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LRP Effaclar Duo+ vs. Paula's Choice - which is best for blocked pores/whiteheads?

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user1475253854 Mon 14-Nov-16 13:59:01

Which is best for blocked pores and whiteheads etc? Also which Paula's Choice BHA - there seem to be several? TIA for any advice.

likeavirgo Mon 14-Nov-16 19:16:01

I have both and can honestly say at the moment, neither one have made much of a difference! They both have great reviews so I think consistency and perseverance is key.

user1475253854 Mon 14-Nov-16 19:25:38

That's interesting virgo. How long have you had them? Also which PC do you have?

verystressedmum Mon 14-Nov-16 19:45:28

I have both of them. Well I have Paula's choice 1% retinol I'm not sure which PC product you are looking at.

LRP doesn't make much difference to the blocked pores I found, though my face was more even toned. But tbh it could be because of the other products I use rather than LRP, I chuck it all on and hope something works.

The only thing that remotely makes a difference is a retinol product, ideally I'd like a retin a cream but it's not easy to get hold of and the PC retinol is not bad.

verystressedmum Mon 14-Nov-16 19:48:00

You're supposed to use salicylic acid for spots/blackheads but I can't use it it brings my face out in huge bumps so I use glycolic and retinol.

I bought the Timeless serum from America and had high hopes for it but I seem to have come out in spots hmm

ChickenVindaloo Mon 14-Nov-16 20:13:15

PC 2 per cent salicylic lotion (the anti-redness one in the blue tube) really cleared out my blackheads but you do need to keep using it or they come back.

user1475253854 Thu 17-Nov-16 14:38:46

Thanks chicken I'll look into that PC one.

ChickenVindaloo Thu 17-Nov-16 20:35:22

Good luck, user! Go carefully at first and use SPF.

user1475253854 Thu 17-Nov-16 22:22:40

Thanks chicken do you recommend any non-comodogenic SPFs?

ChickenVindaloo Thu 17-Nov-16 23:33:30

Hi, for winter, a moisturiser containing SPF is probs ok. Avene or La Roche Posay.

Otherwise, La Roche Posay Antihelios SPF50 is the one recommended by the goddess Dr Sam Bunting.

Akupaul76 Fri 18-Nov-16 04:25:40

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user1475253854 Sat 19-Nov-16 11:53:56

Thanks again chicken.

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