Rated 4.51 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Yayyy!!
I use this once a week, I'm on week 3 and this has not broken me out at all! I'm surprised and excited since I am 19, have oily, semi-sensitive, dehydrated skin. My skin is especially dehydrated due to the cold weather in Buffalo, NY and because my skin barrier is also damaged but I've been working to fix that before I started using this product.
This treatment has sensitized my skin a little bit but that was expected with the condition of my skin barrier. My face only peels a little bit every two days. Overall, I love this treatment :)!
Other products I use for reference:
-Paula's Choice "RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser". Perfect for my greasy face. I swear I used to scrape sweat off my face. (I use everyday and doesn't clog pores or over strip my skin)
-Paula's Choice "RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator". Basically a vitamin c + niacinamide moisturizer. (Use in morning, alternate on days I don't use CeraVe moisturizer and doesn't clog my pores)
-CeraVe "Unscented Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Normal to Dry Skin". AMAZING. One of only moisturizers that doesn't clog my pores. (Use in morning on alternate days and at night everyday)
-Paula's Choice "RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50". This pills/balls up on my face idk why. I'm Hispanic fairskinned yellowish skin tone and it does not rub in fully sometimes also and makes me look a little bit lighter so I guess there's a slight white cast but this doesn't clog my pores at all so that's still a good thing. I need a new sunscreen for sure lol (I use everyday)
Most Helpful Critical Review Destroyed my face :(
I'm in my late 30s and have struggled with cystic acne since my teens. I've gone to multiple dermatologists and have tried all kinds of prescription and OTC products. I had found a HG product from Clinique that kept me clear for years until they stopped making it.
Based on the reviews and recommendations on social media, I purchased this product and started using it that night. I followed the instructions and was prepared for the famous purge that would follow beginning to use the product.
My acne got worse and worse. Before this product, I only had one or two deep under-grounders at a time and a few whiteheads. From shortly after I started use it to the end of the 13th week, my face was covered. Every day I had new, huge red painful cystic bumps and whiteheads. After 13 weeks I couldn't take it any more and stopped.
Within a couple of days of stopping this and starting azelaic acid, my face has cleared up so much. I'm not waking up to huge bumps every day and almost all active acne is gone. My face is destroyed from all of the acne that I had over the last 13 weeks and I know it's going to take a long time before I won't have to spackle on makeup to leave the house.
I wish I had never tried this product. If you decide to try it out, be sure to research the difference between a purge and a reaction so you won't stick it out only to end up with the worst skin in your life.
Reviewed by 216 customers Amazing
ashleyk from Bozeman, MT
Works wonders. Great retinol for beginners. Noticed a reduction in pore size and breakouts.
Give it time! Works amazing!
Jana from Indiana
The reviews on this product can be misleading. This product is one of the best OTC retinoids on the market. It WILL break your skin out worse in the beginning (it's called purging) and it may cause reactions such as severe dryness and burning. This is part of the process. You have to give this product 3-6 months to take full effect and completely clear your skin. Your skin WILL adapt to it after using for a while. Moisturizer is a must!!! I recommend cerave moisturizers on top of this product. Do not give up when you do not see desired results quickly. Continued use of this will restore your skin and prevent wrinkles as well! I will continue to rave and rave about this product until I die!
Natalie from NYC
Always test prior to applying anything on your face. I have combination skin, and I don't break out terribly - maybe a nuisance zit here and there - but THIS is the best!!!!
Love love love
Helen from Lafayette, IN
I literally cannot express my love for this product. I put this cream on a pimple or soon to be and it is gone in an hour or overnight.
Rel from San Diego
No stars. As soon as I applied it my skin felt so itchy and it was burning. I washed my face as soon as I got the chance but my skin had already absorbed the product. Now I have what looks like goosebumps all over my face and it is extremely itchy, hot and red. Looks like the reviews say it works for most but not for me. I LOVEEEEE la roche-posay brand so much just unfortunately this product didn't work well. The duo works better for me.
This will change everything....
NMarz from New York, NY
A great product that does not over dry my sensitive skin and heals very quickly.
Love the texture of
harperk3 from undisclosed
Love the texture of this retinol and that Adapalene won't break down under UVA/UVB rays. It has a texture like a lightweight moisturizer with a lot of slip agents in it, so it's easy to spread.
