Tuesday, 11 February 2014

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo VS A.I

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo VS A.I
I am a huge fan of the La Roche-Posay oily to spot prone skin range I have not had a problem with their brand they always work wonders on my skin. Today I wanted to create another spot the difference post. These two products targeted towards people with blemish prone skin have very similar pros and cons so I decided to break it down.

I've been using the a.i corrector everyday near enough since purchased so I figured to do another VS post on the famous Duo against the latest a.i.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo having repurchased this tube 3 or 4 times it is clear to say 
that this product has became a holy grail in my skincare routine. I have did numerous 
amounts of reviews on this product - it was my first ever review on my blog here.
It is definitely a miracle worker for fixing those problematic skin types, whether that is 
redness, blemishes or just looking dull and having no radiance. I found applying this on 
redness and blemished areas reduced the colour and size dramatically - within a few days I noticed results. 
On those 'no-makeup lazy days' at home I had applied this in the morning and by the evening my face looked a lot more healthier. It does definitely help clear up your problems on your skin! also being a oily prone skintype I find using this before applying moisturizer and make-up keeps my oil at bay for a little while longer. 

Pros:
Long Lasting
Dramatic results on blemish/redness
Adds radiance/brightens the face
Affordable
Easy to apply
Smells pleasant
Moisturizing

Cons:
Always out of stock
Not all Boots stores sell it

La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I
Since purchased this last week I can say from my experience that this is just as good as the Duo. It has reduced the redness, it did take a few more days so its a slower process to the Duo but, nonetheless it has. My spots are slowly starting to improve as well, I have noticed they are drying up a little quicker. Also noticed how healthy my face is feeling/appearing, this product not only corrects problematic skins but its very similar to the Duo in the sense of brightening my face.
I little goes a long way with this stuff and the consistency is different to the Duo..its more thicker and looks more like a moisturizer.

Pros:
Lasts a long time
Reduces redness
Dries spots up fast
Moisturizes the skin
Brightens the face
Affordable
Easy access in store

Cons:
Takes a little more time with noticing results

To be honest from using both of these Effaclars I can tell you they both do similar if not the same jobs. The Duo has a lighter consistency whereas the A.i is more like a cream so it takes a bit more time to blend in. Both do exactly the same: correct the problems on the skin and add radiance. Yes the Duo shows quicker results (I saw results within 2 days) but the a.i is a good alternative if you are unable to get a hold of the Duo. If the Duo goes back in stock I probably will repurchase it but, I am quite satisfied with the a.i. 

Have you tried the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Range?
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12 comments

  1. Great post! I don't know where I'd be without the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo but like you, I'm nearly running out and they just don't seem to have any stock! I'm thinking of giving the Duo+ a try but the A.I sounds brilliant too x

    Oh So Bridie | Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. I have heard good things about the Duo+ so maybe I will purchase that next time if the Duo is still not in stock!x

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  2. I have both of these and love them! A.I is a targeted corrector so I just dab that on my spots whereas I love using Effaclar Duo all over my face and I completely agree with you that it's lovely and brightening too. They don't stock La Roche-Posay in my Boots (or much at all for that matter lol) so I buy on Escentual and stock up when they have sales. Such a great post and great to see these side by side! x

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    1. I know! I do exactly the same :) thanks for the tip I might have to order my next tube online as I have had no luck since December! x

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  3. I was in the same situation when I couldn't get the Effaclar Duo anywhere, went for the A.I and really am impressed I also did a review of the A.I on my blog. Really enjoyable post.

    nlmorgan, lifestyle & beauty x

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    1. I will check it out! glad its working out for you as well! and thank you x

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  4. I really want to try one of these and have been stuck between them and I have congested skin around my nose and a lot of redness so I've been looking for something to get rid of that! I definitely think I'm going to pick up one of these the next time I am in Boots, great comparison!

    Genna at Lipstick Crush

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    1. I think both work well with redness just the Duo you get fasted reactions but it tends to always be out of stock!x

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  5. Great reviews, I have never used any La Roche Posay products before, really need to give it a try!x

    myloveforxx.blogspot.ie

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    1. thanks lovely! and go for it if you suffer with any of the things I mentioned above its for all skin types xx

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  6. I've heard so many good things about this range, especially the duo, I really need to pick some up for those bad skin days!
    Alice | Blog | YouTube | xxx

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    1. My skins been awful lately and I am happy I went for an alternative from this range its just as good just slower process xx

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