EFFACLAR DUO (+) Global acne treatment

Global action anti-acne treatment, 24-hr moisturizing lotion for acne-prone skin, with an anti-relapse action

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    Effaclar Duo (+) is an oil-free, non-comedogenic face lotion that immediately acts on acne pimples without drying the skin. It is our best anti-acne treatment, that targets all the stages of the imperfection life cycle, while ensuring a perfect tolerance, even on sensitive skin. Thanks to its anti-relapse action, this formula helps clear up acne pimples and prevents breakout recurrence. It allows skin to heal and purifies clogged pores. This global acne treatment moisturizer has been tested on oily acne-prone skin, severe and recurring imperfections, and persistent marks.

    The 24-hour hydrating and mattifying gel-cream spreads effortlessly on your skin, with a non-greasy finish, making it an excellent make-up base.

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    How to apply Effaclar Duo(+) for acne-prone skin:

    • STEP 1: Cleanse your skin with a gentle, non-irritating cleanser, such as Effaclar Gel.
    • STEP 2: Take a hazelnut-sized amount of Effaclar Duo (+) lotion and warm it in your hands to facilitate its absorption.
    • STEP 3: Apply a thin layer to your forehead, then use light strokes to spread it on your face. It can be used 1 to 3 times daily.

    For new users: apply Effaclar Duo(+) to a small area once a day for three days to test if you are sensitive to this product. If no discomfort occurs, cover the entire affected area with a thin layer. Start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily, if needed. If dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

    To complete your anti-acne skincare routine, start cleansing with Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser and follow with Effaclar Astrigent Lotion to tighten pores and prevent blackheads.

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    La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo(+) follows a strict formulation charter and stringent clinical testing for efficacy and safety, even on sensitive skin.

    Effaclar Duo(+) is formulated with Salicylic acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid, to exfoliate the skin, Niacinimide to intensely soothe and decrease redness, Procerad™, a patented ceramide, to help protect against the appearance of acne marks, and Aqua Posae Filiformis (APF) to help durably restore skin’s balance.

    Medicinal ingredients:Salicylic Acid 0,50%

    Non medicinal ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Isocetyl Stearate Niacinamide, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Silica, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Poloxamer 338, Polysorbate 80, Mannose, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Pca, Isohexadecane, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Piroctone Olamine, Myristyl Myristate, Acrylamide / Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Disodium Edta, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Vitreoscilla Ferment, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Glyceryl stearate SE, Fragrance/Parfum

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Number 1 Dermatologist Recommended Brand in Canada

La Roche-Posay is the #1 dermatologist recommended brand in Canada. Recommended by 90,000 dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay offers unique daily skincare developed using a strict formulation charter and stringent clinical testing for efficacy and safety, even on sensitive skin.

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EFFACLAR DUO (+) Global acne treatment is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best thing yet It's actually been about 3 years since I began using this effaclar duo treatment. Before that I had most major brands claiming to help with acne. They were all mostly too harsh for my skin or just ineffective. This really saved the day for me. It's perfect for me sensitive skin and it REALLY WORKS!!! Even with my dark complexion and also the pimples that come during my monthly cycle have been reduced from like 10 zits to 1 or zero!!! I use the face wash as well as the astringent and the pigmentclar. Never going back!!!!
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing formula. Worth every penny I started using this a month ago and boy am I pleased! I use a thin layer around my jawline/chin every night where I get hormonal acne. It not only HYDRATES problem areas but keeps them very clear of blemishes/acne/pimples. I call it my liquid gold. It heals pimples so quick like I've never seen before. Anybody with painful cystic acne, you can use this as a spot treatment. I did this last night on a cystic pimple the size of my fingernail and this morning it was no longer painful or existent! I had to write this review of how pleased I am. Please never discontinue this!!
Date published: 2020-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this little bottle I have been using this for about a month now, and I love it! I use it as a spot treatment overnight. I preform my normal night time routine and then apply a small amount to the blemish and leave it overnight and wake up and the white head is gone and the redness is really reduced! It's amazing and I highly recommend it. I have oliy skin with minnor blemishes.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! I bought this lotion a week ago and ive been using it everyday since to clear up some redness and acne that i was getting on my chin and its been working so well! The redness has reduced completely and the bumps on my chin have gotten so much smaller! So happy with the results would recommend this product to anyone whos having problems controlling their acne!!
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clears blemish & acne I first bought this product in USA and was very cautious before applying it on my skin as I have an extremely sensitive and acne prone skin. However, after using this this product for a month, it did help me clear my acne and blemish. I had to discontinue using it as I was later diagnosed with rosacea and switched to rosacea specific laroche products
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best there is! Several months ago I developed a really bad area of adult cystic acne on my cheek and it started to spread to my chin. I tried so many products, from cheap drugstore stuff, to all natural products, to very expensive dermatologist products. I also had some chemical peels. Nothing made more than a small difference. I was so upset. I decided to try one last brand but had little hope. Within a few days I was blown away that this is WORKING!!! Even old scars are fading. I can't wait to try more La Roche products!
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have the whole deal, blackheads, pimples, white heads, dilated pores to acne that forms under the skin. All this along with my combination oily skin. Went through so many ineffective products until I was shown this at Shoppers Drugmart. Acne scaring rarely occurs now, I am a satisfied customer!
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the past 8 years I have dealt with painful hormonal cystic acne, also due in part to food sensitivities-diet, as well as black heads in my T-zone. This is the first product that has not only treated both problems but also prevented further outbreaks and I can not speak highly enough about it. If I have a "cheat day" and eat something unhealthy that I shouldn't and start to feel a cystic pimple forming under the skin, I use this as a spot treatment and by the next day it's completely gone!
Date published: 2017-01-07
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