La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I.

Hope you all had a good weekend! I just saw Star Trek and I loved it! Today, I’m reviewing an item that’s been in my skincare routine for the last 2-3 months. And I can’t do without it!

La Roche-Posay is a french skincare brand and have a lot of products for treating various skin imperfections. Now there is a lot of confusion over what the products exactly do. You see, there are three Effaclar products and they work well together or separately as you require. I’ll try to explain the difference between them all in brief below –

1. Effaclar A.I. – The  AI stands for anti-imperfection. It’s a targeted spot treatment cream for breakouts and acne. So when you have breakouts in certain areas of your face, just apply this at those spots. This is not a serum. You can  use this as and when you need it.

2. Effaclar Duo – This is mainly like a serum and is to be used all over the face. It treats acne, inflammation but also imperfections below the skin such as blackheads, congestion etc. Hence, the duo meaning dual action. With Duo you get the best of of worlds.

3. Effaclar K – This is also meant to be used all over the face but treats imperfections below the skin like blackheads, whiteheads, clogged pores etc. It’s a lot milder than Duo and A.I.

Now onto the review of Effaclar A.I. I really wanted something to use for my breakouts that would work when they initially appear and vanquish them!

So when I see any signs of breakouts or acne forming, I promptly apply this and within 2-3 days it’s gone. There’s no scarring or spot left behind. If the formation is large, you might need to use this twice a day regularly and it will take a while. I find this works best when you use it on new breakouts to nip it in the bud. Sometimes, I also use this on the little bumps that appear and it deals with those as well.

I don’t use this everyday though. On some days when my skin feels free of bumps or acne, I skip this from my routine. But I’d say about 3-4 times a week, I do use this.

The cream is white and lotion like, of thin consistency but it is’t runny. The packaging is like those medicinal creams but with a nozzle which really helps apply it properly and no product is wasted.

This can also be worn under makeup so that’s a plus!

My only hitch about this is that leaves a dry lotion after a few hours which can look weird. But I generally use this at night only, so doesn’t bother me much.

It feels very medicinal when you use this. You get 15ml for Rs. 890 and it’s been well worth the money spent.

Photos below!

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Name : Effaclar A.I.

Brand :  La Roche-Posay

Colour : White

Consistency : Thin but not runny

Texture : like a light lotion

Fragrance : none

Application : Over skin at targeted area in morning and night.

Treatment : for acne, imperfections and spots

Ingredients: Water, DI-C12-13 alkyl malate, cyclohexasiloxane, propylene glycol, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, PEG-100 stearate, glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcohol, PEG-4 dilaurate, PEG-4 laurate, zinc PCA, sodium hydroxide, capryloyl salicylic acid, xanthan gum, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, iodoproponyl butylcarbamate, PEG-4, fragrance

Product Amount : 15ml

Packaging : Tube with narrow nozzle

Shelf Life : 12 months

Price : Around Rs. 890

Available from :  SlassyVioletBagMedPlusBeauty

Final Rating : 4/5


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