'anti shine and anti enlarged pores'. From past experience I don't find creams really help with pores, I personally don't have much of a problem there. The thing that I do need help with is shine control.
My skin is combination/oily but is also dehydrated. A lot of moisturisers that are for oily skin can be too drying on me and not give the hydration I need. This one definitely doesn't do that. 
Due to it being of a gel consistency I find that it isn't too heavy on the skin. Once applied all over the face it gives a smooth, matte base perfect for applying make-up on top of. I've found since using this every morning my make-up lasts a lot longer and I don't get so oily during the day. I also find this to be just the right amount of hydration without overloading my skin. You only need a small amount of product to cover the whole face, i've been impressed at how long this is lasting.

All in all I think I may have found my new favourite day moisturiser. If you have oily skin I would definitely recommend giving this a go. I have had no skin irritations since using this, it is a lot more gentle that the Effaclar Duo but still helps with oil control. 

La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat retails for £11.00 (Currently a third off!)

Have you tried this? What is your favourite day moisturiser for the Summer?


  1. I've always wanted to try this, it sounds perfect for my oily skin x

    Amy /

  2. This sounds great. I've been enjoying their compensating moisturiser which is great! M Xx

  3. This sounds great! I might try this when I run out of my Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit one :) xx


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