La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3 Step Dermatological Acne System is a three-step full featured acne treatment system containing multiple acne medications to target the major causes of acne observed by dermatologists: Dermatologist tested on sensitive and multi-ethnic skin types. The system is most recommended for Acne-prone skin and the intense treatment of blackheads, blemishes, white heads and cystic acne. The System was created by physicians and chemists who specialize in the treatment of skin ailments and imperfections. The complete system is often recommended by skin care experts. The system is packaged in specialized containers to help keep it contamination-free. The Acne System has been tested on sensitive skin and is allergy-tested. It is oil-free, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, and paraben-free.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3 Step Dermatological Acne System, if used as directed, results in noticeably improved skin in just a few days. Results are visible after day-one. Step One targets excess oil with the use of the professional grade medicated gel cleanser composed of a 2% Salicylic Acid compound which fights acne flare-ups. The second step targets clogged pores and embedded impurities. Glycolic Acid penetrates deep below the skin surface to unclog pores and smooth the texture of the skin. The third step directly targets acne with Effaclar Duo action acne treatment. Professional grade Benzoyl Peroxide penetrates deep within the fight the signs of acne. The Lipo Hydroxy Acid is an exfoliator to rid the skin of dead cells and smooth the overall surface. Together these products brighten and clear the affected skin.
La Roche Posay is deep-rooted in dermatological research. La Roche-Posay skin care products are developed according to a strict formulation charter to combine safety and efficacy. The company uses ingredients which have been proven effective and recognized by dermatologists. Their products are made with soothing antioxidant thermal spring water. Their full product line uses ingredients strictly selected to be compliant with sensitive skin. La Roche Posay products are recommended by dermatologists in over 50 nations across the globe.
A 3-step process: Cleanse, tone, treat.
Step 1: Cleanse 2x daily, morning and evening. Wet face, apply quarter size amount onto fingers, and only using finger tips, apply gently on face in a rotating circular motion. Avoid getting into eyes. Rinse thoroughly. Gently pat dry using a soft towel.
Step 2: Tone up to 2x daily, morning and/or evening. Use a soft cotton ball or pad. Make sure to avoid eye area. No rinsing necessary.
Step 3: Clean the skin thoroughly before applying this product. Cover the entire affected area with a thin Treat up to 3x daily on affected areas with a thin layer. Start with one application per day and gradually increase up to 3x daily. Do not exceed 3x daily. If using in the morning, make sure to use sunscreens/sun protection regularly as Benzoyl Peroxide is photo-sensitizing and can make your skin more sensitive and prone to sun burns.