La Roche-Posay Product Review | Rebecca Sophie

Hey guys!

This week I really wanted to share with you a quick review of my favourite La Roche-Posay products because it is one of my most used and most trusted skincare brands. Their products are always soft on the skin and make a big difference in my everyday routine, especially when helping with the eczema I get around my eyes and with dry, sensitive skin overall. I have to admit that I buy most of these at my local pharmacy in Belgium so they are a bit cheaper but I have listed them all down below so that you can check out prices etc. Full products, links and video down below!

My top pick out of all of these would definitely be the Nutritic Intense Riche because it has never let me down. Smells really nice and is heavy enough for my dry skin without feeling oily.

Effaclar Mat is great if you’ve got oilier skin, and I use it regularly when I’ve got lots of cream on or if I’m having an oily skin day – really gives a mat look without drying out the skin.

One that I originally had mixed opinions is the body wash called Lipikar Huile Lavante. It’s got a great texture and seriously softens and moisturises but I don’t love the smell. Saying that, I still go straight to this product when I feel like the weather’s a bit harsh on my skin!

If you’re looking for a daily body cream, I would highly recommend Lipikar Lait Body Cream as it is not very expensive and seriously does the trick! I have re-purchased this lotion a few times and would recommend it even over fancy branded lotions I’ve used.

I don’t use face scrubs very often because of my sensitive skin but about once or twice a month I really like to wash my face well and feel like it’s been 100% cleaned. When I do this, I go straight for the Gommage Surfin Face Scrub from La Roche-Posay. It’s surprisingly soft on sensitive skin but gives a very clean feeling after use.

Not gonna lie, the Effaclar Gel Moussant Purifiant is now my boyfriend’s favourite. I didn’t even realise he was using it until I noticed half the bottle was gone, but I wasn’t too annoyed because I only use this a few times a month too. It’s better for oilier skin types but every once in a while my skin does feel oily so then I like to switch it up and use this… When there’s any left!

I have had to be very careful with this product in the past because it is quite strong but if you suffer from random, BAD pimples, Effaclar Duo Dual Action Acne Treatment Cream is your man. Seriously. Kills them.

Last but not least, a luxury that I can’t help but re-purchase is the La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. I probably use it for the wrong reasons (overheating and dampening my beauty blender…) but it is a LOVELY thing to have on your makeup table, or a mini in your bag to just refresh your face now and then.

FYI my glasses from the video: Ollie Quinn Glasses in Gamble – http://bit.ly/2s1KOG6 (mine are the ‘fireflies’ version)

Hope you guys enjoyed and let me know what your favourite products are down below!

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EVERYDAY MAKEUP ROUTINE | Rebecca Sophie

Hi All 🙂 This is just a quick tutorial of how I usually do my makeup. Let me know what you think and see below for a list of what I used!


Hope you enjoy, and as always, thank you for watching, subscribing and liking my channel ❤️
xx Rebecca

List of products:

La Roche Posay
Effaclar Mat Anti-Shine

Smashbox
Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Bare Minerals
Original – Fairly Light

Estee Lauder
Bronze Goddess, 01 Light

Bare Minerals
Mineral Veil

Mac Veluxe Brow Liner
Strawberry Blonde

Lord & Berry Liquid Eyeliner
Forever Black

Shu Uemura Cream On
Soft Pink

Benefit Ready, Set, Brow!

Jo Malone
Wood Sage & Sea Salt

 

6 Autumn Beauty Essentials

Unsurprisingly, my birthday season is in my opinion one of the best times of year. What more could you ask for than pumpkin flavoured everything, orange leaves all over the ground and new hats and scarves! This does also mean that my skin gets very dry, very quickly. With dots of eczema here and there, I also have to be pretty careful with what I use, so I’ve gathered up my favourites so that hopefully you find a couple new favourites too!

  • La Roche-Posay Ultra Fine Scrub
    • One to use sparingly, this lovely little tub of scrub is great for sensitive skin. Most scrubs are quite harsh on my skin but this one is just soft enough that I feel like my face has been thoroughly cleansed but I haven’t scratched off an entire layer of skin…

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  • Neal’s Yard Almond Oil
    • Now i know I’ve mentioned this one a few times on this blog already but it’s only because this is my skin saviour year on year. It’s the only thing that can manage my eczema and goes on perfectly after something like the scrub above.

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  • Lush BIG Shampoo
    • A must have if you’re a fan of scented shampoos. I switch between this and more moisturising shampoos as I find this slightly dries out my hair (not always a bad thing) but the texture is so nice, with salt flakes that foam up. I also cannot begin to explain how good this smells – and you can really smell it even after having dried your hair, and the day after. No joke. I love this.

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  • Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion
    • I got this as a gift from my aunt and didn’t use it for a while as I was getting through a big tub of Neutrogena that I was determined to finish up. I now wish I had switched to this ages ago. Although on the pricier side, this moisturiser is thick but not too thick, smells good but not too strong, sinks into the skin but not too much… You get the idea.

