La Roche Posay • Effaclar K • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I use it as a spot treatment.
Initially, i use it all over my face. I saw improvement in the first 3 days. Then nothing happened. I kept using and using but it nothing on my acne. So i was really dissapointed. But because i didn't want to waste on the product, i use it as a spot treatment. The pimple is gone in 1-3 days. It worked on blackhead, whitehead and when you feel pimple coming up.
So i like this product but i won't be repurchasing it. I will buy better spot treatment. The pimple was gone but it left a dark spot. hyperpigmentation..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I'm so disappointed that this didn't work for me. Each time I used it, I get breakouts after the second or third day. It definitely did not reduce the size of my pores or reduce blackheads.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have been using this product for about a month and I have to say that it's pretty amazing for my skin. I started using it around the time I got the most awful and painful breakout I ever had, caused by OCM. My acne has never been severe and I'm rarely even subject to breakouts, so it was horrible. I'm pretty sure this product helped a lot with the clearing up, and now after a month that acne is almost gone. And I'm so glad because I though it would take months to go back to normal, and I just wanted to curl up and cry about how bad my skin looked. Even the scarring is not that bad and is clearing up pretty fast.†
Overall, Effaclar K improved my skin tone and my newer clogged pores and blackheads cleared up in 2/3 weeks. The older ones are more stubborn. They've been there for years so it'll probably take some more time. It is helping those couple of dilated pores I have not to look so dilated, too. :) It did take a couple of weeks to start seeing results, but it was worth it. †
I†like it better than Effaclar Duo, since that tends to dry out my skin a bit too much. This one really doesn't. I'm not bothered by the smell either, it just takes a couple of days of getting used to. There are much worse smelling products out there. I'll come back and edit this when I have the chance to see all its effects on the whole of my face, once that nasty breakout has definitely cleared up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Used it for only one night and immediately saw the results the next morning! I did not wake up to oily skin; the bumps on my face seem to have flattened over night; redness have disappeared. It is a wonderful product for how it can keep pimples at bay, and yet not dry out your skin!
When applied, it also has a slight tingling session which I feel really good about. I picture it to be zapping my zits overnight.
The only thing might be that it flakes a little.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
i am very impressed with this cream. i use it on daily basis and it improved my acne scars (it takes time though), and it definitely kept me away from new acne. even though at first the ingredients did not seem very different from avene products for oily skin, the efficieny of this product was so clear to me. just dont forget to use a good amount of sunscreen over in sunny days (i actually love the avene's sunscreen of 30 spf for oily skin). i read some instructions which say it may dry the skin, but its not the case with me and i use it all over the face (except around eyes) and not only on affected areas. it includes Salicylic acid 1.5%, and LHA (sort of AHA). but to the contrary of other AHA product that i tried (ducray), this one doesnt leave a greasy texture, doesnt cause acne and its effcient as i already wrote.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I never had too many pimples, but the ones I had here and there when I was a teenager were leaving huge scars. So yea, I took Accutane for over a year and my skin was amazing. However, 10 years later, my problem is back. I just felt like crying.
As I live in China and I don't have access to good medical products, I started using some tea tree oil, which was good to control my oily skin. However, I have two recent dark spots that I tried to treat with tea tree oil and Avene diacneal. Both did not work to fade them, and I developed allergy to the Avene one.
I decided to buy Affaclar k to see if my dark spots and scars get some better. I've been using it for a week, and my dark spots caused by acne faded like 80%. I like the fact that it doesn't dry out my skin, I don't have breakouts and there is no peeling effect (at least until now). I used it twice a day, followed by my Redermic. So far, I am very happy with it. I was thinking of using it together with Effaclar Duo, but I felt no necessity.
