Thursday, 21 November 2013

La Roche Posay Effaclar Astrigent In India | Review, Price, Ingredients

Hello Everyone,

There are only few toners in the world which do exactly as they promise. La Roche Posay Effaclar Astringent Lotion Micro Exfoliant is one of them. As you may probably know by now, I have a super sensitive oily skin which misbehaves more than it should. I have tried a lot of toners/astringents meant for oily skin, but for reasons unknown, most[read all] of those toners make my skin dry and leave it red and irritated. Yes, I have one of the most difficult skin types in the world, its oily but its super sensitive. 

La Roche Posay Effaclar Astrigent In India - review
La Roche Posay Effaclar Astrigent In India- Review
Just when I  thought toners were not for me, La Roche Posay Effaclar Lotion Astringent Micro-Exfoliant happened. I bought it along with my beloved La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo[review here]. This is the first toner in my life that I truly love! It does exactly as it promises and is perfectly formulated to suit oily sensitive skin-types[Can someone pass me the numbers of La Roche Posay manufacturers? I want to send them kisses for being pure geniuses].

My Skin Type: Oily, super-sensitive, acne prone. Allergic to parabens.

Price: INR 1190 for 200 ml

Ingredients: AQUA / WATER, ALCOHOL DENAT, GLYCERIN, SODIUM CITRATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, DISODIUM, EDTA, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, CITRIC ACID, SALICYLIC ACID, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE.

Availability: They are available at Health and Glow stores in Bangalore and are also available online. Google to find out which websites sell them.

Special Properties Of La Roche Posay Effaclar Lotion Astringent Micro Exfoliant:
  • Its Paraben free
  • Contains LHA's which is known to regulate sebum and micro-exfoliate dead skin cells and reduce the pore size at the same time

Smell: It has a slight alcoholic smell to it which is kind of masked by a light fragrance. It smells purifying to me.

Feel:  It feels like water, but when you apply it on your skin, it will burn a bit, nothing too much. I don't mind the burning as it feels like its doing its job.

Packaging: It comes in a bottle. A single bottle lasts for upto 5- 6 months. This is my second bottle of the toner.

How I use it: I use it at night after cleansing my face. I soak a cotton pad with it and wipe it all over my face. Leave it on for 5 mins before applying my La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo. 
 
My Experience: I love this stuff. You know how they say its very important to remove makeup everyday before sleeping? Well, you will be surprised at how much makeup/gunk will be left on your face even after you finish with your cleansing routine. When I wipe my face with a cotton pad soaked with this astringent, the cotton pad comes away looking dirty! Makes me wonder if I really just washed my face. This astringent almost acts as a second step in my cleaning routine. I can definitely feel it tightening the pores because of the slight burning. 

La Roche Posay Effaclar Astrigent In India - review
La Roche Posay Effaclar Astrigent In India- review
If you have oily skin which tends to collect gunk during the day, you need this. If you have oily skin, you will know that, at the end of the day, your face will be dirty even if you are not wearing makeup. 

Pros:
  • Tightens the pores
  • Contains LHA's which is known to control sebum production
  • Paraben Free formula
  • Doesn't cause irritation to my super sensitive skin

Cons: None, its the best toner in the world.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

I hope this helped,
xoxo
S
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