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.
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.
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.
Keen to know more about this anti-shine moisturiser? Read more La Roche-Posay Effaclar K (+) reviews.
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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 was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.