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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 149 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (78)
  • Effective (57)
  • Easy to use (48)
  • Good value (46)
  • Non-greasy (43)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Not effective (8)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (109)
  • Oily skin (37)
  • Women (27)
  • Sensitive skin (23)
  • Enlarged pores (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (42), Budget shopper (42), Survivalist / minimalist (19), Brand buyer (17), Skin care professional (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (35), 30 minutes (25), 1+ hour (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Oily (20), Normal (5)

Reviewed by 149 customers

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3.0

Not for sensitive skin

By Mon

from Chicago, IL

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Bad acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    I would only recommend this product to people with really bad acne and really oily skin. I have very minimal acne that is persistent, so I thought this product would solve that. It ended up leaving really itchy scaley dry spot on my face (where I used step 3). Absolutely do not get this if you have dry or sensitive skin.

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

    I have to buy this product again and again...

    By Raman

    from Centerville, VA

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clears acne
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne remedy
    • Daily Use

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    I use the product as directed on the package. Have been using it for more than 6 months and it cleared up my acne dramatically within the first few weeks. I never had acne as a teenager but I guess adult acne is a thing now. I tried Proactive, Clearasil, and other home remedies and nothing was helping.

    All my friends are amazed how clear my skin is after the use. My sister is almost ready to try it (she believes in home remedies).

    There are two things I don't like:
    1. The 3-step process because it's time consuming.
    2. My skin has become addicted to this. If I don't use it for few days my acne starts coming up.

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

    It worked fast

    By Heidi

    from Washington

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

        Use it every day.

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        1.0

        too strong for teenage skin

        By Dr. Vick

        from McDonough Georgia

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

            Product is very strong and drying to teenage sensitive skin

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            After years of seeing dermatologist, THIS cleared my skin!

            By Kayla

            from Gainesville, FL

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

              I use this daily, sometimes twice daily. I've seen a dermatologist about breakouts for years and have tried every prescription possible. My cousin experienced the same problems as me and recommended this product, I love it. I finally have my skin under control.

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

              This product is amazing and right for my skin type.

              By Mary the active

              from Rogers, Arkansas

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

              • Bad Smell

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

              Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

              I use this product everyday.

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

              I would buy it again

              By Veronica

              from Whittier

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              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:

                My daughter loved it. In less than a week her skin looks better

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great customer service

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

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                FINALLY!!

                By Noelle

                from Arkansas

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Redness/ Blotchiness

                Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                I have been searching for a product that would help clear up a few acne spots on my cheek. I was also getting endless breakouts on my nose. I read the reviews and wanted to give this a shot. It was very affordable and seemed to help others. Honestly, the first week of use was not very pretty. I dove right in and applied the product in the AM and PM... along with a different moisturizer. The first week, I skin was red, itchy, and very dry. After about 1.5 weeks, my skin got used to the product and started to clear up. I have been using it for about 3 weeks now and I am VERY PLEASED! My skin is so soft and all the acne is gone. I will definitely continue to use this!

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I'm buying a second set after 2Weeks

                By GirlOnTheRun

                from Ann Arbor, MI

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clears acne

                Cons

                • Slight irritation

                Best Uses

                • Acne reduction
                • Daily Use
                • Matte skin

                Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                I've use some this product after trying Mario Badescu, Proactive, every Neutrogena product ever, Clinique, Rodan & Fields, Kiehls, and several other products to clear up my horrible adult hormonal acne. I get breakouts on my chin, low cheeks, and forehead. They are typically DEEP horribly painful pimples that I would injure myself trying to dig them out (I know we shouldn't pick but leaving them in hurt worse). So I decided to give this a chance after reading an online article about female adult acne. Well it's been two weeks of using this product system 2-3x per day, and it WORKS! My deep pimples are gone. I still have very small whiteheads but hardly noticeable unless you are an inch from my face. I also noticed that using a Olay Daily Facial gentle clean cloths (it's a cleanser, mask, toner, and light exfoliate in one towelette) to get my makeup off first helps this product work better. I also don't use a cotton ball to wipe the toner of the Effaclar system on my face, I just use my clean finger tips to rub the toner into my breakout areas after lightly patting my skin dry from washing it. This system does have the potential to dry your skin out, however, if you leave some residual moisture on your skin after using the wash & lightly patting skin dry, you can avoid the irritation. Use sunscreen (non-pore clogging and this company makes one) and if you work-out make sure that you wash your face within 30 min. This product worked for me and I'm so happy I found it! I hope it works for you too!

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

                It does it wonders.

                By Baby cakes.

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Redness/ Blotchiness

                  Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                  At first I tried it everyday twice a day. It made my skin peel and dried it out completely. I tried everyday once a day and it's so much better.

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

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