Testers Needed: New Effaclar Anti-Blemish System

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**UPDATE: chosen testers are Harry (h.nortonshaw), frances.barcelos, bethanrabjohns, dianalloyd5 and Andrea Lutton. Thanks to everyone who left a comment, I wish I had hundreds of these sets. (I’m working on it!) Testers; you’ll receive an email shortly from La Roche-Posay.

La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Duo was an absolute skin-saver for me when I had my bout of adult acne two years ago. I had tried loads of different creams and treatments, but nothing really worked quite as well as the Effaclar; it seemed to be able to clear up congestion without being too harsh or drying. Since I first wrote about it, the feedback from readers who then went out and tried it has been brilliant. Obviously no one treatment will work for every single person, and some reported back that they found it a little too harsh (many of these people, it turned out, were from the US and using a different version which should only be applied to targeted areas!) but the majority of people loved Effaclar Duo and found, as I had done, that it worked a treat on angry, spotty skin.

The Effaclar Duo story is about to get a little bit more exciting, for those who suffer with spot-prone skin; this summer La Roche-Posay are launching a 3-Step Anti-Blemish System. Cleanser, toner and hydrating treatment. The cleanser and treatment (Effaclar Duo+) are already available, but the toner is something new and very, very wonderful. It’s a proper little powerhouse when it comes to smoothing the skin and reducing shine; it contains lactic and salicylic acids for a gentle exfoliation and zinc to help with excess oil. Salicylic is a bit of a hero when it comes to spots and cloggy skin; it gets right inside pores to unblock them and it’s also great at calming inflammation, despite its harsh-sounding name. The toner is alcohol free, non-drying and has been formulated with sensitive skin in mind so it should be gentle enough to use twice-daily.

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For teens looking for an all-in-one skincare solution, I think that this Anti-Blemish system is going to be a winner. Affordable, easy to use and – most importantly – easy to understand! There’s no faffing about with pre-this and post-that, just wash your face, wipe over with the toner and finish with the Duo. It’s equally as appealing to women in their twenties, thirties and older who might be suffering with outbreaks of acne, though if your skin does tend to have dry areas you will want to use the Effaclar Duo+ in targeted areas rather than all over, and use a moisturiser on top.

The 3-Step Anti-Blemish System is going to be available from September priced at £29.50, but I have five sets that need to be tested pre-launch so that I can write an in-depth review. I’m looking for five testers, all of whom suffer from breakouts or acne, whether teen or adult. Testers must be willing to give me their honest feedback on the products and to (if possible) use only the 3-Step kit for about four weeks. (Obviously they must add an SPF for the daytime if they are going to be out and about!)

Fancy a try? Leave a comment below before noon on Saturday and I’ll announce the testers in the Sunday Tittle Tattle. You can read more about Effaclar Duo here, or if you want to try the treatment part on its own, it’s currently on offer at Escentual.com here for £12.39.

*Excuse the random-looking photos; I’ve been in a studio all week and didn’t have time to shoot pictures at home, so I went early one morning and took them on set! Most random one below…

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  1. Rheanna Ferguson
    July 24, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    I’d love to try this, I’ve used effeclar duo + a while ago and found it really helped my acne prone combination teenage skin, this trio sounds amazing!!

  2. Bryony
    July 24, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    I’d love to give them a test. I suffered from acne as a teenager, and my skin has since improved a lot, but I have problems with shine and breakouts, which are hard to deal with since my skin is very sensitive.

  3. Emma
    July 24, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    Hi Ruth! I’d really like to be a part of this. I’m going through a terrible time with my skin at the moment and nothing I use is fixing it.

  4. July 24, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    I would like to test it out!

  5. Amy Choules
    July 24, 2014 / 12:06 pm

    Hi Ruth! I am interested in testing the 3 step system as I too suffer from acne, and having not tried la Roche posay before I would love to see if these products can work for me! Many thanks amy x

  6. Debz Mercer
    July 24, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    I would love to test this out, I get outbreaks constantly, and most recently little painful cysts under my skin (cheeks and forehead). It’s a nightmare.

  7. Charlotte Davies
    July 24, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Sounds great! I get bouts of breakouts, which I never experienced as a teenager and really like the old Effaclar Duo moisturiser but have never tried the other products and would love to!

  8. Camila Shelley
    July 24, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    I am really interested in being your guinea pig! I am 21 and have had problems with acne around my mouth for several years and I’m desparate to give anything a go! I also have quite sensitive skin so I’m intrigued to see if this will do the job!

  9. July 24, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    I don’t personally suffer from acne but my 16 year old cousin does and he would be interested in trying it. May be interesting to get a male view on it also?

  10. Sarah
    July 24, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    This chance honestly couldn’t have come at a better time for me! Having made it through my teens with an enviably clear completion it seems that my skin has decided to revolt at the grand old age of 21.
    I feel like I’m just chucking money left and right at my face trying to get the situation undercontrol and nothing seems to be doing the trick! I would love the opportunity to put these products to the test and hopefully gain a bit more confidence (and a lot more spare time by ditching the long concealer regime!)

  11. Emma
    July 24, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    Would love to try this. particularly the toner

  12. July 24, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    Oooooo I reckon my man would love to try this, he suffers from fairly regular breakouts/blemishes and general red marks on his face and he noticed a massive improvement using the effaclar as a serum stage so a whole range would no doubt clear him completely!

    What a great idea.

  13. Gill
    July 24, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    I love Effaclar Duo and would be excited to try more in the range.

    • raj
      February 3, 2018 / 7:43 am

      ya its true

  14. Joni
    July 24, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    Hi Ruth, I’m 40-ish and by the luck of the Gods have always suffered from acne. Nothing mind-blowing, but just enough that I’ve never been able to feel like my skin looks great. Not to mention the stress and hormone triggered lovelies that happen to pop up now and again, yay me! I do live in the US so I’m not sure if I am eligible to participate, hope so!

  15. Mary
    July 24, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    Sounds wonderful Ruth. Would love to try it out!

  16. July 24, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    This sounds fantastic and I am particularly excited about the toner, hopefully they release it on it’s own as well!! I’m still suffering from spots at 26 and already use the Effaclar Duo + to try and keep them under control, so this kit would be absolutely perfect! x

  17. Tor
    July 24, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    Would love to be a tester for these!

  18. Joanne Green
    July 24, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    I’d love for my (adult) daughter to try this out – she’s struggling with acne scarring at the moment and it’s getting her down as the texture of her skin isn’t foundation friendly. This toner sounds like it would be a godsend for that.

  19. Connie Hill-Turner
    July 24, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    I’d love to try this out! I love the original Effaclar Duo, so this sounds great!

  20. Georgie
    July 24, 2014 / 12:19 pm

    Oooo, I’d love to be a tester! I am 35 tomorrow (urgh) and have hormonal skin. I get angry red spots as well as blackheads (am I painting a lovely picture). My second son is 16 weeks old so my hormones and hot weather are making my skin particularly troublesome!

  21. Ruth Wall
    July 24, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    I would love to give this whole system a try. I have suffered from a bit of a spotty face for going on 15 years now. I’ve never had terrible acne but I’ve also never had a clear face. Others might think that it’s isn’t enough to worry about but it has an effect on my self confidence everyday.

    So please consider me a very willing guinea pig!

    Another Ruth x

  22. July 24, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    Hello Ruth, I would love to try this out! Anything to help with my acne/blemish prone skin. Thank you – Sital xoxo

  23. July 24, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    I currently have a bit of adult acne and it’s driving me a potty. I’ll definitely have to get some of this goodness…

  24. Skye
    July 24, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    Hi Ruth, I would love to test these products out! I’m 18 and have suffered with moderate acne in the past, and still suffer with uneven skin, bumps etc and also acne scarring. I would love to try these products to see the effect on acne scarring and smoothing out the skin. The toner also sounds amazing, as I have skin on the drier side, so alcohol makes my skin feel too tight, which is why I tend to avoid toners. Love Love Love your blog and have a great week!:)

  25. Amy Jade
    July 24, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    I would love to try this! I’m 24 (today!)and still suffering with dreaded spots, I have tried (and loved) effeclar duo and would love to give this ago, sounds like it could be very promising :)

  26. Maxime
    July 24, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    Been desperate to try Effaclar for a while. As I have gotten older my skin has gotten more oily and acne prone.

  27. July 24, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    Really excited about this release. I have used Effaclar Duo for nearly 2 years now and it’s one of my HG products. Would love try this set!


  28. July 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    I love the effaclar duo +, would love to get the chance to try them all out!

  29. Rachel
    July 24, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    I’d love to give the toner a try. I already use Duo+ and love it so I have high hopes for the toner!

  30. Helen
    July 24, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    Me me me please. Would love to try these!

  31. July 24, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    I would love to try this set. My skin is having a bit of a freak out at the moment and I seem to be getting lots if acne on my chin. My skin has not been clear for over a month now so I would love to have the opportunity to try this to see if it helps.

  32. Isabelle F
    July 24, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    I would love to try this! I suffer from breakouts big-time, usually hormonal but hard to clear them. My skin is tempermental at the best of times so coaxing it to behave a little better would be a real test!

  33. Miranda
    July 24, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    Would love to give it a go! My skin has gone crazy since moving to the UK and nothing yet has been able to control my dry, yet acne-prone face!

  34. Jesslynn
    July 24, 2014 / 12:39 pm

    Holy bejeezus, I need this on my face.

    I’m in my mid 20’s and have had fairly clear skin for the last 5 years, I did suffer from breakouts during my teens, and still have oily (but dehydrated) skin, but these last few months have been TERRIBLE. I’ve had the most horrific hormonal breakouts along my jaw and chin area, I’ve tried EVERYTHING to keep it at bay, but as soon as I get one spot to start clearing up, another one appears. I’m a regular reader of AMR and of Lady Hirons, but despite doing everything that’s recommended, I’m still getting this nasties. I’d love to put Effaclar to the test.

  35. Katie Lowe
    July 24, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    Hi Ruth, I’d be really interested to try this set. I’m 24 and have had outbreaks of acne since I was about 16. I’m currently suffering especially with cystic spots under the skin, would be amazing if this was a solution that finally worked. Katie xx

  36. Sonia S
    July 24, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    Hi Ruth! I would love to try. I’m 28, and have been dealing with breakouts for at least 15 years… I’ve tried many things and it just never ends. Would do a fair trial!
    Xox thanks for the opportunity

  37. Jenny
    July 24, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    I absolutely adore the Effaclar duo, and the inclusion of the toner with zinc has me super excited! Suffered from breakouts for 8 years, Effaclar has been one of the only skincare products to make a difference. Excited for this launch!!

  38. Maria
    July 24, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    I’d love to try this! Big fan of the effaclar duo :)

  39. nicole silver
    July 24, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    Hi Ruth my name is nicole I am in my teens 17 going on the 18. I do have acne it is cystic and not nice at all. I HAVE tried alias or regimens for my skin most things just made it worse and unbearable. I havnt yet tried la Roche today brand. Would Be a great tester to try this out as I am not using anything for my skin as I just gave up a little. But if you did pick Mr to test thus I would stick to it as I HAVE yet to find something that works for me. I would love to try it out thanks.
    Nicole ;)

  40. Nicole
    July 24, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    I would love to trial these products. I’m 23 with pretty oily/ acne prone skin. Both the effaclar duo and new reformulated effaclar plus have been very effective for me. I’m now on my 3rd tube but haven’t tried anything else from the effaclar range.

  41. katjusha
    July 24, 2014 / 12:52 pm

    I would love to try it out ! X

  42. nicole silver
    July 24, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    I just realised all the typing mistakes in me comment lol hehe my phone has that really annoying typing corrector . Sorry about that I hope you can still understand what I meant xxx

  43. July 24, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Have suffered with oily and spot prone skin since early teenage years, which has only gotten worse with age! Definitely worth a go, nothing to lose! x

  44. Molly
    July 24, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    I would love to try this set out as I have been getting blemishes and spots for the past 4 or 5 years and although I have never suffered terrible acne it still gets me down seeing everyone with lovely make up free skin whilst I have to use concealer everyday to get my confidence up. I have combination skin (like most people!) but because it is summer it has turned very oily. I also have blackheads on my nose and chin which I can’t seem to get rid of and have only seemed to get worse recently! It would be amazing to try out this set as although it isn’t hugely expensive it is still a little splurge as I don’t really have any consistent income considering my age! I would be intrigued to see if this works as nothing I have tried before has. :)

  45. Chiara
    July 24, 2014 / 12:55 pm

    I’d love to try this! The toner sounds especially amazing. Perfect to help clear up hot summer skin.

