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La Roche-Posay Effaclar System

La Roche-Posay

Effaclar System

Item #: 2272711

Contains multiple acne medications to target the major causes of acne observed by dermatologists:

  • Step 1 - Target excess oil with the medicated gel cleanser. 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.
  • Step 2 - Target clogged pores with the clarifying solution - glycolic acid penetrates deep to unclog pores and smooth skin texture. 0.5% Salicylic acid acne medication helps to reduce any remaining mild imperfections.
  • Step 3 - Target acne with Effaclar Duo dual action acne treatment - 5.5% micronized benzoyl peroxide acne medication penetrates deep into skin to fight all types of acne blemishes. Exclusive micro-exfoliating lipo hydroxy acid provides precise cell-by-cell exfoliation to smooth skin texture.


Skin's overall appearance is improved starting day 1. Acne is reduced by up to 60% in 10 days. Pores are cleared and appear diminished over time. Skin is smoother, more even and matte.

*Clinical study on Effaclar Duo over 10 days

A $48 value!

Effaclar Dermalogical Acne System Includes:

  • Medicated Gel Cleanser (3.4 oz.)
  • Clarifying Solution (3.4 oz.)
  • Dual Action Acne Treatment (0.7 oz.)


Use this 3-step acne system everyday to reduce acne. Cleanse with Effaclar Medicated Gel. Use 2x daily, morning and evening, using fingertips in a gentle rotating motion on wet face. Rinse thoroughly. Apply Effaclar Clarifying Toner. Tone up to 2x daily after cleansing, using a soft cotton ball or pad on dry face. No rinsing necessary. Finish with Effaclar Duo. Treat up to 3x daily morning and/or evening on affected areas with a thin layer.
Medicated Gel Cleanser: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Betaine, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrasterate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Zinc Gluconate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-47, Menthol, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid.

Clarifying Solution: Water, Alcohol Denat., Propanediol, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Capryloyl Glycine, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Menthol, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Butylene Glycol, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract.

Effaclar Duo: 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 System
 
4.5

(based on 106 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (55)
  • Lightweight (51)
  • Easy to use (48)
  • Good value (46)
  • Non-greasy (18)

Cons

  • Not effective (7)
  • Irritates skin (3)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (77)
  • Oily skin (37)
  • Women (27)
  • Acne (11)
  • Men (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (42), Brand buyer (17), Beauty conscious (14), Survivalist / minimalist (9)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (35), 30 minutes (25), 1+ hour (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (17), Oily (7), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 106 customers

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5.0

Works better for me than ProActiv and Clinique

By Tay

from Chillicothe, OH

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Clears up skin
  • Lightweight
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne
    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    I have had acne problems for over 10 years and this product has worked the best for my acne-prone skin. My family and I were able to notice a major difference in my skin after just a few uses. I have used ProActiv and Clinique and this one definitely works the best for me. Easy to use, and all 3 products in the pack get used up about the same time (just make sure to use the third step sparingly). My skin has never been so clear and only breaks out a tiny bit, if at all now.

    The only downside is that it made my skin dry and feel dry at first. Sometimes I had to skip using it and just use bar soap instead. Now I'm getting ready to order by next set and it doesn't bother my skin at all now. I'm glad I continued to use it.

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    Daughter loves

    By Kim

    from MN

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    Acne

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
     
    4.0

    good

    By Paulina

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    I've been using it for a week already and can see the little differences! Although my skin is very dry and needs extra moisturizer, I feel that my acne is becoming less visible!

     
    5.0

    Highly recommend

    By Enjac4

    from Stockton

    About Me Skin Care Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clears acne fast
    • Clear skin
    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin
    • Very effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne treatment
      • Daily Use

      Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

      This is maybe my 5th time purchasing this product and I love it. My face use to break out and I was starting to scar. After trying this product for the first time it began to clear up my skin right away. Not only that but it also moisturizes my skin with out the break out. My skin is now flawless.

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 30-44

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This really works!!!

      By Laurie B

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

        I have been suffering with hormonal acne for 2.5 years. I have tried everything the dermatologist recommended and I didn't have any improvement. I went into ULTA to purchase ProActiv. They didn't have it in the stores yet so I stopped to look at this product. I read the reviews online while in the store and decided to purchase it. Within one day my redness decreased. I have been using it for 6 days and my acne is 75% improved. I think it could dry out your skin if you are prone to dry skin but I haven't seen any dryness with my combination skin. I don't normally write reviews but I am so impressed with this line of skincare for acne. I will continue to use these products.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        Excellent product for anyone

        By Mammaw inTexas

        from Palestine, Texas

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

          Daily use

          • Skin Type:
          • Dry
          • Age:
          • 60+

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Seeing results

          By Chinadoll

          from Modesto, CA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

          I had a bad breakout on my cheeks recently and went to the local Ulta and found this product. I've been using it twice a day for a week and have noticed a significant difference in the reduction of acne.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Results right away

          By Rakell

          from Monterey, CA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

              I could tell the difference in my skin from the very first time I used it. It has been a couple of days now and the change in my skin is very significant. The only reason I'm not giving it a five star yet is because it has only been a couple of days and I want to see what the long term results are.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Always struggled with acne till I found this product

              By Ana K

              from Chicago, Il

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne
                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                  This is an amazing product. I always struggled with acne and no other product seemed to work. I tried this out and it took a day or two but my acne was noticeably less! The con has to be it's very soapy, the face wash, but other than that I love it!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 18-29

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  It works!

                  By Ms Tish

                  from Phoenix

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                    I haven't used each separately as I'm using them all together. Within a week my acne started clearing up. Prior to using this, I used just soap and watering coconut oil which obviously did nothing to improve my skin.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Normal
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

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