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Tackle Acne and Aging With the Latest From La Roche-Posay

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Acne isn’t just for teenagers, and it’s common to experience blemishes in the 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. Over time, those who experience adult acne may find themselves wanting to improve fine lines, enlarged pores and post-acne marks as well. Rather than trying to merge separate anti-acne and anti-aging skincare regimens, you can target both of these common concerns with just one regimen.

La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar range is dermatologist-tested and proven to help maintain clear skin, and the latest addition provides acne-fighting and anti-aging benefits in one bottle. The new Effaclar Salicylic Acid Serum is a true multitasker that promotes skin exfoliation to clear acne and prevent new breakouts, while visibly reducing the look of pores, fine lines and post-acne marks.

Lightweight, fast-absorbing and formulated specifically for acne-prone and aging skin, Effaclar Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment features a potent Triple Acid Complex that improves acne (including blackheads, whiteheads and other pimples) and visible signs of aging along with soothing ingredients that nourish the skin.

  • 1.5% salicylic acid: Known for its effective exfoliating properties to help clear and refine the appearance of pores
  • Glycolic acid: An alpha-hydroxy acid known for its exfoliating benefits
  • Lipo-hydroxy acid (LHA): A derivative of salicylic acid with exfoliating and skin-renewing properties
  • Niacinamide: Also known as vitamin B3, this ingredient offers soothing and skin-restoring benefits
  • La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water: A unique water rich in selenium, a natural antioxidant

Dermatologist-tested, non-comedogenic, allergy-tested and paraben-free, Effaclar Salicylic Acid Serum is just what any anti-acne and anti-aging skincare routine needs for maintaining the appearance of healthy, youthful-looking skin. In fact, studies have shown that after four weeks of use, Effaclar Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment provides a 45% decrease in pimples and a 49% decrease in post-acne marks.

For optimal results, use this serum as part of a comprehensive yet simple La Roche-Posay regimen. Morning and night, cleanse with Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser and follow with Effaclar Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment. (In the morning, finish your routine with Anthelios Clear Skin Sunscreen SPF 60.) For extra hydration and anti-aging benefits, add on Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum daily or as needed. When a targeted blemish treatment is in order, use Effaclar Duo as a spot treatment to help clear red, raised pimples.


With this new addition to the Effaclar family, you can target acne and visible signs of aging at once—and see significant improvement in the health and appearance of your overall complexion.

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