  46. July 24, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    This looks amazing! I’m a massive fan of the Effaclar Duo, as it’s the only thing I’ve used that clears up my skin so quickly and efficiently. I’ve suffered with angry acne since the age of 12 and while I’m almost 23 and my skin has grown out of it a lot, I’m very prone. My complexion tends to get very oily in the hotter months (like right now in England) and I get spotty when stressed, ‘that time of the month’ and I’m also intolerable to a lot of products, yet Effaclar Duo does wonders at clearing up pimples and redness over a matter of days. I even introduced it to my Mom and a few friends. I’m really intrigued to give the whole system a go!

    [email protected] x

  47. Laura Carr
    July 24, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    I am 27 and have always had problems with blemishes under the skin.. I would to try effaclar as after 27 years i still don’t have my skin issues under control : ( Hope that i win this it could really make a difference.

  48. Amy
    July 24, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    Hey Ruth
    I would love to give this a whirl. Never tried anything from this skincare range but have tried many things over the years. Suffered from acne since I was 15 and now at nearly 26 (in 3 weeks so this would be a nice early bday present :)) I am ready to kick it good and proper.
    Would be excited to see how it fairs with slightly oily skin and also slightly sensitive skin!

  49. July 24, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    Hi Ruth!

    Would love to try this out. Have been suffering from adult acne for a few years now and nothing seems to be doing the trick! This set sounds very promising though.

    Joanna x

  50. Lucie
    July 24, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    Hi Ruth, I would love to try this set. I use the Effaclar Duo based on your recommendation and its really worked well for me. Pick me ;-)

  51. Kirsty
    July 24, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    I’d love to be a tester. I suffer from varying degrees of breakouts, from the odd pimple to horrific breakouts (think that by 30 I would have ‘grown out’ of it!). I’ve used the old version of effeclar duo but haven’t had a chance to try out the new one or the other products in the range.

  52. Megan Soilleux-Cardwell
    July 24, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    I can’t wait to give this toner a try, I hope they will sell it separately at some point in the future :)

  53. July 24, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    I used to suffer from very bad acne as a teen, and I still have never had clear skin. I have never tried anything from the La Roche-Posay Effaclar range for spotty problems, I would love to give it a try after your recommendations!

  54. Harriet Brewitt
    July 24, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    My boyfriend suffers from really bad acne. I would like to give him the opportunity to try this!

  55. WEI
    July 24, 2014 / 1:25 pm

    Hi Ruth. I suffered from acne when I was a teenager. I used to have spots, pimps and acne breakouts on my nose, forehead and cheeks. Reaching 25 (26 in September!), I still have breakouts every now and then. The skin problems I have now includes: cheek (large pores, clogs,spots, redness,acne scars); nose (large pores, clogs, spots). I have shines in T zone but normal/dry skin on other areas on my face.Would love to try on these products!

  56. Sage
    July 24, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    Would love to try, have had some nasty hormonal breakouts this year!

  57. Clare
    July 24, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    As an almost 47 year old who STILL gets regular breakouts I would love to give this a try. Not sure if it’s the hot and sweaty weather at the moment but in the last week I’ve had spots on my neck (eww) and woke up this morning with a crop of spots on my face. We all want to look younger than we are but the spotty teenager look is not the ideal I was hoping for!!

  58. July 24, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Ruth, I would love to be a tester for this three step kit! I am 20 years old and surrer from hormonal brakeouts – I currently use the DUO[+] serum and it is my saviour! It completely clears my skin and is something I can’t be without – I recently ran out and during the interrim of repurchsing it my skin instantly went back to itsnormal self, conjested with frequent blemishes. Would love to be a tester for this kit!

  59. Chiara Iannuzzo
    July 24, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    i tried both the classic effaclar duo and the + one and i love them, they saved me! definitely looking forward to try the whole set x

  60. Chiara Iannuzzo
    July 24, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    i tried both the classic effaclar duo and the + one and i love them, they saved me! definitely looking forward to try the whole set! x

  61. July 24, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    Would love to give this a try! x

  62. July 24, 2014 / 1:38 pm

    Hi Ruth I’d love to try this it looks fantastic and have heard great things about the effaclar duo, would love to see if it helps my breakouts that seem to be getting worse as the months go on.

  63. Rachel McInally
    July 24, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    Hi Ruth. I would love to be able to try this please. I have had acne now for over a year out of nowhere. I’ve tried dozens of different products and nothing has made a difference. All I’m doing is wasting my money and with I one year old I can’t keep spending in the hope it’ll clear up. Thanks, Rachel x

  64. Lauren
    July 24, 2014 / 1:43 pm

    I’d LOVE to be considered as a tester, please! I have combination skin and suffered with pretty horrible acne as a teenager/in my early twenties. It’s gradually improved over the years but I still have nasty breakouts, particularly following the birth of my baby last year. I’m curtly using La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane cleanser, which is brilliant, but I’ve heard a lot about the Effaclar range and would love to give it a go.

  65. July 24, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Love to try. I am 36-year old mother of two, and still got blemishes. Which is annoying, when you try to have everything done in seconds on a school/work day. Not mentioning the self awareness and self consciousness. They seem to be hurt by that, too.
    Anyway, it’s quite weird. What used to be almost 100% limited to hyper-hormonised teenage years when I was a teenager myself (and, ironically, had very little skin problems), is a common problem nowadays, for people of all ages. Civilisation, I guess.

  66. Danielle
    July 24, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    Hi Ruth, I’ve suffered with hormonal spots since the age of 14 and after trying gazillions of products to tame my oily/breakout prone skin at the ripe old age of 39 I’m still searching for the right skincare routine. I follow your blog religiously and upon your recommendation I have been using effeclar duo+ for a few months now with great results. However my skin is still not completely smooth and clear – still some congestion around my chin and nose and horrid dark marks from old spots. I’ve tried various acid toners, serums, oils etc but find my skin can get overloaded and more congested if I layer too many products. Maybe the effeclar 3 step system will work for me? I’d certainly like to give it a try – I’m never giving up the fight for beautiful skin!

  67. Brii
    July 24, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Hi, I am currently 18 (19 in October) and have had breakouts/acne since I was about 13 but I’ve pretty much had oily skin since I was 10. It also doesn’t help that I sweat easily and have large pores on my forehead, nose, parts of my cheeks and chin. My breakouts have calmed down a lot since I started a stable skincare routine, recommended by bloggers such as yourself, but I still get horrifically painful red spots all across my chin and sides of my mouth, the scarring is a huge issue too. The other day I got a couple spots on my neck and under my chest, never had spots there before! Effaclar duo has been a staple in my routine since I first found out about it in the old formula, in the kit I am mostly interested in the toner as it sounds like exactly what I need, my cheeks used to be somewhat oilier than they are now (more normal currently) but I still get spots on them from time to time. My forehead is almost always oily, no matter what I do and my chin has always got angry red spots on it, I would love to test it!

  68. Georgina G
    July 24, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Hey Ruth! Definitely going to register for the wait list, but would simply love to be a tester for you! I’ve used Effaclar Duo and currently use the Duo+, as well as a few other LRP products – I’m in love! It would be great to see what impact this new kit has as a trio in comparison to my current routine. I get breakouts mainly on my forehead and chin, and also get quite a few of those annoying flesh coloured spots that never come to a head / blocked pores that NEED (NEED!) extracting. Have definitely seen improvement since I started using LRP but not 100%, so wonder whether this kit could be the final attack-from-all-corners solution to my skin woes?!

  69. July 24, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    Ruth i would love to be a tester!! I’m a 20 student nurse with a huge makeup addiction, only problem is; I have acne/blemish prone skin so I find it really hard for makeup too look great!! Also during the summer months I don’t want to be slapping on pounds of concealer and foundation everyday. I am one of those unfortunate girls who don’t just get spots… I grow mountains! The bain of my life! I’d love to be able to have clearer skin so I can have more confidence within myself without makeup, enjoy summer without 10lbs of cover up and who knows maybe bare my shifts on the children’s wards without any foundation in the future!!

  70. Millie
    July 24, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    I would love to try these! I’ve used the normal effaclar duo but found that it didn’t help me too much! My skin is getting a lot clearer but is still blemish prone so I’d love to try it out :)

  71. Anya
    July 24, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    Hi Ruth, I have been reading a lot of about the line and having reactive sensitive skin it hasn’t been easy to find products that treat the breakouts without irritating and drying out the skin, especially around the cheeks. With that in mind and coming across your post I would love to try them out.
    Many thanks, Anya

  72. Michelle
    July 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    I already use Duo and love it, but haven’t used the cleanser or (obviously) the toner, I would love to be considered as a tester as someone with adult cystic acne, hopefully this trio will be a winner.

    Thanks Ruth!

  73. Nicola
    July 24, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    Ooh, I’d love to give this a go! I have and love the Effaclar Duo but this set sounds right up my street.

  74. Nicola Keogh
    July 24, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    Hi Ruth

    Id love to be considered for this, after always having clear skin through out my teens and twenties, things have taken a very different path now in my thirties …. like getting older isn’t bad enough!!

  75. Carole
    July 24, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    I Fancy a try for everything La Roche Posay, though I must admit having more success with Effaclar K than with Effaclar Duo. The cleanser is great. Those products really help my skin.

  76. Caitlin
    July 24, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    Would love to be a tester! Have been struggling with textured, red acne for at least 5 years now hopefully this could be the one to turn it around!

  77. Kay
    July 24, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    Hiya! I would love to try these products… I’m 33, and after suffering from mild acne as a teenager my sin has been very well behaved, until a few years ago. I have always had fairly oily skin, but I now get regular breakouts around my chin area and am never spot free (currently battling one on the side of my nose actually). I’ve been on a mission since I saw the change in my skin to find something to calm it. I’ve tried clay cleansers, cream cleansers, masks, exfoliation, toners, treatment gels, etc, etc. Some have been better than others, but I’m still looking for something to write home about… Cue the new Effaclar Anti-blemish system maybe!?

  78. Michelle
    July 24, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Hi Ruth, I would be grateful if you would consider me to be a tester. At 37 I thought my skin problems were long gone but have now developed adult acne. Everything I have tried so far hasn’t worked, maybe this would (as it did for you :-) ) I would love to give it a try. Thanks x

  79. Jasmine Kareer
    July 24, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    I’m 15 and have combination skin which tends to get more oily in the summer months. I get breakouts frequently and have done since I was 12. As you can imagine, my skin is blemished from past spots and I would love for something to clean up my complexion. Using only these products would be no problem and I would love to try out the cleanser and toner, having only tried Effaclar Duo + in the past from the range which I loved! :)

  80. Arijana
    July 24, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    My acne is currently quite calm, but still not completely gone, and I doubt it’s going to go away on its own, so trying this out would be wonderful. I have tried out the Duo ages ago and I remember it working wonders for my skin! :)

  81. Sarah lunn
    July 24, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    Hi Ruth, I’d love to try it,I’m using effaclar duo at the moment as my skin has been a nightmare since having my baby a few months ago !! Xx

  82. Sarah
    July 24, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    I’ve had hormonal acne on my chin for almost as long as I can remember. I’ve tried everything over the years. Some things I think might have helped slightly but since my teens I don’t think I’ve had a completely clear skin day. I would love to be considered as a tester for this as I’ve heard so much about it but not yet tried it! X

  83. Elsa
    July 24, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    I would LOVE to have the chance to test these products for you. I’ve been using effeclar duo for years now, and its been a god send. Honestly, I turn into a giant spot if I go without it for a few days. I have oily blemish prone skin, and at the age of 23, its getting a bit embarrassing. I am still struggling to find a skin care system that leaves me blemish free (or as close as) and would love to give the effeclar rage a go before the masses! I’m totally happy not use any other products for a month. x

  84. Rachel Dunican
    July 24, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    Hey Ruth love your youtube and blog. I’d love to try this as the last couple of years i’ve been having constant small breakouts that nothing seems to cure. I don’t even have oily skin its quite dry actually. I never had spots as a teenager but getting them now in adult life typical!

  85. Ami White
    July 24, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    I would love to be one of the first to test out this new kit! La Roche has helped my skin so much over the past few months and I would love to try a combo of the above 3 products for even further results!!

    Thanks for sharing!


  86. Nat Carson
    July 24, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    Hi Ruth!
    I’d really love to be one of the testers for this La Roche Posay Effaclar set. I’m a 15 year old boy and I do get spots regularly. When I get then, they usually come in small clusters on my face, and my usual Clearasil just doesn’t do the job for me!! My skin is also a tad sensitive so I would be able to recommend whether this is good for young, sensitive skins too. I’d be able to give an honest, unbiased opinion from a teenage boy, which is rare as many boys don’t like skincare.

