La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO+

4/25/2014


Finally, after almost two weeks of not being able to write or post I finally got the chance to get my groove back on. Ignore the poorly referenced 90s phrase, the thing I want to say is that I'm so glad to be up and running again. I've wildly missed my baby blog and all of you guys. The true reason why I wasn't doing any work is because my laptop broke down and it turned out that finding a new, decent one is quite the task. Hubby doesn't want to settle for something below average so we're saving our pennies until we have enough to purchase one we'll both be happy with. Until then, I'm typing on a teeny, mini laptop of mere 12" per screen but it'll have to do for now. And what better way to "make a comeback" than to post a review of one of the most exciting 2014. skincare (re)launches so far. You all know that the wildly praised Effaclar Duo has cleared my skin and generally improved my complexion tremendously. I simply cannot recommend it enough and, honestly, I never thought that it could be better than it already was. I really was surprised to see that a new and supposedly improved La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ was launched at the start of this year.

Napokon, nakon skoro dvije sedmice apstinencije od pisanja, bloganja napokon mi se ponovo pruzila sansa da se vratim u formu. Zaista mi je moje cedo od bloga nedostajalo jednako kao sto ste mi i vi nedostajale. Razlog zbog kojeg nisam mogla raditi na blogu jeste sto mi se laptop pokvario. I sa njim je otislo u nepovrat dosta fotografija spremljenih za naredne postove no dobro, sta se moze? Da bi stvari bile jos nezgodnije, ispostavilo se da kupovina novog laptopa uopste nije lagan zadatak. Muz-puz ne zeli da kupimo neki losiji laptop tek radi reda tako da upravo skupljamo novcice za neki opasno dobar laptop. Do tada vam tipkam sa minijaturnog laptopa ciji je monitor "velik" 12 inca. To je tako simpatican malisan i biti ce dovoljan dok se ne snadjemo. A mislim da ne postoji bolji nacin da se "vratim" na scenu od recenzije jednog od najboljih noviteta/reformulacija koje smo vidjeli do sada u 2014. godini. Znate koliko je hvaljeni Effaclar Duo ucinio za moju kozu i koliko je procistio. Toliko sam njim odusevljena da je tesko pronaci rijeci kojima bih priblizila koliko mi je drag i bitan. Iskreno, mislila sam da je savrsen takav kakav jeste i da se u formulaciji nema sto popraviti. Zato sam zaista bila iznenadjena kada sam vidjela da je novi, navodno poboljsani La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+  izbacen na trziste pocetkom godine. 


This  new and enriched blemish fighting fluid is, as I understand, reinforced and enabled to work on not only fighting our blemishes but to prevent scarring, make scars and residual spots fade faster as well as having a more comfortable texture. This sounds perfect for me and while I was browsing the newly formulated version's ingredients, I was very pleased to notice  Niacinamide (Vitamin B3). It's an extremely soothing ingredient which improves skin's elasticity, reinforces it, helps erase discoloration, improves the tone and texture of the skin. It's a double whammy as it's perfect for those struggling with breakouts and wrinkles. Niacinamide is joined with a  post-imperfection care ingredient Procerad in their war against pigmentation marks. Procerad is a patented Ceramide that rebuilds the skin’s surface and prevents red and brown pigmentation marks left behind by acne to infest the skin. Of course, we still have LHA (β-lipohydroxy acid) and Salicylic Acid in the mix to take care of buffing dead skin cells and unblocking pores. The point? This new Effaclar Duo+ not only is intended to eliminate imperfections such as acne but - it also works on affected areas after inflammation has passed to reduce the occurrence of acne marks.

Ovaj novi, obogaceni fluid za borbu protiv aknica je, koliko sam shvatila, pojacan kako bi mogao da djeluje ne samo na prociscenje koze od necistoca vec i da sprijeci nastanak oziljaka i fleka nakon aknica na nasem licu. Takodjer mu je formulacija izmijenjena tako da bude prijatniji i "udobniji" na kozi. Ovo mi je djelovalo savrseno i dok sam iscitavala sastojke, izuzetno mi je drago bilo vidjeti Niacinamide(vitamin B3) medju njima. To je iznimno umirujuci sastojak koji poboljsava elasticnost koze, osnazuje je, pomaze u brisanju diskoloracija, poboljsava tonus i teksturu koze. On je nesto kao dupla dobit jer je idealan i za borbu protiv starenja koze ali i ostalih nesavrsenosti poput bubuljica. Niacinamidu je pridruzen jos jedan super sastojak koji je namijenjen njezi koze nakon sto smo se izborili sa npr.aknicama. Radi se o sastojku Proceradu sto je patentirani ceramid koji radi na ponovnoj izgradnji povrsine koze i tu je da bi sprijecio nastajanje crvenih i smedjih fleka na kozi koje cesto ostaju nakon akni. Naravno, u formulaciji se i dalje nalaze LHA (β-lipohydroxy kiselina) kao i salicilna kiselina koje zajedno odstranjuju mrtve celije koze i otcepljuju pore. Poenta svega ovoga? Novi Effaclar Duo+ nije samo namijenjen protjerivanju dosadnih bubuljica i ostalih nametnika vec djeluje na kozu i nakon sto sve upale bivaju uklonjene tako sto sluzi kao prevencija oziljcima i flekicama.


