Effaclar AI Targeted Breakout Corrector
Talking about spots is pretty gross but you seriously need this little miracle worker in your life.
I have "normal" skin that has rarely suffered blemishes or breakouts. A year or so ago my skin went pretty bad and I started getting cystic spots. Everything has calmed down, my skin is back to being "normal" and resilient to problems. Yet I occasionally get the odd breakout and a cystic spot or two. I find them pretty distressing to deal with. Seriously, those things are nasty.
Cystic acne affects the deeper skin tissue and is a type of abscess that occurs when the oil duct under the skin becomes infected. Cystic spots appear underneath the surface and cannot be dealt with in the same way. Pressing, picking, and popping cystic spots will do absolutely nothing to get rid of them and actually cause more damage like pushing the infection deeper increasing the risk of scarring.
When I get the rare cystic spot they stick around for weeks. The spot itself is crazy painful, the swelling makes the skin sore, and the whole healing process is a drag. I've been pretty fed up with such nasty skin inflictions, even though they are few and far between they're still unpleasant to deal with and I wanted something I could use to speed up the healing process. I didn't do much review reading on La Roche-Posay Effaclar AI Targeted Breakout Corrector, I briefly skimmed Makeup Alley and took a chance.
The formula smells weird. Very chemically but not in a super unpleasant way. I noted that people said don't apply a big dollop or it'll visibly dry out on your skin, just pat a little of the cream onto the area and leave it alone. The cystic spot I had literally shrank overnight. It was small to begin with but totally wasn't planning on leaving my face for a while. The swelling immediately went down, the pain disappeared, and it become barely visible. I had an older cystic spot on my cheek that was looking pretty angry. When something is making your skin hurt it lures you into touching it more than you should. La Roche-Posay Effaclar AI Targeted Breakout Corrector calmed the swelling down, dried the abscess out and virtually eliminated it. Three days later and they were completely gone.
I know nothing about terribly bad acne or even mild, persistent skin complaints. Apart from a few months of nasty breakouts that totally cleared up without any scarring, I haven't experienced anything close to proper acne and certainly nothing that made me investigate heavy duty acne treatments. So a little reservedly I state: "you need this product." I am super amazed by it. Anything that can reduce nasty cystic spots to mere blemishes makes me absolutely thrilled. For anyone suffering mild breakouts or minor cystic spots, I'd thoroughly recommend purchasing it. I'm not sure how well it would work on severe acne or persistent breakouts, although I would suggest taking a look at the La Roche-Posay products because the Effaclar AI Targeted Breakout Corrector performed so well.
What La Roche-Posay products have you tried?