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La Roche-PosayEffaclar 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 152 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (79)
  • Effective (57)
  • Easy to use (48)
  • Good value (46)
  • Non-greasy (46)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (12)
  • Not effective (8)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (111)
  • Oily skin (37)
  • Women (27)
  • Sensitive skin (24)
  • Enlarged pores (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (42), Budget shopper (42), Survivalist / minimalist (20), Brand buyer (17), Beauty expert (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (35), 30 minutes (25), 1+ hour (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (46), Oily (20), Normal (5)

Reviewed by 152 customers

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5.0

Life saver

By Jaz

from Las vegas nevada

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clears skin
  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    My job has ruined my skin but this product.saved it!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Great!

    By Paige

    from Michigan

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    Awesome product! Has cleared my skin in about a week or so. Beware it is very drying the first few times, but let your skin get used to it and it will work! Only thing is i notice if i don't use it everyday my skin will break out - i think it's almost addicted to it! I use it with the Clinique dramatically different lotion and that has kept the dry patches away. Highly recommend!

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

    Awesome!

    By Paige

    from Michigan

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Enlarged Pores

    Comments about La Roche-Posay Effaclar System:

    Great product; it has drastically cleared my acne in a few days. It does dry out your skin, so use a good moisturizer. Also, use it once a day, i think twice would be too strong.

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

              (2 of 3 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

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

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                    Is this product good for sensitive skin? Will it make my skin dry or red?
                    Asked on 12/28/2017 by Sophie from Virginia Beach,US

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                      A:

                      Hey Sophie! Our Effaclar System is suitable for sensitive skin. Please note, however, that these products are meant to help fight acne being as the Duo contains Benzoyl Peroxide and therefore are stronger than products that just add hydration. We do suggest that you use a moisturizer and that you take care to see how your skin reacts to the products.

                      Answered on 12/29/2017 by Brand Expert from La Roche-Posay
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