Effaclar Gel

Gentle, soap-free purifying face and body gel cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin

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    Our best cleanser for treating acne-prone and oily skin on the face and body without over drying and or causing irritations. Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel cleanser removes impurities, rebalances the skin and is suitable for the most sensitive skin. This oil-free acne cleanser rebalances sebum production and reduces clogged pores to reveal clean smooth and healthy skin without over drying or causing irritation. It can be used on face, body, chest, back and scalp.

    The lightweight, clear gel formula spreads effortlessly on the skin and foams easily, for a refreshing feeling on the skin.

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    How to apply Effaclar Gel for acne-prone and oily skin:

    • STEP 1: Wet the area of concern with lukewarm water to help unclog pores.
    • STEP 2: Apply a small amount of Effaclar Gel Cleanser to the skin. It can be used on the face, body, chest, back, and scalp.
    • STEP 3: Gently massage the skin to form a rich lather. Work in circular strokes.
    • STEP 4: Rinse off with cool water to help tighten pores. Gently pat dry. Can be used in the morning and/or evening.

    To complete your anti-acne skincare routine, follow cleansing with Effaclar Astrigent Lotion to tighten pores and prevent blackheads and finish with Effaclar Duo(+) Anti-Acne Moisturizer to fight pimples and shine, while providing 24-hour hydration.

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

    Effaclar Gel cleanser is formulated with Zinc Pidolate to purify skin and help remove excess oil and shine.

    Full Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Peg-8, Coco-Betaine, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Zinc Pca, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance

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Product Overview
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 Gel is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 55.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does not dry out skin. A number of years ago as I was aging I decided to try a product to cleanse dry skin. It did not work for me. I thought what I had been using, Effeclar Foaming Gel Cleanser, might not be good for me anymore since my very oily skin was getting drier. Well, really all I had to do was look at how great my skin looked. I decided to go back to using it and I am sooo glad I did. I get lots of compliments on my skin and I put alot of that to the fact that I have been using this cleanser for years. It is not expensive; you only need to use a small amount; and it is doing great things for my aging skin. This will be my cleanser for the rest of my life.
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice I got a free sample sized tube through Topbox Circle in exchange for my honest opinion of the product #ad #freeproduct. I haven't been using it too long, so I can't say for sure whether this product is for me or not yet because it can take weeks of use to see any results from skincare products and this sample tube definitely doesn't have enough for a few weeks, but based on the few days that I have used it, it feels like it'd be fairly gentle and not overly drying. It leaves my face feeling clean, but not stripped of all oils. I also found I needed very little product to create enough lather to wash my entire face and neck, which is great.
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Testing review I got this to try out, #freeproduct, over all I liked it. I think my result might have been a bit better if there was no fragrance in the product. Don't get me wrong, the scent is mild, pleasant, and not at all over powering. I just think that my skin had trouble clearing more because it was irritated by the fragrance. However, I find this happens to me with a lot products with fragrance. I always take this into account when doing reviews. So if you are the type of person that doesn't have fragrance bother them I would give this a try.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not for me I got this product for free through topbox#freeproduct #trywithtopbox When I smelled this it reminded me of a swimming pool. I did like the consistency of it because it was very light and you can barely feel it on your skin. I used this in the morning and in the evening but I found what I tried it with the astringent lotion it made my skin very oily. I then started to use it just by itself and it worked a lot better. The reason I would not recommend this product is because it started to break me out within a few days of me using it. When I stopped using this product my skin cleared up and went back to normal. I don't think this product is for people with oily skin
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I bought it after a referral from my Dermatologist. I loved it, I have oily skin but it gets dry spots during the winter and the Effaclar gel is able to clean without that dryness feeling after. And you don’t need a lot of product so it will last for a long time. Great product. I’ll purchase it again for sure.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wont buy anything else! I have had serious acne normal and the under the skin creating bolders- type of acne.. I tried everything even went to my doctor for a prescription which made my face worse. Finally I was recommended to a dermatolgist ( who didnt even touch my face, spent 1 minute looking at me) & was directed to this product line. INSTANT improvement, I now have a morning routine of this and the effaclar matt , twice a day. The bottle has lasted me over a year and the small effaclar matt bottle as well. I just spent my money buying the rest of the line. It really has helped !
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love this product I really like this amazing cleanser! It doesn't have a strong scent which i like and its really great on my oily skin. It does take away the oiliness and make up and it leaves my skin so soft and very clean after wash. It also helps clear breakouts. I used it morning and night and i notice that i dont have oily skin anymore. I found a product that really matches my oily skin. This product is recommended to my friends . #trywithtopbox #gotitfree #topbox
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great face wash for ageing skin I received this as a free product to try and now I need to purchase the full size. This is an excellent cleanser for older skin (I am in the 30s). It really cleans up any potential acne spots. Occasional breakouts (one large zit) was getting really annoying to manage as I am getting older but this gel made my skin look amazing. I will be buying the full size as I was only given a small sample. The small sample (15ml) did last me a full week of washing my face with it every night so I do anticipate that the full version should last quite some time.
Date published: 2019-04-12
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