I've personally made myself and my hubby go through extensive road-testing of this miracle fluid and we've both been very happy with the results. I'll explain why by making a comparison between the Duo+ and the original Duo. Tubes look very much alike with the slight difference of mentioning the new formulation. The real experience comes with using the Duo+ for at least three weeks and above. Duo+ has more of a creamier serum feel to it compared to the original Duo which was more liquid, a tad runny (depending on the batch) and slightly drying for some skin types. They both have a fresh, citrusy scent but I've noticed that Duo+ has a tad milder note. It simply is gentler in all aspects. They both mattify my skin but due to the creamy and, I must admit, more comfortable texture of the Duo+ - I ended up reaching for it more often. I have three tubes of the original Duo at home and yet I grab Duo+ every single time. My make-up get applied beautifully with Duo+ underneath whilst the original Duo has got me slapping some serum over so my liquid foundation would sit on the skin evenly. Those are small details I've noted which are useful and a definite upgrade but still - the really impressive part is observing the impact Duo+ has on the skin. Hubby and yours truly have both experienced faster blemish-busting time. Blemishes go away faster than with the original Duo. If Duo required 4 days of breaking the persistent bugger, Duo+ needs only two. No joke. And spots after blemishes - if they do appear, are of a much lighter coloring than before. Therefore, they fade faster as well. But for the most of time, I get no acne scarring whatsoever. Hubby nods as to agree with what I type. You'll also note that on the photos Duo+ is more opaque, white consistency whilst the original Duo is pretty clear. This is an upgrade you want to experience with your skincare, trust me. One of the rare reformulations that got me all excited. In recommend the Effaclar Duo+ to everyone now. Absolutely everyone who wants to fight imperfections. I've purchased my tube at Escentual.com for £13.15 (full price is £15.50) but as of recent, you can find La Roche-Posay at feelunique.com as well.

Licno sam organizovala za sebe ali i muza-puza detaljno testiranje i zabiljezavanje svega sto smo primjetili tokom koristenja. Oboje smo jako zadovoljni rezultatima a objasniti cu zasto putem poredjenja Dua+ sa originalnim Duom. Izvana, obje tube su skoro pa identicne uz izuzetak ocigledno neophodnog zapisa na novoj tubi da se radi o reformulaciji. Istinsko i potpuno iskustvo i rezultate mozete osjetiti na vlastitoj kozi (doslovno) tek nakon minimalno tri sedmice konstantnog koristenja pa onda i navise. Duo+ je vise kremast, poput kremastog seruma dok je originalni Duo rijedje, blago vodenaste teksture takodjer slicne serumu (ovisno od tube do tube, neke su bile manje a neke vise vodenaste). Takodjer je stari Duo bio blago isusujuci pojedinim tipovima koze dok sa novim to nece biti slucaj. Oba imaju svjez, citrusni miris dok sam primjetila da je kod Dua+ ipak dosta blazi. U svim pogledima je Duo+ nekako njezniji spram koze no efektivniji. Oba mi matiraju kozu no, dok sam sa starim Duom nekada imala potrebu da preko njega nanesem serum kako bi tecni puder "sjeo" ljepse - sa novim to nije slucaj. Preko njega make-up klizi i nanosi se savrseno. Jednostavno je kremastiji, prijatniji, ugodniji i cesce posezem za njim. Iako kuci imam 3 tube stare formulacije, svaki put posegnem za Duo+ tubom. To su sve mali detalji koji su korisno poboljsanje nove formulacije no prava stvar je pratiti kako novi Duo+ djeluje na stanje koze. Muz i ja smo primjetili da brze djeluje na uklanjanje bubuljica sa lica. Ako je staroj formulaciji trebalo 4 dana da ukloni bubuljicu sa lica, Duo+ zahtijeva samo 2 dana. Ozbiljno. I ako mi ostane koja flekica nakon bubuljice, bude nekako blaze, svjetlije boje i brze izblijedi. Iako, cesci je slucaj da mi se te flekice ni ne pojavljuju. Muz-puz klima glavom na sve napisano u znak odobrenja. Takodjer cete na slikama primjetiti tu razliku u kremastoj i gelastoj teksturi stare i nove formulacije. Duo+ je neproziran i bijel dok je stari Duo proziran. Ovo je poboljsanje koje cete zeljeti ukljuciti u svoju njegu koze, vjerujte mi. Sada ga doslovno svi mogu koristiti i sa zadovoljstvom mogu konstatovati da je ovo jedna od rijetkih uspjesnih reformulacija kada je novi proizvod bolji od prethodnika. Svoju tubu sam kupila preko Escentual.com stranice i kostao me cca 30KM na snizenju (puna cijena je cca 36KM). Dobra vijest je i da sada La Roche-Posay mozete pronaci i na feelunique.com stranici gdje je dostava besplatna.

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