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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 132 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (67)
  • Effective (57)
  • Easy to use (48)
  • Good value (46)
  • Non-greasy (35)

Cons

  • Not effective (8)
  • Irritates skin (7)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (95)
  • Oily skin (37)
  • Women (27)
  • Sensitive skin (18)
  • Acne (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (42), Beauty conscious (32), Brand buyer (17), Survivalist / minimalist (12), Skin care professional (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (35), 30 minutes (25), 1+ hour (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (32), Oily (16), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 132 customers

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4.0

I really like it !

By Mevejay

from Virginia Beach, VA

About Me Skin Care Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    I use it twice a day, it been just a week since I started using this product and is working just find. I really hope is still working and controle the acne

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    4.0

    Seems to be helping

    By Alicia Dennis

    from Newberry, SC

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores

      Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

      I bought this for my 13 yr old daughter. It seems to be helping w her acne....if only she would use it more consistently!
      Her skin looks healthier and softer.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Keeps acne under control

      By Joyce

      from Buffalo, NY

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Non-Greasy
      • No peeling or over drying of skin
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Hormonal acne

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

        I use the Effaclar system daily and it has really helped control by acne. I still get a pimple here and there when I'm stressed, but they clear up quicker. I like that it uses salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and glycolic acid to fight pimples. This combo works best for my skin! I've tried prescription meds as well as infomercial stuff. Effaclar has worked for me; I can even go without makeup now!!!

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        AMAZING!!

        By Babs

        from MD

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

          Ulta is my go to for beauty product reviews. I bought this product 5 days ago and I was so amazed by the results I came here to see if people had similar experiences. My breakouts are hormonal and due to having oily skin. Seriously, If you have oily skin , this product is for you. I also noticed results in 1 day! My connect the dots are disappearing. Better than any prescription medicine on the market! I absolutely would recommend this!

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          Pleasant surprise

          By Cassie

          from Lexington, KY

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Mattefying
          • Non-Greasy
          • Oil-control (>12 hours)

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Hormonal acne
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

            I was very surprised at how quickly this product became my go-to. If you deal with the occasional hormonal breakout then this may work for you. I work 12 hour shifts and this has kept my normal oily forehead under control. Some people may complain of it drying your skin out but you I paired this with my Clinique moisturizer after washing and have have no problems - and I have dry skin on my cheeks and nose usually.

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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Best acne product I've ever used

            By Morgan

            from Mesa, AZ

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

              This is hands down the best product I have used for acne/oily skin. I noticed a difference after day 1! I stopped using this for awhile because I wanted to find something that worked just as well, but more affordable. I couldn't find anything and I always come back to this. I will pay the money for this because of how well it works. I see a lot of comments on here about how drying it is. It is drying but La Roche-Posay carries a moisturizer as well, you just have to purchase separately which I think is a big flaw. I think it should be included in the set. The moisturizer is mattifying and helps with enlarged pores so I recommend purchasing that as well. Your skin will no longer dry out :)

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              4.0

              It works

              By LO the optimist

              from Arkansas

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Redness/ Blotchiness

                Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                I use the cleanser once or twice a day. If I use it twice a day every day it dries me out too quickly. I only use the toner once every other day. The spot treatment takes care of pimples quickly but it only takes a little bit! Using this system has been wonderful, you just have to make sure to use it in a way that works for your type of skin. It delivers great results. I did not notice results until a month after using it, but progress is progress!

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                best acne system for my hormonal and postpartum breakouts!

                By Boy Mom

                from Parrish, FL

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                  i bought this system in hopes of helping my hormonal acne. After having my baby my face broke out even worse than my pregnancy acne. it was exhausting! i had never had a problem with stubborn hormonal acne before my pregnancy - i had very clear skin from using proactiv throughout college and then decreasing to more natural products like african black soap and lush. not even aveeno would help my skin out. i was in-between using this system or going back to my proactiv system (didn't want to deal with the membership monthly billing) so i took a leap and tried this one. i have been using this for about 3 days now and have noticed a dramatic difference. my chin breakouts are decreasing, the zit on my forehead has shrunk and my face feels so smooth! i love that this system is iso gentle to use, usually i would get a tingling sensation from proactiv from the strong chemicals - but this one works just as great without the strong tingles. i should've got this a long time ago! great system for hormonal or adult acne if that's what you're dealing with. im a fan!

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Finally !

                  By maxi

                  from Laurel, MD

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                    I usually never write reviews on face washes because I have yet to find a face wash system that has worked for me until now. I read hundreds of reviews on different brands, read several articles on acne and even turned to youtube beauty guru's for help with my hormonal acne and combination skin. I'm 23 years old and I was dealing with breakouts worse then when I was a teenager and I was completly mortified I've spent so much money and even tried oil pulling methods and natural products. I kid you not within the first week I noticed a dramatic difference in redness and and size of my pimples. I'm a little sensitive to the third product because it has benzoyl but i found it still works even when using

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

                    The best ever, I will buy this again

                    By Nicky

                    from Surprise,Az

                    About Me Skin Care Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                      Leave my skin clear ,les pimples on face

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

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