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La Roche-Posay Effaclar System

La Roche-Posay

Effaclar System

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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 120 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (58)
  • Effective (57)
  • Easy to use (48)
  • Good value (46)
  • Non-greasy (25)

Cons

  • Not effective (7)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (85)
  • Oily skin (37)
  • Women (27)
  • Acne (14)
  • Sensitive skin (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (42), Beauty conscious (22), Brand buyer (17), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (35), 30 minutes (25), 1+ hour (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (27), Oily (9), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 120 customers

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4.0

This is the only product that helps with my acne!!

By N/A

from Washington Pennsylvania

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne
    • Daily Use

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    I use this product once every night

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    2.0

    First step is great, third step is awful

    By B

    from Minnesota

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Burns
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    I've gone through many acne programs. This worked great the first night, used it the next day and my face got suddenly dry, then used it at night and it started to burn a lot. Then when I tried to wash it off the burning didn't stop. The burning came just because of the third step. The first step works great.

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

    Amazing product

    By Sarah

    from Boston

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Blasts Acne
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

      Bought in store. Skincare sales person tried to talk me into Mario Badescu, and I am so glad I went with the La Roche Posay. Cleared up my hormonal cystic acne in days! Amazing stuff. Doesn't burn as bas as other products I've tried but works even better!

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

      VERY GOOD ON ACNE PRON SKIN

      By KGADDIS

      from LONGVIEW, TX

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

        MY DAUGHTER USES THIS AND SHE HAS VERY SENSITVE SKIN. SHE LOVES IT!

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

        Excellent Acne product

        By litza06

        from Conroe, TX

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

          I have been using this for a while - i have combination oily skin (t-zone oily) and hormonal acne here and there - this helps my skin and pores so much. Love it!

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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!

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