La Roche Posay • Effaclar A.I. • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been very please with this purchase. It is highly concentrated- a little goes a long way. I purchased it for bumps and blackheads i can feel but cannot see or remove myself. I also have a blocked pore on my cheek that has been there for ages but i can never seem to get a facialist that can remove it or do anything with it really without recommending that i use hard chemical peels or micro--BUT! This product has visibly reduced all spots/bumps in just four days and i have been dabbing the residue on my nose and it has been keeping blackheads at bay.
It just affirms for me that the French know what they are doing when it comes to skincare and that LRP is a great line for most skin ailments! Enjoy!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This product has grown on me over the last 18 months and I now can't live without it. I have very fair sensitive skin which prior to using LRP was blemish prone, and no matter what I tried nothing would help clear my skin.
Literally I think I've tried most brands on the market apart from prescription medication and spent hundreds of pounds on products that are a waste of time and money!! I got to the point where I had no choice but to wear full coverage makeup everyday which brought my self esteem down to zero.
I'd heard great reviews about Effaclar duo from the blogging world so decided to try it out and was really pleased with the results so bought the Effaclar AI and a few other LRP products to try for targeted blemish control. The formulation itself is very light and a cream texture unlike most of the gel based products on the market. It has little/no fragrance and you just apply to blemishes or to congested areas of your skin. It doesn't have the usual cold/tingly feeling from other treatments I'd tried and I had no irritation whatsoever.
Initially I didn't really see any improvement from using this product but in the last 9 months I have rediscovered it and its helped my skin 100%. I no longer get any visible red, sore blemishes on my face whatsoever. If I feel the start of a blemish happening I put the cream on straight away and by morning its gone. Literally as easy as that- no kidding its amazing!! I use the cream every night sparingly in areas where I previously used to break out as a preventative which has worked beautifully.
I think when I first started using this product I was using wayyyy too many blemish/acne fighting treatments/creams/toners etc and it was just too much for my skin. I was using the Effaclar face wash and toner which all contained the same ingredient Niacinamide which is great for treating acne/blemishes but it has to be in the right amount to get the best results. My advice would be to use the Effaclar AI alongside the effaclar duo as your daily moisturiser and blemish/acne treatment. For face wash, toner etc use something very simple so youre not overdoing it for example cetaphil and bioderma. Treatments like this are amazing but if you overdose your skin with the products that are supposed to be helping the skin just becomes irritated, dry and extremely sensitive.
I now am able to be make up free when I choose to be and am confident in my own skin.
100% ++++++ I would highly recommend! <3 <3
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This works like magic for me, the best thing I have tried to far. I have oily skin and get a few pimples mainly on my cheeks. They usually are in the form of red bumps and they can get quite large, sometimes turning into whiteheads. This stuff does excactly what it says, it calms them down. I put it on as soon as I notice a pimple forming and it prevents it from growing. You only need to use a tiny amount and the tube lasts for ages. Good value for money if you don't have very many pimples.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I started using this when I was younger and first started breaking out. The lady at the drugstore recommended this and said it was a great product. So I purchased the whole skincare line, the toner, the cleanser and the moisturizer. Perhaps it was a little too rich for my sensitive skin because it caused the worst skin I have ever had in my life! Didnt work for me and I wouldnt recommend or buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
After introducing this into my skincare routine, I find it hard to live without. I bought Effaclar A.I. because I was experiencing very good results with other effaclar products (duo, gel cleanser, k). Like other reviewers have mentioned, this is an absolute zit buster. I recently travelled to NYC (I live in HK) and the flight/jet lag took a toll on my skin - one side of my cheek flared up with 3 red, painful pimples and i immediately whipped this out and applied it liberally on my spots. The next morning my spots died down considerably and healed within 1-2 days! Amazing stuff. I also put this on areas with clogged pores and I am beyond pleased with the results! My skin has cleared up almost 85%!
I've said it before, LRP's Effaclar line has done wonders for my skin- and I do not say this lightly. I'm a very impatient person when it comes to skincare products, all because my skin is so bad, I want it to improve ASAP. When I came across Effaclar products in March, the only reason why I have been so patient and have stuck with it is because it is one of those rare products that you can really see progress with. I have witnessed my skin improving each month (it's still not perfect and I still breakout, but it has been way more under control) and am confident that it will continue to heal over time!
Also, feel free to wear this under your makeup because unlike other targeted zit products, this is cream like, dries transparent, leaves no film and doesn't ball up. I usually apply this at night, but occasionally under my foundation when I'm breaking out!
I've repurchased this twice - and will soon pick up my 3rd tube! Go Effaclar!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It didn't work well, not with small, big, beginning to form pimples. Never had any irritation with it. I didn't like the aluminium tube, because it broke on the sides.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product is not a lifesaver, but it helps diminish small pimples and flattens them overnight. I use this to maintain my skin rather than get rid of big pimples. I use it in combination with Effclar Duo (the European version) and Effaclar K and my skin is looking better than it has in a long time, but I wouldn't say it's due to Effaclar A.I.
Overall, it's an ok product, but I'm not sure if I would repurchase it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Good product , not a great one though. works very well on small pimples, makes them vanish overnight.
But there is no effect on the big ones, especially hormonal acne. I wish it worked on them as well.
I love it for small pimples, will repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
Sometimes it helps after one application, but sometimes just nothing happen. But I totally love LRP Effaclar K, so both products actually have to work together.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I discovered this by accident, in my boyfriend's case of toiletries and unused stuff.
So I gave it a go and OH. MY. GOD does it work!
I have combination skin, and altough I don't have major breakouts, I always have 2-3 blemishes on my skin, some bigger and nastier than others - you know, the red swollen ones that can't be squeezed out and take forever to go away, and when they do, they leave a darkened flat mark for aaages.
I swear I put this on and the swelling goes down in HOURS!, only leaving a red little spot, that usually goes away overnight. I haven't noticed this drying out my skin, but I do only pat it on the small area where the spots are.
Not sure how this works for acne, but for the odd blemishes it is a miracle in a tube!
It's about £9 for 15ml here in the UK, which I think is reasonable, especially considering the effects! (The tube has lasted me ages as well, since it's one of those metallic ones you can squeeze all the product out of.)