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La Roche Posay Acne Treatment Salicylic Acid Face Serum - 1oz

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$39.99 when purchased online

About this item

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

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
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 fl oz (US)
TCIN: 85883010
UPC: 3337875722827
Item Number (DPCI): 037-14-0192
Origin: Imported
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Active ingredients

salicylic acid(1.5%).

Purpose

Acne treatment..

Directions

Shake well for even application. Clean the skin thoroughly before applying this product. Cover the entire effected 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 degrees - 77 degrees F. Protect from freezing.

Inactive ingredients

water, alcohol denat., propanediol, glycolic acid, niacinamide, dimethyl isosorbide, pentylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, ppg-28-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

Question or comments?

888-LRP-LABO.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 4.56 inches length x 4.4 inches width x 2.32 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.64 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, Hawaii, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU), Alaska

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Q: I want to try this product for my face but I don't know what else to use with it. I have oily acne prone skin with cystic and nodular acne. Which other products should I use with this serum?

submitted by Marcos - 11 months ago
  • A: Hi There! Check out our Effaclar Acne Treatment System. The only acne kit with Effaclar Duo, recommended by dermatologists, to reduce up to 60% of acne in just 10 days with visible results starting day 1. Formulated with dermatological acne treatment ingredients to reduce blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. Suitable for sensitive skin. 3-time winner of Allure’s Best of Beauty Award for Best Acne Treatment.

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 11 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: I this product safe for dry sensitive skin?

submitted by Tabitha - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for inquiring about our Effaclar Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Serum. This product is suitable for all skin types, acne-prone, and adult acne. It is formulated to visibly reduce pores, fine lines, and post-acne marks. For the best skin advice, we always recommend that you discuss this with your dermatologist and follow their advice. We hope this helps!

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 1 year ago
    Brand expert
4.5 out of 5 stars with 659 reviews
88% would recommend
27 recommendations
value: 4.36 out of 5
quality: 4.65 out of 5
effectiveness: 4.7 out of 5

Expired a month later

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bookgirlinchicago - 7 days ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this March 30 and the expiration date is April, same year. So check your exp dates!
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 7 days ago
Hi There, We are so sorry our La Roche Posay Acne Treatment Salicylic Acid Face Serum did not work as well for you. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call anytime between 9 AM to 5:30 PM ET at 888-577-5226 for assistance. We are looking forward to speaking with you. It would be helpful if you could have the product available when you call.
value: 4 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Amazing product!

5 out of 5 stars
Amberly M - 16 days ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Once I started using this I noticed a difference in my skins texture and the pore size. I ordered another bottle before I was halfway through the first. Love it!
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holy grail

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
abbey - 18 days ago, Verified purchaser
love love love, works basically overnight to treat my breakout and reduce the discoloration/scarring. one thing i will always go back to, although i do wish you got more product for the price point
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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A must have!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Awful - 21 days ago, Verified purchaser
Love anything by La Roche Posay, picked this up and I struggle with closed comedonal acne. THIS cleared it up within a week, I have spent tons of money on other products and none of them worked, but this is something special. Would definitely recommend, only dislike is how it burns the skin a bit, but after a while your skin gets used to it. Will be repurchasing!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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The answer to my prayers for menopausal acne!

5 out of 5 stars
Cruella - 1 month ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I am so pleased with this product that I needed others to know. Before I buy anything, I research and read reviews so I hope this review will help someone in their research for an effective acne treatment solution. Let me start by saying I've only been using it for about a week and a half and I am so pleased. I wash with the Effaclar face wash, followed by the recommended toner and then the Effaclar Duo. At night I add to that the Salicylic Acid treatment and my face has never looked better. I've recently been suffering from adult acne and none of the drug store brands were working. Well, I'm here to tell you that this product works and you will be pleased with the results. I get the two to three red, hard bumpy pimples on my cheeks and chin on a monthly basis. These products have not only cut down on the severity of the breakouts but it has calmed the redness of my skin and lightened my dark spots. Win, win!!! I have not experienced dry or flaky skin while using this product but again, it has only been a week and a half. If you are suffering from menopausal acne and are looking for an affordable solution, this is it. Do not hesitate to give it a try. I plan on purchasing other products to add to my skin care routine.
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Amazing!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lynn - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This s h* t works. Period.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Product that works!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Cstephh - 2 months ago
This is the holy grail of acne remedies. I’m amazed of how fast it works— you do have to be cautious when applying, only apply to acne bumps because it may cause irritation if you have sensitive skin. I’m in love!!!
value: 4 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Very strong

