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La Roche-Posay Effaclar System

La Roche-Posay

Effaclar System

Item #: 2272711

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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
 
4.4

(based on 115 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (57)
  • Lightweight (54)
  • Easy to use (48)
  • Good value (46)
  • Non-greasy (21)

Cons

  • Not effective (7)
  • Irritates skin (5)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (80)
  • Oily skin (37)
  • Women (27)
  • Acne (13)
  • Men (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (42), Beauty conscious (18), Brand buyer (17), Survivalist / minimalist (11)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (35), 30 minutes (25), 1+ hour (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (22), Oily (9), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 115 customers

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4.0

Love this product

By Npemo

from El centro Ca

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    I love this product

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

    This is my number 1 for my skincare!! Love it!

    By Judy

    from Clarkston, Michigan

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

        I love this skin cleanser, toner and treatment for my combination skin!! I recommend to anyone who has breakouts on their face!!

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

        pregnancy acne GONE!!

        By kdancy

        from Louisiana

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

        I have spent so much time and money on things to help with my pregnancy acne, I started getting cystic pimples and pimples all over my face, back, arms, chest, etc... it was GROSS!! I started using this system and noticed a difference on the first use! this system is very affordable and praying that my skin will still accept the use of these products after pregnancy! I can't say enough good things about this system!! I absolutely love it! I currently use derma e moisturizer with this system but when those are gone, I'll try one of the moisturizers from the distributor.

         
        5.0

        Skin saver!

        By nc

        from Dallas TX

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

        After years of struggling with acne, this is the only product that has worked for Me. I introduced it into my routine slowly at first, then started using it 2xs a day. The IMPORTANT (and obvious) thing to do is to moisturize, because it does contain salicylic acid, which can be drying. My blemishes have reduced extensively and the third step gets rid of my pimples fast when used as a spot treatment. I hope this product never changes because it's great!

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Loving it so far!

        By Red

        from NC

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

        I have been using this system for 5 days, and I have noticed a significant difference! I deal with hormonal acne and mainly break out around my mouth/jaw. Like many others in my position, I have tried countless products in hopes of reducing my acne/hyperpigmentation. This is the first product (coupled with the right birth control) that has made such a noticeable difference in such a short amount of time.

        I would give 5 stars, but as other reviewers have stated, it has dried out my skin and I haven't been using the product for very long. Although I have been experiencing dry patches, my skin is only dry in my problem areas. I don't mind that much because my face isn't dry all over - just where my active breakouts are.

        Overall, I would definitely recommend trying this product!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        I'm sad

        By I AM VERY SAD MY SKIN SUCKS

        from North Carolina

        Pros

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

            (For Reference: Oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin.)
            I picked this up because my current routine did not target my acne at all, only soothing my sensitive skin. I have been using this for 3 days, once a day. The first two nights were okay - I have noticed some dryness around my mouth but I'm not peeling (I have been using my Burt's Bees sensitive skin moisturizer along with this system). Today, however, I noticed I have a collection of small bumps going from underneath my chin up to my temple. It's a rash-like trail. I just finished applying the system and my skin burns/itches/tingles and is very red. Apparently a lot of other people have had this issue too. I'm sad.

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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing system!!

            By Elizabeth S

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne
              • Daily Use

              Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

              I started using this product a month ago after six months using Rodan and Fields' acne system. My derm always recommended LRP sunscreen, etc. so I tried this and LOVE it. Minimal breakouts in the last month (1-3 small zits) and no cystic acne on my cheeks. The system works well and isn't too harsh on my skin. This combination is working wonders for my hormonal acne. No redness as a result of using it, and I think overall my skin tone is becoming more even. Best non prescription acne system I've ever tried!

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              2.0

              Effective but extremely drying

              By Claire

              from Denham Springs, LA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Effective

              Cons

              • Dries out skin
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Acne

              Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

              I used this product two separate times. I have pretty moderate acne. I breakout badly on my forehead and cheeks. The first time I used this set for approximately 1-2 weeks and my acne improved considerably; however, my skin became so dry, flaky, and tight. It was so bad, it hurt to make certain facial expressions. It was embarrassing, so I started using a gentle facial cleanser and a ton of facial moisturizers. I started using exuviance acne line for a while and fell in love. Recently, my acne worsened so I decided to give La Roche-Posay another try. I began using the facial wash twice a day with exuviance sheer refining fluid in the morning and the other two steps and exuviance night renewal hydragel at night. It took a little longer this time, but my skin has started to dry again. It helps with acne, but I will not be using it anymore. I will be going back to the Exuviance line.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love this product

              By Rozay

              from Vero Beach, Fl

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                  I love this product. The first day I saw a difference. Causes a little skin irritation but can use a moisturizer if needed.

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

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