Rated 4.34 out of 5 stars
My dermatologist recommended this product and said it was better than anything he could prescribe me. I had found myself overcome with severe adult acne after moving across the state. This cleared my skin up with only a few white head and no new break outs within a week. I would recommend this prouduct to anyone with stubborn breakouts.
First picture is back in February, second picture is just now. Wanted to reduce my acne scars and treat some acne on my chin. While my acne scars did shrink within a few days, I also developed scaly and flaky hideous skin as well as super sensitive skin around my eyes. I'll continue to use this product, but NOT as advised. I apply hyaluronic acid before the treatment, wait 5 minutes, apply the product, wait 15 minutes, apply moisturizer. So far that's helped with the eye sensitivity, but my scaliness and peeling is getting worse and worse.
Kiersten from Panama City, Florida
I have many products with La Roche Posay that I love but this one is a NO GO. I'm normally not sensitivity products but I am itchy, red, have chemical burns around the affected areas.. etc. I've used it for 4 days & be returning this for sure!
Johana from Tucson, Az
Funciona desde la primera aplicación y da muchos cambios a la piel
Oriana from Phoenix
It makes my hair silky smooth and smell so good and leaves a beautiful shine that doesn't look greasy.
karissad93 from Ohio
This cream helps my occasional hormonal outbreaks on my chin and cheeks and for outbreaks near my hairline from working out! It is expensive for me unfortunately. Also I do NOT recommend using several days in a row if you are new to benzoyl peroxide or have sensitive skin! I have built up a tolerance to BP over a few years and I still do not use it everyday. I pair it with a nice thick moisturizer.
Denise W from Virginia
I love La Roche-Posay products, but this one is a powerhouse. Even in my mid-30s, I still get hormonal blemishes around my chin during that time of the month. I dab a pin-head amount of product on it at night and it is 85-90% gone in the morning.
Bonus use: I have persistent millia around my under eyes and the bridge of my nose ( hard build up in the pores under the surface of the skin). Normally I would have to make a dermatology appointment to have them removed in these sensitive areas, and it is not a comfortable process, but this reduces and softens the millia to improve the texture of my skin in those areas. It's awesome. I would HIGHLY recommend this over the harsh, overly chemical alternatives.
JaneT2024 from PR
It may work for others, but in my case it didn't. After like two days using it my skin started itching a lot, some kind of rash/redness and breakouts. In my experience it's a big no, and for the price really sad.
dd from Boston
I got this product as a spot treatment because this was the first thing that popped up when I googled "spot treatment". I've bought from this brand before and I've loved every product I've used so I'm not sure what went wrong with this one. But everytime I used this over a pimple it would honestly make it 10x worse, the pimple would be more irritated, more white, more aggravated the next day every single time I used it. Without fail. I tried to stick with it but after about the 5th pimple I just gave up because I knew this product was just not for me. But honestly, don't get it. Their other products are really nice but this one missed the mark.
Alex from Dallas, TX
Used this product as a spot treatment but my entire face burned almost instantly after applying. While my cystic acne did calm down over night and the priduct seemed to work, it HURTS!!!
Ellex from New York
This is fantastic on blemishes, I wish I had discovered it sooner.
Potay from LA
Using this acne spot treatment for over a month now. This is one of the best acne treatment I have ever found! Love it love it love it!
Anna0003 from Michigan
First day used and my face was slightly itchy, I assumed my face was itchy from having oat milk that day. Second day used on a few spots only a bit itchy, again assumed it was from something else. Third time my whole face broke out in red hives for about three days and would not stop itching. Save your money don't buy this.
renee_guerrero from Albany, GA
I was so excited to use this product but it turned out to be a huge disappointment. It seems to work amazingly in other people, but it has burned my skin so bad. It feels itchy, dry and my skin is red and peeling off. I love this brand and most of its products but this one hurts a lot and I don't think it's supposed to be that way. (I have oily acne-prone skin).