  87. Charlotte Pharoah
    July 24, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    I’d love to test them! I’m 15 with pretty untameable skin, that’s sensitive and oily and no two products seem to be aimed at this combination. It’s a nightmare! Sensitive products don’t help with blemishes and oily skin products burn! These sound great, would love to give them a go!

  88. July 24, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    This is such an amazing opportunity for anybody who suffers with bad breakouts/acne, I’ve been using La Roche-Posay products for about a year now and do notice a significant improvement in my skin afterwards! It’d be great to try this set out when I need an emergency skin saviour :)

  89. Susan hwang
    July 24, 2014 / 2:59 pm

    I would love to try this out! I am very religious when it comes to skin care. I have a set routine and I stick with it. I think I would be a great tester for this system of products. I also use the Duo which really helps target pesty spots.

  90. Celina
    July 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    YES YES YES YES YES I would LOVE to try this! I’ll test away faithfully and record my progress honestly, pinky promise. I never used to have any skin issues yet the older I get, the worse it becomes. Let’s help each other!

  91. July 24, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    I would love to be a tester! My skin has recently started to freak out on me a bit and I don’t know why. It would be nice to help calm it down again.

  92. Megan
    July 24, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    I’m 17 and still get spots and scarring, which is always worse at that time of the month! I use the effaclar duo + and it is great at calming my skin, but i would love to try the cleanser and toner too. I don’t think i’ve ever had a day without some sort of blemish so trying these products would be a good opportunity.

  93. jennifer
    July 24, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    Hi ruth! I’d love to test this because i’ve tried everything and i’m so tired of caking on foundation and concealer every few hours just to look presentable. I need some relief!

  94. July 24, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    I’d love to be a tester for this new system, I suffer with breakouts frequently and my skin is both oily and eczema-prone so it can be a really struggle to find products that work. I’m a big fan of Effaclar Duo+ and so I’m extremely interested in these products.

    My blog is http://www.meg-says.com and I mainly blog about beauty, health, chronic illness and lifestyle bits and bobs!

  95. Emma Sutherland
    July 24, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    I’d love to be picked to road test this set! I suffer with breakouts due to stress, hormones and the changing weather! If you pick me, you will be promised genuine feedback. That is all! Emma xx

  96. July 24, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    I would love to test this out, want to get my skin properly under control, it clears temporarily then breakouts come back.

  97. Alexandra
    July 24, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Thank you for featuring this Ruth – it’s so hard to find decent products for acne-prone adult skin and I truly hope that Effaclar has cracked it! I’ve struggled so much with my skin since falling very ill 4 years ago and would love to find a longer term solution – being an adult with acne is such a nightmare!

  98. July 24, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    PLEASE PICK MEEEEE. My skin is so congested I need some help ASAP. I love skincare but am tight on pennies since becoming a jobless graduate. I would totally test the behind off this little trio.

  99. Ceri
    July 24, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    I would love to test this set out. I have used the effaclar duo in the past (thanks to your recommendation!) and it really helped with my breakout of spots that came from no where. This set could be just the thing to sort my skin out again in time for my 30th birthday…no one wants to enter their 30s with a chin full of painful spots :( fingers crossed. Ps love this blog!!

  100. Nicola
    July 24, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    Please please let me be a tester! My skin just seems to hate most things and I’m struggling to get it to settle.

  101. Claudia Fonteyne
    July 24, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    I would absolutely adore testing these products for you. I’ve been hit with a pretty horrendous dose of acne since coming off the pill in December. I’m 35 and haven’t had a breakout since I was a teen so whilst taking me back to my youth, it’s also causing me stress! I’ve tried about a million (slight exaggeration here I know, but I feel it’s necessary) different products but to no avail. In closing, I reckon I could be a good candidate for your testing panel!

  102. Catharina Cameron
    July 24, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Hi Ruth. I would really like to test these as Im 28 years old and constantly fighting with a very blemish prone and oily skin all. I already have the Effaclar Duo + and I love it, but I havent yet found a cleanser and toner that works equally well. This might do the trick.

  103. Georgina Lees
    July 24, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    Would love to try these products! The toner sounds amazing. Love your blog x

  104. July 24, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    I’d love to be a tester! At 28, I’m still struggling with acne and blemish-prone skin (less than ideal) and I’ve used the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo in the past with good results!

  105. July 24, 2014 / 4:12 pm

    I’d love to try out the testers! My skin broke out suddenly a few years ago to Stage 2 acne and it really got me down and I was having to used medication to control it. After a long slog of products that aggravated my skin and still produced blemishes, I finally tried La Roche Posay Effaclar DUO+ and since then my skin has improved dramatically. No more deep spots, no more yellowheads or whiteheads, it’s easier to steam and use face masks to help detox my skin alongside the product and it’s been one of my only repurchased products. I’ve introduced it to my mum too to help with her bouts and it’s really helped our skin type. This range has helped sooth and solve so many of my skin irritations and made me feel normal and back to how I was before, so to try the new range and see even more improvement from a tailored brand would be awesome !

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  106. Catriona May
    July 24, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    Ruth I would absolutely love to test this out! I’m 25 and suffer frequent bouts of spots on my chin and cheeks, along with scarring and redness from my teenage skin that has never quite disappeared. I’ll admit I’ve used the Effaclar Duo before but I’m interested to see how it works with the other products. I also work in a school and am on holiday at the moment, going back in a few weeks, so could see how it affects my skin in different environments. :)

  107. July 24, 2014 / 4:18 pm

    lovely Ruth,
    would love to try this set out. I’m nearly 30 and I can’t stand the fact that my skin is still like the skin of a 13 year old.
    xoxo from Germany.

  108. July 24, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    I’d love to be a tester! My regular routine (consisting of the Liz Earle cleanser and toner, Effaclar Duo, and Nivea SPF) haven’t been working as efficiently as they used to. I want to take advantage of the summer holidays and work on my skin to get it in good condition, ready for school, because from what I hear, Year 13 is stressful enough without adding acne to the mix! Please consider me, Ruth :)

    • July 24, 2014 / 4:26 pm

      PS. I’m a very blunt and honest person, so there’ll be no problems on that front :) And I’m absolutely fine with not using any other products (bar SPF, of course).

  109. Jenna
    July 24, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    Purchased the Effeclar Duo+ on your recommendation and loved it, so would definitely love to test this out! I have oily/blemish-prone skin – extra shiny and angry in the heat.

  110. Olivia
    July 24, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    I would love to try this!! One thing I’ve learned in my twenties is that adult acne is no joke! Constantly on the hunt for a group of products that will work together beautifully.

  111. Lara
    July 24, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    I’ve been breaking out a lot recently and I think it might be time to change things up I’d love to be a tester

  112. Joanne
    July 24, 2014 / 4:41 pm

    Hi Ruth, please put my name in the hat for this! My 16 year old daughter has been dealing with acne for about 3 years. Initially our GP prescribed Duac and antibiotics, but I felt the Duac was too harsh for her young skin, and didn’t want her on antibiotics for months on end (albeit a mild dose). Through trial and error we came up with a routine to keep it under control, though she still has hormonal breakouts. It’s good to mix it up a bit though and let her try different stuff!

  113. Beth Howe
    July 24, 2014 / 4:41 pm

    I am 20 years old and have suffered with acne since the age of 13. I have tried every tablet and cream from the doctors but nothing has worked long-term. I have used the effaclar treatment which really helped so I think it would be great to give this 3 step system a go! Xx

  114. July 24, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    I’d love to give this ago to see if it’s worth the hype

  115. Marti Healy
    July 24, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    I would love to try these. I am a 30 something year old who had amazing skin until I hit my 30’s & then god only knows what happened!! Would make you cry! I get pretty bad outbreaks – but even when my skin is good-ish I still have these bloody little bumpy things under my skin!
    Anyway, would try anything & be very happy to be a tester for you
    Love Marti* x

  116. Iram
    July 24, 2014 / 4:45 pm


    I’m rather spectical about any product that promises acne free skin…..even though I wanna believe them ever so much. Being an active 21 yr old – and by active I mean I’m constantly under the full beam of the sun – I can’t voucher for flawless skin. I have acne in a mild form, I suppose, however it doesn’t limit itself to particular areas. It’s all over the place! My curiosity would most certainly want to give Effeclar Duo + a go. And given this fabulous opportunity I can’t think why I shouldn’t feed my curious mind.

    Iram, England.

  117. July 24, 2014 / 4:49 pm

    I’d love to try this! My skin has never been great but at the moment, it’s going through a particularly bad patch and I’m always slightly nervous about purchasing new products just in case they don’t work for me x

  118. Nikou
    July 24, 2014 / 4:57 pm

    Hi Ruth, I’d love to be a volunteer. I breakout quite frequently and the only product that seemed to help me with spots was the Effeclar Duo+ which I now use everyday. Recently, I’ve found the effects of it to be less than they were before as the product used to dramatically help my skin. I’d absoloutely LOVE to try these products and would be so grateful if I had the opportunity as I really do think they would help sort out my skin due to having such a great initial reaction to the Effaclar duo+ and my I’m now getting spots on a daily basis, pleeease pick me!!

  119. July 24, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    Hey, I would love to test this out. I have just recently started using Effaclar Duo and I think my skin is beginning to respond to it. I normally have pretty clear skin but over the last couple of months me and my skin have really fallen out and I am breaking out far too much for my liking! Effaclar Duo is beginning to help but I would love to test this out and see if this could also give my skin a little helping hand!

    Laura xx

  120. July 24, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    I’d love to get a chance to test this out. Effaclar Duo is my all time favourite skincare product!

  121. Beth
    July 24, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    I’d really love to test this out. I’m 23 and have always had bad skin but suddenly my skin now seems to have breakouts every other week – worse than my 14 year old acne self. Not sure it’s because I’m working in London now or adult acne. Need a solution!

  122. Emily
    July 24, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    On your recommendation (thank goodness I found it) I have been having great success with Effeclar Duo + and have recently also purchased the cleanser. However, I have been experiencing unprecedented levels of facial shine (seriously, I’m considering calling in BP to clean up my forehead slick). The addition of the toner could, in theory, see it off once and for all so I’d love to be a tester!

  123. Anisha
    July 24, 2014 / 5:42 pm

    I would love to try this tester!! I have such bad acne and would love to try this product.

  124. Elisabeth M.
    July 24, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    I’d love to try this trio. I suffer from acne break out on the chin all year round, and kystic acne on the forehead. Nothing ´s really worked for me so far. It looks promising, hope it works.

  125. July 24, 2014 / 6:09 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    I would love to try them out. Effaclar duo seriously helped me out with my skin last year. It’s been a life saver.


  126. July 24, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    I use Effaclar Duo+ everyday and have never found it drying so far. It helps keep my skin less bumpy than it normally is and I love the consistency of it, so light and sinks straight into the skin. On days when I want a little bit more, I go over it with the Effaclar K multi-compensating soothing moisturiser, which is a brilliant moisturiser especially at the price. I have bought both on your recommendations Ruth. I hope I get picked for the trial, would love to try the toner.

  127. Emily
    July 24, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    I would love to try this out! I use effaclar duo every night and it works fantastically but I think the system could definitely help out to get prevent and get rid of my breakouts/acne even quicker!

  128. Maddy
    July 24, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    Hi Ruth! I’m 17 and suffer from constant breakouts on my face that I just can’t seem to stop! I’ve tried both Effaclar Duo and Effaclar Duo+ in the past but not actually found them to make much difference to my skin, so I would be really interested to see if using the whole range together would help. I have tried so many skincare products in an attempt to sort out my skin, and although some have helped, nothing has completely cleared the breakouts so I would love to see if this does!

  129. Carla
    July 24, 2014 / 6:20 pm


    I’m suffering from a bout of adult acne and can’t take much more! Over the last six months I’ve tried a few different ranges but unfortunately they haven’t produced results.

    I’m happy to keep a diary / take photos as I go along if I’m a tester.

    Thanks, Carla

  130. Kerry Downs
    July 24, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    I’d love to give this a try, haven’t used anything from the brand before, but have heard lots about it!

  131. Lauren Buxton
    July 24, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    I’d love to test this kit. I suffer from regular breakouts on my chin and jaw and am always congested around my nose (am 26). Effaclar Duo / Duo+ has been a lifesaver but would love to try the whole kit.
    Lauren x

  132. July 24, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    I’d love to try this, I’ve had acne on and off and while it’s gone at the moment, I’ve started getting the few odd cystic spots and they’re so painful and ugly!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautqueens

  133. Cathy Hyndman
    July 24, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    I CAN NOT WAIT until this gets released, it seems like the answer to my unanswered blemish prayers!

