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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 100 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (55)
  • Easy to use (48)
  • Lightweight (48)
  • Good value (46)
  • Non-greasy (16)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (73)
  • Oily skin (37)
  • Women (27)
  • Men (11)
  • Acne (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (42), Brand buyer (17), Beauty conscious (12), Survivalist / minimalist (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (35), 30 minutes (25), 1+ hour (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (15), Oily (5), Normal (3)

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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
 
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
       
      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
           
          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
             
            4.0

            Love it!!!

            By Jessie

            from Imperial Beach CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

              Great product you can see results next day.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Maybe if you have mild, occasional acne

              By Ybag

              from Oregon

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes

              Cons

              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

              I've had oily skin and lots of acne since I was 17, and I'm in my early 30's now, so I've tried A LOT of products. I used this religiously morning and night till the product ran out hoping and praying for relief. My skin was still oily and my acne was the same: red and painful. This product didn't make it worse. But it didn't make it better. Extra strength Proactiv works way better.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My skin is looking prime

              By Kenz

              from Santa Cruz

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Clogged pores
                • Daily Use

                Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                I like this lil package. I wanted just the spot cream but they were out so I got the trio, and I'm so glad! The toner is probably my favorite, as it targets clogged pores (biggest concern) and does NOT leave my skin feeling dry or tight. The wash is nice as well. I've only been using for about a week but so far I love this stuff.

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                OH MY GOODNESS! CLEAR SKIN!!!!

                By J.

                from Chicago

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                  I struggle with breakouts, particularly during my cycle. This trio, when used daily, does in fact combat breakouts as well as minimize breakouts in the first place. I use a scrub first to clear the way for the active ingredients to get to work.

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

                  will continue to buy these products!

                  By KL

                  from Boston ma

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                    I use this product twice a day and have really seen a difference with my skin

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 18-29
                     
                    3.0

                    The cleanser is the only thing that's worth it !!

                    By Tony

                    from Oceanside

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Non-Greasy

                    Cons

                    • Irritates Skin

                    Best Uses

                    • Oily skin

                    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

                    I was all hyped up because of the spot treatment that the kit included. I had two giant zits that I wanted to diminish and since I heard so many good things about the spot cream I decided to give it a try. I have sensitive skin so I could not use the kit day and night so I only used it once at night time. The cleanser works great for oily skin and I loved it!! The other two products in the kit did nothing but irritate my skin :( going back today to return it and just buy the cleanser by itself, since I gues I'm allergic to benzoyl peroxide.

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

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