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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser

La Roche-Posay

Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser

Item #: 2236351 Size: 6.8 oz

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel gently cleanses impurities and reduces excess oil while helping to prevent over drying. Clear, refreshing texture. Use as a daily cleanser for oily skin. Soap-free. Alcohol-free. Oil free. Zinc pidolate purifies skin and helps remove excess oil.
Use as a daily, facial cleanser for oily skin. Cleanse morning and/or evening. Gentle enough for everyday use. Wet face with lukewarm water and apply small amount of gel, massaging the skin gently to form a rich lather. Leave on for a few moments and rinse thoroughly with water.
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-8, Coco-Betaine, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Zinc PCA, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance.

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La Roche-PosayEffaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser
 
4.6

(based on 56 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (34)
  • Leaves clean feel (34)
  • Not greasy (28)
  • Balances skin (25)
  • Improves skin texture (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (28)
  • Oily skin (23)
  • Acne-prone skin (22)
  • Combination skin (20)
  • Sensitive skin (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (32), Budget shopper (13)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (6), 10 minutes (4)

Reviewed by 56 customers

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5.0

Gentle cleanser

By Sunshine

from South Bend, IN

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser:

    Use it nightly, love the gentle suds, no residue.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Gentle Cleanser

    By Brenda

    from PA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Daily Use

      Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser:

      Never thought I'd be in the 30's and still battling acne and oily skin but here I am. My skin is also on the sensitive side so finding a good cleanser is very hard. I decided on this because of of the minimal ingredients and lack of glycerin which breaks my face out bad! I also wanted a good cleanser because my skin was getting dried out and irritated from Benzoyl Peroxide use. This cleanser is very gentle. My face is normally red after I wash my face and it wasn't with this one--my skin felt so smooth and calm! The only reason I took off a star is because after using this for a few weeks I started breaking out with the little tiny pimples--a sign of skin congestion which I am prone to because I wear makeup and have incredibly oily skin. I feel like because this cleanser it very gentle, it is not the most effective at eliminating all oil and makeup from the skin. I was using this day and night so I ended up switching it to just morning use and I use another cleanser at night now to effectively remove all traces of makeup and my skin has since improved. Just a warning to the ladies out there who's skin is like mine and is easily congested! I still highly recommend this though because it's perfect for those with sensitive skin or those who are suffering from the lovely drying effects from using topical acne medication!

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product a million times if I could

      By Steph

      from Kissimmee Florida

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser:

        I only wash my face and back with this product it leaves a very pleasant sensation

        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        I would not buy this product again

        By NYC Mom

        from New York

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser:

          I use this product after a long day and I thought it would work after reading all the great reviews, however its not great. I have combination skin with big pores. I am 24. This dries out my skin and does not help with the pores. My skin did not react badly but, I felt like it did not do anything to help. Its a big bottle so it last a while. It is a bit pricy and now have to find something else.

           
          5.0

          I used buy this from my dermatologist for much more

          By Kimmy

          from Ladera Ranch

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use

            Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser:

            I've been using this product for over 15 years the best cleanser out there lorsche posay makes very good products

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good basic cleanser

            By KM

            from Chicago

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Daily Use

              Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser:

              I have very sensitive, acne prone skin. This cleanser has been great for daily use. It is gentle , non drying, and has nice smell.

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Honestly in love with this :)

              By Zoe

              from Bargersville Indiana

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin

                Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser:

                I've only been using this for about a week and I've noticed such a difference in my skin. 10/10 recommend if you have acne problems.

                 
                1.0

                This product caused me excessive dryness and more breakouts

                By Iasmina

                from Romania

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin
                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser:

                Well, this cleanser isn't that great that I thought it would be. I have acne and my skin is really sensitive so when I bought this cleanser I thought it will help me fighting acne but all this product did to my face was excessive dryness and more breakouts.

                 
                5.0

                Like this product

                By Lynn

                from Tucson, AZ

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser:

                  I use this morning and night. I like how clean my skin feels.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Makes a difference :0)

                  By Ms. All about Skincare

                  from Texas

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin
                    • Daily Use
                    • Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser:

                    Have been using this cleanser for 1 month now, in the morning & evening. I've noticed a difference, in how my face (especially t-zone) is a lot less oily & greasy throughout the day, especially when the weather becomes hot & humid.
                    NO scent. This cleanser does NOT dry or overstrip. My skin becomes well cleansed & freshened. NO irritation and redness. And all amount needed is a dime-sized.

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