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 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. 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.

  • Ingredients
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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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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 4.6 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I started using this product when I developed acne 5 years ago and it helped balance out my oily skin without over-drying it. My acne completely disappeared 6 months ago and my skin is normal now but I continue to use the Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel because nothing makes my skin feel so clean, soft, and fresh! I wash my face with this product twice a day and the 400 ml. bottle can last almost 2 years. Two drops of this product is enough to thoroughly clean your face. Saves money, works great!
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall Good Product I'm always skeptical about using new products on my skin however taking a risk on this cleanser was worth it! I have combination skin and it gets quite dry sometimes and I find that this product is great at cleansing the skin! After incorporating La Roche products into my skincare routine I can honestly say after two weeks my skin improved immensely. My skin has become less red and more even. I suggest reading the information provided with the products to ensure you're choosing the right one! Overall a really good face wash and it will literally last you forever.
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazibg result I just bought this product few days ago and the result was amazing. I have acne and I’ve tried a lot of acne treatment and cleanser however nothing helped my situations. After realizing to go and check laroche posay if they have an acne treatment products because I am using laroche posay product for my daughter because she had eczema and now it’s gone. Thank God and after using this gel cleaser for few days, my friend noticed that there is improvement on my face. And now I just received my acne treatment cream and i’m gonna try it tonight.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been using this product for a year now and I can say I absolutely love it. I have been stocking up on it because it is that good. It doesn't make my skin super dry and leaves it clean and smooth. It also doesn't strip your skin either which I really like. I wash my face with it morning and night and it has really helped my acne.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best face wash I've tried! Honestly I wasn't ever someone who invested in skincare before about two years ago. I got a sample of this face wash a couple months ago and everytime I used it my face felt so clean, but not too tight or dry. It also has a really pleasant but not overly perfume-y smell. I'm so happy I bought the full size. I haven't broken out once since getting it, and I was breaking out once or twice every couple days before. I'm hooked! My skin looks and feels so awesome. I wish I had started using this years ago. I will probably buy more of the Effaclar line, great value for your money considering how effective it is.
Date published: 2020-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have skin that has issues with breaking out and sensitive. This is the best cleanser I have ever used. I have been using this product for about 2 years now and it leaves you with a super clean feeling while keeping cystic acne at bay. I would even recommend this product to someone with sensitive skin. I work in the industry and La Roche Possay's Effaclar products are the #1 product on my mind when helping a client with oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. I am confident in La Roche's products
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I like the packaging with the pump and I enjoy citrucy smell. I used 1 tube of 200ml and 1 bottle of 400ml and the last one I wish was over sooner. It starter to try out my skin, leaving really tight feeling. My skin was asking for more moisture after every time I use it. Sometimes I have an idea to try it again but I don't eant this tight sensation again.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Caused an allergic reaction Received a sample of this product when I purchased the sunblock used it without reading too much and just after one wash I began to have a burning sensation and ended up with a red rash under my eyes , my face still has a burning feeling after a few hours
Date published: 2020-05-30
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