This French pharmacy moisturiser is the answer to combating shine and blackheads

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this anti-shine moisturiser

BeautyCrew Beauty Editor / July 11 2019

The product

Oily skin can lead to a number of skin woes including enlarged pores, blackheads and unwanted skin texture caused by built-up sebum and impurities, so the fact that cult French pharmacy brand La Roche-Posay has created an anti-shine moisturiser that helps to tackle all of these issues *plus* can be used to create the perfect priming base under makeup makes it a must-try for oily and combination skin types.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar K (+) contains LHA and salicylic acid, which work to exfoliate skin and unclog pores. The presence of carnosine works to interrupt the oxidation process that gives blackheads their dark colour, while Airlicium™, a molecule that can absorb up to 150 times its volume in sebum, helps mattify skin for a lasting anti-shine finish.

Our panel of Review Crew® members put this product to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent La Roche-Posay Effaclar K (+) to a panel of women aged between 18 and 35 who suffer from oily and blackhead-prone skin.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about La Roche-Posay Effaclar K (+).

It minimised shine throughout the day: Reviewers loved using the moisturiser under their makeup as it helped keep their shine under control throughout the day and provided a smooth base for their foundation.

It refined the appearance of their pores: Members noticed that after using the moisturiser for a couple of weeks, their pores looked more refined and appeared to have reduced in size.

It reduced the appearance of blackheads: Review Crew® members noted that the moisturiser helped to visibly reduce the appearance of their blackheads, and they also saw an improvement in the texture of their skin in the space of just a few weeks.

The verdict

“I still do get blackheads but they aren’t nearly as bad as they used to be and my skin is not as oily as it used to be. My skin has been left feeling nice and smooth with this product and I am a definite fan.”
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I've definitely noticed less oil, congestion and oxidation when it comes to the pores on my nose, and haven't noticed any blackheads around my temples. I've still had a few new pimples develop, however there has been much less inflammation than usual, and they've quickly healed.”
REVIEWcrew® Member
“It leaves your skin so soft and really does tighten your pores. I found that it was a good moisturiser to use underneath your foundation as it left a nice smooth base.”
REVIEWcrew® Member

Keen to know more about this anti-shine moisturiser? Read more La Roche-Posay Effaclar K (+) reviews.

Have you tried this anti-shine moisturiser? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by La Roche-Posay to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.

*This average star rating is based on 42 reviews and is correct as of 03/07/2019

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).