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La Roche Posay Effaclar Acne Face Cleanser, Medicated Gel Face Cleanser with Salicylic Acid for Acne Prone Skin - Unscented - 6.76 fl oz

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La Roche Posay Effaclar Acne Face Cleanser, Medicated Gel Face Cleanser with Salicylic Acid for Acne Prone Skin - Unscented - 6.76 fl oz - image 1 of 4
$16.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • La Roche-Posay acne face wash that removes excess oil and impurities and helps clear acne breakouts ​
  • Salicylic acid facial cleanser for oily skin and acne-prone skin smooths skin texture for daily skin care routine​
  • Dermatologist tested, allergy-tested, suitable for sensitive skin, paraben-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and oil-free face wash​
  • Clinically tested face cleanser is formulated with glycerin, a moisturizing and restoring ingredient that helps offset the drying effects many acne treatments can have on skin​
  • Salicylic acid face wash is formulated with 2% salicylic acid and lipo-hydroxy acid to remove impurities without harsh scrub particles that may irritate skin.​
  • Can be used alone or as Step 1 of the Effaclar Dermatological Acne System Kit

Description

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Face Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin is a medicated acne face wash formulated with Salicylic Acid Acne Medication. Targets excess oil and helps clear acne breakouts. Clinically tested to reduce excess surface oil by up to 47%.
How to Use: Cleanse 2x daily.

Apply gently on face in a circular motion using fingertips. Avoid the eye area. Rinse thoroughly.
Scent: Unscented
Health Facts: Dye-Free, Contains Salicylic Acid, Paraben-Free, Phthalate-Free, Hypoallergenic, Noncomedogenic, Fluoride-Free, Aluminum-Free, No Fragrance Added
Product Form: Gel
Beauty Purpose: Deep Cleaning, Skin Texture Improvement, Pore Cleansing, Anti-Acne
Recommended Skin Type: Oily, Acne-Prone, Combination
Net weight: 6.76 fl oz (US)
Features: Dermatologist Tested, Dermatologist Recommended
TCIN: 16452472
UPC: 883140040231
Item Number (DPCI): 037-14-0377
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
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Active ingredients

salicylic acid 2.0%

Purpose

Acne treatment

Uses

Use for the treatment of acne

Directions

Directions use twice daily wet face, then work product into a lather massage onto face avoiding the eyes rinse well

Inactive ingredients

inactive ingredients water, sodium laureth sulfate, decyl glucoside, glycerin, sodium chloride, coco-betaine, peg-150 pentaerythrityl tetrastearate, hexylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, peg-6 caprylic/capric glycerides, zinc gluconate, tetrasodium edta polyquaternium-47, menthol, capryloyl salicylic acid, citric acid

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 2 inches length x 3 inches width x 7.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.51 pounds

Return details

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Q: hey can I use this and then put Tretinoin on after?

submitted by Nancy - 5 months ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our products. Based on the information you provided we recommend you speak with a dermatologist to see which products are recommended for your specific skincare needs. If you have any other questions and or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to us again!

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 5 months ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hey Nancy, No, it is considered best to completely avoid using any product containing salicylic acid with tretinoin. Unless specified by your doctor! For real-time answers to all your beauty questions, use the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button on any beauty product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 5 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: can i use this on oily acne skin?

submitted by me - 3 years ago
  • A: Hello there! Thank you for your interest in La Roche Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Face Cleanser. This cleanser face removes excess oil and impurities and is suitable for acne prone skin. We hope this information is helpful and we wish you great success with our products!

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi me! This product is recommended for normal and acne-prone skin types. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: I know it helps with breakouts but what kind of breakouts?

submitted by Mee - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for reaching out about our Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser. This cleanser removes excess oil and helps clear acne breakouts.

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi Mee! This product fights acne breakouts and also helps with blackhead removal. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: can we use this for normal skin?

submitted by Emily - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi Emily - Thank you for reaching out about Medicated Gel Face Cleanser. This cleanser is recommend for those with acne-prone or normal skin types. We hope you can give it a try soon!

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: HI Emily! Our La Roche Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Face Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin can be used on normal to oily, and acne prone skin. It does contain Salicylic Acid which helps to reduce excess oil. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: this face cleaser help to reduce acne and tiny bump on forehead?

submitted by Abc - 5 months ago
  • A: Hey, Great question! Yes it can! The La Roche-Posay acne face wash will remove excess oil, impurities and helps clear acne breakouts. For all your future beauty questions, get real-time answers using the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button, found on every product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 5 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Will this stain clothings or towels?

submitted by sensitiveskin - 8 months ago
  • A: Hey, Great question! The La Roche Posay Effaclar cleanser has salicylic acid. Salicylic acid won't bleach your towels the way benzoyl peroxide often does. For all your future beauty questions, get real-time answers using the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button, found on every product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 8 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does it help with rashes and acne at the same time or will it make it worse?!

submitted by Bella - 1 year ago
  • A: Hello Bella, Thank you for your interest in La Roche Posay Effaclar Acne Face Cleanser, Medicated Gel Face Cleanser with Salicylic Acid for Acne Prone Skin - 6.76 fl oz. We partner with dermatologists to stay at the forefront of skincare science, pioneering cutting-edge topics like skin’s microbiome. With over 750+ studies and 25 years of extensive research, we are committed to developing safe and effective products that are dermatologist developed and tested. That being said, each individual is different and there is no way to predict how an individual's skin will react to any product. We recommend consulting with your dermatologist if you are concerned about particular sensitivities or skincare concerns. We hope this information has been helpful and that you will try our products soon. Thank you for your interest in La Roche Posay!

