Anyone with acne knows that it can affect more than just your skin – it impacts your entire life in very real ways.
While acne is often misunderstood to be a trivial problem especially when compared with other conditions, studies have shown that people with acne experience social, and psychological ramifications at the same level as those with chronic health problems.
When it comes to acne products, the biggest need expressed by acne sufferers is to stop the acne spots from recurring and many brands have tried to achieve that.
But there might be many reasons why La Roche-Posay is recommended by 90,000 dermatologists worldwide, and one of them could be the constant research they undergo to consistently improve their products. One such product is the improved Effaclar Duo (+) featured in the new La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set. The improved formula armed with skin microbiome science now answers all three major concerns for acne sufferers and is clinically proven to reduce acne by 59%, marks & scars by 42% and prevent acne recurrences successfully.
The new La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set also includes the Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel, which reduces inflammation, sebum production and improves skin comfort. It gently cleanses away dirt and oil while respecting the skin’s pH balance at 5.5 to prevent over-drying oily and sensitive skin. It is also proven to reduce acne, blemishes, blackheads and control shine.
The La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set retails at SGD19.90 and is available at Watsons and Guardian outlets and on Shopee.
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La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set review: 20 readers share their honest opinions
You might think these products by La Roche-Posay sound too good to be true – visible results in just one day, reduced acne inflammation and clearer, smoother skin with less inflamed acne and scars in just seven days?
To give you an informed verdict before you spend your precious bucks on the La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set, we got 20 Daily Vanity readers with acne issues to try out these products for seven days and give us their honest opinions.
LA ROCHE-POSAY ACNE SKINSAVER SET
Almost all the reviewers agreed that the La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set delivered efficacious results on acne, acne scarring, as well as acne recurrences. In particular, they liked that by following this simple routine, it could easily lead to visible results such as reduced acne inflammation, and less painful acne in just one day!
While some reviewers did not see immediate results after just one day of use, after seven days of using the products, most of the reviewers saw clearer, smoother skin and less inflamed acne with a reduction in acne scars. Overall, all reviewers are pleased with the results with a few even saying that it is the first acne-fighting solution that actually worked for them. One of them even called the La Roche-Posay Skinsaver set a “miracle” product!
Skin concerns: Red inflamed cystic acne with scars
My skin is constantly irritated and my pimples are regularly inflamed despite the products I apply. Compared to other acne products I use, the La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set is not as harsh and is more lightweight. The Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel feels very nice on the skin and I will continue using it as the skincare regime is easy to carry out.
The Effaclar Duo (+) heals some white heads by drying it out, but I have some cystic acne it hasn’t worked on. I would recommend it for very inflamed acne with white heads.
Celine Hilos, 21
Skin concerns: Inflamed acne, visible acne scars and oily skin
This routine is surprisingly very effective despite the use of only two products. The products were very light and cooling, making it suitable for sensitive skin. They also do not dry out the skin. Effaclar Duo + also makes for a good makeup base!
My skin is not as oily as it normally is and the acne on my skin is clearly less red and severe. I am very impressed by the results in the short span of a week and I look forward to seeing more great products from them.
Sim Zhi Xin, 22
Skin concerns: Visible acne scars, oily skin, and clogged pores
I do not have a severe acne condition, but I will see at least one pimply friend popping up in a week, and my skin is very prone to scarring. With this kit, I noticed the scars visibly reduced, and the pimples getting smaller.
The La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set is gentle on the skin compared to other similar brands in the market that I’ve used before. The other brands that I’ve tried usually leave me with a burning sensation on my acne, but this is not the case with Effaclar Duo (+). This set is also more hydrating and absorbs better into the skin than acne products by other brands.
Skin concerns: Acne, acne-scarring, oily skin
Pimples always recur at the same spot despite my regular skincare routine but the La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set has improved my pimples and made my acne less painful. While it hasn’t cleared my acne completely in one week, I am surprised and impressed that improvements to my skin can be seen within one day of usage. My acne scars look less visible and my pimples look smaller too.
The products were also really easy to use and made my overall skincare routine easier. For SGD19.90, this set is definitely worth it!
Cheryl Goh, 22
Skin concerns: Oily Skin, visible acne scars, red pimples
I’ve used a few acne products in the market consistently. However, after trying the La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set, results such as lightening of blemishes and lesser inflammation could be seen. These products are not sticky, are light on the skin, and don’t make my skin feel dry.
The routine is easy to follow as well! I am surprised at how this set showed visible results after a week of usage. I will continue using it and maybe even purchase more of it. I love it!
Skin concerns: Blackheads, visible acne scars & recurring acne
I have been using several acne products over the years to help improve my skin and to reduce both my acne and acne marks. The La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set has definitely improved my skin texture and helped me unclog my pores making it easier for me to extract the sebum plugs in my skin.
My skin feels cleaner and fresher than usual and my normally clogged pores feel less blocked. My skin is also not as oily as it normally is. Overall, I am happy with this product!
Amal Bamadhaj, 22
Skin concerns: Visible acne scars, red and inflamed acne, and recurring acne
This set has really helped with the texture of my skin. It smoothens out the overall feel of my skin as well as the appearance of it – my skin looks more even.
The products were easy to use and made my overall skincare routine easier. The Effaclar Duo (+) absorbs quickly into the skin and is hydrating while keeping my skin matte – it’s also a good makeup base as it’s not sticky. For SGD19.90, this set is definitely worth it!
