Following the success of La Roche-Posay’s #1 bestseller Effaclar Duo (+), La Roche-Posay introduces the latest innovation for adult-acne and blemish-prone skin.
The best-selling La Roche-Posay Effaclar range is renowned for its proven ability to improve blemish-prone skin. La Roche-Posay’s new addition to the range, Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum, combines a highly effective blend of clinically proven resurfacing acids with renowned compensating molecules, tailored to target decongestion and smooth the skin’s surface without causing discomfort.
With an exclusive multi-acid complex of pore-penetrating and unclogging Salicylic Acid, gently exfoliating LHA and skin-renewing Glycolic Acid, Effaclar Duo+ Ultra Concentrated Serum efficiently combats blemishes, blackheads and breakouts, and refines skin texture while reparative niacinamide and soothing La Roche-Posay Thermal Water reinforce and restore the skin’s natural barrier.
Thanks to niacinamide’s soothing and repairing action, this potent serum targets and treats blemish prone skin, without causing discomfort.
Despite that over 40% of women between the ages of 20-40 suffer from adult acne, most acneproducts focus on young breakout-prone skin, overlooking the common concerns of adult skin such as hormonal breakouts, congested pores, along with fine lines and pigmentation marks.
As a result, many women struggle to find highly effective blemish-treating skincare that does not irritate the skin, and which can also target fine lines and wrinkles. Demand for a solution is on the rise, since January 2020 online searches for blackhead removal and at-home treatment of acne scarring have both increased 5000%. In addition to this, as face-masks have become part of everyday life for us all, mask induced breakouts and skin irritations, known as “maskne” are on the rise, driving further demand for acne targeted products.
According to La Roche-Posay’s Consultant Dermatologist Dr Niki Ralph, whilst we are generally sympathetic to acne in adolescence, adults tend to downplay their own skin issues – “Adults do not tend to use the word ‘acne’. They commonly use terms such as ‘breakouts’, ‘spots’, ‘congestion’ and ‘marks’. Blackheads (also known as comedones) and whiteheads (called pustules) are something that patients don’t really associate as a form of acne but are something that we can and should treat, particularly if they are leading to inflammatory lesions which may result in scarring. Maintenance treatment with the correct products at home can significantly improve these skin issues.”
Dr Niki advises those who are breakout-prone to “Think carefully about what you’re using on your skin. Reduce the steps and layers in your daily routine if you’re prone to break outs, and instead focus more on ingredients and finding a balance that works for your skin – this is why multi-functioning products such as Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum are great. Salicylic acid is a powerhouse for unclogging pores and preventing breakouts, while niacinamide is great for reducing irritation and brightening dark marks left by previous breakouts.”
Tested on oily skin prone to imperfection, the Effaclar Ultra-Concentrated Serum has been proven to be effective at reducing the appearance of blackheads (20%), reducing the appearance of blemishes (45%) and eliminating marks (49%). This highly effective serum visibly improves the skin’s appearance, with 83% reporting skin looks smoother and the texture appears refined from the first morning after use.
Effaclar Ultra-Concentrated Serum also has a strong anti-recurrence effect, working to prevent the resurgence of congestion and breakouts associated with acne even after you have stopped using it.
Dr. Niki advises that the serum is best applied “in the evening, after cleansing your face. For those with very oily skin, a foaming cleanser is preferable and for those who also have sensitive skin they may choose a cream cleanser. If the skin is dry, I would follow the serum with a light moisturiser such as Toleriane Ultra Fluide.
I always recommend using a high factor (50+) broad spectrum SPF daily, but it is particularly important when using acids and active ingredients, as skin’s sun sensitivity will be increased. La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+ is a great option for blemish prone skin, as the texture is so light and will not clog pores as a heavier cream SPF might. And for a tinted SPF option, I recommend La Roche-Posay’s Mineral One – this mineral (physical) sunscreen offers the added benefit of Zinc which is a known anti-inflammatory ingredient for fighting acne and mattifying skin.”