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Robin J - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I have extremely thick oily skin - not sensitive in the slightest- and this product was wayyyyy too strong for me. I thought wow it’s burning then I had intense redness - destroyed skin barrier- more acne and cancelled plans.
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 2 months ago
Hi There Robin J! We are so sorry to hear about your experience with Acne Treatment Salicylic Acid Face Serum. We would like to speak to you directly about this. Please contact our Consumer Care Center at 800-560-1803 M-F 9:00 am – 7:00 pm ET for assistance. It would be helpful if you had the product with you when you call. We look forward to speaking with you!
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Best acne control for sensitive breakout skin

5 out of 5 stars
Aries E - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I have really sensitive skin and every product I've tried has made me break out so bad. This simple serum has done wonders to my face and pores! I'm definitely going to continue using this.
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Great Product but New Bottle Smells Rotten

4 out of 5 stars
Hails - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I really like this product and I think I can say it's been helping my break outs recover quicker and helps prevent a bad breakout BUT I've noticed an eggy/ rotten smell and I just bought a new bottle a week ago. It's sad because it's not cheap to just go buy a new one but has anyone else experienced this? I apply on a fresh washed face. My last bottle smelled good but this bottle smells rotten....
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Don’t recommend

2 out of 5 stars
Milena19 - 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I am using this product with La roche posay effaclar gel wash & effaclar matt moisturizer. This may have helped me with old breakouts, but again I see new pimples or mew breakouts or blackheads, etc. This product should prevent new breakouts, but it’s just not helping.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 3 months ago
Hi there. We are so sorry to hear about the experience you had with our Effaclar Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Serum. We would like to hear more about this experience and assist you the best we can. Please call us directly at 888-577-5226 and give the reference number 31157851 to the agent who answers your call. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Just ok

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
AlexD - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Initially purchased to help with white & black heads along nose and chin. I have been using for 3 months now. Do not see a difference in those areas. If a random pimple pops up somewhere else I have applied with no results as well. However, if I pop the pimple, than apply this it seems to disappear and diminish redness almost immediately. Overall would not purchase again.
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 3 months ago
Hello! We appreciate you trying Effaclar Salicylic Acid Face Serum. We are sorry to hear it did provide you with the results you were expecting. Thank you for taking the time to reach out and hope you continue to explore our other products in the future!
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
effectiveness: 3 out of 5
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Face started burning

1 out of 5 stars
Griselda - 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I bought this product in December. When I first used it my skin burned and was super irritated. I thought maybe the first time it happens so I went ahead and tried it today and the same thing happened. Now my face is super red like if I got an allergic reaction. I’ve used other products from the brand before and this had never happened.
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Burn my skin

1 out of 5 stars
Laura1.2 - 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
It literally burned my skin. I couldn’t use it more than twice because of the reaction in my skin. I don’t have sensitive skin, I used other acid in the past and that never happened before.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 3 months ago
Hi there! We are sorry to hear about your experience with the Effaclar Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Serum. We'd like to discuss this with you directly. Please contact us at 800-560-1803 M-F 9:00 am – 7:00 pm ET and refer to reference #30946270 for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Great serum

5 out of 5 stars
Diegojxr - 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Amazing serum and has cleared most of my skin up after 2 months of use (:
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Strong serum

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
SGraham - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
My teen just started using this, this is a product that should be gradually started. Must allow skin to get used to or face will dry up and pee
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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La primera semana de uso pude notar la diferencia

5 out of 5 stars
Madelin - 4 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Es super bueno, lo recomiendo y rinde muy bien ..
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Not drying

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mjohns87 - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Helps keep acne at bay without over drying skin
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Bring a values size pls 50ml

5 out of 5 stars
Ulysses - 5 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I love it l can’t stop use every night my skin care routine. I can’t wait to see value size 50ml cuz we don’t have in USA l have to order to Portugal.. La Roche pasta when u will bring to American pls .. This one of my favorite serum every night..Thank you
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recommend

5 out of 5 stars
rkb! - 5 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
isn’t super drying if you also apply a moisturizer, i’ve been using it for 3 weeks and have noticed a difference! i feel like it helps my pores and makes my skin look smoother even with some breakout spots
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