Auty from WI
I gave this a fair shot, over three months, and skin was worse
ConStar from Georgia
So, I am a little taken back. Anytime something claims it helps with acne, it never seems to be my skin it helps. This is the first product in forever that actually seems to do what it claims. I had a very stubborn under the skin pimple that never formed a head. The pimple seemed to make the spot it chose, under my skin, it's permanent home. I tried this on that spot and honestly, by the morning it SHRUNK. It's now been maybe 3 weeks since I've started using this every night as directed and that spot is virtually gone. I really am blown away. It seems to help speed up healing times as well and so far outside of 1 or 2, it seems to help keep other pimples from forming! My skin is an oil-rig, barely sensitive and very tough so kudos to La Roche Posay for this magical potion.
The only thing that works
Amazing! from Chicago, IL
This is my holy grail product. I'm in my 30s and have had acne for years. I tried everything. I don't remember how I stumbled upon this product but this is the only thing that has consistently helped. It takes about 6 months to really clear up your skin. I'm on my second tube and I rarely get any breakouts.
My journey to finding
morganr78 from undisclosed
My journey to finding the best OTC retinol or adapalene has lead me to this product, and it's very possible it's the best on the market. Would not recommend for beginners, as this formula is strong. But for those used to a weaker retinol, it's a great next step for clear skin!
Tina from Florida
Every time I feel a pimple coming, I use this product and the pimple never forms !
Mochi from US
Wait at least three months to see actual results. Don't forget to moisturize - this really clears your skin and smooths out texture (tiny little bumps).
Heard great reviews!
Lisa S from Alberta Canada
I dont understand why they don't sell the in Canada..Heard amazing reviews but was wondering how often you should use it to start? Im using this for anti-aging as well as for enlarged/clogged pores and comedones
Reliable and affordable
Kaylie G from Akron, OH
effective, lightweight, and reliable ingredients. I'm very happy with this purchase and will buy again.
C.H. from undisclosed
This product works great. Ive seen a huge improvement in my skin since i started using these products.
c from t
I would say this absolutely works more effectively than any prescription or store brand that I have used & more quickly.
A Game Changer
GLAMTQ from North Carolina
I have been using this since March specifically for clogged pours and black heads. My skin is clear, glowing and radiant.
MUST USE AS DIRECTED!!!
aubriej2 from undisclosed
MUST USE AS DIRECTED!!! Start out taking it slow and find a good moisturizer to use with it. I recommend putting moisturizer on before using this when you first start to get your skin used to it. Definitely worth it though!!!
Didn't like it at
marinam83 from undisclosed
Didn't like it at first as I was purging, however it cleared up and made my skin pretty clear. If I have some pimples, this will make them disappear overnight. Sometimes other products cause comedones on my forehead, and this will also clear those up within a couple days. It does dry your skin so make sure to use moisturizer!!
Really can see the difference!!
DeeX from undisclosed
I started using this for 2 weeks already and I noticed a difference ! I really love this product and how it helped me through my insecurities .
Yes yes yes for hormonal adult acne
Miah from USA
This is the only product that has significantly helped with my adult hormonal acne. I'm such a big fan and I highly recommend trying it. It took about the first tube of this product to see actual results so be patient. And, wear and reapply sunscreen because this product thins out the top layer of your skin and you can basically get a sunburn every time you look at the sun.
Early positive difference
Ash from Savannah, GA
30 yo with naturally oily skin, blemishes, and some discoloration. and I started using this 5 days ago, I was using it in the AM but am now using it PM, and it is already making a difference in my skin. I am absolutely purging (a couple inflamed red bumps daily but that pop and go away quickly) but that means it's working for me. My skin is looking so dewy and fresh. I use this after cleansing and toning, before serum and moisturizer/spf. Looking forward to clear skin!
Completely ruined my face
Do not recommend from La
If I could give zero stars I would! Made my skin problems 100x times worst! I initially bought this product to treat chin acne caused my wearing mask. The first day I noticed the areas I applied product to became reallllly itchy but I didn't pay much attention to it. Now fast forward a few weeks into using the product, my skin is awful! I am literally suffering from redness all over my chin which has spread to the upper part of my lip, I struggle to sleep at night because of how badly my skin burns & iches! My skin has gotten completely dry & is cracked! It's am absolutely traumatic experience this product is putting me threw!!! I wish I would of never spent money on it.
This has really changed
maurianac from undisclosed
This has really changed my life. As someone who loves makeup, texture has always affected the outcome of my foundation. This has completely smoothed out my entire face, reduced blemishes, and brightened my skin all together. LOVE!