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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo

La Roche-Posay

Effaclar Duo

Item #: 2236422 Size: 1.35 oz

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo contains Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide (5.5%) to fight acne deep in the skin. Micro-Exfoliating LHA provides precise cell by cell exfoliation to clear away dulling cellular debris and oil. Non-drying, oil-free, fast absorbing texture. Use as a treatment for moderate acne. Visibly reduces all types of acne blemishes and penetrates deep into pores to clear even stubborn blackheads and whiteheads.
Use as a daily, acne treatment. Apply thin layer morning and/or evening 1-2 times daily to affected areas. Spread using only a thin layer on affected areas, approximately half-a-pea size amount. Keep out of reach of children. For further instructions, refer to the Drug Facts on the packaging.
Active: Benzoyl Peroxide 5.5% (Acne Medication).
Inactive: Water, Isostearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Silica, Carbomer, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Epilobium Angustioflium Flower/leaf/stem Extract.

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La Roche-PosayEffaclar Duo
 
4.3

(based on 90 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (73)
  • Easy to use (62)
  • Minimizes pores (33)
  • Soothing (9)
  • Hydrates skin (8)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (31)
  • Irritates skin (17)
  • Bleaches fabric (15)
  • Doesn't work (8)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (57)
  • Moderate acne (54)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (35)
  • Inflammatory acne (31)
  • Severe acne (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (45), Budget shopper (30)

Reviewed by 90 customers

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5.0

Love it

By jayme

from pittsburgh pa

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne

Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

I've used this product now for many years and it still works great. I get break outs around my period time and this keeps them under control. You just need a little, too much in one spot will dry the skin out.

 
5.0

I've waited 20 years for this...

By Alyssa A.

from Castle Rock, CO

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Smells Great
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Moderate Acne
  • Severe Acne
  • Teen Acne

Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

I have been on every antibiotic and topical cream regiment out there. This is the best my skin has been. I use it in conjunction with hormonal pill birth control, which only helped to a certain point until now. So worth it in the cleanser,toner, duo system!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE!!!

By Max

from San Rafael

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Smells Great
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Bleaches Fabric
  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Moderate Acne
  • Severe Acne

Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

My dermatologist recommended this product and said it was better than anything he could prescribe me. I had found myself overcome with severe adult acne after moving across the state. This cleared my skin up with only a few white head and no new break outs within a week. I would recommend this prouduct to anyone with stubborn breakouts.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By sgomez

from chicago il

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Severe Acne

Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

I have always suffered from acne but most recently i suffered from stress and hormonal break outs all over my chin and jaw line. After 3 months of trying ever product i could find nothing worked except this 3 piece package the face wash the toner and the overnight treatment. I was so amazed at how it worked and got rid of all my current and past acne. Other than it over drying my skin which is what is suppose i recommend a good moisturizer and getting facials twice a month to see faster results. LOVE THIS PRODUCT and so glad i found the one thing that works for me!

 
4.0

Drying but effective so far

By Katie

from Chicago, IL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Moderate Acne

Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

I started using this a little bit less than a week ago and have noticed a difference in the breakouts I was experiencing. I use it in conjunction with the face wash and toner in the Effaclar system. It sits well under makeup. I highly suggest a good moisturizer with this because it really dried my skin out at first. Overall a good product and I will purchase this again.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Truly Works!

By Alicia

from lost in Kansas

Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

I am 27 and have been dealing with some major hormonal outbreaks. I've literally felt like I tried EVERYTHING. Well this stuff actually helped me out so much. I mixed this with another product and applied over my breakouts and it's working!! I do advise you apply a HEAVY moisturizer because this stuff will suck the LIFE out of your face. But hey it does do what it says.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It works!

By Sensitive

from Chicago

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Blackheads & Whiteheads

Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

I have been trying to get rid of stubborn black heads and little bumps on my cheeks and chin for months. Nothing I used ever brought them to the surface. I have oily, sensitive skin with large pores and products I tried only made it worse. After the first night of use, the following morning the black heads had finally emerged and the little bumps had flattened. And after a few days of use, it even helped fade the hyperpigmentation left behind. It is drying, so I'd recommend adding an oil free moisturizer to your routine.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not the same as the [+] version

By adult hyperpigmentation

from los angeles

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bleaches Fabric
    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Teen Acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

    I tried this product and realized it doesn't compare to the one manufactured in France (and not sold in the US), Effaclar Duo +. The latter version also works as a moisturizer and is better absorbed into the skin. This one has an unpleasant bleachy smell and ultimately irritated my skin and didn't do much other than that. I just ordered Effaclar Duo + on Jet and I'm praying I won't receive this one. I'll post an updated review once I receive it if you're interested in trying it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Will buy again

    By Jess

    from Fresno, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

    Easy to use. Just apply SMALL amount to affected area. Will dry out skin if you use too much/too often and skin will peel. However I am all for getting rid of acne spots and this stuff actually works! Way better than drug store brands and this bottle last a LONG time.

     
    5.0

    Obsessed

    By Coke

    from Ca

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne
      • Severe Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

      Obsessed. Never used a more effective acne treatment, don't see myself switching anytime soon. It's a little intense but you can control how drying it is, it is NOT irritating and the exfoliating aspect of it actually makes your skin feel lovely.

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