La Roche Posay • Effaclar A.I. • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
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.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
This is one of the very few products I've consistently purchased again and again over the years. A staple for me. I'm so surprised to see it hasn't gotten better reviews on MUA.
My skin is generally good, yet almost every day, a new pimple will raise its ugly head, especially along my hairline. This cream clears most pimples within a day or two, and often enough, overnight, with one single application.
A bit expensive, but I don't think twice about it coz the results are there. Also I estimate a tube lasts me six months.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm a fan of a lot of the LRP products so when this came to CVS I was so excited to try it! So excited that I think I just expected way too much. This product doesn't work on already existing blemishes but if you catch one before it comes to the surface, it does do its job. Dried the heck out of my skin though, to the point of being chapped and painful. Very surprising because I feel like at times I could use acetone on my face and still be oily. I think I'm going to stick to the good old standby drugstore generic 10% spot treatment.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I got this as a sample, something which I'm thankful for now considering that I got the same bad reaction as someone described here below. I can have sensitive skin at times but it tolerates AHAs and is generally clear. I however tried this product on some stubborn small pimples on my neck and one of my cheeks. The first night I applied it the pimples actuallly looked a bit smaller the morning after. But when I tried it the second night it gave me a very red rash both on my neck and on my cheek. So ladies, just beware, if you don't have major acne problems to begin with maybe it's not worth the risk of getting rashes instead ...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Well, this does help with blemishes but I also find if I am not careful it can really burn my skin badly. I have sensitive skin but usual have been able to use BP lotions at 5% with less irritation. Maybe it is another ingredient in there that bugs me. I think the price is absolutely ridiculous for what you get! I will most likely use it sparingly as needed simply because I'll feel like it was a waste of money if I don't. It works best for me applied as a disinfectant after extracting a blemish so more don't pop up. It absolutely does the job in that respect. I will NOT buy this one again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
This product is "ok" - wouldn't say its great.
I have been using it quite regularly for about one and a half months now.
Takes about 4 days to clear whiteheads - BUT the scar still remains.
Not too sure if I would purchase again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I went to shoppers drug mart hoping to find a great product to help clear the breakout I was having since none of the stuff I used at home worked. I saw this La Roche-Posay Effaclar kit which came with 5 little bottles of different acne treatments ; a gel 15 mL , this cream 15 mL , toner 15mL , lotion 5mL , and an anti-redness lotion 5mL. All these bottles we're smaller then my pinky finger for $20.
I used this breakout corrector on my pimples and it didn't help at all. I was disappointed because I thought this would definitely work considering La Roche-Posay is a pretty expensive brand but nooope it didn't.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Great acne buster... HOWEVER, it does leave my skin a little raw after it's effects... like a bad patch of dry skin.
I use quite a lot of this but feel that I should cut down so that my skin does not become somewhat "immune" to its' ingredients.
As with any acne buster, this cream loses efficacy after a couple of months so I switch it up to keep it effective!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product gave me a bad rash in the spots where I applied it. Be careful if you have a sensitive skin because this product contains benzoyl peroxide.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This helped reduce the size of my cystic acne and whiteheads. It dried out the whiteheads in 1-2 days and helped to exfoliate the dead skin cells away. It did not seem to cause new breakouts. However I still see red brownish marks even though the painful bump is gone, and I am still waiting for these marks to fade away after using it for ~2 weeks.
***UPDATE*** I found it after a while to be too drying to my skin and not that effective on certain acne.The scar marks take a longer time to fade away. In fact some of the scars are still there, even after 1.5 months. I might use it occasionally but instead have switched to a 2% salicylic based herbal spot treatment gel that's dermatologist recommended. I think it is working better. I think the Benzoyl peroxide in this product kills the bacteria but also is damaging to the skin, creating a lot of free radicals.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought this as an emergency pimple remover before a cotillion ball I had to attend. It worked in minimizing the pimple, but didn't erase it (although I wasn't disappointed, since that would've been a miracle due to its size!)
Generally, it works well if you spot the pimple right away and put it on. If the pimple has been there a while, it's effects are not as pronounced.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Thisis an outstanding acne buster. I've been using it for nearly two years now, and it's been most effective for reducing/clearing pimples --- literally overnight. And it doesn't dry out the skin, even with a liberal application. I try not to overuse it though, for fear that the efficacy will reduce with constant usage, but so far it's been holding up pretty well. One of my HGs!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
EDIT: Meh, not so miraculous after all. Still breaking out.
this is my fast-action miracle product. I've only been using it for a week but by the third day it had already soothed and reduced these persistent cystic pimples on my right jawline. I did use this in conjunction with effaclar k though so maybe i cant attribute all the benefits to a.i. Since i'm living at paris in the moment, i was able to get this for about 8 € which i think is not bad at all.
Cons: balls up a bit sometimes, but small price to pay. The packaging is hygienice BUT sometimes the product squeezes out by itself
bottom line: try it. It really worked for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
this product is awesome. I used to buy it in Paris, but I just found out that the version sold in the US is even better (it has benzoil peroxide- that works even better on acne).
It works in no time and don't dry my skin.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Great spot treatment! It's made those nasty under-the-skin spots that refuse to surface and hurt like hell go away and it's also got rid of the cysts and small patches of acne that I used to experience near my jaw line and parts of my cheeks.
It took me some time to get rid of all of my major spots, but it's very effective. I use this on my spots and blackheads in the morning and evening after cleansing and toning my face but just before moisturising. It's kept my skin very clear and is super-effective on those one-off pimples that you can get from time to time.
Definitely recommend this.
A little pricey, but the tube that I've bought has seemed to have lasted me forever. Will buy again if ever this tube runs out!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
great all round little product. I got it for £6 on ebay and do not regret it. Previously I used the new garnier ball treatment however found it too drying and it did not make that much of a difference.
The packaging is great and hygienic, a subbtle, lovely fragrance and it is not over-drying which is important. It really speeds up the spot rippening process. I applied it to a newly formed pimple last night and in the morning it had come to the top layer of the skin and was ready to be removed hygienically. Then I applied it again after that and the next morning the mark was reduced in size, colour and was healing nicely. As nearly my entire face has a spot it is not over-drying or irritating for me and I have an oily t-zone and the rest is normal.
As you only need a tiny amount, it is worth the money. Love this brand