First Impressions: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micro-Exfoliant

Friday, 16 August 2013
Hello everyone. When I mentioned this 'exfoliating toner' in a recent haul post, everyone showed a lot of interest. A lot of people asked for a review but because I haven't been using it for long enough I've decided to do a first impressions post instead. For reference I have combination to oily skin and very rarely get spots.

I had heard a lot of people speaking about this product and various other exfoliating toners. The basis of this product is that the chemicals exfoliate your skin as apposed to the beads in a traditional scrub. This is supposed to be a lot better for your skin than a physical scrub and I'd heard a lot of people say that using this is so much more refreshing than using a physical scrub.

If I'm honest I was really disappointed with this product. I exfoliate my skin most days so I was expecting to really like this. I also by no means have sensitive skin and rarely react to products. I found that on more 'broken' areas of my skin this nipped and was painful. There was definitely a tingling feeling all over the face that made me think it was working. However I did not find this anywhere near as refreshing as using my Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It. If I'm honest it reminds me of a cheap astringent that I used in my early teen years. At £11 a bottle, I feel like it's been a waste of money. I don't think it's necessarily a bad product but more of an over priced one.

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