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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser

La Roche-Posay

Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser

6.8 oz Item 2276054

A medicated gel cleanser that targets excess oil and helps clear acne breakouts. Clinically tested to reduce excess surface oil by up to 47%, leaving skin less oily throughout the day. Cleanse daily to fight excess oil and acne.

Key Benefits & Ingredients:
  • 2.0% Salicylic Acid Acne Medication fights acne breakouts
  • Exclusive micro-exfoliating lipo hydroxy acid helps target oily areas on the skin surface to gently provide precise cell-by-cell removal of debris and dirt

Cleanse 2x daily, morning and evening. Wet face, apply quarter size amount onto fingers, and only using finger tips, apply gently on face in a rotating circular motion. Avoid getting into eyes. Rinse thoroughly. Gently pat dry using a soft towel.
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Betaine, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Zinc Gluconate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-47, Menthol, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid.

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La Roche-PosayEffaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser
 
4.6

(based on 68 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (39)
  • Improves skin texture (30)
  • Balances skin (29)
  • Gentle (28)
  • Not greasy (26)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (9)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Messy (6)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (35)
  • Daily use (34)
  • Oily skin (30)
  • Combination skin (25)
  • Sensitive skin (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (32), Brand buyer (23)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (6), 10 minutes (5)

Reviewed by 68 customers

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5.0

I definitely buy this product again

By Aprh

from Farmington MI

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser:

    I love this product

     
    3.0

    Just okay

    By Emily

    from Louisiana

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin
    • Messy
    • Packaging

    Best Uses

      Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser:

      I was not overly impressed with this product. I found it to be too irritating on my sensitive skin and did not work well enough to improve skin texture/break outs. The packaging was also a miss. The product is quite thin and would leak out of the tube frequently. I tried laying it on its side, etc, but eventually I just bought a travel size bottle to keep it in, preventing further leaks.

       
      4.0

      Semi Effective Cleanser

      By suztothee

      from Oregon

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser:

        I have very acne prone skin, so I'm really just looking for a miracle at this point (33 and more acne now than in high school!). This cleanser is good, and somewhat effective-but is not a complete acne reduction cleanser in my case. I have combination skin and get a lot of acne around my nose/mouth area (oilier skin there). It does help to reduce some of the acne but isn't great at getting rid of already there problems.

         
        5.0

        it good

        By haz

        from ohio

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser:

        makes face feel great after a day out in the polluted world
        smells a little medicated, but not in bad way

         
        5.0

        Life Saver

        By Hannah

        from Long Beach, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser:

        I am 22 and have struggled with acne since high school, but after moving to the LA area for school it became horrible. I developed painful cystic acne all along my jawline that was much worse than anything I'd experienced before; not even the topical medication or antibiotics I'd been prescribed in the past would make a difference.

        I'd heard there was a cleanser from Laroche Posay that helped with cystic acne, so I decided to give this one a try. I noticed an improvement within days of switching to this cleanser. My acne isn't nearly as bad, although still not entirely clear. It can tend to dry the skin a bit around the blemishes, but I see that as the product working to clear my skin. I am on the slightly oily/combination side and don't find it too drying. Really happy with this product!

         
        5.0

        Love this face wash

        By cam

        from Indiana

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use

          Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser:

          This is a great oily / combo face wash because it is affective without being too harsh

           
          5.0

          Yes

          By Andrea

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin

            Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser:

            Amazing! Cleared my face in a few days!

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product every time

            By Nellie Gallegos

            from Texas

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser:

              Love this product I have used for a long time and I recommended

               
              1.0

              Never again

              By Shana

              from NC

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin
                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser:

                  I'm not usually one to review things unless I feel really strongly about them. Let me preface this by saying I've got really oily skin, with occasional breakouts. This face wash made my face BEYOND dry. My skin was flaking off my chin, my cheeks, the sides of my nose, EVERYWHERE. I always take precaution when trying a new skincare item and only incorporate one new product at a time, so I know this is what was causing it. At the same time I began to experience severe dryness, I broke out horribly all over the lower half of my face in painful acne.

                   
                  5.0

                  great products

                  By Sid the Kid

                  from Downingtown, PA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • controls oily skin over time
                  • doesn't dry skin out
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Remove Makeup

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • All Skin Types
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser:

                  I purchased this product in a set with the toner and the duo. This facewash is amazing. I used to have little bumps under my skin and after using this, the bumps are practically gone! This barely dries my skin out. I use this with my clarisonic and it works wonders. I highly recommend this product for people with acne prone skin.

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