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Thursday, 6 March 2014

spotty skincare solutions

Elemental Herbology Super Cleanse, Cane and Austin Acne Pads, La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +,review swatch photo

Elemental Herbology Super Cleanse, Cane and Austin Acne Pads, La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +*

I decided to give my skincare routine a bit of a revamp over recently and add a few new products into my routine. I often find when I use something for a long period of time my skin decides it doesn't like it as much as it originally did. My skin has troublesome twists and turns, flitting between being normal and breakout prone. At the moment, it's definitely in the breakout zone which sucks, but it's also perfect time to establish a crew of products that work. Here are a few skincare bits that have been rocking my world as of late.

I've been meaning to get a new cleanser for a while, after a bit of research I settled on the Elemental Herbology Super Cleanse. Packed full of AHA’s and skin friendly ingredients, this gentle cleanser is seriously good at exfoliating and cleansing at the same time. It's great at easing congestion and removing dirt and makeup, all while leaving the skin super clean. I use it morning and night, and it always leaves my skin clear and healthy. I've noticed since adding this into my routine my blackheads and congested areas have been reduced, plus scarring is fading slowly but surely. It’s a Gh0stparties favourite and if there is one person I trust when it comes to skincare it K-Jo.

Another recommended product to me by someone were the Cane and Austin Acne Pads. While I don't have acne, I do have spot prone skin. These pads have been a life saver over the past few weeks, and I don't like to pin point products that spot breakouts, but this is a strong contender for the top spot. These pre-soaked pads of glycolic and salicylic acid work a treat to clean up and dry things out. They do sting slightly on broken skin so be careful when sweeping them over. But wiped over my face twice a day and within a week things were looking noticeably less broken out and fresher.

Then finally I have the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus +. Now I know I rave on and on about how much I love Effaclar Duo, but this is the recently reformulated and souped up version. This is designed to fade those pesky red marks that we all hate after a breakout. I find those marks more annoying than the actual breakouts most of the time as they are a bitch to cover. Two weeks into using this I have noticed a huge reduction in red marks, the clarity of my skin as well as it's overall appearance. It's my personal favourite skincare item, I wholeheartedly recommend it.


cane & austin acne pad review
cane and austin acne pads
elemental herbology bio cellular super cleanse review
elemental herbology super cleanse £22

la roche posay effaclar duo + review
la roche posay effaclar duo+

Have you made any recent additions to your skincare routine?


  1. The Elemental Herbology Super Cleanse sounds really good, I use Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish atm but would like to try something new for a change! I wish Effaclar Duo worked on my skin, everyone seems to rave about it but it ended up breaking me out really badly! ):

    L x

  2. I'd love to have those acne pads in the bathroom cabinet for hormonal breakouts :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  3. I wish Effaclar Duo worked on me. It dried my skin out so much and ended up breaking me out even more, so annoying.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger


  4. I have that cleanser and I also bought it on kates recommendation. I love the scent and the feeling of this is might be my favourite cleanser at the moment.

  5. I've gotta give those Cane & Austin pads a go...!

    Emma | Em & Them

  6. I really need to get my hands on some new skincare, mines good but boring at the minute.

  7. definitely going to try that cleanse and the effaclar duo!

    xx Milly

  8. That supercleanser sounds great! Really want to try Effaclar Duo too! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  10. My latest discoevry for breakouts is Avene's Cicalfate. Put it on the moment you feel a spot coming and it won't go any further!!


  11. will be trying out some of those products, my skins horrible at the moment!


  12. I think I'm definitely going to try the Elemental Herbology cleanser - so many people rave about it. Unsure about the la roche-posay serum - there's such mixed opinions I'm too worried I'll fall into the category of people who have had awful experiences with it!
    Amazing post as always,


  13. Love that you have the "shop this post" section. Great selection
    Erin x
    Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  14. I've been eyeing up those Cane & Austin pads but worry they might dry my skin too much (I'm dry and blemish prone, just to be difficult). I am in looooove with Effaclar though! The targeted treatment is hands down the best blemish treatment ever, calming irritation in literally minutes. Plus it smells nice lol. The Duo+ is next on my list - those scars are indeed an absolute bitch to cover.

  15. I love La Roche Posay products. So nice on your skin. I've yet to try that one though. Great blog post!

    Jodie xo

  16. I have been using effaclar duo since i can remember and it's amazing with stopping new breakouts. Sadly my skin is already full of redness and scaring from before when I discovered La Roche Posay. Do you reckon the new formula will reduce the redness even though it's been on my face for a while? Xxxx

  17. love!

  18. as a sufferer of skin that regularly breaks out, i think all three of these products would be perfect! they sound like they work really well at both reducing breakouts and clearing them up both during and after to make skin a whole lot clearer! those pads seem especially interesting and i'm really keen to try them out. i may have to place an order myself to add a few new goodies to my skincare routine! :) X

  19. La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo [+] is a recent edition to my skincare routine and I love it, I'd definitely recommend it to anybody with acne prone skin and acne scaring x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty


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