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  • OGX Argan Oil shampoo
    • Like I was saying with the Lush shampoo, this is what I use when I feel my hair needs that extra little bit of love. I notice stronger and softer hair right after washing and I feel this really gives my hair the refresh that it needs when the weather keeps changing so much.

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  • Origins Drink Up mask
    • Although I’m always tempted by that gorgeous gold Origins mask that peels off, I can’t help but reach for this one every time. After being sick for a few days recently I was completely dehydrated and overnight my skin dried out. Using this once before the shower and following it with a thin coat of my trusty E45 – good as gold.

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Let me know what your top autumn picks are and please do check out my first autumn vlog below 🙂

Pharmacy Favourites:

Before I start this post I have to admit that I pick up most of my skincare products at Belgian pharmacies because they’re usually much cheaper, but you can find all of these in the UK somewhat easily, so I’ve added links to the cheapest UK prices for them throughout the post.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lait & Micellar Water:
I cannot recommend La Roche-Posay enough – their products are some of the only ones that I can be sure that my skin will not react to, and they always have a nice scent but nothing too strongly perfumed. I just feel very very clean after using these products.

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Soap & Glory Smoothie Breakfast Scrub:
Not one for scrubs because of sensitive skin, I have begun using this on my legs no more than once a week and have really noticed smoother, softer skin. It also smells amazing… 🙂

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OGX Coconut Milk:
This is the one product that I always save up my Boots points for! I have tried a few different OGX hair products and they’re all great – but this coconut milk shampoo & conditioner leaves my hair smelling amazing even the day after washing, and it really seems to nourish my hair without leaving a heavy or greasy feeling.

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Neal’s Yard Refining Cleanser:
This is one of those lovely face washes that comes with a little muslin cloth, so you put it onto dry skin and then use the hot wet cloth to gently cleanse the skin. I have been using this for a couple months now and feel like it really works with my skin – gentle but still gives the impression if giving you a full clean. If you suffer from eczema and have never tried Almond Oil, I would highly recommend popping into a Neal’s Yard store and checking that out too!

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L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil:
Shower oils are my new obsession, and this little beauty is where it started. Not a cheap one, but this shower oil is just the nicest texture and smells amazing! My bathroom also stays smelling like this all day, which isn’t a bad plus.

Rituals Yogi Flow:
I cannot express to you how good this smells. I’d say about 95% of why I use this product is the smell, and the other 5% is because it comes out as a kind of gel and foams up when you mix it with water into such a nice texture.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Oil:
Have you noticed my little obsession with shower oils by any chance? As with the La Roche-Posay products above though, this shower oil is great for everyday use, and smells lovely but is not too overpowering. Out of all of these, it also keeps my skin the most hydrated after use so I would definitely recommend it for anyone who has eczema.

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So there you go, my secret pharmacy obsessions..! Let me know what you save up your Boots points for, or if you have any recommendations 🙂

Favourite Facial Products

Today I thought I would show you my go-to facial products. As you know, I can get pretty picky with this kind of thing because of my eczema, but these are my favourites that have been tried and tested again and again:

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash
There’s nothing better than starting your day with a refreshing face wash! This one goes above and beyond because not only is it PINK and happy but it smells so fresh and has never let me down.
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No. 7 Essential Moisture
As moisturisers go, I get pretty picky because of my eczema. No. 7 products have really become a go-to for me because they’re hypo-allergenic without being those boring creams my dermatologist gives me. I use their Essential Moisture night and day creams and I’m really happy with them, only £9 too!
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Nivea Creme
I don’t even know how to start with this one. It is no joke my life saver. My mom used to use this on my when I was little, and I now use it for everything, even as a makeup remover! I can’t even use normal makeup removers anymore because they just don’t work as well. Please please if you don’t already use this, TRY IT!
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Avène Lotion Micellaire
I’m happy with any Avène cleanser to be honest, but at the moment I’m using the micellar lotion cleanser, which is just so soft and calming and smells nice too. My mom recommended this one to me a few months back and I can’t see any time soon where I didn’t use this anymore.
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Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
During the rough winter months, my skin really starts to dry out and play tricks on me. This is one of those miracle products that I use about once a week, and it just refreshes my skin overnight! You also have to use so little of it (I mix in a couple drops with my night cream) that it lasts forever!
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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo[+]
Finally, for those certain times of the month where your skin, along with everything else, hates you a little (if you didn’t get that: PMS) my go-to product is Effaclar Duo+. I found this at my pharmacy in Belgium and very quickly got hooked, so thank god they sell in at Boots! You have to be careful because it can dry out your skin if you use it too much, but for those times where pimples are just showing up everywhere and you might just be tempted to call in sick, try this!
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