La Roche Posay Effaclar Serum

I always believed that turning 30 is something everyone else around me would do, but that I would bypass that route somehow. It's not that I think 30 is old, but it's something my 15-year-old self (I have the humor of an adolescent to prove this one) still has issues coming to grips with. Even my skin seems to be stuck in a perpetual acne-prone state that started when I was 15. Not only that, but my skin has become combination to oily, more dull, and more prone to clogged pores. As I grow older, I'm also noticing that I'm more prone to broken capillaries if I use physical exfoliants very frequently. In my 'homigod, homigod, homigod, I'm actually 30 but i still have crappy skin' daze, I bolted to CVS to browse one of my favorite skin care lines: La Roche Posay. I found their Effaclar Serum pretty noteworthy, and it is now a new addition to my skin care routine.

The Effakclar Serum is a clear liquid you can dispense form a dropper. The bottle retails at roughly $42.95 and I was able to get $10 off it with the help of a very nice sales lady at the La Roche Posay display. It contains 7.5% glycol acid and 0.5% LHA (which works similar to salicylic acid). The combination of the two seems to be working very well and I have noticed that my skin is brighter and softer. The brighter looking skin is a huge advancement for me because my skin has never regained its 'perkiness' from before my pregnancy. Maybe it's because I have much less sleep now, but I have yet to find a product that has helped as much as the Effaclar Serum in such a short time.

As for blackheads, whiteheads, and clogged pores, the serum hasn't gotten rid of the whiteheads I get around my nose, but it has made the area more smooth and the whiteheads smaller.  I haven't had any other clogged pores or breakouts since I've used the serum.

The serum doesn't tingle or irritate my skin when I put it on either, which I actually am very grateful for. I hate the sting of products with a high percentage of chemical exfoliants and not having the sting makes the application just that much more pleasant. For my entire face and neck, I use around 2-3 drops, so I can see myself using one bottle for a long time.

La Roche Posay's Effaclar Serum is my standout skincare item right now. It makes my skin, well, behave like an adult while retaining a youthful glow. Give it a go and let me know what you think!

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