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: is this pregnancy safe?

submitted by Taylor - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi Taylor, thanks for reaching out. While every ingredient we use in our products is evaluated for safety, we do not specifically test our products on women who are pregnant or nursing. La Roche-Posay ensures there is substantial information supporting the safety of our products when used as directed by consumers. However, as there could be certain ingredients that physicians may not recommend for use during pregnancy and nursing, we always recommend that you discuss this with your physician and follow their advice.

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this a water or oil based cleanser?

submitted by too old for acne - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi there! Effaclar Medicated Acne Face Wash is water-based. This cleanser removes excess oil and helps clear acne breakouts. This salicylic acid face wash is formulated with 2% salicylic acid and lipo-hydroxy acid to remove impurities without harsh scrub particles that may irritate skin.

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Safe for tweens (10-12 yrs old)?

submitted by Samantha - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi Samantha! For Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser, we recommend ages 18 years of age and above. We hope you find this helpful!

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

La Roche-Posay Dermatologist Recommended Cleansing Solutions

About the collection
La Roche-Posay offers dermatologist tested face and body cleansers for various skin concerns and types, including hydrating cleansers for dry skin and face washes for oily, acne-prone skin. Formulated with dermatologist recommended ingredients such as shea butter, ceramide-3, and salicylic acid these cleansers help to remove makeup, dirt, and impurities. La Roche Posay’s cleansing solutions leave the skin feeling fresh, soothed, and comfortable. La Roche-Posay is recommended by 90,000 dermatologists worldwide.
View La Roche-Posay Dermatologist Recommended Cleansing Solutions collection
4.5 out of 5 stars with 1455 reviews
75% would recommend
196 recommendations
Pore Cleansing: 4.23 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 4.16 out of 5
Softens Skin: 3.99 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4.39 out of 5

Great

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Rachel - 20 days ago, Verified purchaser
I don’t have terrible acne but I do get breakouts occasionally from hormones or certain things I eat. I enjoy using this cleanser a lot. It doesn’t have a scent, in my opinion. It has a light cooling feeling when I use it. It does help to clear up my breakouts with drying out my skin.
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Pore Cleansing: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
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It Is What I Use

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Roli - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
It does the job. Just wish it had a more pleasing scent.
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Pore Cleansing: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
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A winner!

5 out of 5 stars
Raising a Teenager - 1 month ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
My daughter has light acne, a dermatologist/estatician recommended this product. My daughter loves the product and the clearing of her acne!
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For the Combo Skin Girlies

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
ayannaje - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I have combination skin, so I can get oily, but my skin also tends to get dry very easily. I live in a pretty dry climate, so I try to not use this everyday, but if I feel like my pores are clogged or I’m dealing with a breakout I use it about 4x a week. Regularly, I use it about 2x a week just to deal with blackheads and keep my skin at bay. If you lean towards dry skin DO NOT try to use this everyday, I learned my lesson and my face started to peel. Overall, I think it works pretty well, otherwise I use the Purifying Foaming Cleanser by La Roche, which isn’t quite as stripping, and I loooove it.
Softens Skin: 2 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 2 out of 5
Pore Cleansing: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
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Great product!

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Alyssa - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I always take reviews with a grain of salt. So my skin is unfortunately on the dryer side but I was getting all these little pimples everywhere. They would clear and then a new set would form. I’m super picky about my skin care and decided to try this. It’s been at least 2-3? Months and my skin has been so clear for the most part!! I still get a pimple here and there but my skin is definitely a lot smoother. At first it didn’t dry me out anymore and now it is. But I switched my moisturizer to something a little more intense and it took care of that! I saw someone else’s review about leaving a residue. I do find that it does but only if I don’t use something to take off my Makeup first. If I don’t take off my makeup I double cleanse and that seems to be working
Pore Cleansing: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 3 out of 5
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Disappointed

1 out of 5 stars
D123 - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I’ve been using this for 3 weeks now and my acne is worse than ever (especially on my forehead and chin). Definitely left dry patches when I used it twice a day so I went down to once a day… it’s still drying out my skin. I was really looking forward to this product but sadly I’m going to have to stop using it since I’ve seen no improvements. I’ve never broken out this badly.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 2 months ago
Hello D123! We are very sorry to hear about the experience you had with Effaclar Medicated Acne Face Wash. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call @888-577-5226 M-F 9:00 am – 5:30 pm ET for assistance and provide the reference #30965481. Looking forward to speaking with you.
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Worth it

