La Roche Posay Acne Treatment Face Serum - 1oz

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About this item

At a glance

Paraben Free
Paraben Free
Contains Salicylic Acid
Contains Salicylic Acid
Acne-Prone Skin
Acne-Prone Skin

Highlights

  • Clears acne blemishes and helps prevent new breakouts
  • Visibly reduces pores, fine lines, and post-acne marks
  • 21% reduction of whiteheads and blackheads in 4 weeks
  • 77% agree pores appear less visible in 2 weeks
  • 45% reduction of pimples in 4 weeks
  • 49% improvement of post-acne marks in 4 weeks
  • How to Use: Step 1: Shake well for even application. Step 2: Apply the entire affected area with a thin layer after cleansing face. Do not rinse off. Start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed. Step 3: In the daytime, apply daily sun protection.
  • Do not use on peeling or compromised skin. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes

Specifications

Scent: Unscented
Health Facts: Contains Alpha Hydroxy, Contains Glycolic Acid, Contains Salicylic Acid
Product Form: Serum
Beauty Purpose: Oily, Acne-Prone, Oil Control
Recommended Skin Type: Acne-Prone
Net weight: 1.01 fl oz (US)
TCIN: 85883010
UPC: 3337875722827
Item Number (DPCI): 037-14-0192
Origin: Imported
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Description

La Roche-Posay lightweight salicylic acid acne treatment serum clears acne blemishes and helps prevent new breakouts, while also visibly reducing pores, fine lines, and post-acne marks. This serum includes Triple Acid Complex, a blend of 1.5% salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and micro-exfoliating lipo-hydroxy acid for optimal efficacy. This formula also includes Niacinamide and La Roche-Posay Thermal Water to help soothe skin and minimize skin irritation.

*This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

​Key Ingredients:
• 1.5% Salicylic Acid: Known for its effective exfoliating properties to help clear and refine the appearance of pores. An ideal choice for those concerned with clogged pores and oily skin.
• Glycolic Acid: An Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) often considered the gold standard in dermatology for skin exfoliation. Within our formulas, it is recognized for its ability to increase skin surface cell turnover and help visibly improve skin tone and texture.
• Lipo-Hydroxy Acid: Also known as LHA, it's a derivative of salicylic acid, and has exfoliating and skin surface renewing properties.
• Niacinamide: A form of vitamin B3, niacinamide is a water soluble vitamin. It is widely used in dermatology and is known for its ability to help visibly fade skin discoloration.
• La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water: A soothing water sourced in the town of La Roche-Posay in France and a core ingredient in most of our products. It contains a unique combination of minerals, trace elements, and a high concentration of selenium, a natural antioxidant.

How to Use:
• Step 1: Cleanse with Effaclar Purifying Cleanser
• Step 2: Treat with Effaclar Acne Treatment Serum
• Step 3: Moisturize with Effaclar Mat Moisturizer
• Step 4: Protect with Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
Paraben Free
Formulated without parabens: A product either carries an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that the product is free from parabens, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no parabens."
Contains Salicylic Acid
Contains Salicylic Acid.
Acne-Prone Skin
Recommended for Acne-Prone Skin.
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Active ingredients

salicylic acid 1.5%

Purpose

Acne treatment

Uses

clears acne blemishes penetrates pores to control acne blemishes helps prevent new acne blemishes from forming

Directions

shake well for even application clean the skin thoroughly before applying this product cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor if bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day

Other information

store at room temperature 68°-77°F protect from freezing

Inactive ingredients

water, alcohol denat. propanediol, glycolic acid, niacinamide, dimethyl isosorbide, pentylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, ppg-26-buteth-26, hydroxyethylpiperazine ethane sulfonic acid, citric acid, peg-30 glyceryl cocoate, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, capryloyl salicylic acid, biosaccharide gum-1, maltodextrin, phytic acid, polyquaternium-10, fragrance

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 1.398 inches length x 2.165 inches width x 4.291 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.01 ounces
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 533 reviews
100% would recommend
6 recommendations
value: 4.75 out of 5
quality: 4.8 out of 5
effectiveness: 4.8 out of 5

Solid product but takes time

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ally - 9 days ago, Verified purchaser
I'm pleased with this product, my skin has cleared up in the 6 weeks I've been using it. For me, I find it works as part of a routine and is best paired with other products like a cleanser (I use one clarifying and one gentle depending on what my skin needs), toner (I use one hydrating and the La Roche Posay Effaclar Clarifying Toner depending on time of day and other products used), other serums (retinol, vitamin C, collagen) and a good moisturiser (one with SPF, one for days I don't leave home, another for night). Since I'm also using a retinol now, I alternate the time of day I'm using this serum (e.g. if I'm using the retinol that night, I use this serum in the day time). I know it sounds like a lot of work, but I promise the results you see of a good skin care routine are worth the effort.
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Awesome product

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Panda - 11 days ago, Verified purchaser
I do see changes in my skin and it works. It’s not aggressive like the other acids or retinol
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Not as good as the previous version

2 out of 5 stars
Semsem - 15 days ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I loved the prior effaclar serum and this is absolutely not the same. The viscosity and fragrance are totally different and it irritates my skin. The old version was my favorite product ever and kept my skin clear and glowing. This one makes me break out. So sad. :(
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 13 days ago
Hello there - We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with Effaclar Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Serum. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call @1-800-560-1803 Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm EST. for assistance and provide the reference #25508402. Looking forward to speaking with you.
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The best stuff for breakout!

