I was recently invited to an event hosted by La Roche Posay to showcase their new Effaclar Spot Scan.
Spot Scan is powered by artificial intelligence and created by dermatologists to grade oily/ blemish and acne prone skin and prescribe a simple 3 step skincare regime using La Roche Posays very own Effaclar range formulated for oily/ acne prone skin. You can find Spot Scan on The La Roche Posay website.
Although my skin is Oily I suffer very little from blemishes so I graded 0/4. My 3 step skincare regime was prescribed.
Step 1 – Effaclar Purifying Foam Gel Cleanser. A gentle cleanser with powerful results. Formulated to purify the skin, leaving is soft and clean. Enriched with active ingredients Thermal Spring Water and Zinc PCA. Zinc PCA is antibacterial helping to control Acne and also control sebum levels.
Step 2 – Effaclar Clarifying Lotion. A micro exfoliating toning lotion. Used to unblock pores, clarify and brighten the skin, reduce the visibility of pores, complete the removal of debris left behind within the pores and on the skins surface after the first cleanse. Active ingredient – LHA (Lipo-Hydroxy Acid) for oil production regulation. Suitable for sensitive skin.
Step 3 – Effaclar Mat Anti Shine Moisturiser. Final skincare step to moisturise and dull down the shine on excessively oily skin. Formulated with micro powders to absorb the excess oils and keep sebum levels under control even in humid climates. Active ingredient Sebolyse is present to shrink pores, whilst allowing the skin to breathe and reduce shine.
The whole Effaclar Range is suitable for sensitive skin types, dermatologically tested and contains active ingredients to target breakouts, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, balance sebum levels and purify oily skin. If you are interested in any of the products mentioned or the range as a whole you can purchase HERE
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Whilst at the event I also had the chance to listen to a panel discussion hosted by Rose Gallagher, Ruth Crilly (AKA modelrecommends) and Dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth (dremwedgeworth). All three ladies discussed factors of having this skin type and I learnt a few points which I would love to share with you all.
• All Acne types are completely curable. Be it by medication, skincare or a change in lifestyle.
• If you suffer with Acne/ Blemishes think about your diet. A lot of what you put into your body can reflect on what comes out. This can present as Acne (not in all cases) but refined sugars for example can have a lot to answer for. As can vitamins and minerals that you eat within foods, these can be very beneficial to your skin and more so that the ones we apply during skincare. The ones we consume are far more powerful.
• The myth of if you have oily skin, use oils on your face to balance is just a myth! It isn’t true and in some cases can cause some problems. (I was a believer of this myth).
• SPF Breaks me out. Don’t give up, there will be an SPF out there that won’t, it’s a matter of trial and error and still an important product in your skincare regime. The gel formulas seem to work better for those with oily/ blemish prone skin.
• Facials will clear your skin up. Incorrect. Not only is it very expensive, a facial can make your skin much worse before it gets better. Lots of heavy oils and ingredients are used to give you a pleasant experience and allow your skin to leave feeling rejuvenated. These products can block the pores and cause breakouts. If you suffer with acne, blemish prone skin it is advised to avoid facials until your skin finds a balance.
• Avoid makeup if you are suffering with a breakout. Another incorrect myth. Just wear makeup that allows your skin to breath and that doesn’t clog up the pores e.g. heavy foundations and powders. Mineral based makeup is advised too.
• The most important thing if you suffer with acne/ blemish prone skin is to keep the skin clean and free from bacteria. Avoid touching the skin with your hands if they are unclean, keep pillow cases and flannels clean.
There was so much more in the discussion but I would be here a while. I hope I have managed to clear a few things up for you and that you have learnt a little about this skincare range. If you would like more advise please DM La Roche Posay or any of the ladies I mentioned in the discussion they would all love to hear from you. I would also love to hear from you to, so please either comment on this post or DM me, my DMS are always with my discretion.
December 9, 2019