5 out of 5 stars
Allie Blue - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
As someone who struggles with pretty intense break outs, this has saved my skin and become my holy grail within just a week. When I first used it I was going through a break out and within 4 days it’s completely changed my skin texture back to normal, soft and somewhat tightened. I paired this cleanser with the toleriane dermallergo and it has really saved my confidence.
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Sensitive skin approved

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Stasha - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I really like how gentle this is on my skin. My face is very sensitive and my face isn’t beat red after washing using this. It’s fragrance free and definitely cleans the skin well. I will say because it’s medicated it does dry out my face. I go in after with the moisturizer but just by itself my skin was a bit uncomfortable from being dry.
Softens Skin: 4 out of 5
Pore Cleansing: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 4 out of 5
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Effective

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
- 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Only wash that gets rid of and prevents my cystic acne from flaring up! Lifesaver
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Pore Cleansing: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
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Horrible

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Bdogg22 - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
If I could rate this product it would be a ZERO. I had very minimal acne before purchasing this product and decided to give it a shot after reading some of the reviews. Well after 3 days of use my face swelled up , big cyst pimples on my face , my face hurting and sore. My face looks horrible after using this product I had to go see a dermatologist to get help to clear my face. I do NOT recommend this to nobody.
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 2 months ago
Hello! We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with Effaclar Gel Cleanser. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call @ 800-560-1803, M-F 9:00 am – 7:00pm ET for assistance. It would be helpful if you have the product with you. We look forward hearing from you!
Softens Skin: 1 out of 5
Pore Cleansing: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
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Good product, awful packaging

4 out of 5 stars
Mell23 - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I very much like the product, I have bought it 3 times now and will continue to use it as my daily cleanser however the packaging is AWFUL. Each time I have bought the product, it leaks out from the bottle, no matter which way you use it. I've had to transfer the product into a drug store spray bottle and even that is better than this original packaging. It causes you to waste so much product and it's an expensive product to begin with. I find it unacceptable given this brand is expensive and has multiple other products in pump bottles that would be much better suited for this cleanser.
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Best face wash

5 out of 5 stars
Peaches0814 - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Awesome face wash.. keeps my skin free of blackheads and those stubborn whiteheads..
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Highly recommended

5 out of 5 stars
keyla4 - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
BEST CLEANSER EVER, i dont really have bad acne but i would get like 1-2 pimples at least once a week. I have been using this cleanser for two months now and I have only gotten 1 pimple in those two months!! My skin feels so soft and looks way better now. I have sensitive and dry skin and never had any bad reaction to this product.
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I love this product!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Emily - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
helped my skin so much!
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Pore Cleansing: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
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Would recomend

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Chloe - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This product is inexpensive and works really well for my skin
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Pore Cleansing: 5 out of 5
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Love it !!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Me - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I love this and it’s on the clean product list which I really like
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Pore Cleansing: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
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Leaves behind soap residue

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
marciamia - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I think this is an ok cleanser; however I don’t find it suitable for darker skin tones as this does not wash off completely leaving a white film/residue behind. No matter how much water I use to wash it off, I’m still left with a white film/leftover soap on my face that I notice when I’m putting on my skincare.
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 3 months ago
Hello! We appreciate you giving our Effaclar Acne Face Cleanser a try. We are sorry that it did not meet your expectations. Your feedback is extremely important to us, and we will pass along this information with our team. We hope you continue to explore our other products in the future!
Pore Cleansing: 3 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 3 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4 out of 5
Softens Skin: 2 out of 5
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Don't order here!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Chelsea - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love the product but arrived busted and leaking. Never had this issue when it was shipped from other vendors.
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 3 months ago
Hi there! We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with Effaclar Acne Face Cleanser. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call @ 888-577-5226 M- F 9:00am – 5:30pm ET for assistance and provide the reference #30291318. We are looking forward to speaking with you!
Pore Cleansing: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
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Terrible do not use!!

1 out of 5 stars
bbs3 - 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Used it for about 4 days and my skin has zits everywhere and caused rashing around my mouth
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 3 months ago
Hi there. We are so sorry to hear about your experience with the Effaclar Medicated Acne Face Wash. We would like to speak with you directly. Please call us at 888-577-5226 M-F 9:00 am – 5:30 pm ET and provide the advisor with the reference number 30058697. It would be helpful to have the product available when you called. We look forward to speaking with you.
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It’s worth it

5 out of 5 stars
Wonka4 - 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I hope people don’t think this review is fake but I know I’m skeptical at times as well, but when I SAY this cleanser is the business!!! 10/10 cleared my face in 2 days and i use the double repair moisturizer as well, and it just feels so hydrating on my skin and I have oily acne prone skin btw! Loveeee this product about to order a new bottle.
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