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Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment

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La Roche-PosayEffaclar DUO Acne Treatment
 
4.2

(based on 49 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (42)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Minimizes pores (19)
  • Hydrates skin (4)
  • Soothing (3)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (18)
  • Irritates skin (12)
  • Bleaches fabric (9)
  • Doesn't work (5)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (34)
  • Moderate acne (31)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (18)
  • Inflammatory acne (14)
  • Severe acne (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (23), Budget shopper (18)

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5.0

A must have product that I use daily

By Tangella

from Northern CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clears My Hormonal Acne
  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Fights Deep Pimples
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

    Typically I use daily after I wash my face at night. I only apply in areas where I get break outs, which is chin area...sometimes the cheeks and nose too. This has significantly cleared my skin when no other product has been able to. It doesn't dry out my skin (unless I use it more than twice a day).

     
    5.0

    Clear skin

    By techjan

    from Georgetown, IN

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

      The best acne treatment on the market. I have used a lot of different brands and this one always gets the job done without causing redness and flaky skin. Love it.

       
      3.0

      Be Careful

      By Kristy

      from New York

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

      This is a great product for anyone who suffers from acne. I had severe acne when I started college a few years ago and ended up going on Accutane for about 6 months. I don't get very many breakouts now, and I was simply looking for a spot treatment for anything that popped up.

      If you have sensitive skin at all, I would be quite careful with this product. Whenever I put it on my face, lightly or all over, my skin would turn red and welt in the areas I had applied it. That being said, the next day, my skin would be great, very clear and smooth. I don't think the reaction my skin has to go through to get rid of a few spots here and there is worth continuing to use the product.

      I would recommend this to a friend, so long as their skin isn't quite sensitive to the Benzoyl Peroxide. As I said, it's a great product, just not for me.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      "never again"

      By teen

      from nj

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Ineffective
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Teen Acne

        Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment:

        killed my skin. i had a littl bit of acne and red spots on the apples of my cheeks and now my acne has spred all over my cheeks and even on my forehead. completley messed up my face and nw i have to see a dermatoligist. not sensitive at all

        (3 of 3 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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        (2 of 2 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.

          (4 of 6 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.

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