  134. Thom
    July 24, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    Hi Ruth, love your blog & your videos. I’m in a bit of a skin doldrums at the minute, it seems to have a life of its own – with a mission to make me feel crap. My skin type is combination & it’s really playing up lately. I have these under-the-skin spots & they leave marks/scars for months later. So when I read your post to be a tester, I said “I don’t care if I have to be a guinea pig to get good skin”
    Thanks Ruth!

  135. Kate Hastings
    July 24, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    I would love to test these out. I constantly have sore acne breakouts and I’m still struggling to find the perfect skin routine despite trying loads of different ranges! Would love to see if these products are good for skin a bit older than teenage still suffering from acne problems.

  136. Liz
    July 24, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    Thanks for this opportunity, I think it’s great you’re willing to bring your readers into this mix on this one!
    I’m 35 and suffered with acne since my teens. I have LOTS of hyperpigmentation and prone to cystic acne all around my face and neck. I have used Duo+ but usually stick to more natural tee tree oil to target the blighters! Sometimes I manage ok with my acne, sometimes I have really dark phases where it’s difficult to manage daily. To try this would give me a purpose and make me feel I was helping ALL fellow sufferers, sometimes it feels there is just me that’s like this.

  137. July 24, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    I would love to take part! The new Effaclar Duo + is good.

  138. Rachel
    July 24, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    Hello! I’m a 19 year-old University student in Florida.
    I would love to take on this project and be a part of your network of satellite reviewers.

    I have experienced persistent breakouts (nothing too deep or dramatic but still annoying) and subsequent redness since I was about 13. I have splashed out and purchased some La Roche Posay Mela D Serum which makes my skin look dreamy, so I’m confident this set will deliver. The only question is, will you deliver… to the US, that is. ;)


  139. Ramandeep Puni
    July 24, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    I’ve always suffered from really acne prone skin and have been on two courses of accutane. The treatment courses really helped and I had a long period of, in my eyes, ‘good’ skin. However last Christmas I had a period of being ill and stressed and my skin really suffered. After this lull period I seemed to have stumbled into a bout of adult acne- this has been different from my teenage-case with the acne being more situated on my neck/jaw-line and cheeks opposed to forehead and nose.
    I find it so embarrassing and sometimes decline social events because I’m so ashamed of my appearance.
    Upon fanatically searching the internet (after the doctor fobbed me off with antibiotics) I came across your video talking about Effaclar and immediately bought it online. It’s been such a big help to me and helped increase my confident so much.
    I would honestly just like to thank you for making me aware of the product and the brand, I would be honoured if you could pick me to test this product.
    Again, thank you so much Ruth.

  140. Nadja
    July 24, 2014 / 7:07 pm

    Love love love the Effaclar Duo + already and have been using it for 2 years already. I would even more love to test the new set… Always curious about their products!!

  141. Sarah
    July 24, 2014 / 7:07 pm

    Hi Ruth, I think I would be an ideal tester for the effaclar duo + range.
    I have tried many ranges over the years both expensive and budget to try to find my skin saviour…. And the search continues!
    As a busy mum of one and a full time nurse a quick and efficient skin care regime is vital for me.
    I need effective products with the least ‘faff’ possible.
    I am passionate about skin care and would love to be able to use make up to enhance my skin rather than mask it. Hopefully effaclar duo + range may allow this to be a reality! X

  142. Jo Sutton
    July 24, 2014 / 7:07 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    I would love to be one of the testers as my acne seems unshiftable without drying my skin out to high heaven! I’m 21 and having just finished university I think it’s time my acne packed its bags and left for good. My skin is relatively sensitive so it does get dry and sore patches when I use regular “hardcore” spot treatments but generally my skin is really quite congested, especially throughout my T-zone, and tends to suffer from painful spots that lurk under the skin refusing to budge as well as marks and scars from previous breakouts. I’m already a lover of the Effaclar Duo (and the new formulation) but I’d be really interested to see if using the whole routine exclusively could clear up my stubborn acne once and for all so I can stop shovelling so much make-up on in a morning. Keeping my fingers firmly crossed for a chance to try this kit out and help you to build a really thorough review!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Jo Sutton, 21

  143. Andrea
    July 24, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    Hi! I would love to try this out. Having battled against acne for all of my adult life (I’m now 40) I’m willing to give anything a go! Even after 2 courses of roaccutane, the little blighters keep on coming back! Earlier this year, on your recommendation, I tried the effaclar duo and now I can’t live without it. Although far from perfect, my skin has improved slightly so I would be keen to try out the other products. Fingers crossed! PS. If I don’t get picked, could you please send me Ms Hirons to sort my skin out! :-)

  144. j.beaute
    July 24, 2014 / 7:25 pm

    Hello Ruth-

    I am 26 years old and deal with hormonal acne (just breakouts on the cheeks, chin/mouth area and the occassional ONE on the nose, eek!) that just won’t quit. I have combination (dry patches on the forehead, sides of nose and sometimes around the chin, oily elsewhere)/sensitive/acne-prone skin; its frustrating to find something to help get rid of it! I have been using a few products from boscia that have calmed it down but, not get rid of it completely…and thats something I have been on the hunt for a while now. I do live in the US though so, I don’t know if you will be accepting testers from the US but I thought I’d give it a go anyway. I love the La Roche-Posay line, only have a few products but their Anthelios line works great on my skin! Best of luck to those who get chosen & hope it works!


  145. Rebekah Hayden
    July 24, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    I would love to try this anti-blemish system because I have always struggled with my skin, I am prone to breakouts, blackheads and have oily skin. So far I have not found products which really suit my skin and help clear my skin.

  146. Christine Hamilton-Rice
    July 24, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    A 28 year old who is only without spots for about one week every two months. Tried many many things with my products and routine but i nearly always have them along my jaw line accompanied by red, dry scars. I have been using effaclar duo for a couple of months and not sure about it to be honest…doesn’t seem to make them worse but isn’t making them disappear either. A whole complementary routine, however, may be the ticket. I have those tiny, tiny, tiny little white bumps on my chin. Oily T, to boot!

    Someone who can give a realistic view as to whether the new components amplify the effectiveness of the duo

  147. Cheryl
    July 24, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    I would love to be able to try this new system. I suffer with bad blackheads and enlarged pores on my nose and cheeks with hormonal breakouts. I have normal to dry skin even though my nose gets super oily. I am willing to try anything to reduce my blackheads/oiliness x

  148. Alexa Pohl
    July 24, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    Hi Ruth. I’d love to be a tester of this kit. I’m nearly 30, with hormonal acne that stresses me out! Being in South Africa, it’s difficult to find most of the products I read about in most US or UK blogs. It’d be great to try out something that seems to have worked well for so many people. Could do before and after pics!

  149. Colleen W
    July 24, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    This looks like a really cool kit!!

  150. Ali
    July 24, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    Hello Caroline! I’m Ali,
    I’m 24 years old. I have been obsessed with skincare since I first got acne at around 14. It has never really stopped but the flare ups are perhaps a bit more predictable now. I still have acne scars along my cheeks and chin that I would like to minimise, particularly as these can get inflamed! I’ve tried loads of different moisturisers and cleansers and haven’t yet found the one!

    • Ali
      July 24, 2014 / 8:10 pm

      P.s Ruth so sorry! Thought I was on Caroline Hirons for a moment there!

  151. July 24, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    Hi Ruth, love you blog, read it religiously!

    I would love to try to new effaclar system. I’ve changed up my skin care routine a lot since ready your and Caroline’s blogs. The effaclar duo has helped a little with my adult acne, but at 28 I’m wondering if I should go a see a dermatologist ( although getting an appointment with Sam bunting is proving tough!). I would love to try this system to see if it helps and will be first in line when it come out!!

  152. July 24, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Hi A Model Recommends,

    I would absolutely love to tryt his system. I’ve been using the duo for years and it is absolutely the best acne treatment product ever!

  153. aimee
    July 24, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    I’d LOVE to try this! I’m in the US though so I’m not sure if eligible.

  154. Ronnie Castillo
    July 24, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    I’ve recently discovered you and your fabulous YouTube and website, I truly thank you for all of your skin care tips etc.
    Being a 21 year old male I’ve suffered with face acne since I hit puberty. I still have days where my acne is better than other days, but overall it has improved quite a bit. This is because I’ve totally cut down on liquid forms of dairy and by changing my diet.
    Therefore I’m quite interested in testing this new effeclar duo product. Thanks for reading.

  155. Leona McNeill
    July 24, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    Hi Ruth, I would love to try this out. I’m 21 with dry/normal skin. My cheeks and chin are where I get the worst breakout. Lots of under the skin spots that WILL NOT go away no matter what I try. Occasionally I’ll get big red ones (got a few just now *sigh*) This trio sounds like just the thing for me!

  156. SC
    July 24, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    Sounds awesome! I’d love to try it out.

  157. Loretta Gyamfi
    July 24, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    Would love to try this:) turning 18 on Monday and i’d definiatly like to leave my teenage acne in my teenage years haha im also interested to see if the new effclar duo formula helps at clearing up my deep hyperpigmentation as i have black skin and nothing seems to be strong enough to remove it *sigh* the search for the perfect pigmentation corrector continues haha thanks ruth!xx

  158. Oli
    July 24, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    Hello Ruth, Ive been thinking about trying the effaclar duo for few months now and I foung just a little sample that i could use just theee times but i think it made wonders in healing the red patches the acne left so I would love to try that more in depth and im looking forward when this will be available internationaly…

  159. Alice L
    July 24, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    I would love to try this trio! I’ve had acne since I was in my teens and still struggle with it despite having enter my mid-20’s. At this point, I am looking for new products and would be delighted to be able to try this for 4 weeks straight. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping I hear from you soon!

  160. Kady
    July 24, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    I’d love to try this Ruth, I’ve been up and down with acne for a while it used to be hormonal but recently it’s spread to my cheeks and stays there all the time!! LRP has helped me in the past, so I’d love to try this out!

  161. Harriet Dancaster
    July 24, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    Hi Ruth, I’m 17 and have sensitive acne prone skin which won’t clear up despite trying everything from high street brands to prescription creams, so I would love to try this out!

  162. Jules
    July 24, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    I’d love to try this new 3 step formula as my skin recently decided to have an outbreak similar to yours two years ago.
    Love your work and style Ruth!

  163. hannah seeber
    July 24, 2014 / 9:11 pm

    I would love to try these products. I’m 20 and have suffered a varying scale of acne since I was around 13. I also follow your blog religiously and would be honored to get involved in your research.

  164. July 24, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    I’d like to throw my hat in to the ring for this! I’m 31 and a long term acne sufferer. I’ve tried many many products but haven’t found anything that’s made a difference though I haven’t given La Roche Posay a try yet.
    In addition, my skin has gone on a total oil frenzy lately thanks to the weather so I’d dearly like to give the kit a bash! Thanks :)

  165. Steph
    July 24, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    Oh i would love to try this! Already have the preorder date saved in my phone! Honestly this is my skin to a T! Oily, blemish prone with loads of red marks from previous breakouts! Im hoping this system will help the state of my skin once and for all

  166. Liz
    July 24, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    Very excited for this to be launched and the opportunity to try it before September would be great! I’ve always had acne prone skin and still haven’t grown out of it at the age of 22!

  167. July 24, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    I am suffering so badly with my skin at the moment so I would love to try this! I have typical teenage combination skin and it gets extremely oily in the hot weather which causes me to break out even more than usual and its really bothering me. I am desperate to try something that is going to work as I haven’t found anything yet and I would love to give this a go and write about it! :)

  168. July 24, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    I would love to test out the set, I’ve never had problems with my skin until 2 months ago when my cheeks became covered in painful acne, I’ve tried to treat it with kindness just stripping back to cream cleansers and aloe cream but it’s still not clearing up, hopefully this set would help as being 18 and wanting to go out is ruined by how insecure my skin is making me feel. Thank you if you choose me, if not good luck to whoever else is struggling with the same issues

  169. July 24, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    I’d really like to try this! I adore this range from LRP, and the new toner sounds amazing!


  170. Sophie swallo
    July 24, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    This set sounds exactly like what my skin needs! No matter what I try, I can never seem to keep the blemishes away for long and I’m close to giving up. I can’t afford the risk of investing inexpensive skincare just in case it doesn’t work. Being a tester would really allow me to try something new for my skin and hopefully find the combination I’ve been searching for!