These are very happy words coming from someone who used Accutane before.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This stuff is AMAZING!! I just turned 26 and my skin is changing and I'm suddenly getting zits like never before :/ I've been trying tons of acne products but since I have sensitive skin they all just made it worse, until I found this! I was using the Effaclar M for a while but I still had these really deep stubborn pimples that wouldn't go away! Since I've been using the Effaclar K all those pimples are finally coming to the surface and my skin looks a million times better. Seriously buy this stuff!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I believe it's an effective product as long as you don't expect too much, cause it won't cure all your acne. But it will help.
My skin regime is washing with cleanser (such as cleanance etc), effaclar K and sunscreen in the morning.
When I return home I'll take off my make up and use a light moisturizer afterwards.
At night I'll wash my face with the cleanser again and apply triacneal. That keeps my face clear most of the time without drying my skin out (It's combination acne prone)
Back to Effaclar K
1. The biggest downside for me is the SMELL. Seriously, it's the most offensive smelling skin care product I've ever used. Strong, acidic medicinal I'd say. It is a bummer but it doesn't linger long and I try to ignore this point but I was shocked at first.
2. Does nothing for my pores
3. Leaves my face a tiny bit greasy
4. Stings sometimes, but it's expected due to the AHA
5. I'm not sure if it's safe to use it during summer even with sunscreen
6. It's not really moisturizing. It won't dry your skin out but it won't add any hydration either
Seems there are many downsides but helps my skin stay clear, evens out my skin tone and eliminates blackheads. It's not expensive either and the tube will last around 4-5 months, so I believe it's worth it. I might repurchase in the future but I'll try Keracnyl creme first!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Amazing moisturizer for oily skin. I've struggled with having a very shiny face for years and nothing really helped as much as this. It leaves your skin so smooth and its not too over drying, it can be for certain people but for people with very oily skin like me its perfect. Worth the price!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
AMAZING! Boots was doing a promotion on this range; 2 for £15. It has radically changed the condition of my skin! My skin is still clearing up, I'm guilty for picking whenever I have a deadline coming up so it's like back to square one. But this is there to help me recover. It helped the pigmentation dramatically and the overall texture. I use this in the morning after my shower, and instead of the Effaclar Duo if I'm feeling a little more sensitive.
I've been using it for almost 2 months and I've got 1/4 of the tube left, but a tiny bit goes a long way. The only thing that bothers me is that is a metal tube, so its going to be annoying squeezing the last bit out. Other than that I'll be using this again. Hopefully my skin won't stop responding to it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I've used this over 2 weeks and is doing nothing to my skin. My pores and skin texture are exactly the same. I don't feel any dryness nor any changes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my moisturiser of choice.
I'm lucky enough to have very normal skin on most of my face, aside from a slightly oily nose. My skin isn't reactive (although it hates the sun and is extremely photosensitive). I'm 26 so don't have any wrinkles, but what I do have is slight pigmentation issue around my mouth as well as scars from when I've picked (I know, I know!).
This light moisturiser, designed for oily skins, works wonders on my skintype. It's a very light fluid and you would be forgiven for thinking it isn't doing much at all. But somehow, it manages to keep my skin in tiptop condition with barely any imperfections.
I don't like the metal tube this comes it, as I find the lid doesn't close very well which annoys me. The only other negative I can think of is that this doesn't provide enough moisture in very very cold weather.
Overall, I love this moisturiser and have countless tubes at home.
