Rate or Hate? Reviews Of Moisturisers I Tried In 2020 For Acne Prone Skin – La Roche Posay Effaclar, Avene Cleanance Comedomed, Cerave SA, Cetaphil, Bioderma.

In the mini series of posts rounding up all the products I tried this year we have moisturisers next! I have to be honest this one was a pretty easy one for me as I’ve been using and loving the same daily moisturiser for about 4 years and am really impressed with it. This review includes some samples I received but ultimately I don’t plan to experiment with new moisturisers for my skin as I’ve already found what works for me.

Avene Cleanance Comedomed

Likes: lightweight, hydrating, helped clear blemishes somewhat, suitable for sensitive skin

Dislikes: strong artificial smell, didn’t help with hyperpigmentation at all, price and the bottle made it impossible to know when the product would run out leaving me caught short without a moisturiser one morning!

Rate or Hate? I wouldn’t buy this again as I didn’t notice enough positive benefits for the price and found a product that works better for me.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+

Likes: lightweight, hydrates well, no smell, brilliant at fading hyperpigmentation, never stings, really gentle formula, it’s super easy to get all the product out the tube by cutting it open. I really like the packaging of this for easy use and it’s also regularly on offer making it more affordable.

Dislikes: it claims to “unclog” skin and improve blackheads / texture which I’ve never noticed

Rate or Hate? RATE! This has been my go-to moisturiser for over 4 years and I will continue to purchase this without a doubt. Whenever I try any other moisturisers I’m always reminded of why I love this so much for helping to fade post spot marks gently.

Cerave SA Smoothing Cream

Likes: was great for tiny under the skin bumps on my shoulders

Dislikes: 100% no good for my face, it stung so much that I had to wash it off.

Rate or Hate? I was lucky to try around 15ml worth of this product via free samples to test it out but personally wouldn’t go out and buy this. I probably would if body acne was a bigger issue for me as it worked so well on tiny pin prick spots on my shoulders.

Cetaphil Rich Night Cream

Likes: Thick soothing formula, fantastic at combatting drying side effects of prescriptions, doesn’t clog pores, suitable for sensitive skin, incredible value for money

Dislikes: I have none?!

Rate or Hate? RATE! I’ve bought this at least 3 times since discovering it, I’m so grateful to the pharmacist who recommended it. It’s so reasonable, I’ve paid around £5 for this when on promotion. Does the exact job I need it to without costing a fortune so I love this!

Bioderma Sebium Hydra

Likes: lightweight feel, non greasy, very hydrating

Dislikes: this product made my face SO shiny in ways I’ve never experienced before. It wasn’t remotely mattifying and I swear it got progressively worse throughout the day.

Rate or Hate? Borderline hate… I’d use this at night if I didn’t love the Cetaphil product so much. I tried a 5ml sample of this throughout a week and will not be buying it.

The Final Word

This is the easiest one so far for me – hands down – the day cream winner is, and I think always will be, La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Duo+. The Cetaphil Rich Night Cream is a product I’ve probably bought about 3 or 4 times already and I wouldn’t want to be without it, it’s so effective for the price and it doesn’t break me out. I don’t plan to experiment with new moisturisers in 2021 as these tick the boxes for me.

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11 thoughts on “Rate or Hate? Reviews Of Moisturisers I Tried In 2020 For Acne Prone Skin – La Roche Posay Effaclar, Avene Cleanance Comedomed, Cerave SA, Cetaphil, Bioderma.

  1. The Roche Posay Effaclar+ has been my to go moisturizer for ages and I absolutely love it! Unfortunalty doesn’t provide enough moisturizing on my oily skin (it’s surprising, I know) so I also use the La Roche posey Toleriane cream! Both products are amazing and great for acne/sensitive skin!

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