La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector for spot-prone skin - 15ml

La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector for spot-prone skin - 15ml

  • This product has ingredient evidence. Read more in the Research & Evidence section below
  • Targeted treatment for spots and blemishes on oily skin
  • Improves appearance and reduces residual marks
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
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La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector is a treatment for individual spots and blemishes that can be used even on the most sensitive skin.

Oily skin is often more prone to spots, due to congested pores and the increased presence of acne-forming bacteria. This corrector is able to treat these individual blemishes, helping to improve their appearance and reduce residual marks on the skin without blocking the pores.

It contains proven acne-fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid, LHA, piroctone olamine/glycacil, and niacinimide. It also includes the soothing Thermal Spring Water contained in all La Roche Posay skincare products. Unlike many treatments available, it contains no parabens or artificial colours, and uses minimal fragrance. It is hypoallergenic, well tolerated, and leaves the skin feeling smoother and clearer.

This product is suitable for use under make-up.


The ingredients in La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector are:

  • Water
  • Cyclohexasiloxane
  • Isononyl isononanoate
  • Propylene glycol
  • Isohexadecane
  • Niacinamide
  • PEG-100 stearate
  • Glyceryl stearate
  • Cetyl alcohol
  • Argilla/Magnesium aluminum silicate
  • Carbomer
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Capryloyl glycine
  • Capryloyl salicylic acid
  • Citric acid
  • Xanthan gum
  • Acrylates copolymer
  • Salicylic acid
  • Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
  • Chlorhexidine digluconate
  • Piroctone olamine
  • Parfum /fragrance


The corrector should be applied to spots and blemishes twice a day – in the morning and evening – until they disappear. It can be used under make-up.


La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector should be stored out of sight and reach of children. Use externally only.

This product contains some fragrance. If you are allergic to this, or any of the ingredients, avoid use. In the event of an adverse skin reaction, discontinue use. Consult a doctor if irritation persists.

Side Effects

There are no reported side effects with La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector. No interactions with other medicines have been identified.

Research & Evidence

For people with Acne

HelloSkin’s experts were not able to find any clinical data on the use of La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector in people with acne. However, the product contains ingredients that have shown to be effective in treatment of acne; niacinamide and salicylic acid.

Niacinamide (nicotinamide) is a vitamin of the vitamin B family, and is used in some topical acne products. It works by inhibiting sebaceous lipogenesis and thereby reduce the sebum production from the sebaceous glands (1). One study has shown that nicotinamide is comparable to topically prescribed antibiotics such as erythromycin and clindamycin (2). In a study of sixty female patients with acne, a 5% nicotinamide gel applied daily for 8 weeks was reported to provide similar benefits as a 2% clindamycin gel. In acne, antibiotics is intended to impair growth of the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, which are present in acne prone skin and lead to inflammatory responses. At the same time, the 5% gel containing nicotinamide was not associated with any side effects (2).

Salicylic acid works partly by preventing clogging of the pores (3). In cosmetic products the concentration of salicylic acid must not exceed 2%. Still, although side effects from salicylic acid may be rare, pay attention to your skin and signs of irritation such as redness.

The product contains parfum, which is one of the most common skin irritants and can cause dermatitis and/or exacerbate the skin inflammation in people with sensitive skin.


  1. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2017 Jan 4
  2. J Res Med Sci. 2013 Feb;18(2):115-7
  3. Nurse Pract. 2013 Oct 10;38(10):22-31
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