  171. Lauren
    July 24, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    Hi Ruth! I think I would be a good candidate for the Effaclar products. I’m a teen living in Canada, and I suffer with really bad acne. I’ve tried so many acne products, some okay, and some terrible, but none that work wonders for my spotty skin. I’ve never tried La Roche Posay before and I would really like to at some point. I’d really like to check out this set of products and see if they work for my skin!

  172. Hannah
    July 24, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    Hey ruth,
    I’m 21 and have been itching to try out the duo treatment but hadn’t got round to it yet. My skin is quite oily and congested with a few random spots appearing each week. My skin is really sensitive and other oily skin toners have left it dry and irritated, so I’d be really interested to test out the sensitive skin claims this product makes!

  173. July 24, 2014 / 10:12 pm

    Hi, I’d love to give the whole system a go. I’m 25 and still seem to be battling with adult acne and congestion. I’ve been using the effaclar duo+ on an off for a while now, whilst also chopping and changing face washes, treatments and moisturisers in an attempt to find something that works. Trying this old would enable me to solely try out one system and fully stick to it which hopefully will make a difference to my skin.

  174. Dana
    July 24, 2014 / 10:35 pm


    I would love to test this! I am using the duo+ but I want to know, if the addition of the effective cleanser and toner would opinion the whole thing up· I have acne and at the moment it’s really bad so would love to find something·


  175. Stephanie Rosenstengel
    July 24, 2014 / 10:35 pm

    My 16 year old daughter would love to try this. It seems simple enough even for her, I don’t understand how an honor student can’t figure out skin care. She wants to teach English after college so she is an excellent writer. She could test it in the mid-west humidity and very dry air conditioning.

  176. Rachel
    July 24, 2014 / 10:35 pm

    Hi Ruth, thank you for this amazing opportunity. I would love to become one of the testers! I’m 25 and suffering from hormonal breakouts with a few dark spots on my face due to past acne. I am currently using Effaclar Duo on a daily basis, and I’m definitely interested in how the new system can help with enhancing the current result.

  177. Anna
    July 24, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    Hi, I would love to try this three step routine, I am already a huge fan of the brand and have found it has helped my breakouts. I am 24 and often get spots around my hair line and t-zone and would love to give this 3-step routine a really good go to see how it fairs when I have a mild chocolate binge and occasional weekend vino too many.

  178. Emma
    July 24, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    Would love to try this, I’m 41 and have had adult acne since in late 20’s. On your recommendation I started using effaclar duo which worked wonders but I could still use that little something extra to give me smoother skin.

    Thanks Ruth xxx

  179. Natalia
    July 24, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    I do solemnly swear to banish all other beauty products from my routine, record my Effaclar progress with dedication greater than I showed writing my dissertation and plug ‘A Model Recommends’ to everybody I meet (not that they havn’t heard me bleet on enough already.) Quite seriously, any thing that might heal my horrible acne scars would be a godsend. Please consider me a willing Guinea pig.

  180. Samantha Becker
    July 24, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    Hi Ruth I would love to try this I have been suffering with adult acne since I stopped breast feeding my daughter 9 months ago I feel like I have tried everything to help clear my skin but nothing seems to work.

  181. Laura
    July 24, 2014 / 10:55 pm

    Would love to give this a try! Thought my acne stage from my teens was over but it has just made a rather nasty and angry return! This would come in rather handy as with being a broke, heavily in debt university student I can sadly no longer afford anything like this to try and save my skin!

  182. Emma
    July 24, 2014 / 10:59 pm

    I would love to be a tester, sounds like what I need!!

  183. July 24, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    Sign me up! I would love to try this. My skin takes such a long time to heal from breakouts (so hard to coverup too!) This might be the miracle I need…

  184. Jenny
    July 24, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    This sounds like exactly what I need! I would love to try out these products for you! I’ve suffered with acne prone skin as a teen and now I’m 21 it seems to come in waves of good then bad breakouts, I would love to find something that balances out my skin. Thanks for the opportunity!

  185. Kate
    July 24, 2014 / 11:09 pm

    This sounds perfect for me. I would love to test it out. I had light acne as a teen (mostly just T-zone stuff), but it has gotten much worse in the last few years (I’m now 27). I’ve tried a wide variety of products over the last couple years with little to no success. Would be keen to see if this worked any better.

  186. Mike
    July 24, 2014 / 11:21 pm

    Ruth look look…guy over here! Now that I got your attention…I hope? How about some testing from a male perspective!?

  187. haneefah
    July 24, 2014 / 11:22 pm

    I’d love to try this out, i suffer from senstive skin aswell as acne and blemish prone skin, I love trying new products out and am always looking for something new.

  188. Jemima Headlam
    July 24, 2014 / 11:31 pm

    I am 18 and recently purchased my first Effaclar Duo+ as after A Level stress had reached its maximum my skin was in the worst condition, I have oily skin but I have never seen my skin so bad!! I would love to try the new products, especially as my skin always gets so much worse in the summer and want to properly sort out my skin once and for all!! Love your posts, keep up the good work!!! xx

  189. hayley
    July 24, 2014 / 11:47 pm

    Hi. I’d love to try this product out anything to rid me of my spots on my face. I get so self conscious of it when it flares up that I cover and cover my face in make up to hide it when iD rather go bare faced.

  190. July 24, 2014 / 11:53 pm

    I would LOVE to get my hands on this. If it works I would be the happiest person on the planet. Tried everything I can for adult acne. Thanx for sharing. Can’t wait for September to roll through. Would be happier if I got to be one of the 5 testers. Love your videos and blogs. Your recommendations are very good!

  191. Lauren
    July 25, 2014 / 12:04 am

    I suffer from adult acne & hormonal breakouts would love to try this! x

  192. Laura Hogg
    July 25, 2014 / 12:11 am

    Hi Ruth,
    I’d love to be a tester for this new set please. I’m 29 and never had acne as a teenager but have had adult acne for a few years now. I have heard fantastic things about the range but have yet to try them. I’d be thrilled to give an honest review for fellow acne sufferers, and more so to find a system that have noticeable results.

    Thanks x

  193. Rona
    July 25, 2014 / 1:08 am

    Hi Ruth, I moved to Australia from the UK 2 years ago and have noticed a dramatic change in my skin. I think probably due to the humidity/air con and sun damage generally I have many more skin complaints, especially recently lots of blackheads and breakouts, despite bein 28 and having had clear skin for many years! I’m currently 8months away from getting married and would love to find a solution so if I’m eligible to be a long distance tester I’m willing and able and would look forward to writing for you!

  194. Julie Lam
    July 25, 2014 / 1:34 am

    Hi Ruth, I’m currently using Effaclar Duo+ every day as part of my daily routine having relied on it relentlessly whilst battling my problematic skin – a problem I never thought I’d have at the age of 31 especially as my skin as a teenager was pretty good. I’d love to use the 3 step system and see whether I could nip this bout of bad skin in the bud (or at least get it under control for big events like my wedding!). Many thanks, Julie

  195. Cecily
    July 25, 2014 / 1:45 am

    I would love to be a tester! I started using the Effeclar Duo original formulation on your recommendation last summer and still use it religiously – I would love to try the new formula and the rest of their products!

  196. ruth i.
    July 25, 2014 / 2:02 am

    id love to try this- i think my skin needs a go at a specific, targeted regimen! i actually currently have a pimple that appears to have committed to me with the same enthusiasm as my boyfriend so…

  197. Caitlin
    July 25, 2014 / 2:05 am

    I’m 35 and can’t seem to shake my acne for good. I tried the Duo after you recommended it and have had good results, though the occasional breakout is still bothersome — I usually have one zit on the go at all times. My skin is dry, sensitive, prone to redness and the add the breakouts on top of that, and it takes forever for red marks to fade.

    I haven’t tried the Duo+ and don’t quite know what’s different from the regular duo. I’m interested in giving the toner and cleanser a go and am quite confident I could be pretty objective about testing the whole system out. I’d definitely need a moisturizer on top, though.

  198. Jordan
    July 25, 2014 / 2:24 am

    Yes please~ I get breakouts on a fairly regular cycle and it’s much worse in the humid summertime, so I’d love to give this a go.

  199. Michelle
    July 25, 2014 / 4:07 am

    I’d love to try it Ruth, I really want to get rid of my acne and nothing is working so far! xx

  200. July 25, 2014 / 4:51 am

    Hi Ruth, I’m in my early 40’s and suffer from acne scarring from my teens as well as still suffering from outbreaks. I would love to test out this kit and see if it would help clear my skin… I would say my skin has been the biggest cause of any insecurities I have had for over 30 years. I hate seeing my face without makeup on (sad but true)and I have to apply my makeup with the curtains shut and the light on as natural light just highlights my skin even more … once complete I will then check my makeup in nbtural light to make sure it looks ok xxx

  201. July 25, 2014 / 6:30 am

    Morning Ruth, I’d love to give this a whirl! That toner sounds like it could be a bit of a game changer. My skins going to through a dodgy patch, this could be it’s saviour.

    Thank you x

  202. Cecelia
    July 25, 2014 / 6:41 am

    Wow, that sounds like an amazing product! Would most definitely pick this gem up when it hits the stores!

  203. Michelle
    July 25, 2014 / 8:13 am

    I’d love to be a tester :) I have normal to slightly oily skin, pretty hardy and not too sensitive so I like trying out new products. It’s acne prone due to my large pores that seem to trap dirt and bacteria. But it can be mostly maintained through making sure to clean my face well every night and day.

  204. Nicola Hall
    July 25, 2014 / 8:15 am

    I’d love to be considered for his trial, not for me actually but for my daughter, she is 12, nearly 13 and has started to get some spots and her skin is quite congested, I think these products would be ideal for her, as I like the idea of using a bit more of a gentle product on her young skin rather than the traditional harsher acne treatments.

  205. Jo Parker
    July 25, 2014 / 8:17 am

    I’m a 39 year old who still gets frequent breakouts, and have just started working again after years recovering from a serious car crash. I could do with clearer skin to help boost my confidence and self-esteem, as I still get very low when it’s at its worst.

  206. Sarah Thurgood
    July 25, 2014 / 8:19 am

    Hello, looks like a great bundle of products. Instead on me being a tester it would be great for my Boyfriends skin. He had acne in his teens and even now in his late 20’s he has frequent fiery breakouts. I’m always trying to find him a simple but effective skin care routine and this one may just be what I’ve been looking for! Sarah xx

  207. Andrea
    July 25, 2014 / 8:19 am

    Hi Ruth, I have battled with adult acne since having children but have it sort of under control with antibiotics, I would love for my 16 year old son to try this system as he has started with teenage acne and keeps pestering me to take him to the doctors as he knows that the tablets work for me, if it meant he didn’t have to take tablets every day I would be delighted.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

  208. July 25, 2014 / 8:22 am

    I would love to try these products out. I have recently broke out in adult acne after my skin clearer up completely during pregnancy so I am in need of help. Would be so excited to do this!!

  209. Lorelei
    July 25, 2014 / 8:28 am

    Definitely sounds like something I need for my teenage problem skin!

  210. Claire Mayne
    July 25, 2014 / 8:34 am

    This trio sounds great. I am 38 and have suffered from adult acne for the past 12 years. I’ve tried so many different products and “potions” with no luck. Maybe this trio could do the trick.

  211. Kelly glen
    July 25, 2014 / 8:34 am

    This sounds just what I need. My skin is terrible at the moment, everything I have tried seems to make my skin a lot worse, I have very sensitive skin and need to find something that can help me and give me my confidence back because when my skin is horrible I feel horrible about myself.
    Many thanks.
    From Kelly.

  212. Chloe
    July 25, 2014 / 8:46 am

    Hi Ruth, I’m really suffering with my skin at the moment so I’d absolutely love to try these products!

  213. Maria C
    July 25, 2014 / 8:49 am

    Oh yes please, 3 new spots again today and Im 35! Why, oh why…..

  214. Heini Putkonen
    July 25, 2014 / 8:50 am

    Hi girl!
    I would love to try this set.
    I have extremely oily skin and I get breakouts vety often. Theres almost a new pimple on my face every morning. It’s mot as bad as it was earlier this year when I had extremely bad hormonal acne. But it is a lot worse than what it was a year ago. I obviously have somekind of hormonal thing still going strong.
    BTW im 28.
    Could this set be my answer??

  215. Jeni
    July 25, 2014 / 8:51 am

    Hi Ruth, I would be interested in trying this. I am 29 and still suffer with blemishes mainly on my jaw line, neck and cheeks.


