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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel Cleanser

BY LA ROCHE-POSAY #41 in Facial Cleansers

4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.55 / 5 based on 933 Reviews

Product Description

PURIFYING FOAMING GEL CLEANSER: Gently cleanses dirt and oil while respecting the skin's pH balance at 5.5

  • Zinc purifies skin and helps remove excess oil with a clear, refreshing texture.
  • Use as a daily face wash for oily skin
  • Soap-free. Paraben-free. Alcohol-free. Oil Free. 50ML size is TSA approved for travel.

Effaclar Gel gently cleanses impurities and reduces excess oil while helping to prevent over drying.

  • Zinc Pidolate purifies skin and helps remove excess oil.
  • Tested on acne-prone skin*

Ingredients: Water • 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.

Usage: 

  • Use as a daily, facial cleanser for oily skin.
  • Cleanse morning and/or evening. Gentle enough for everyday use.
  • Wet face with lukewarm water and apply small amount of gel, massaging the skin gently to form a rich lather. Leave on for a few moments and rinse thoroughly with water.
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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel Cleanser
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel Cleanser
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REVIEWS
Alana S.
207 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I’ve only tried this a few times but I do like it so far. It can dry out your skin if you don’t apply a good moisturizer after but it’s great for warmer months when my skin is already more oily. It helps clean out my pores and feels nice on my skin. I can’t speak about long term use with acne but it hasn’t caused any new breakouts. It’s gentle yet effective at cleaning my skin. Hopefully with longer use my face clears up and stays clear.
Cady B.
Odem, TX
3 reviews
Okay- so let me start off by saying that I have been a HUGE LRP buff since 2008. Yes, a decade of bff-ship with the ENTIRE Effaclar line. My acne was horrible, painful cysts decorated my entire face along with lots of angry white heads. Kids can be cruel, and my acne was something they never let me forget about (as if I could forget- I could FEEL how big, plenty, and painful they all were just by moving my face!) This face wash is gentle, effective (what’s a better word for effective? Ah yes, super-effective). In conjunction with the rest of the Effaclar line, my entire face and neck cleared up completely. I’m talking 90% improvement in a matter of 2 months of consistent, routine use. No dryness, no irritation. I have never had anything work so well for such a long duration. Over 10 years of use and I’ll never stop! 
Patricia L.
Bowie
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have been using this facewash for a couple of weeks now. LOVE it already! I started to develop a huge breakout on my chin that I was super self conscious about. LR-Posay to the rescue! It quickly minimized it and absolutely no redness! I will absolutely be purchasing more LR-P products and continue to purchase this face wash! I highly recommend this to adults with acne, oily, combination skin! 
Mariya P.
Germantown, TN
408 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel Cleanser is something my husband chosen just to try one day and he's been really liking it. He likes it because it leaves his face refreshed . He also likes that it comes in gel form and it's very easy to wash off. He's very happy with it and plans to buy their moisturizers and other product they carry. They are more pricy but it's definatly worth it ! Give it a try 😁
Abigail C.
Windsor, CO
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this cleanser. I use it as a second cleanse, so I can’t speak to how effectively it removes makeup, but it’s my perfect second cleanse. It’s gentle, doesn’t strip my skin, doesn’t irritate, and has a low pH. I would highly recommend to my fellow oily or combination skinned people! I’m on my second bottle and will definitely purchase again!
Rachel C.
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Very nice, gentle face cleanser. I use this after GARNIER SKIN ACTIVE™ Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 to remove any makeup left behind. It leaves my face feeling clean, but not stripped (I have combination skin). I've repurchased maybe 3 times in the last year and a half and use it twice daily, as well as to clean my beauty sponges.
Meredith V.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Bought this cleanser on a whim...and I absolutely love it! My skin is a mix between dry and oily, so this is a great solution for someone with that skin type. A very gentle cleanse which makes for a nice clean feeling and it's not harsh at all, with no chemical smell or burning. I'll definitely be purchasing this again! 
Inna S.
New Castle, DE
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I am absolutely in love with this cleanser! My skin is super oily and problem, so I need a good-working products in my everyday routine. This cleanser works really good - cleanses my skin at the high level, with time could make it better in general. And it smells soo good!
It's J.
Northvale, NJ
10 reviews
I have the big pump bottle of this and it has lasted me for so long. I got two from France and I’m glad I did. It’s great for acne prone skin and really strips the face and purifies it. However, my face does feel quite dry afterwards which isn’t good (even if you have oily skin as that will cause your skin to create even more oil) and I find that using it once a day is good for me. Make sure to moisturize well after use. This product isn’t an end all be all product in that it isn’t miraculous but works well in conjunction with other products that are part of my skincare regimen.
Nicki H.
Phoenix
113 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Haven’t seen any huge results from this, but I just started using it one week ago. The price point was good ($15) for the large tube and I purchased the medicated version with 2% salicylic acid. I’m not feeling dry or itchy, but I have noticed that it keeps my oil production at bay.
Maria J.
London, Middlesex
24 reviews
Just wondering whether anyone finds this product drying? And could anyone tell me whether they feel this has helped with acne or blemishes?
Mariel D.
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Do you recommend this product for sensitive skin?
Natalia A.
Biel-Bienne, (BE)
21 reviews
I have rather dry skin and sensitive skin, however I do get horrible hormonal breakouts every month. I'm looking for a cleanser or face wash I can switch to during my breakout moments. Does anyone know if this is suitable for my skin? Does anyone with dry sensitive skin tried this? How did it go?
Beatriz D.
Chino hill california
654 reviews
Why leave red my skin its a reaction or im alergic ?
Lora S.
Cairo
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Does it reduce the acne ?

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