Oh, but before I forget, the formula has been recently 'reinforced' and I haven't tried the new version. Hopefully it will perform just as well as I will be bitterly diappointed if it doesn't.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Grey
This product had no effect on my skin. It did not break me out, did not dry me out, but it did not improve my skin either (no change in texture, oil production, discolorations etc). I do like the light texture, it absorbs fast and has no fragrance. The packaging is hygienic and because it's a squeeze tube it's possible to use all of the product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
At 34 my skin is oily/combo/acne prone. Not just a "pimple" here and there but actual cystic acne. I've tried everything (even a prescription topical prescribed to me)-with no results. I tried this after browsing a beauty blog that raced on and on about this as a primer. I don't use it alone-a bit drying, but apply before my moisturizer or my tinted moisturizer. So far, so good! Leaves my skin baby soft and although my acne is 100% gone, it's definitely on it's way and i will definitely be repurchasing!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a must try with Korres Pomegrante toner, then Effaclar K, and Korres Rose moisturizer by day and retin a at night! IT IS THE ONLY MIXTURE that has cleared up my adult acne that is caused by hormones and PCOS. I recommend for anyone to try this skincare routine if you have normal to combination skin, that is acne prone. My skin has never been so hydrated and clear. I couldnt be happier!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
i actually recieved this in a swap and probably wouldnt have even thought of spending on an overprized cream with only salicylic cream as the active ingredient but i sure am glad i have it now. This stuff surely isnt amazing and you cannot expect over night results but if like me,you have oily,sensitive skin prone to bad acne flare ups and have light to moderate superficial scarring or pigmentation (phew!),you should definitely consider getting a sample.
I really like the texture and it absorbs pretty quick but if you over apply,it leaves a greasy film behind. I cant say i quite like the smell but im used to it now. Initially,for the first week or so,it will make you break out a bit but there wont be any scarring and you'l only get tiny bumps that go away quick. This is the purging period. This has to happen,because it pulls out all the gunk that would've erupted over the month into painful zits in a matter of a week. And no big pustules either. Once the unsightly process is over,you will notice that your skin looks more radiant,fresh and clearer. With continued usage,you rarely get any new blemishes and existing scars fade away. My makeup routine consisted of primer,heavy duty concealer,foundation and i had to blot continuously and reapply. Now,its just a thin layer of effaclar k,a light dusting of mineral foundation and my skin looks almost perfect. Iv used this for a month every day and night and there's still quite a bit of product left in the tube. I already repurchased though,just in case. I will probably switch to effaclar duo in the summer during the day because i heard its more mattifying.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I've used about four tubes of this. For me it is good at keeping breakouts of big painful spots, raised and under-skin, at bay but didn't help clogged pores. Since I've started using sk:n exfoliating cleanser in the evenings, effaclar K has just become a bit redundant to me to be honest. Maybe my skin is just enjoying the change. I used it in the mornings and it went on well under foundation but sometimes if I used clinique pore minimiser instant perfector instead of foundation I'd find the effaclar K made it ball up and rub off (it only happened when I wore both so had to be one or the other for me in the end as I found them incompatible). On the plus side it is nice and light and I never found it too drying. Also the tube is great you can get every last drop out and it's a good size to travel.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
The only active ingredient is BHA/Salicylic Acid at 1.5%. Every other ingredient is pretty standard and found in most light-weight moisturizers. Save your money and invest in a cheaper BHA. I like Paula's Choice 1% myself, I think her anti-irritants really help keep the irritation BHA can cause to a minimum, but that's just my personal preference, there are a TON of affordable BHA products on the market. I honestly think most La Roche Posay products are over-hyped and over priced.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I <3 this product! It dried of the boils i get sometimes EVERYWHERE! and fast. It's cold and and feels nice, works great under makeup, and clears scarring
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I've tried everything under the sun from Retin-A to prescription strength topical antibiotics to the entire aisle of American drugstore products to all of the major French pharmacy lines dedicated to acne (Avene Cleanance, Vichy Normaderm, LR Effaclar, Biotherm, Nivea, Bioderma... the list goes on and on).
Quite literally THE ONLY thing that could ever control my acne - cystic and non-cystic all diminished within a week of using this during the hot summer months in Paris, and within a few weeks, my skin was not completely clear (a few hormonal spots here and there) but definitely under control. Helps exfoliate acne scarring, and used in conjunction with Effaclar Duo (the new LR spot treatment, better than Effaclar AI) is by far the MOST effective treatment I have ever used!
Even though I have to pay $$$ compared to home to buy in US, I'll never let go of this product. Use it as a night treatment, but can also be used as a great makeup base during the day (layered under a light sunscreen?), relatively non-drying compared to other anti-acne products.