  216. July 25, 2014 / 8:59 am

    I would love to try it! :) <3 I hate dealing with acne :/

  217. Abby
    July 25, 2014 / 8:59 am

    I’d love for my sister to be able to try this. She’s tried most things for her skin and the only thing that ever temporarily cleared it was antibiotics, for obvious reasons we’re against her going back on them even though her confidence and self worth were through the roof when she had the few weeks of clear skin as it just didn’t last and it just upset her poor stomach. She’s 17 and off to college in September and even though I know I’d be buying this for her when it came out, it’d be amazing for her to try it in advance and see if she can get even a smidge of that confidence back in time for college!

  218. Jennifer P
    July 25, 2014 / 9:00 am

    This sounds like it would be perfect for me! I have suffered with extremely oily skin for almost eight years now, and I’ve had spots for that amount of time too. All my blemishes leave dark marks and scars. Thank you for offering to give us a try, this couldn’t have come at better time for me. I’m turning 21 soon and I’m so tired of having bad skin, I desperately need something to help me. I’m new to the French pharmacy skincare, I’ve just started using the Roche Posay Rosaliac UV Legere moisturiser which is great for redness, but not so much for my oily skin. I’d really love to try some more options as I feel like I’ve wasted so much money on skincare that doesn’t work. I’m truly longing for a good skin day, sadly.

  219. Izzy Hicks
    July 25, 2014 / 9:04 am

    Hi Ruth – I’d seriously love to try this out! As a broke journalist who’s been suffering from moderate acne and confused skin for the best part of 10 years, I know a thing or two about skincare regimes for the less-than-minted. My Inner Hirons is giving the foaming cleanser the evil eye, but if it works, it works!

  220. Verity
    July 25, 2014 / 9:07 am

    I am currently 6 months pregnant and I would like this out. I have never suffered from breakouts before and yet for the last 4 months my skin has been horrid, spots, red marks, more dry patches than you can shake a stick at… I was slightly excited just reading your post, I would have bought it, but I am due in October, so I suspect a September launch might be a bit late for me…

  221. Verity
    July 25, 2014 / 9:07 am

    I am currently 6 months pregnant and I would like to try this out. I have never suffered from breakouts before and yet for the last 4 months my skin has been horrid, spots, red marks, more dry patches than you can shake a stick at… I was slightly excited just reading your post, I would have bought it, but I am due in October, so I suspect a September launch might be a bit late for me…

  222. Carly Mensah
    July 25, 2014 / 9:11 am

    Hi, I’d love to test this kit out! I’ve had sensitive skin for years that seems to be neither oily not dry but I’m always getting clogged pores and spots, even when I don’t have a big red spot I never have smooth skin and it’s always got little marks from where I’ve had spots! I’m just starting off modelling and my skin has to be looking it’s best so it would be amazing if this would work for me! I used to have the effaclar but lost i but it did helps loads so I would love to try the trio!

  223. Scarlett O'Connor
    July 25, 2014 / 9:14 am

    Hi Ruth,

    I was the grand old age of 8 when I first got my gift from the acne fairy which lasted 10 years leaving my face looking like “the crater of Mars”- as a male friend so kindly broadcast to my new boyfriend quite recently!! Now in my mid 20’s and after countless high grade antibiotics and vials of tea tree oil (I swear I used to sweat it!)the skin situation has turned more to ‘blemish prone’ in recent years. However, since discovering your blog late last year I have been using both the Effaclar duo+ alongside the accompanying facewash and for what feels like the first time in my life I can leave the house without thinking everyone and their dog is looking at me like some kind of leper! A huge thank you for that.
    My baby sister (12 years)has now reached her hormonal age and is suffering as I did, I have introduced her to Effaclar which has helped tremendously.
    If your looking for teenage skin or a veteran acne sufferer I’m your girl so please,please,please bear me in mind.

  224. AxxaNice
    July 25, 2014 / 9:18 am

    Hello. I am currently using effaclar+duo. Although I do find it helpful (otherwise I wouldn’t still using it) it hasn’t been a miracle product for me. Perhaps a combinations of products could have a better result.

  225. Laura
    July 25, 2014 / 9:20 am

    I have been using effaclar duo + for some time now but am very intrigued by the toner, I’d love to be your tester!

  226. Fiona Cuningham
    July 25, 2014 / 9:22 am

    Hi Ruth. I am in my late 30s and still regularly get breakouts. I really despair sometimes as i have a really important meeting and will have spots all around my chin and jaw line. I feel like I suffer more now at this age than I did in my teens – that may not be true but it feels like that. As a general real my skin is combination and quite good except for these persistent spots. If there’s a solution out there I’d love to try it. I love RP products and have read some great reviews of this range so would love to give it a try. Finger’s crossed. Fi

  227. Corine
    July 25, 2014 / 9:24 am

    Oefff, what can I add to all these comments?

  228. Shirley Ho
    July 25, 2014 / 9:26 am

    Would love to try this, my skin has been acting pretty temperamental lately, so I have been trying to find something that might help calm it down.

  229. Hannah Noori
    July 25, 2014 / 9:31 am

    Aw would love a chance to try this! Suffered from breakouts and I have been looking at this for ages! xx

  230. Nasreen
    July 25, 2014 / 9:33 am

    Would love to try it, heard so much about it :)

  231. July 25, 2014 / 9:34 am

    Ruth this opportunity could not have come at a better time for me. I’m currently in the middle of a product frenzy, trying to resolve a skin issue I’ve had for the last year. As someone who has had almost perfect skin for most of her life, this last year I’ve been battling with problematic skin. It really has come as quite a shock. I’ve been back & forth to the doctors and have yet to find a product to resolve the issue. My skin is really congested around my nose & chin and as a make up artist I have really struggled to find products suitable to conceal. I feel like I’m at the last straw, and I’m desperate to find and trial a product. I would do anything for my skin to begin to clear, and would be absolutely honoured if you were to choose me to trial these products.
    Thank you so much Ruth for this opportunity, Chantelle x

  232. Rhia
    July 25, 2014 / 9:43 am

    I have oily/dry/large pores/brakouts/scarring and nothing I have tried has worked! I have been using the Effeclar duo+ for a while and it has definitely helped but I would love to see if adding the cleanser and toner will find my my holy grail of skincare!! x

  233. Emma
    July 25, 2014 / 9:43 am

    Hey Ruth,

    I am totally, truly, passionately keen to try this out!

    I read about it on Caroline Hirons’ blog a few days ago and was totally intrigued. I’m 23 and am really struggling with breakout prone skin- I had thought that I’d found the solution (Clarisonic and Liquid Gold), but it’s not been as effective as of late. My skin is starting to break out again, is painful and embarrassing and I feel that I need to step things up.

    I’d therefore be truly delighted to get the opportunity to try this out, and would be more than happy to provide reviews. feedback.

  234. Georgie P
    July 25, 2014 / 9:58 am

    At nearly 40!? it may seem bizarre to still have acne outbreaks and yet they come. I have tried many regimens with varied success as I also have sensitive/fragile skin. It seem difficult to find a product that is good for my skin but tough on outbreaks so mostly I just cover up and hope for the best. I am willing to give anything a go so will be looking out for this product.

  235. Sarah Best
    July 25, 2014 / 10:00 am

    Hi Ruth, I think this is a great idea – I get random bursts of spots and would love to try something that doesn’t leave me looking like a lizard with dry, scaly skin. The fact that it’s so easy to use is a big plus – whilst I love a good beauty routine it can take ages before I can actually get some sleep, so something quick and effective would be perfect.

  236. Arnelly P
    July 25, 2014 / 10:13 am

    I would love to try this!!!! I have always used clinique 3 step system and it worked wonders for my skin, but I moved from USA to Spain a year ago and can’t find anything that works as the formulas are different here. I am now getting breakouts and my skin is a mess.

  237. Sofie
    July 25, 2014 / 10:24 am

    Hey Ruth,

    I’ve hit that old quarter of a century milestone so by now I would have thought that spots would be a thing of my past. I was naive. To combat breakouts I tend to use Effaclar Duo ‘the original’ at night time to keep spots and the likes and bay but it would be good to give the new version a try and see how it plays up to the old version. Also I’ll be going on holiday to the heat and sunshine for ten days where I usually come back and find my skin has turned into a war zone! The three step routine might just be what my skin needs to help it though the blood sweat and tears. Can’t wait till this beauty hits the (virtual) shelves.


  238. July 25, 2014 / 10:31 am

    Love this stuff, it’s helped my skin so much! Can you recommend a moisturiser to go on top? Most of the ones I try seem to ‘roll’. Can’t wait to try the toner when it comes out!


  239. Hollie Martin
    July 25, 2014 / 10:33 am

    This is so exciting!:D I adore most la Roche posay products but effaclar duo is my saviour!would love to try out this magic kit:)

  240. Bernie Dirrane
    July 25, 2014 / 10:35 am

    Would love to try it Ruth

  241. Bella
    July 25, 2014 / 10:38 am

    I’ve had spotty, acne prone skin for longer I can (or want to) remember, spent £££££s trying to get rid of it and nothing has worked yet. Serious skin SOS, would love to try these guys out!

  242. Rachel Harris
    July 25, 2014 / 10:39 am

    I would love to try this. Stocked up on La Roche Posay last time I was in France but I’m starting to run out and would love to try something new. I use effeclar due + in the morning and evening and it’s made a huge difference to my quite oily and spot prone skin, although I still get the occasional flare up so hopefully this could help.

  243. Michelle Hunter
    July 25, 2014 / 10:40 am

    Hi there,

    I would love to try this set! Would definitely make up for the fact that the Ikea chair that I asked you about is no longer in stock!



  244. Alexandra
    July 25, 2014 / 10:46 am

    Would love to try, my skin recently went worse, no idea what to do with that. And La Roche-Posay products were recommended by my dermatologist.

  245. Sophie Haughton
    July 25, 2014 / 10:49 am

    I’d love to be a tester! The Effaclar Duo+ has really helped my ‘facial’ acne and so it is now part of my daily routine. The acne on my chest is a little more stubborn though, even with the use of Effaclar Duo+. I’d love to see if the La Roche Posay cleanser-toner-THEN Effaclar would make a difference.
    Thanks Ruth

  246. July 25, 2014 / 10:54 am

    Hello Ruth,

    I’ve suffered from acne since I was about 14 – and I’m lucky enough to still have it now at 28. It’s not as bad as it used to be but still bad enough that I’m wearing full slap every day to cover it (which I don’t think helps much). I’ve tried everything from the docs (even had a bout of roaccutane which was pretty nasty). So I’d love to try this set and I would use it exclusively for the 4 weeks and definitely give an honest review.

    Thanks xx

  247. Amy Giacobbi
    July 25, 2014 / 11:06 am

    I was never one to suffer from acne or bad blemishes in my teens and felt very lucky when my 18th birthday had past and still hadn’t gotten the typical breakout phase in high school. However it seems I’m just a late bloomer and it’s caught up to me. I have no idea which brands or ingredients I should be looking out for. Would be great to see if this works.

  248. Zhenya
    July 25, 2014 / 11:09 am

    Hi Ruth, I would absolutely love to give this a try! My skin is combination with occasional breakouts and some congestion that nothing seems to be able to kick.

  249. Nicole
    July 25, 2014 / 11:13 am

    I’d love to test this!! My teenage skin is pretty grim… I have a bout of spots on my chin which erupted up a few years ago and haven’t budged since – no matter what products I use or treatments I try. The effaclar system looks great! Nicole x

  250. July 25, 2014 / 11:25 am

    I live outside the UK, so I’m not sure if I can apply, but I’d love to try it.

  251. Sofie
    July 25, 2014 / 11:29 am

    Hi Ruth, this would be right up my street. I’ve suffered from acne for about 10 years and I’m now in my early twenties and it’s worse than ever! Just when you think puberty and all those hormones are over, but no such luck. I have literally tried everything from the natural approach to more chemical and scientific products, and everything else in between.I even started having almond milk in my tea to avoid dairy completely, not very nice I must admit.n So perhaps these products could be the answer? I am skeptic, but as I haven’t really tried much from the Effeclar range (didn’t think it would be “strong” enough)what have I got to loose eh? To be honest, it would be my last resort before going to a dreaded “can you put me on meds to clear up my skin please” appointment, I don’t really want to go on any heavy antibiotics or Roaccutane. So maybe, just maybe this
    this could help.

