La Roche-Posay Offers a Solution to Oily Skin

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Did you know that 1 in 3 women identify as having oily skin?


Thanks to our friends at La Roche Posay , we just got the scoop on two great new beauty products about to become available and wanted to share them with you!

Oily Skin?

Shine and enlarged pores share a single physiological cause: hyperseborrhea. Sebum is a natural component of skin’s hydro-lipidic film. In moderate amounts, it fulfils a key protective role by forming part of the epidermal barrier function. In cases of hyperseborrhea, sebocytes secrete abnormally large quantities of sebum into the sebaceous gland canal. Engorged with this sebum, the sebaceous glands excrete this sebum onto skin’s surface, causing pores to enlarge due to
this sebum flow. On the surface, skin is shiny and oily, pores are enlarged and open, making them more visible.

La Roche-Posay offers a solution with Effaclar M – a new daily moisturizer that helps to control oily skin. Oily skin stems from a condition called Hyperseborhea –pores are enlarged, allowing for strong sebum flow. Effaclar M reduces pore size, in turn reducing, sebum flow, leaving skin with a clean shine-free, matte finish. Effaclar M and the entire Effaclar family are vital in providing clear skin for acne sufferers.

Effaclar M Statistical Efficacy *Source: Consumer tests on 124 women. Use for 3 weeks.

Neutralises shine from the first application:

  • Makes the skin matt: 96%
  • Keeps the skin from becoming oily again during the day: 92%

Reduces sebum production each day:

  • Regulates excess sebum: 95%
  • Gradually restores balance in oily areas: 97%

Ideal cosmetic properties:

  • Moisturizes the skin: 90%
  • Suitable for sensitive skin: 93%
  • Pleasant to use: 96%

Effaclar M 40 mL has a retail price of $30.00 and will be available in pharmacies across Canada in August.

Pigmentation Disorders

According to a recent study, 1 in 2 Canadian women experience pigmentation disorders that can stem from sun damage to signs of aging. La Roche-Posay offers women new Mela-D pigment control serum, a 2x concentrated serum (versus Mela-D Serum) that corrects the look of dark spots as of 2 weeks for a radiant appearance.

Mela-D Pigment Control Serum Statistical Efficacy: *Online consumer panel, Canadian Face Care Tracking, 2010

  • Look of dark spots: 28% reduced after 8 weeks
  • Uneven looking skin reduced by 24%
  • Radiance is improved by 36%.

Mela- D Pigment Control Serum 30 mL has a retail price of $55.00 is available in drugstores and pharmacies across Canada in August.


 Want info on more La Roche-Posay products? Check out our recent review / giveaway here and info / giveaway about Rosacea here Please note: both giveaways have now ended.


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