13 February 2014

The Comparison | Effaclar Duo v Effaclar Duo +


As promised I thought I would pop together a review of these two products. I've been using the original Effaclar Duo for a good 18months plus now and have been trialling the new + version for the past few weeks. The main difference between the two is that the new + version is a new formula that no only combats all the original issues as the first - corrective, unclogging and anti-imperfection care - but also adds on anti marks. This isn't the extent of the changes I have to say...

The original I always found to be quite drying and I know a lot of others did as well. When I used it I always had to pop on moisturiser afterwards, another step it was. The new one I don't find drying or harsh at all. I think this has to do with the new formula/consistency. The original was more of a gel, it was quite transluscent in colour and as I said, very gel like. Whereas the new formula is an opaque white and much more creamy and easier to apply.

It terms of the job it does, I do find that it doesn't quite get rid of my acne or breakouts as well as the original - who knows, I'm not a scientist, but maybe whatever made it harsher also made the difference with break outs. There are so many good things about the new version, however if you want it to sort your breakouts I would stick with the original. If you're after something less harsh that will sort out your scarring, go for the new one. I must admit I prefer the application of the new one to the original.

I hope this has cleared up any questions you may have - I've had a couple people asking if it's worth getting the new offering to replace the old one, however it really would depend on what you want it for.

Have you tried the new offering? Which would you pick?



  1. Thank you so much, I've been waiting for a good comparison post! I haven't tried either of them, mainly because I was afraid the old one would dry my already fairly dry skin out too much... I'm so happy the new one seems less harsh in that department! I do have quite a few breakouts but scarring is an even bigger problem for me so I think it's time I get this baby.
    xx, moonchild beauty blog

    1. I'd definitely get the + then if I were you :) it does combat break outs, I've just found it's not quite as quick as the previous. But it's a lot kinder to my skin :) so glad you enjoyed the post hun! x


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