Review: La Roche Posay Effaclar H Hydrating Cream Cleanser

If you’ve read about my morning and evening summer skincare routines, then you’ll know there is a new cleanser in my life. Namely the La Roche Posay Effaclar H Hydrating Cream Cleanser.

For a while, I used the Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel (good stuff if you are really oily). But after over a year of use, I’ve started to notice that my skin is very tight and dry. So to combat that, there had to be a few changes to my skincare. Naturally, I asked all of my lady friends if they had any recommendations for a good cleanser, that would not dry out my skin but still fight breakouts. The almost unanimous answer was “Go by the La Roche Posay Effaclar H Hydrating Cream Cleanser!”. Thanks, ladies. I owe you one.

See ever since I’ve started to use this cleanser, my skin feels much better. Yes, it is still tight and dry, but I think that’s mostly down to the 30% humidity¬†we have right now. At the same time, the massive amount of breakouts that I have been experiencing around my skin is slowly easing. On one side I am almost entirely spot-free. (Not scar-free, but you know, one thing at a time.) I use the¬†La Roche Posay Effaclar H Hydrating Cream Cleanser both as my only cleansing step in the morning and as my second cleanser in the evening. In the morning it gets rid of all the sweat and oils that have built up over another hot summer night (seriously, when is it finally fall). And at night, it’s great at removing any balm cleanser left on my face.

First the great stuff: Besides doing wonders for my skin, the La Roche Posay Effaclar H Hydrating Cream Cleanser smells wonderful. The scent is very light, a little powdery, but nothing assaulting. In the evenings after a long day, it really helps to calm me down. Then there is the pump, which I think is fantastic for a cleanser. Nothing is worse than trying to unscrew or open a lid with wet hands!

Other good stuff is both the price and the size of the La Roche Posay Effaclar H Hydrating Cream Cleanser. I paid approximately 15EUR for 200ml of product. Pretty impressive, given the results.

My only not so good thing is, again, that it is not very travel-friendly. You simply close the pump by turning it one way, which I feel will just unturn in my bag and spill everywhere. So when I’m going on my big cross US road trip with the family, I am repotting!

You can buy the La Roche Posay Effaclar H Hydrating Cream Cleanser here or here.

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