Acne is often thought of as a teen problem, but the truth of the matter is breakouts can affect the skin at any age. Another truth? Not all acne is the same. In fact, according to the Canadian Dermatology Association, three-quarters of the adult acne cases that occur in women stem from hormonal fluctuations experienced after the teen years. And yet, by and large, the number of acne-care products dedicated to treating adult skin is limited.

While it may come as a surprise to some that breakouts can carry on well past the teen years, the first signs of acne can appear at several different points in life. For some, blemishes—both mild and severe—may first occur in adolescence and continue into adulthood. Others may experience their first breakout in their 20s or 30s. And while hormonal fluctuations are often the culprit behind acne at various stages, as we grow older, the condition of our skin and its needs change. Early signs of aging, like fine lines, dullness and texture, are inevitable as we mature. That’s why it’s essential to use products that bridge the gap between acne-prone skin and aging.

Discover La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum, a dermatological innovation catered specifically to adult acne-prone skin. Formulated with highly efficacious active ingredients that are also safe for sensitive skin, it’s a truly sophisticated formula that combines solutions for acne-prone skin with anti-aging benefits.

Containing a blend of skin-refining acids—salicylic, glycolic and lipohydroxy—it gently exfoliates, reducing the appearance of pigmentation that can occur with acne-prone skin. Niacinamide (also known as vitamin B3) is known to have calming properties for the skin. Plus, the formula performs exceptionally well on all skin types, including sensitive. Just apply the serum each evening—after using a gentle cleanser and before applying a hydrating moisturizer—and follow up with sun protection in the a.m. The result? The skin’s overall appearance looks improved, pores are less visible, skin texture is refined and the complexion appears more radiant. Now, you can finally upgrade your skincare regimen for acne-prone skin to fit your naturally beautiful, naturally aging skin.

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