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La Roche-Posay Effaclar K Acne Treatment Fluid (30ml) 1 Fluid Ounce

3.0 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Reduces blackheads and controls breakouts
  • Penetrates and unclogs pores to control acne blemishes
  • The light, smooth texture helps transform and sooth skin. The skin is finer, clearer, and softer to the touch
  • Helps prevent new acne blemishes from forming
  • Non-comedogenic

Product Description

Reduces blackheads, controls breakouts and improves skin texture. The light, smooth texture helps transform and sooth skin. Blemishes are erased, pores are unclogged and tightened. LHA and salicylic acid is more effective than salicylic acid alone. Formulated with naturally soothing La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, Effaclar K helps calm the skin.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 1.2 x 6.2 inches ; 1.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000IO8JYM
  • UPC: 887867179946 885293324992 885326023687 885161794056 885900973391 885148061959 853559011559 890807886194
  • Item model number: 0736445
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,282 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
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Important Information

Safety Warning
For External Use Only. Using other topical acne drugs at the same time or right after use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. if this occurs, only one drug should be used unless directed by a physician.

Indications
For the treatment of acne
Clears blackheads and allows skin to heal

Ingredients
Water, DI-C12-13 alkyl malate, cyclohexasiloxane, propylene glycol, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, PEG-100 stearate, glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcohol, PEG-4 dilaurate, PEG-4 laurate, zinc PCA, sodium hydroxide, capryloyl salicylic acid, xanthan gum, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, iodoproponyl butylcarbamate, PEG-4, fragrance

Directions
Clean the skin thoroughly before applying. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer 1 to 3 times daily. Start with 1 application daily, then gradually increase to 2 to 3 times daily if needed. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or once every other day.

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Customer Reviews

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I highly recommend this product in combination with other Biomedic products from LaRoche-Posay for the treatment of stubborn acne. I had trouble with moderate to severe acne for most of my 20s. I tried everything - accutane, 5 kinds of antibiotics, differin gel, ortho tri-cyclen + aldactone, stuff from tv, and oftentimes, I used several of the treatments in combination, as directed by my ever-hopeful dermatologist. Finally, I went to a plastic surgeon to see about some scar treatments, and before he did any major procedures, he put me on a combination of effaclar K, a couple of other biomedic products, Retin-A micro, and I had regular micro-dermabrasion and/or facial peel treatments. Retin-A Micro gave me really dry skin, so after I cut that out, everything else worked perfectly. I know other people's recommendations can be annoying, especially when you're certain that nothing will work, but I'd say that this product is worth a try! It really did help me. I continued to use it even after I stopped going to regular microdermabrasion appointments, and I have never had a reoccurence of acne. (As a side note, I also avoided major plastic surgery as a result of the success.)
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This product is absolutely awesome. I've had acne since childhood and tried this when I was in my mid 30's. I've tried many products including Proactiv. I was introduced to this at the dermatologist's office. Adult acne is now gone. I bought some for my kids (ages 14 & 21) and their acne is gone. This product doesn't dry out the skin and a small tube goes a long way. You don't have to use much. Just a small dab. It also works wonders for preventing razor bumps. After shaving, apply this to the shaved area and no razor bumps. My 21 yo loves it for acne and razor bumps.
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By JRose on February 18, 2011
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I have been suffering with both regular and cystic acne. In the first week of using this I only noticed that my skin was softer, brighter, and more evenly colored. There was not much of a difference in acne other than less swelling. After two weeks my pores were much less clogged and my regular acne started diminishing. Also, the healing time for acne lessened and they stopped getting as large and inflamed. This WILL NOT get rid of cystic acne, but it certainly helps them heal and stops them from growing as large. I have been using this product for about a month now and my skin is clearer, scaring is going away, and my skin is slightly less oily. Another thing: this is a great makeup base. After a month of using this 3 times a day I have used about 1/3 of the tube. I tend to go overboard on application, especially on the cystic areas. Everything else I have tried irritates my sensitive skin including benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, sulfur, anything with alcohol in it, and even other salicylic acid products. This does not irritate my skin, in fact it calms it. I absolutely recommend this!
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I've got the standard oily T-zone, but with incredibly sensitive skin, and usually have a few blemishes hanging around. The thing is, they're usually big, gnarly awful zits. And I have tried everything. Everything I have tried has either made my skin turn bright red from irritation or it did nothing at all. This stuff has been the perfect solution. I use it once a day when I'm all clear and twice when things start flaring up and I have never ever been so happy with anything else.
It's not the cheapest ance solution, but I can promise you it's worth it. Without a doubt.
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I wish I had found this product long ago.

It is the only thing I've actually rated 5-star on Amazon because I believe it rates it.

It reduces visible zits when applied directly to them- sometimes in just a couple of hours.

When applied to the whole face after a warm shower just before bed, you wake up with a clearer, cleaner, tighter face. The acidity kills acne-causing bacteria on and below the surface of the skin, dissolving oily residue, preventing clogged pores, and eating away dead skin.

I found this product in Paris, and a few years later it started to be exported to the USA. Until then, I was spending alot of money to purchase and ship it here into the USA where I live. Now that it is available on Amazon.com, I'm so overwhelmed with happiness.

I cannot possibly say enough. This stuff really is that good. 10/10!!!
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This is my lifeline for clearing my skin, it's been clearing up my stubborn cystic acne (horrible curse) within a couple days. I've never found anything that would clear the cystic acne up that fast before. It clears my "normal" acne up completely within 24-36 hrs also. It's been reliable ever since I got it, unlike other "miracle" treatments that would work wonderfully on my acne for only a few weeks before my skin adjusted to them and I'd see no more results. (I've been using this for just under a year) Fantastic that this product has worked so well for so long. I use it on my forhead and nose to help control blackheads also. It's not really a spectacular treatment for blackheads, but it does make somewhat of a difference and there's other treatments for those things anyways, this just works great for the acne. As far as its compatability with sensitive skin, I don't have sensitive skin so I have no idea how well it works for that, sorry.
It also works great under makeup. Just don't try slathering it onto your skin, you don't need very much anyways, and too much will treat your makeup just like a heavy moisturizer would.
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