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Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Topical Retinoid For Acne

Prescription-Strength Topical Retinoid for Acne
Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Topical Retinoid For Acne is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 532.
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The first prescription-strength topical retinoid for acne available without a prescription. This onc ... Read more

Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Topical Retinoid For Acne
La Roche-Posay

Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Topical Retinoid For Acne

Prescription-Strength Topical Retinoid for Acne

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The first prescription-strength topical retinoid for acne available without a prescription. This once daily acne treatment with adapalene gel 0.1% helps clear and prevent blackheads, whiteheads, acne blemishes and clogged pores. Dermatologist developed and tested.

Skin Concern:

  • Red, raised pimples
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Clogged pores

Skin Type:

  • Oily skin
  • Acne-prone skin

Age:

  • Approved for use in people 12 years of age and older
  • Helps clear blackheads, whiteheads, acne blemishes & clogged pores
  • Adapalene gel 0.1% helps prevent new acne from forming
  • Prescription-strength topical retinoid for acne
  • Non-greasy, acne gel quickly absorbs into skin

KEY INGREDIENTS:

Adapalene Gel 0.1% (Topical Retinoid): A topical retinoid medication used in Effaclar Adapalene for the treatment of acne. A synthetic molecule that mimics vitamin A, it works by regulating skin cell turnover to help remove and prevent dead skin from clogging pores. An ideal choice for those concerned with whiteheads and blackheads.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

ADAPALENE USP 0.1% (RETINOID) (ACNE TREATMENT)

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS

CARBOMER HOMOPOLYMER • EDETATE DISODIUM • METHYLPARABEN • POLOXAMER 182 • PROPYLENE GYLCOL • PURIFIED WATER • SODIUM HYDROXIDE

Step 1: To open the product, remove the cap and insert the opposite side of the cap into the foil. Push down on the cap and twist until the foil is punctured.

Step 2: After using a gentle cleanser, apply a pea sized amount all over the face once daily in the evening.

Step 3: Apply a moisturizer after use.

Step 4: Use with SPF daily

For full directions, refer to the Drug Facts on the packaging.

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Product Safety


Dermatologist Tested
Dermatologist Tested
Fragrance Free
Fragrance Free
Non Comedogenic
Non Comedogenic
Oil Free
Oil Free

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PRESCRIPTION-STRENGTH TOPICAL RETINOID ACNE TREATMENT

  • Adapalene gel 0.1% is the first prescription strength retinoid available over-the-counter, without a prescription
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ADAPALENE GEL 0.1% HELPS CLEAR & PREVENT ACNE

  • Adapalene gel is the first new over-the-counter active ingredient for the treatment of acne approved by the FDA in over 30 years.
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ACNE POSITIVITY


Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. La Roche-Posay celebrates acne positivity to spread acceptance for all skin, encourage others to embrace their unique acne journeys, and foster healthy relationships between people and their skin.
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RECOMMENDED FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN


  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Clogged pores
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DERMATOLOGIST INSIGHT


"Consistency and patience are key to using retinoids successfully. It can take anywhere from 6-12 weeks to see results. If you have sensitive skin, I recommend applying the product 2-3 times a week and then gradually increase usage until you have built up tolerance for daily use."

Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Jenny Liu

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too drying; not worth it I tried this product based on recommendations from my dermatologist (who said to try it for at least 1 month as it will likely cause skin drying). I did give it a try for a little over a month, but this product is awful! My skin peels like crazy for 1-2 days after using it, despite using moisturizer in the AM and PM. My acne is actually worse than when I started as well with no improvements. I would love to return this product and get a refund, but unfortunately per the return policy I am unable to return it after 30 days, which is interesting since the recommendation is to give this product a try for at least 1 month... Overall, I do not recommend trying this product!
Date published: 2024-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good, maybe even better, than prescription I’ve used both prescription and non-prescription, and this one is by far the best. I use it mostly on the T zone and a tiny bit goes a long way.
Date published: 2024-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from is a game-changer Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% is a game-changer for acne-prone skin. Its topical retinoid formula swiftly targets stubborn blemishes, delivering visible results. With consistent use, pores minimize, and skin texture improves. While initial dryness may occur, it fades as skin adjusts. Overall, an effective ally in the battle against acne, offering clearer, smoother skin.
Date published: 2024-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from B I bought an acne cream and their products hurt me. My face is all red. It burns a lot. It seems like my face is burned. Tomorrow I will have to go to the doctor because of everything that happened to me. Even my neck is irritated.
Date published: 2024-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not recommended at all I bought it from a local store .. after 2 uses it started burning my skin and instead of getting rid of acne, i started getting more and more. Also burnt my eyes. I did went to return it but they didn’t return it becuase it was open and it was just a waste of money. I also bought its effacular face wash and this cream and effacular tonner. But clearly my money just got wasted and i am never going to purchase it.
Date published: 2024-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It cleared my acne twice! I had really bad acne when I started using this product. After a few uses, my skin started to feel tender and it was flaky, it felt like it burned. I googled those symptoms after using adapalene, and according to the website I was reading at those symptoms are normal before your skin is completely used to the product. I trusted the process, and I kept using it every night. After a few weeks, I started to see bigggg results, after 3 months using it, maybe less, my face was acne free, not even during my period I had pimples. So, I decided to stop using it and change my night routine to a different serum, I think it was the glycolic acid, worse thing I’ve ever done, I started to break out again, then I tried to solve the problem using salicylic acid based products, including the 5% salicylic acid serum, nothing worked until I bought the adapalene again, after a few months, no more acne!!! I lovedddd this product. I’ve used I think like 4 o 5 bottles. If you have acne this is definitely a must have.
Date published: 2024-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little goes a long way! It’s an excellent product. Recommended by my dermatologist
Date published: 2024-01-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from burning skin I've been using a retinol from a different brand for over a year and switched to this. I used it two nights in a row and haven't used it for 3 days now - it caused my skin to feel like it was burning and made my face and neck red, dry, and itchy. Feels and looks like a sunburn. If I don't touch my face for 4ish hours it goes away but even water causes it to flare up again.
Date published: 2024-01-08
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