Skin concerns: Whiteheads, Visible acne wounds
I have never seen a product that works this quickly and amazingly on my skin. I have tried several products in the market and this set was the best so far! I am so happy with how my skin is looking after using it for just a week.
Immediately after using it for the first day, I saw some changes and those changes become more noticeable after using for 5 days! This is one of the best Acne-targeting products I’ve used so far – very effective, fast and almost a miracle product!
Skin concerns: Recurring acne, visible acne scars, and blackheads
Acne has only been a recent problem in my life and I have used multiple products on my skin in hopes of improving my acne situation. After just one use of the La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set, I had seen great improvements in my skin and I no longer had recurring pimples! I also really love the fragrance of the products, unlike many other acne brands out there which smell very unpleasant.
Efficacy Duo + absorbs quickly into the skin and my skin feels cleaner and fresher than usual with the use of The Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel. I would definitely recommend this product to my friends and family if they want to improve their skin.
Skin concerns: Oily skin, pimples, white and black heads
Effects are visible with the La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set from day one and I could tell my acne was looking better. In fact, my skin feels less irritated after using this set for one week. The products were easy to use and made my overall skincare routine easier.
Both products are not greasy and have a pleasant texture. Overall, they’re good for acne control and I can tell that my acne is less visible. I will continue using the product to see more visible results.
Skin concerns: Redness, oily skin and Chin cystic acne
I do not usually use gel cleanser as they tend to be very drying. Even for oily skin. some gel cleansers are just too harsh. But the The Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel was not drying and felt pleasant on the skin. The Efficacy Duo + helped heal my pre-menstrual cystic acne scar. The spot faded away within a week, faster than usual.
In fact, during my first use of the product, I liked the pleasant smell, consistency and how gentle it felt on my skin. It’s very absorbent and made my skin feel smoother!
Heng Shu Qing, 29
Skin concerns: Acne, acne scarring, enlarged pores
I have been dealing with acne outbreak for many years and use multiple products on my skin in hopes of improving my acne situation. So, I was surprised that using the La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set really made my skin feel cleaner than usual. My skin also does not feel overloaded with skincare products, and my pimples are less inflamed.
After using this product for just one week, my skin feels less irritated! I have confidence that my acne spots will not recur with consistent use of these products.
Skin concerns: Visible acne scars, recurring acne, whiteheads
I have been suffering from acne scarring and recurring acne in the same spots for many years. After using these products, I’m surprised and impressed that improvements to my skin can be seen within one week! Since using this skincare set, I’ve seen my acne scars fading and skin texture improving.
Acne recurrence has reduced as well and my skin looks more even in person. Additionally, both products have a pleasant texture and have made my overall skincare routine easier.
Skin concerns: Oily T-Zone, Eczema issues time to time, visible pores.
Sensitive skin has been an ongoing issue for me and these products actually help! While I did not notice a big difference after one day, after seven days, my skin looks more even and has a smoother texture. The number of blackheads looks lesser too.
This is a good kit for someone with acne as it’s non-drying, unlike other regular acne skincare sets. In fact, I have already recommended this to a friend with recurring chin acne and she has purchased it!
Melissa Tan, 30
Skin concerns: Redness, whiteheads, acne scars
Skin concern: Redness, oily skin, open pores, and scars
My skin has been sensitive for a while now and having to apply multiple products and follow complicated skincare routines has been tedious. This set is so simple and easy to follow and it made skincare such a breeze.
After using this La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set for one week, my skin feels less irritated and has a smoother texture. My skin is also not as oily as it normally is. The acne on my skin looks less inflamed and pimples look much smaller too!
Sheryl Lim Zi Xin, 29
Skin concerns: White and black heads, and pimples
Right from the first use of the La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set, I felt the products were smooth, easy, and light on the skin. The Effaclar Duo (+) is non-drying and is not sticky. Both products have a pleasant texture and are easy to use.
However, I felt my pimples got worse, especially since my pimples always tend to recur at the same spot. Overall, I don’t feel it helped with my pimples and I did not see much difference after using the products for one day.
Wan Kee, 26
Skin concerns: Whiteheads, acne scars, occasional pimples
I like that Effaclar Duo (+) can cover a larger surface area, unlike regular spot treatments. It also acts really well as a moisturiser, unlike spot treatments from other brands which tend to make the skin around the pimple dry.
My skin felt less irritated after using the La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set for one week and my acne feels less painful. The Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel has a nice fragrance, and I really like that! It’s definitely a value for money and a great trial set for people who are searching for a skincare solution.
Joy Ong, 25
Skin concerns: blackheads, oily skin, blemishes
My skin was not as oily as it normally is and my regularly clogged pores feel less blocked after I used the La Roche-Posay Acne Skinsaver Set. Cleaner than usual, my skin also feels fresher!
Although I was unable to see a difference with blackheads after one week, overall the products are easy to use and it worked well to reduce redness. These products were easy to use and made my full skincare routine much easier.
Skin concerns: Acne scars
With consistent use of these products, I have confidence that my acne spots will not recur. I’m impressed that improvements to my skin can be seen within one week – I could tell my acne was looking better and less severe.
Overall, my pimples look smaller and my skin looks more even. The products are not sticky and are easy to bring anywhere, especially when you’re travelling! I really do love it and its definitely worth the price.