Two Acne-Fighting Products the Experts Love
We get it: Picking out acne products for your skin can be hard, especially since there are so many creams, cleansers, and scrubs on the market to choose from. That’s why it’s always welcomed when dermatologists, estheticians, influencers, and editors share their top acne-fighting products. While no skin is exactly the same, it’s reasonable to assume that if one or more products come highly recommended by an expert it’s really worth the investment. And the hope is that any positive experience with the product(s) will translate the same for you and your skin. No guarantees, of course, but it’s certainly a starting point.
Teen Vogue recently unveiled the winning products of their 2018 Acne Awards. A panel of judges—among which included board-certified dermatologist, and Skincare.com consultant, Dr. Joshua Zeichner—picked 19 of their favorite acne-fighting skin care products. Among the list of winners is La Roche-Posay, a beloved skin care brand under the L’Oreal portfolio, and we can’t say we’re surprised. To learn more about the two La Roche-Posay Effaclar products that made the cut, keep scrolling!
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo
Are you dealing with stubborn pimples that won’t go away? Lean on La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Duo for help. The spot treatment—with micronized benzoyl peroxide and LHA—can help reduce the number and severity of acne blemishes by gently exfoliating the skin and killing pimple-causing bacteria. Whether you’re dealing with blackheads or whiteheads, Effaclar Duo is your weapon against pesky acne.
To Use: Apply a thin layer morning and/or evening over blemishes one to two times per week. In the case of skin peeling or drying, moisturize your skin more often and/or reduce your frequency of use.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo, $36.95 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Acne Treatment System
If you’re in need of an efficient and budget-friendly skin care staples, then you’re in luck, because this 3-step acne treatment system from La Roche-Posay can help you achieve your clear-looking skin goals without breaking the bank. This acne kit features three products under the brand’s Effaclar line for a targeted routine from start to finish. The goal? To equip you with the proper ingredients and products for fast, gentle, and visible results with continued improvement week over week.
The system contains three products to help give your skin a clearer-looking appearance. We’ve already introduced you to the Effaclar Duo, which is the third step of this kit, so let’s take a look at the other products, step one and two respectively:
The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser is the first step of this system. This cleanser works to thoroughly cleanse the skin while removing excess oil and impurities thanks to its formula of salicylic acid and LHA.
The second step of this acne kit is the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution, which acts as a toner for your skin. Toning is important because it acts as your cleanser’s backup plan, helping to ensure that all traces of dirt and impurities are effectively whisked away from skin’s surface. This step is especially crucial for acne-prone skin types as these leftover remnants could potentially clog your pores and cause more breakouts if they linger for too long. Effaclar Clarifying Solution—with glycolic acid—gently tones your skin as it helps to unclog your pores and smooth your skin’s texture.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Acne Treatment System, $29.99 MSRP