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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 94 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (77)
  • Easy to use (65)
  • Minimizes pores (35)
  • Soothing (9)
  • Hydrates skin (8)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (32)
  • Irritates skin (17)
  • Bleaches fabric (15)
  • Doesn't work (8)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (61)
  • Moderate acne (57)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (38)
  • Inflammatory acne (34)
  • Severe acne (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (47), Budget shopper (32)

Reviewed by 94 customers

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5.0

This product did things that a prescription couldn't!

By Flight attendant

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Inflammatory Acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

    First, I did not purchase this from Ulta. Second, I never write reviews, but I'm writing this in hopes someone with my same struggle sees this, and gives this product a try. As a teenager I had flawless skin, with a pimple here and there, but never anything that I couldn't manage. I'm a guy, so growing up I just used whatever my mom purchased for us. My skin was never sensitive, never had any issues with the skincare products that I used. It wasn't up until last year (I'm 25 now) that I started getting occasional breakouts around my chin. It progressively got worse, so I decided switching up my skincare products, but had no luck. Eventually I started taking antibiotics and using retin-a for several months (great for fine lines, but not for my acne), but once again, no luck. I have used everything from gentle cleansers, to cleansers with every form of acid you can use for acne. I've used every type of moisturizers and toners - all with no success. I cut out dairy and caffeine, drank all the water I could drink, ate all the vegetables I could eat - again, no change. I finally decided to just revert back to my old skincare routine that I used prior to my breakouts. While reading reviews for my old skincare products, I came across this brand, La Roche-Posay. I rolled my eyes at all the positive reviews. I've tried benzoyl peroxide before as a cleanser and as a topical treatment, but it made my skin crazy irritated. At this point, however, I figured what the heck, I have nothing to lose anymore. Picked this up at a drugstore and started using it twice a day. A week later and all I can say is wow, thank you, thank you, thank you! I have not had a single pimple on my chin for a week. I can't recall the last time my chin has been pimple-free. The ONLY thing about this product is that you will need a good moisturizer because it will dry out your skin a bit. I usually wash my face, wait 10 min, press jojoba oil into my skin, apply the effaclar, and then apply moisturizer.

     
    5.0

    Hello Smooth Skin!

    By HappyGlow

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

    I tried out the brand's 3 step acne kit but it severely dried out my skin. I exchanged it for this (which is actually just step 3) and my skin looks great! It cleared up the breakout on my forehead and cheeks and the enzyme exfoliant has eliminated all under the skin bumps (yay). I use the effaclar foaming gel followed by this and an oil free moisturizer. I'm so happy I found this!

     
    5.0

    I would but this again for the rest of my life!

    By Diana

    from Moreno Valley ca

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

      Before purchasing this product I was struggling with pretty bad acne. I decided I would finally invest in this and it work marvelously on my breakouts. I apply this directly on my acne at night before going to bed and by the morning I already saw improvements!

       
      5.0

      Works amazing!!

      By Jen

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo:

        I didn't buy this from Ulta, but I came here to read the reviews of this product before I bought it and had to spread the word! I've tried so many things to clear my skin (including drinking apple cider vinegar) and came across a sample of the effaclar duo I had laying around. I fell in love! It cleared up my cystic acne and makes my skin overall more even, and now I don't need to drink apple cider vinegar that used to clear my skin to a point. I have sensitive and somewhat dry skin (not bad in the summer) and had no problems with overdrying. Now I also use this with the face gel and clarifying solution by La Roche Posay and if my skin gets a little dry I use the toner only once a day. Hope this helps!

         
        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!

        (27 of 28 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.

        (2 of 2 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!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

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