    Best wishes,

    Desperate Sofie

    PS: Sorry for the long thesis

  252. Laura Bozena
    July 25, 2014 / 11:35 am

    Oooh that looks fab, I’d love to be able to test it out. I’m currently using the La Roche Posay Toleraine Fluid, Anthelios XL and the Biomedic Pigment and love them all! My skin is quite oily and prone to those really sore, under the skin, rock hard spots on my chin which leave you a little reminder of their presence in the form of a dark, horrible, impossible to cover up scar for months after. I’m getting married in 10 weeks so anything that would help my skin stay pretty stable between now and then would be amazing!
    Love your site and all of your posts, I feel like I’m listening to a friend talk about the products they love to use! x x

  253. Liz Dalton
    July 25, 2014 / 11:55 am

    Hi Ruth! Well… I have reached the point where I am happy to try ANYTHING!! For the last 6 months my 27 year old skin has driven me nuts. I have a constant outbreak of angry pimples all around my chin and jawline… They are going from bad to worse :'( A great diet, copious amounts of water and a good skin care routine seem to be doing absolutely nothing to help. So would be fab to give this a go! x

  254. Abbie S
    July 25, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    I feel with all the skincare myths that are thrown about, teenagers don’t know how to approach skincare and are often misguided by online recommendations. I am 17 years old and although I don’t suffer with horrendous acne or anything of the sort, I’ve had persistent spots for the past year or so – one leaves, another appears. I know I’m not alone in my situation and feel trying this system would help me (if effective) advise others on how to care for their skin without stripping and overdrying in the hope that it clears spots.

  255. Kate Baker
    July 25, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    I would be very keen to try this please.
    I am 28 years old but have suffered from acne since the age of 10. I was finally prescribed Roaccutane a couple of years ago which had horrible side effects but has stopped the large facial cysts I used to suffer from. Unfortunately, I still experience break outs, particularly on my chin, and would be very willing to try only this this for a few weeks and to write a review of the trial and result. I have tried so many products but am searching for the perfect solution, maybe this is it!
    Fingers crossed!

  256. July 25, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Hi Ruth! I am now 18 but have been suffering with terrible acne since I was about 12. Throughout my high school years I was constantly on the hunt for products to get rid of the spots. I was changing my skincare products every week. I now know that a regular routine is key and have noticed a dramatic change in my skin (for the better thank goodness), however it is still a constant battle and I am currently dealing with a few angry spots and all the scars leftover from the many years of terrible skin. I would love to try these products as my skin can be quite sensitive, and as you stated – the products are great for people with sensitive skin! X

  257. Nina
    July 25, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    I love this brand! It’s been so good for my skin. I’m very keen to give this a go.

  258. July 25, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    I would SO love to test this kit! I blog over at missmakeupmagpie.com and even though I’m 27, I still have the skin of a 17 year old :( xx

  259. Tammy
    July 25, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    Hear about the good things all the time but never try it! Would love to get to experience the magic!

  260. Frances Barcelos
    July 25, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    As a 17 year old from London I get a lot of breakouts – I don’t have acne but my skin is extremely oily and blemish-prone. Nothing has really worked for my skin so far and I’ve tried a lot of products to balance my skin and reduce breakouts so far, but to no avail! I would love to try this LRP trio to see if something finally works for me!

  261. Ailish
    July 25, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Hello Ruth! I would love to try out the new effaclar anti blemish system. I suffer from acne along my chin and jawline and need something that’s going to combat it for good. I’ve tried out so many anti blemish treatments and I would love to find something that actually worked for my skin.

  262. Fern
    July 25, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    I’d love to test this for you, Ruth. I came off the pill 6 months ago due to medical reasons and have been suffering from breakouts ever since. I also suffer from scarring so it would be good to see if this would lighten some of my dark marks. x

  263. Stephanie Webster
    July 25, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    Hi Ruth!

    I have been suffering with hormonal acne along my chin and jawline for a good year now it comes and goes every few weeks! Very annoying it has also left me with purple scarring:( I have used the effaclar duo before and it worked at unblocking my pores. So I’m wondering if I give the whole system a go it will it will help combat my acne!

    Thanks Steph x

  264. Fern
    July 25, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    I’d love to test this for you, Ruth. I came of the pill 6 months ago and have suffered with breakouts ever since. I also have a lot of scarring so it would be great to see if this lightens any of my dark marks! x

  265. Mafalda
    July 25, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    Hi Ruth! As per your recommendation I tried effaclar Duo+ and loved it. I have yet to try the other products of the range, though. I seem to suffer from spots mostly on my forehead (all the time!!!) and on those “wonderful” days of the month, along my chin, jawline and around my mouth. I have sensitive skin, which doesn’t fare well with anti-spot treatments….Having a “challenge” of using this for only four weeks might be the kick up the bum I need to get it sorted instead of just trying everything I can get my hands on!

  266. July 25, 2014 / 3:45 pm

    I would love to test out the full system! I’m a retail makeup artist, so my face always needs a good clearing out after I’ve been testing new foundations and concealers. I suffer from acne along my jawline and found that efficlar duo is the only treatment that doesn’t dry out my already dehydrated skin.

  267. Biljana
    July 25, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    I didn’t have any problemy with my skin until my mid twenties. Now I sometimes have clear complexion, but majority of time I am fighting with some acnes and breakouts. I know for sure that they are not hormonal, so it is purely aesthetic issue. To be honest, I did try Effaclar Duo and it didn’t do anything for my skin. So, I would really love to try Effaclar Duo+ since I am expecting that it is better than the first version.

  268. jumanah kasujee
    July 25, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    I’d like to test them out because about two months ago I started to break out on my forehead and no matter what I’ve tried, the spots do not want to go :(

  269. Niall Kavanagh
    July 25, 2014 / 5:16 pm

    Would REALLY like to test this kit! I tried duo after hearing your recommendation and got amazing results but they didn’t continue with duo+. By the time it came into stock I had a face full of spots that duo+ wasn’t able to shift. I’ve been suffering from spots since I was in my early teens and am now twenty with quite a few scars and would like to get these amazing results everyone else seems to be getting. I’m now using products Caroline told me to get when I met her in Dublin. Even if I don’t get to try it ahead of time I’ll get it to do a week by week review on my YouTube channel.

  270. Zee
    July 25, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    Would luuurrrve to try these out because i m honestly suffering from working hard on my dissertation… Heard a lot of good things about Effaclar Duo+ but this 3-Step thing, has pushed to the highest level of curiosity!
    Love your style and all the sincere reviews of products!:)

  271. Loretta
    July 25, 2014 / 5:21 pm

    Would be happy to test, i’m 39 with very recent adult ache in my t zone area. I’ve used a few products, but nothing is really getting rid of it completely.

  272. July 25, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    Hi Ruth – I would love to give these a whirl, my skin has been playing up over the past year or so, so I’m on the lookout for something that could improve it!

    Kayleigh xo

  273. Megan
    July 25, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    I would love to try out the system – I suffer from hormonal type acne and would love to see if the trio works on my skin as I am having a particularly bad time with it at the moment.

  274. Lisa
    July 25, 2014 / 6:15 pm


    I would love to try the Effaclar anti-blemish system. I am 25 and have been suffering with spots since my late teens. I have tried a tonne of different products which have ‘claimed’ that they prevent and heal spots and scarring. However, none of these have worked on me. They still appear (chin, cheeks, forehead) and the scars that remain take forever to heal and are a nightmare to cover. It ends up really affecting your confidence and I would love to be able t go out sans make-up (or at least sporting the minimal make up look). I have heard great things about effaclar and your review made me really want to try this product. I would therefore love to sample and review it.

    Lisa x

  275. Rebecca
    July 25, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Hi, Ruth. I would like to try this 3-step system, please. I am 32, American, and have had acne my whole life. Even Accutane didn’t keep my skin clear. I also get hormonal acne flare-ups. I would love to be a guinea pig. Thanks!

    • Harry
      July 25, 2014 / 9:23 pm

      Hello Ruth,

      I would be honoured to be a tester for this exciting new product. Due to the fact I am 17 year old male you will receive a somewhat different perspective as I will be able to offer you a perspective of this product from a mans point of you. I do currently have a few blemishes and I am constantly looking for a reliable product that can help in my on-going battle against my blemishes and this product looks like a dream product. I am a self confessed beauty addict and would love the opportunity to review this product and the privilege of working along side you!

      I appreciate you taking the time out for reading my comment
      Many thanks,


  276. Fiona Harris
    July 25, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    Hi Ruth, I would LOVE the opportunity to test these products, I’m 31 and still not found the right products for my spot prone, sensitive skin. Hear great things about the Effaclar range, maybe it’s the perfect product for me!

  277. Haley Borneman
    July 25, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Hello Ruth! I am 18 years old from San Diego, California and have mild/moderate acne (of all sorts). I would say my skin is combination with a slightly oiler t-zone and normal cheeks. My skin is very prone to blackheads, and although I take the time to cleanse properly and acid tone, my skin just seems to get blocked pores more easily than others do.

    I have never tried any products from La Roche Posay. Rite Aid sells their products 10 minutes walking distance from my house but I’ve never tried the Effaclar Duo because it isn’t the salicylic acid kind you get in Europe. SO..it would be amazing if I could try this new line of products and give you a thorough response of how it went for me. :)

    Thank you!

  278. Ada Young
    July 25, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    The title to this post had me totally excited that they were finally putting out a whole system targeted for skin prone to blemishes! I started using Effaclar Duo after reading your thorough review and have really noticed a difference when it came to the frequency and severity of my blemishes! Good thing we have the salicylic acid version in Canada! I would love to give this system a go!

  279. Zainab
    July 25, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    Hi Ruth, I would absolutely love to try this set! I am 21 years old (22 in August) still suffering from bumpy, acne-prone skin and have tried almost everything out there.

  280. Rebeka
    July 25, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    Hello, I’ve been having acne for the past 4 years, there is hardly any spot on my face where I don’t have a spot or blemish. I would love to test it out as I’m open to anything that would make me feel okay to leave my house without foundation. :)

  281. Sherrie
    July 25, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    Saw this post yesterday via twitter but couldn’t comment on my phone…I wonder if the combination of all three products together will literally work wonders. My skin is generally quite good other than the odd spot and hormonal breakouts but last week I had a number of breakouts appear on my forehead and one gigantic one on my cheek. I’ve been using Effalcar Duo on them, which is usually great but they just wont go (massive sob)! I don’t understand why but anyhow, it will be interesting to see how the trio works. Look forward to hearing peoples feedback :)

  282. Anne le Roux
    July 25, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    I am a 16 year old from Glasgow. I have combination skin and often get breakouts. I have been looking for a simple and easy to use brand that will clear up my skin. I have tried many of the brand that claim to work for teenage skin but none of them have made a huge difference. I would love to try out this set of products and see if they work!

    • yasmine choudhry
      July 28, 2014 / 2:40 pm

      Hi Ruth
      I would Love to review this product as I have been experiencing spots. Never had them in my teens. I love reviewing products and have done this for YSL,La therapie,Bliss,beauty bible,boots,debenhams and so many more brands.
      This looks a great kit and perfect for problematic skin.
      Thank you

  283. Heather Harris
    July 25, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    I’ve been eyeballing this system for ages, and am dying to try. Fingers crossed that you ship to the states…

  284. Naomi
    July 25, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    I would love to try this, pregnancy has meant the return of adult acne and as I scar easily, a horribly patchy scarred face. They all sound amazing!!

  285. Kasia
    July 25, 2014 / 9:08 pm

    Wonderful giveaway! I loved both creams + and duo and would love to receive the whole package to have more optimal and complex approach to my skincare.

    best regards,

  286. Maddie
    July 25, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    I’d love to try the 3 step routine as I keep getting loads of blemishes and scarring (I’m a teenager so I guess this is fairly normal? but they don’t seem to go away even after a few weeks), and all things I’ve tried so far have either been far too heavy and made my skin oily or too light and barely do anything so I’d love to try this!

  287. Lindsay S
    July 25, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    I have never tried the effeclar duo before but have always wanted to. I’m 28 and right in the middle of an explosion of spotiness on my chin, nose and temples. Yuk.

    Would love the chance to try this kit out – it sounds brilliant.

  288. Sarah
    July 25, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    I would love to test this product, I’m 33 xxx

  289. Zuzana
    July 25, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    Hi Ruth, my sister is using some of their stuff ans she loves it.
    I would love to try it myself xx

  290. Bec Worthington
    July 25, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Hi Ruth, I would love to be given a chance to try out the new effaclar system. My skin has always been problematic but especially of late. I have become wary on spending a lot of money on new products as I have been disappointed or broken out at times. I will give you my honest opinion if chosen as I know how important it is for a woman’s confidence to have beautiful clear skin and at the age of 27 I am hoping I will too one day soon. Will this kit be my skin’s savior?

