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La Roche-PosayEffaclar DUO Acne Treatment
La Roche-Posay

Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment

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La Roche-PosayEffaclar DUO Acne Treatment
 
4.3

(based on 45 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (39)
  • Easy to use (32)
  • Minimizes pores (18)
  • Hydrates skin (4)
  • Soothing (3)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (16)
  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Bleaches fabric (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (32)
  • Moderate acne (28)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (17)
  • Inflammatory acne (13)
  • Severe acne (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (20), Budget shopper (17)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great product so far..

By Alessandra

from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
  • Moderate Acne
  • Teen Acne

Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

I am 24 years old and have struggled with moderate breakouts for over 5 years now. Over the past few months, I have broken out more than I ever have. I think stress and genetics have been the main culprits. I came across this stuff on an article online and even though the article said nothing but great things, I was still hesitant to purchase. I have been to a dermatologist since I was 19 years old. I have tried every topical cream/gel, I have taken pills, including accutane. While the accutane worked for me for a while, my acne kept reappearing after being off of it for a few months. I could have taken accutane again, but it is very hard on your liver and other organs, so I decided to call it quits with that. By no means is my acne severe, I don't cystic ance. However, I break out frequently, and in several areas of my face.
I decided to go for it and purchase this product. I was not expecting much, as I've never had luck with any products from the store. But, I gave it a shot anyways. The first few days I noticed my recent breakouts were dried up and not so red. After a couple days, the smaller bumps on my forehead started to go away. It does dry out your skin a little, so if you have sensitive skin, I would take caution. The overall clarity of my face improved in about 5 days.

Some people say it is a bit pricey, however, it is a pretty large tube and lasts quite a while. I will continue use of this product and might try it in conjunction with their cleanser and other products and see what that does. Overall, I am pleased so far with this product and would suggest it to anyone with frequent breakouts. And it's great to use under makeup. Like I mentioned before, it does dry out the skin a little, but there aren't too many acne products that don't.

Acne is a terrible thing to deal with at any age. So if I find any products that help, I will definitely share with people.

 
3.0

Works-- with a lot of initial irritation

By CXialu

from Oahu, HI

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Moderate Acne
  • Severe Acne

Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

Pro: Effaclar DUO has broken the rolling breakout cycle I was experiencing on my cheeks and I feel like my skin is finally starting to heal without being interrupted by a fresh round of acne.

Cons: During the first week of use, my skin went scaly-dry, was flaking terribly, and I had to stop using the product for a day or two. I resumed using it in combination with a heavier moisturizer. I used benzoyl peroxide products frequently as a teen and never had this much drying/irritation.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!!!

By Sabrina1221

from New York City, NY

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Clears Mild Acne
  • Clears Teenage Acne
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
  • Moderate Acne
  • Teen Acne

Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

I have tried everything I could get my hands on with babysitting money (I'm 14, so no fixed income) and no prescription. Nothing worked. I first started breaking out just before I turned 13; mostly small bumps on my forehead. A couple weeks with a salicylic acid equipped cleanser cleared it all up, but in the last few months, even with twice daily usage of the cleanser, it's been flaring up again, on my forehead and chin with one or two on my cheeks. I was recommended Effaclar duo by various beauty-centric YouTubers (Zoella, Tanya Burr, Lisa Eldrige) and now, after using it at night for four straight days, I see absolutely no reason to use a concealer. The first night I didn't really see a difference, but I stuck with it and every night saw less and less. Now, my skin is completely clear and glowing! There are a few very minimized bumps still on my forehead, but I expect them to clear up by tomorrow, thanks to the progress I've been seeing with this! I kind of thought acne would just be unavoidable for me due to my teenage hormones, but now my biggest insecurity has vanished. I highly suggest using this.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Product!

By Steph

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

    I'm normally a budget buyer, but this product was recommended to me and I have been thrilled with the results.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    FINALLY clear skin

    By Leslie

    from Tampa,FL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Bleaches Fabric

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

    I can not begging to tell you how happy I am with the Effaclar Line. I am 38 and have been dealing with acne my whole life. I have used just about every over the counter and prescription/topical cream out there and NOTHING has helped. Skinid worked ok, but they shopped making it. I have semi-sensitive skin and this does not irritate my skin at all. I am happy to say I am acne free for the first time since I can remember. Beware this will bleach your towels if you are not careful.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dermatologist in a tube!

    By Product Junkie

    from Tempe, AZ

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

    This product is the last acne treatment you will ever buy. It clears any breakout within 24 hours. It also clears your complexion, eradicating future breakouts. The drying is minimal. The tube desigh helps prevent overuse of the product. Great for adult and hormonal acne. It is worth the price. It's so effective I would pay double.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gave me my confidence back...

    By Lala

    from Virginia

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

    I am 34 and have had hormonal cystic acne and breakouts for the last 2 or 3 years on the bottom part of my face, especially my chin area. This has completely cleared all of it. The first two weeks, it drew all of the infection and impurities out of my skin. I was breaking out but it was because it was drawing all the blackheads and blockages to the surface. IT WILL MAKE IT WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER!!!! Once I got past that stage, I started seeing clear skin where I did not have it before. I did have some dryness issues also at the beginning, but exfoliating gently and then using a good face cream worked well to help that. I will continue to buy and will start my daughter on it shortly. She just hit her pre-teen breakout stage.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Effaclar DUO

    By Tink1106

    from Michigan

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Moderate Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

    Love this product for my 12 year old daughter

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth the Price!

    By Geraldine

    from Torrance, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Gets Rid Of Dark Spots
    • Improves skin texture
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Quickly Clears Skin
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Bleaches Fabric

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Dark Spots
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

    I use the product every night after I was my face, I apply it on acne areas. Sometimes when i have a bad breakouts i'll out it on during the day. Ive tried many things and this has far been the best product I've ever used. while it attacks the acne, it reduces the redness and gets ride of the dark spots. It works amazing, I recommend it to everyone.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Worth every penny

    By Hot Donna

    from Texas

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Bleaches Fabric

    Best Uses

    • Hormonal acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

    This stuff is amazing! I suffered from really bad, I would describe as Hormonal acne with a combination of stress from school and work for about 4 years, the only places I would break out is on my chin and my cheeks, but they were broken out horribly and super painful. I tried everything you can name over the counter from drugstores, absolutely nothing worked, even the stuff that claims to be 10% benzoil peroxide. This stuff is only 5%, and it works. I finally decided to spend more than 10 dollars on a product and my results were fantastic. After the first day of using this stuff I could tell a difference, now I have been using it for 2 months and my face has never been clearer. After the first week of using it my skin did flake but once your skin becomes accustomed to this product it will no longer flake, mine doesn't anymore and I have very sensitive skin (I'm a redhead) Spend the money and get this stuff!!!!! the only downfall and negative thing I have to say about this is that it does stain fabrics if it isn't dry all the way... I have a few night shirts and my pillow cases are stained now but I'll take that over acne ANYDAY. just be careful what you come in contact with until it dries

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