5 out of 5 stars
loashleyve - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This has been such a blessing! I’m having breakouts for the first time in my life and this helped dry it up real fast without drying out my skin.
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Effaclar Salicylic Acid

5 out of 5 stars
Cardinal612 - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
This product is amazing! It makes my skin feel like glass and doesn’t dry it out.
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Holy grail

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Target obsessed - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Expensive but worth it! This product has become something I reach for everyday and greatly improved my breakouts!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Best product!

5 out of 5 stars
93.2023 - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I love this serum! It has clean my face n is helping w my pores. I use it w my bf too! Love it!
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Great!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
- 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I have naturally oily and acne prone skin and since I’ve started this (I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now) my skin has been clearer! I just had finals and usually around this time my face breaks out due to stress but from using this I hardly had any breakouts. I would just be sure to use a good moisturizer after since it is a little drying due to the acid.
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Great for Drying out Skin

4 out of 5 stars
donnaaaxo - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Whenever I feel a big one coming I put this on in the morning and at night and it's significantly helps dry out a pimple.
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La Roche-Posay Serum

5 out of 5 stars
brittanyj134 - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I instantly loved this when I first tried this product. My skin feels completely rejuvenated. This is by far the best hydrating serum I ever used so far. Super long lasting!
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Bring back the original

1 out of 5 stars
Disappointed in NH - 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
This replacement for the original effaclar serum is not what I had hoped it to be. I wish I could give it zero stars. The original kept my skin much clearer than this one does. It feels greasy and has actually made me break out. Super disappointed. Bring back the original!!
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 3 months ago
We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with our Effaclar Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Serum, we would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call @ 800-560-1803 9am – 7pm ET Monday – Friday for assistance and provide the reference # 24254081.
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Hands down 100% Amazing For Me It Definitely Works

5 out of 5 stars
- 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
This product has made my skin look amazing, I had some deep acne scars and just felt like I would never find a product besides getting Lazer done which is very $$$$$ , but this was a total game changer for my face. I’m now signed up for auto replacements as of today!! Thank you La Roche-Posay xoxo!!!
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Decent for zits and spots, amazing for overall ton

5 out of 5 stars
alech3 - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I wasn’t sure what to expect with this product first. I think I used too much the first night and over dried my skin. After I scaled back how much I used, I really ended up loving it. I started with my more troublesome areas and have now gone to using it as a very light serum. I think if your skin can handle it, this is the best way to use this product. It has really helped some post acne scars, as well as redness and poor size. Every time I use it I feel like my skin gets just a little bit better! My skin is not perfect and currently under some stress right now, but I think keeping this in my rotation will really help it from getting any worse.
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la roche-posay

5 out of 5 stars
emilyp267 - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] loving these la roche posay products. I really feel like after using the product for a month that it has cleared up my skin. looking at the price point it seems very affordable too.
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Works so well!!

5 out of 5 stars
emersonmom - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Ever since I had my 3rd baby, my face has broken out so bad! I feel like a teenager again! I started using this serum and it has cleared up my face so much! I paired it with the moisturizer to keep my face from being too dry!
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Acidic yes!

5 out of 5 stars
maira_a_ - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] La roche posay products were absolutely amazing! Changed my skin completely! Definitely would recommend to friends and family!
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Good serum

5 out of 5 stars
andreakathryn2441f30 - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I instantly felt the effects of this. After just a few uses my skin was super soft and smooth. It didn’t clear up my acne right away but that’s something I think will come with time. I wasn’t using salicylic acid in my skin care routine before but may consider adding it!
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Great Product

5 out of 5 stars
mercedeshelleis93 - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Lately my skin has been breaking after the weather change and I received this product and started to use it and it really has helped get rid and prevent breakouts. I haven't had a breakout after using this and I will definitely keep using it.
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Must have for acne

5 out of 5 stars
claudiad7 - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I saw results in less than a month. My skin texture improved, felt smooth. I recommend to anyone experiencing acne. My oily/ problematic skin started when I began taking birth control, if someone is experiencing the same thing this is a necessity to incorporate into your skin routine. I applied this once a day at night. I love their products, I was first introduced to this line working as a beauty consultant about 10 years ago.
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It Lighten My Acne Scars

4 out of 5 stars
pinvictorian - 4 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I received this product for free from influenster and La Roche-Posay in exchange for my honest review. It made my pimples a bit smaller after one use. It lightens my acne scars after one week of using it. It doesn’t work much for fungal acne, but I still recommend it. @Influenster @LaRochePosay
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