  291. camille
    July 25, 2014 / 10:10 pm

    Hi Ruth! Would really love to try this out please. Still struggling with acne and i am in my 30’s!

  292. Amy Gage
    July 25, 2014 / 10:13 pm

    Hi Ruth! I would love to try out this kit :) I am 16 years old with occasional teenage breakouts! I have been looking for good skincare which has been specifically targeted for teenage/acne prone skin, and I think this set would be perfect!
    Amy x

  293. Ang
    July 25, 2014 / 10:15 pm

    Considering the fact that I have been trying to get rid of this persistent small spots for months now, I would love to try this set and test its efficacity!

  294. Trinda
    July 25, 2014 / 10:17 pm

    Hi Ruth, I’d love to try out the 3-step system! I have yet to find a regime that works, and I’m willing to try anything! I’ve had acne/blemish-prone skin since I was about 14 so I’ve tried many things to clear it up and to no avail!

  295. Sophie
    July 25, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    Excited by the launch of these products especially the toner.

  296. crystal
    July 25, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    Hi ruth I would love to try this out I have oily acne prone skin and previously tried effaclar duo based on your recommendation and it really helped would love to try more of the range.

  297. Harry
    July 25, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Hello Ruth,

    I would be honoured to be a tester for this exciting new product. Due to the fact I am 17 year old male you will receive a somewhat different perspective as I will be able to offer you a perspective of this product from a mans point of you. I do currently have a few blemishes and I am constantly looking for a reliable product that can help in my on-going battle against my blemishes and this product looks like a dream product. I am a self confessed beauty addict and would love the opportunity to review this product and the privilege of working along side you!

    I appreciate you taking the time out for reading my comment
    Many thanks,


  298. Carla
    July 25, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    I am 42 and have been dealing with acne my entire life. Some say its a teenage problem but for some of us we struggle for a long time with whiteheads, blackheads and cystic nodules. I am one of them, and I have never found a permanent solution. I would love to try this system!!

  299. Denise Leyden
    July 25, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    Hi Ruth, I would love to give this a try! I have been really battling with my cystic acne and scaring lately and getting a bit over looking like a spotty teenager rather than the 27yr I am!

  300. Katie
    July 25, 2014 / 11:16 pm

    I’d love a chance to try this, I have some horribly stubborn spots around my chin and jawline that refuse to go (and I can’t hide them with my hair!)

  301. Claire
    July 25, 2014 / 11:27 pm

    Hi Ruth, I would love to give these a try. I’ve suffered from acne since my teens, I’m now 32 and getting married next year so am looking for something to help clear my sensitive skin before the big day. Love your blog and videos, Claire x

  302. Katie Adams
    July 25, 2014 / 11:40 pm

    Hi Ruth. I’d love to test these products out. I’m 26 and have oily/combination skin. I often find products for my skin type are too harsh and make my face red, so I’m keen to find something gentle but effective.

  303. July 25, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    I’d love to try this! Sounds awesome!

  304. Sabrina
    July 26, 2014 / 12:03 am

    Yo Ruth!!

    I would appreciate the opportunity to try out the products!
    pick me, pick me, pick me!!! lol

  305. Elinka
    July 26, 2014 / 2:06 am

    I would love to try to Effaclar Duo! I have sensitive skin and some problems with redness and breakouts.

  306. Rebecca
    July 26, 2014 / 6:21 am

    I would be more than happy to try this out. I’m 27 (two days away, I’ll count it) and have bouts of acne that can get pretty extreme, including some boil-type ones that never surface. I also have very oily skin, so something like this might work great for me.

  307. phoebe prowse
    July 26, 2014 / 6:37 am

    Hi ruth! i would love to try these products! im 20, a very very busy student, and have had pretty bad spots since i was 13 or so. im over wearing heaps of makeup especially when i have class all day and it just slides off my oily skin, leaving me feeling pretty terrible :( i would be so thrilled to be your guinea pig and i promise id give you a great review! :D

    • phoebe prowse
      July 28, 2014 / 4:10 am

      sorry i just wanted to add that i have very very oily skin! and not very sensetive at all, but still a bit of redness that i would love to see calm down :)

  308. Diana
    July 26, 2014 / 7:59 am

    Hi Ruth,
    I am a willing participant and would love to test and give honest and thorough feedback about the range. I am 31, from the UK and I regularly get breakouts (unfortunately!). I have tried other products which haven’t really helped, so this would be a good opportunity to try this range and see if it is helpful for others too.

  309. Leonie
    July 26, 2014 / 8:27 am

    Hi Ruth,
    I’d love to try the 3-step system. Having suffered from acne and spots for about half my life, since they reared their ugly heads at the age of 10 till now. Since then I have tried ever prescribed and over the counter acne treatment, barring the effeclar duo system and roaccutane as that is a road I don’t want to try, it would be great of this was the thing that could keep them at bay.

  310. jessica
    July 26, 2014 / 9:09 am

    I would love love love to try this. Salicylic acid has completed changed my skin for the better. I had been suffering with adult acne suddenly at the age of 26 and was at a complete loss as to how to handle it. Your advise & effaclar duo are slowly starting to make a huge difference and this kit sounds exactly what I need to finish the job off!

  311. Ann Shake
    July 26, 2014 / 10:10 am

    Hi Ruth, I’d love to test out the anti blemish system. I’ve been suffering with stubborn acne since my early 20s and right now i’m using my derm recommended cleanser, BP & moisturiser. However, BP is very harsh and I’m not too excited about the cleanser as well. My skin loves the moisturiser somedays and not others. I’m also moving towards a more organic diet. So I’d love to test out this complete system and report back with my findings.

  312. Abigail
    July 26, 2014 / 11:10 am

    Hi Ruth, I would love to try the effaclar set out, I have wanted to try the effaclar duo for a while after your recommendation. Although my skin has cleared up a lot since my teens it still has it moments when I breaks out and I am looking for something to prevent/help these.

  313. Claudia Bridgens
    July 26, 2014 / 11:19 am

    Hi Ruth,

    I would be really love to try out the set. I’m 21 and have had acne since I was about 13. I’ve tried out just about everything, from the more medical side with antibiotic tablets and solutions to some quite harsh topical skin treatments. Having typically combination skin this has tended to be a bit hit and miss and find myself in an either or situation with blemishes or extreme dryness (I remember a particularly bad patch with a Rodial set my mum brought back from America).

    In general I have always trusted more natural treatments and after years I’ve settled on a focus on diet as well as vitamin supplements, along with something of a weakness for superfood fads. But while this helps to suppress bouts of blemishing it doesn’t go all the way to the inevitable stress related explosions, as well as it feeling wrong to dutifully eat avocados and be so susceptible to Australian beach bunny related goji marketing. I find combining this with a very pared back skin routine helps a lot.

    I started using Avene products after being suggested them by a dermatologist after a microdermabrasion treatment. I really liked them but found I still had some dryness even when using a serum and moisturiser. I tried out the La Roche light moisturiser soon after and found them to be the holy grail of French thermal spring water. They seem to give the ‘long lasting under the skin’ type feeling of moisture, and have since tried to perfect which strength of moisturiser is right depending on winter/summer (the all purpose balm is also incredible on sun burn). At the moment I’m using the gel cleanser for oily sensitive skin with the toleriane fluid.

    I have wanted to try out the anti-blemish products but am always slightly apprehensive of investing in a set without trying first, so would love to get the chance!

    Claudia X

  314. Emily Dixon
    July 26, 2014 / 12:00 pm

    Hey Ruth – I’d love to give these a go! I’m 23 so whilst I’d love to pretend my skin is still going through a teenage phase, it probably isn’t! I’ve been trying the Effaclar Duo amongst my normal skincare, and haven’t really noticed a difference. Therefore it’d be great to take the whole routine back to basics and see if I can banish these blemishes for good! Thanks :)

  315. Lucy Robson
    July 26, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    I would love to give these products a try, I’ve been having major problems with my skin recently and I can’t seem to find a product that has cleared it up, plus I have always wanted to try a La Roche-Posay product but have just never got around to it! Thanks :)

  316. lisa
    July 26, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    I have been dealing with acne my entire life. Now at 32, with 3 beautiful daughters, I find myself not wanting to leave the house because of my skin. I would love to try this system, and hopefully have great results!

  317. Christina
    July 26, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    First of all I’m a big fan of yours because you got me hooked on the whole skincare subject.
    I have combination to oily skin with dry patches around my mouth an cheek area so it’s very complicated for me to find a proper skin care system which isn’t drying.
    The Effeclar sounds just right and I would be so excited to try these products.
    I wish you well, Christina

  318. Jennifer Sutton
    July 26, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    Probably too late but here goes. Have had moderate to severe acne since age 8. Been on Accutane, Anti-biotics etc. Currently 31 year old RN with acneic-combo-sensitive skin in Canada.

  319. Katarzyna
    July 26, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    I’m a big fan cosmetics from pharmacy. I believe that they are more effective and safe than from drugstore.

  320. Tati
    July 26, 2014 / 10:41 pm

    This is a lovely kit of effaclar. i suffer from this problem some years now, it would be nice to test them.

  321. Melinda Rabenstein
    July 26, 2014 / 11:45 pm

    I’ve been fighting acne since I was 12. The doctor solutions didn’t work well though he never wanted to go to acutane. In the past 6 months its been getting steadily worse and I’m running out of ideas. If this worked, it would be a life saver.

  322. Stephanie
    July 27, 2014 / 12:26 am

    I would love to test these out. I’m 22 and need to find a solution to my skin issues! I start my new teaching job in September and don’t want to be mistaken for one of the teens I teach!

  323. Penny
    July 27, 2014 / 9:47 am

    Hi Ruth! What a great opportunity! I’m in my twenties with oily/combination East Asian skin, it’s a nightmare trying to clear up those little bumps and such but I loved the Effaclar Duo when I tried it, will definitely be looking to try out the toner. Regardless of whether or not I get to test this I’m really looking forward to reading the reviews! Thanks again =)

  324. Cris Rajic
    July 27, 2014 / 4:31 pm

    I´d love to be a tester!! I´m 35 and I love effaclar, I started using it from your recommendation and it´s definitely a win win.
    Thanks Ruth!

  325. Alexandra Linford
    July 27, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    I would love to give this a go, I’m 38 and I have suffered from acne from my mid 20’s. It used to be cystic but somehow that has cleared, but my chin is a constant breakout, pimply little sods that never come to anything xx

  326. Alexandra Linford
    July 27, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    I posted my comment earlier but just thought I would mention I have oily sensitive skin x

  327. Emma Lane
    July 28, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    Hi Ruth
    I’m 43 years old this week and still troubled by my skin (since my early 20s).
    I have combination skin however it’s not too extreme – not too oily nor too dry nor too sensitive. My concern is congestion which leads to break-outs and I have tried so many products without much success. I use effaclar duo, since you recommended it and I think it’s excellent but not the complete answer to fixing up my skin. So maybe adding the other two products will be the solution I’ve been searching for?
    Thank you for considering me for the testing. I love products and I can be very focused and disciplined, and I’ll be very happy to report regularly on progress.
    Best wishes, Emma

  328. Ralu
    July 28, 2014 / 5:14 pm

    I love love love the Effaclar range, and I am so happy they are releasing a new toner, as the previous one was awful for sensitive skin. Too much alcohol.
    I adore acids for my skin and the thought of a toner like this gets me really excited. Can’t wait for it to be on the market.
    My skin is fairly sensitive , prone to blackheads and acne and I would love to try it xxx

  329. Nicolina
    July 28, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    I may seem like the odd one out but I’d love to test this kit on my back. I have quite a developed case of bacne (it looks as good as it sounds) and despite having done a cure of Roaccutane a few years ago (I’m 22 now) it never went away completely. My skin has become considerably more sensitive though, so anything that is formulated for body acne is usually too harsh to use. This seems like a good thorough routine and I know for a fact that La Roche Posay does not irritate my skin :)

  330. Alex
    July 29, 2014 / 10:24 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    I would love to try this range. I suffer breakouts at seemingly completely random times, it would be great to find one solution to this constant problem. I’m 23 and bored of teenage skin!

  331. judi
    July 31, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    Hi Ruth, I’m 49 years old and having had no spots for decades, I’ve started having them again, particularly around my chin. I guess my menopause is coming! I’d love to give this system a try… Thanks.

  332. Sami
    August 7, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    I would love to try this cream!!

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