Are your awkward teenage years long gone, yet pesky pimples are still hanging around? You are not alone! Acne is no longer just a problem for teens. Women and men of all ages continue to wage war against acne.
But why now, why me? What is the reason of my adult onset acne? Acne is caused and exacerbated by several factors, primarily the abnormal shedding of skin cells, the formation of Propionibacterium acnes on the skin, and a hormone imbalance. Propionibacterium acnes, also known as p. acne bacterium, is the main culprit to blame for your acne woes. Understanding and addressing the causes of acne is the first step to win the blemish battle.
Luckily for us, we live in the age of technology and new lotions and potions are always on the forefront. The hottest acne wonder product, La Roche Posay Effaclar Al is the first and only treatment to combine both benzoyl peroxide and a salicylic acid derivative and in a single product. We hear a lot about benzoyl peroxide, but why is it so great? Benzoyl peroxide halts the production of p.acne bacteria from forming on the skin. This bacterium is the source of redness and inflammation that is commonly associated with acne.
Although benzoyl peroxide is a popular treatment for acne, it is not unusual for people to stray away from it because of harsh, unfavorable reactions in the past. La Roche Posay has addressed this issue head on and micronized the size of the molecule, which reduces irritation commonly associated with the use of benzoyl peroxide. As a result, flaking of the skin and redness is dramatically reduced.
So, just what is so revolutionary about La Roche Posay Effaclar Al? It not only stops p. acne bacteria in its tracks, but it simultaneously addresses the need for exfoliation of the skin. Lipo-hydroxy-acid, a derivative of salicylic acid, exfloliates dead skin cells. Exfoliation helps to keep pores clean and clear, while speeding up cellular turnover. According to La Roche Posay clinical studies, lipo-hydroxy-acid is six times more effective in treating acne than normal salicylic acid alone. Additionally, when both active ingredients lipo-hydroxy acid and benzoyl peroxide ingredients are used in combination with one another, acne is reduced by a whopping 60% in ten days. Although we can’t abolish acne completely, La Roche Posay Efaclar Al has made huge strides in the ongoing blemish battle.
Source: National Institutes of Health