9 Products People With Acne-Prone Skin Need...Now!
Got acne-prone skin? You’re not alone. Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. (No, it’s not just a teenage problem.) But just because acne is widespread doesn’t mean it’s easy to deal with. Not only can a complexion littered in zits hurt your self-esteem, it can also cause unwanted dark spots and marks to appear as your blemishes begin to clear. Luckily, there are products available on the market that can help acne-prone skin types find some relief. Case in point? La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar line. Developed with dermatologists, these formulas offer breakthrough solutions for acne-prone and oily skin types for visible results. Ahead, we share a handful of must-have Effaclar formulas. You’d be smart to stock up on them…if you know what’s good for your acne-prone skin, that is.
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR MEDICATED GEL CLEANSER
Behold, the gel cleanser your acne-prone skin is looking for. Formulated with salicylic acid and micro-exfoliating LHA, this product targets excess oil, blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads to help reveal clear skin. Use it as your daily cleanser to keep excess oil and acne in check.
To Use: Apply a quarter size amount of Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser onto fingers and gently apply onto your face in a rotating circular motion using only your fingertips. Use twice daily, morning and evening.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser, $14.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR CREAM CLEANSER
Prefer a foaming cleanser? The Effaclar Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream cleanses and tightens clogged pores with its creamy texture that develops into a smooth lather. As a result, the skin is left purified and pores are tightened.
To Use: Lather the cream with warm water and apply to wet face, gently massaging in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly with water and pat dry.
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR MICELLAR WATER ULTRA
For a no-rinse cleansing option, La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Micellar Water Ultra is your perfect match. Let the power of micelle technology clear the surface of your skin from impurities, pollution, dirt, oil, and makeup, all without needing to turn on the tap. Even those with a sensitive face and eyes can cleanse their skin with this purifying micellar water.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micellar Water Ultra, $7.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR TOWELETTES
Prefer using towelettes to remove your makeup? Cleanse away all of your oil and pore-clogging impurities with La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Towelettes enhanced with the brand’s Thermal Spring Water and micro-exfoliating LHA. These oil-free and non-comedogenic face wipes visibly smooth and refine the skin’s texture.
To Use: Avoiding the eye area, gently massage a towelette over your face and neck in a circular motion. No rinsing needed. After you’re done, immediately close the label to prevent the towels from drying out.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Towelettes, $9.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR CLARIFYING SOLUTION
After you cleanse, follow up with a toner to ensure that every last trace of pore-clogging grime is wiped away. What better one to use than this gentle exfoliating skin toner formulated with glycolic and salicylic acids? The formula targets clogged pores to remove dirt and debris while smoothing skin’s texture. The result? Skin that feels refreshed and looks even in tone, with a potential visible reduction in mild skin imperfections.
To Use: Soak a soft cotton ball or pad with Effaclar Clarifying Solution and sweep it across your entire face up to twice daily. No rinsing needed.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution, $14.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR SHINE CONTROL CLAY MASK
Treat your oily complexion to a face mask that’s formulated to help control shine. La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Shine Control Clay Mask—formulated with gentle clays—helps to eliminate excess sebum and invisible impurities, such as dust and pollution particles. The result? Skin that stays mattified and less oily for longer. Pores are unclogged, leaving the skin feeling soothed and purified.
To Use: Apply a fine layer to skin once or twice a week. Leave it on for five minutes and rinse thoroughly with water. Avoid eyes and lips.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Shine Control Clay Mask, $19.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR MAT
Newsflash: All skin needs moisture—even oily and acne-prone skin. What you want to stay away from is additional oil, which is why an oil-free moisturizer—like Effaclar Mat—is the way to go. This formula boasts sebulyse technology for a dual-targeting action on excess oil to refine the appearance of pores, while still providing daily hydration. Thanks to its light matte finish, it’s an excellent moisturizer to wear underneath a layer of cosmetics.
To Use: Apply Effaclar Mat onto cleansed skin morning and/or evening.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat, $31.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR DUO
No acne-fighting skin care arsenal is complete without a spot treatment. Effaclar Duo is formulated with micronized benzoyl peroxide and micro-exfoliating LHA to help eliminate dull cellular debris and oil, clear moderate blemishes over time, and gradually even skin’s texture.
To Use: Apply a thin layer—about half-a-pea sized amount—on affected areas 1-2 times daily. If irritation or excessive skin peeling occurs, cut down your use of this product.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo, $36.95 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR BB BLUR
Top it off with a BB cream that’s designed to blur the appearance of pores and blemishes. La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar BB Blur absorbs oil all day long for an even, matte finish. As a plus, the cream mousse is non-comedogenic, paraben-free, oil-free, and offers Broad Spectrum SPF 20.
To Use: Apply daily on clean and dry skin. Avoid eye area.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur, $29.99 MSRP
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