Ocheatherg from Atlantic City, NJ
I dont typically have sensitive skin but felt immediate burning and tingling so rinsed mt face. The tingling didnt subside so i looked in the mirror and my face was red and inlfammed. I only had the product on my face for maybe 2 minutes
B Griff from undisclosed
I had been shaving and used to have dark spots on my face that had accumulated together besides I wasn't using sunscreen 🧴.I ordered a tube of the Effaclar duo action acne treatment along with the sunscreen it started clearing up after a week now the second week it cleared up up looks good 👍🏾
Liz from Chicago
Completely ruined my skin. I as trying to treat some blemishes on my face so went against my better judgement and decided I'd try this product for myself after reading critical reviews. They were right—made my skin significantly worse. Chemical burn that is inflammed and peeling. Please don't buy!!!
kiki from chicago, il
overall, it gets rid of ance. for me personally it took about 4 days to mostly get rid of a cluster of pimples i had on my chin. as someone who is impatient, that is very slow to me. ive used dermalogicas deep ance invisible patch, and that cleared out a cluster of pimples i had in two days. i think the people who say its drying are spreading it on their entire face, which you're not really supposed to do.
probably wont repurchase because like i said, im too impatient. but, i would recommend this to people who have really bad acne and are looking for a non harsh way to clear it.
Kenzie from Draper
After one application I woke up to textured, swollen, burning skin. Can't tell if the acne is gone or if my face is so swollen that you can't see the blemishes. Disappointing considering its dermatologist recommended and marketed for sensitive skin.
Sofia from Washington
I bought this product about 3-2 weeks ago and started using it since, it worked after a while but it was a painful process my skin was dry even after moisturizing, red, pealing, & burning. I still have some acne left over, I would not recommend this for sensitive skin.
esrom from idaho
my mom got it for me because i was having bad breakouts. (i'm a teen sooo it's pretty normal) i also saw the rave about it on like tiktok and insta, ect. but i had all these little bumps all over my face (like the little ones that don't pop). so she gave it to me, and i started using it over those little bumps. and lemme tell u. BOOM. GONE. the "it" girl skin achieved. it's a bit pricey but i promise it's worth every dime. it also helped tame my cystic acne, which i don't get anymore cause i take pills, but overall, i would say this is SOO worth it, especially if you have all those mini spots. and it (worked for me) over night. HIGHY RECCOMEND!
Madera from Arizona
In order, my biggest problems are milia, (which are pretty much everywhere), blackheads and dark spots. I'm 73, and, despite wrinkles, my priority is a clearer face. I normally apply Duo at night, after their glycolic serum, and am impressed with the results. The milia are much less obvious; the blackheads are significantly less. It's too bad that I've found NO product, anywhere, or Laroche "routine" that addresses milia and hope Laroche takes that on. (Intermittently I also use their Adapalene but must completely discontinue a week before waxing to avoid my skin tearing off).
oliviap276 from undisclosed
it calms down whatever i put it on (i use it as a spot treatment) however doesn't make a huge difference right away like you would expect it to if ur paying this much for a spot treatment
anahic74 from undisclosed
This spot acne treatment is my secret weapon against those surprise breakouts. It's like a superhero for my skin – small but packs a punch. The formula? It's got that zit-zapping magic without making my skin feel like a desert. I'm talking about a quick-drying, no-nonsense solution that gets to work without any drama.
The best part is, it doesn't just dry out the blemish; it actually helps it disappear faster. I've tried others that leave my skin feeling like it's been through a battlefield, but not this one. It's like a targeted missile for those annoying spots, and the redness? Consider it gone.
I love that it's compact, so it's my on-the-go savior for surprise pimple attacks. If you're looking for a spot treatment that means business without wrecking your skin, this one's the real deal. Say hello to clear skin, one zit at a time!
Tbl* from Coarsegold ca
I guess I'm allergic to this medication. I have used two brands. And both not only dry my skin out to rough and scaly patches but it also makes me itch like crazy.
phuongv5 from undisclosed
Over time, it did help in reducing the appearance of acne spots and keeping breakouts at bay, which was a definite improvement for my skin.
What I particularly appreciated was its gentle approach to acne treatment. It didn't cause excessive dryness or irritation, which can be a common issue with acne treatments. This made it more suitable for sensitive skin types, and I found that my skin tolerated it well.
The product's packaging and design are also quite user-friendly, with a convenient applicator that allowed for precise spot treatment.
However, while it did help reduce some of my acne spots over time, the progress was slower than I expected. I was hoping for a quicker and more visible improvement.
Additionally, the texture of the product can feel a bit heavy on the skin, which was uncomfortable at times. It didn't blend in as seamlessly as I had hoped, and it left a somewhat noticeable residue. This made it less ideal for daytime use, and I had to limit it to nighttime application.
marisas86 from undisclosed
I saw this product on TikTok and thought I'd try it. I didn't have very high hopes that it would work for me since it was trending but boy was I wrong. I have bought this product 3x already because it's one of the best skincare items on the market. It doesn't have a strong scent and works really good on my sensitive skin. I put a very small amount on any pimple I have at night and it will shrink it by the next morning.