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La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide, Dual Action Acne Spot Treatment - 1.35 fl oz​

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$35.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • La Roche-Posay Dual action acne treatment that reduces the number and severity of blemishes and clears blackheads and whiteheads
  • This acne spot treatment helps reduce 60% of acne in 10 days and provides visible results in less than 3 days
  • Skin care essential to avoid acne blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads
  • Dermatologist tested on sensitive skin. Also suitable for acne-prone skin & oily skin.
  • Non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and Oil-free facial treatment
  • Acne spot corrector is formulated with 5.5% micronized benzoyl peroxide and micro-exfoliating LHA lipo-hydroxy acid
  • Non-drying, oil-free, fast absorbing texture
  • Can be used as an Acne spot treatment or all over face

Description

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Dual Action Acne Treatment reduces the number and severity of acne blemishes and helps clear blackheads and whiteheads. With 5.5% micronized benzoyl peroxide and micro-exfoliating lipo-hydroxy acid, this treatment provides fast, visible results in 3 days. Non-Drying, oil free acne treatment cream with fast absorbing texture. Dermatologist tested on sensitive skin. Oil free, non comedogenic, fragrance free, paraben free.

How to Use: Use as a treatment for mild to moderate acne. Recommended for blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads. Use after cleansing skin thoroughly. Apply thin layer 1-3 times daily to affected areas. Can be used alone or as Step 3 of the Effaclar Dermatological Acne System. For full directions, refer to the Drug Facts on the packaging

Key Ingredients:
• 5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide for those concerned with red, raised acne blemishes and pimples
• LHA Lipo-Hydroxy Acid: has exfoliating and skin surface renewing properties
• Glycerin help to hydrate skin by absorbing water
• Silica provides a silky-fee and soft-focus effect

Brand Story: 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.
Scent: Unscented
Health Facts: Dye-Free, Noncomedogenic, Paraben-Free, Phthalate-Free, Contains Benzoyl Peroxide, Oil-Free, Aluminum-Free, No Fragrance Added
Product Form: Lotion, Cream
Primary Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide
Beauty Purpose: Oil Control, Skin Tone Improvement, Spot Treatment, Anti-Acne
Recommended Skin Type: Oily, Acne-Prone, Extra Sensitive, Sensitive, Combination
Net weight: 1.35 fl oz (US)
Features: Non-Drying, Dermatologist Tested, Dermatologist Recommended
TCIN: 14225592
UPC: 883140500759
Item Number (DPCI): 037-14-0094
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Active ingredients

benzoyl peroxide 5.5%

Purpose

Acne medication

Uses

Uses for the treatment of acne dries and clears acne blemishes and allows skin to heal

Directions

Directions clean the skin thoroughly before applying this product cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor if bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day if going outside, apply sunscreen after using this product. If irritation or sensitivity develops, stop use of both products and ask a doctor.

Other information

Other information store at 20° - 25 ℃ (68° to 77° F)

Inactive ingredients

water, isostearyl alcohol, glycerin, pentylene glycol, silica, carbomer, capryloyl salicylic acid, potassium hydroxide, tocopheryl acetate, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, disodium edta, epilobium angustifolium flower/ leaf/stem extract

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 6.1417 inches length x 1.1811 inches width x 1.1811 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.1323 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: Does the benzoyl peroxide ingredient in this product cause bleaching of fabrics, like sheets and towels?

submitted by BeautyCustomer - 4 years ago
  • A: I would like to know the answer to this question too. The Target Team Member who answered clearly didn't understand the question and did not provide a relevant, helpful answer.

    submitted byMaddie - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi there ! We can assure you that our products go through extensive testing to provide the best and safest possible products for our consumers. The ingredients we use are selected because of their record of safety for use by the consumer. We continually evaluate the most current information about our ingredients. Each and every ingredient used in our products has been thoroughly reviewed and tested by our internal safety team made up of toxicologists, clinicians, pharmacists and physicians. We hope this information is helpful!

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: YES. I've ruined a few (brand new) towels and pillowcases before I realized what was causing the bleach marks. Be careful to wash your hands thoroughly after applying this product. (Or maybe even apply with a Q-tip.) And maybe let the cream totally dry before putting on clothing or laying on a pillow.

    submitted byMatt - 3 years ago

Q: um whats the smell like is it bad or no smell or an ok smell

submitted by jasmine - 7 years ago
  • A: No smell... if I remember correctly

    submitted byKbee1013 - 7 years ago
  • A: There is no smell in the Effaclar Duo.

    submitted byikneed1 - 7 years ago

Q: Would this product be the same as my prescribed Benzoyl Peroxide? How does it differ?

submitted by A - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi there! Thanks for your interest in Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment! This spot treatment for acne is formulated to reduce the number and severity of acne blemishes, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. It provides fast and visible results in less than 3 days! We hope you give it a try!

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

Q: If I get this product on my clothes, sheets, or towels, will it bleach them out or cause the color to fade? I'm asking this again because the question was not directly answered the last time someone asked.

submitted by Maddie - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi Maddie! Benzoyl peroxide may bleach fabrics. As a precaution, make sure Effaclar Duo is blended into skin thoroughly and wait for it to completely dry. Wash hands after application. Be mindful of your towels and bedding, white is preferred, as bleaching is more noticeable on colored fabrics. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can this be used a spot treatment?

submitted by J - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi J! Yes, this can be used as a spot treatment if you would like. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can this be used while nursing?

submitted by Skin - 5 years ago
  • A: Hi Skin! Thank you for your interest in the Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment. 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. LaRoche-Posay ensures there is a 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. We hope this information helped!

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 5 years ago
    Brand expert

La Roche-Posay Dermatological Solutions for Acne & Oily Skin

About the collection
La Roche-Posay offers a line of dermatologist-tested medicated and non-medicated treatments for acne and oily skin. Formulated with effective ingredients including benzoyl peroxide, adapalene (topical retinoid), and salicylic acid these solutions help prevent and treat acne. La Roche-Posay is recommended by 90,000 dermatologists worldwide.
View La Roche-Posay Dermatological Solutions for Acne & Oily Skin collection
4.3 out of 5 stars with 2409 reviews
67% would recommend
153 recommendations
Reduces Acne: 3.69 out of 5
Treats Spots: 3.56 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1.91 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 3.22 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 3.47 out of 5

Nuclear Option

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JW - 24 days ago
It’s VERY strong, so be careful. I will only apply it on top of several layers of moisturizer. I’ve had acne/malessezia for 23 years. I have never had a product melt the cysts from under my skin like this does. Even little stubborn bumps that have been under my skin for YEARS are fading away. And the big inflamed cysts that stay under the skin, never surfacing but leaving terrible dark marks that take months to fade? Well I don’t have to worry about that anymore. This will stop it in its tracks. None of the other BP products I have tried work like this. Yes it leaves me red, but that is easier to fix than the stupid bumps!!!
Improves Skin Tone: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
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Very disappointed

1 out of 5 stars
Chola - 27 days ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I was disappointed with the La Roche-Posay Acne Kit as it unfortunately didn't work for my skin. After using the product, I experienced severe irritation, painful sensations, itchiness, and redness. Despite following the instructions carefully, I didn't see any improvement in my acne, and my skin actually became worse. Based on my experience, I wouldn't recommend this product to others. If you have sensitive skin, I would exercise caution and consider alternative options.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 20 days ago
Hi Chola. We are so sorry to hear about the experience you had with our Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment. We would like to hear more about this experience and assist you the best we can. Please call us directly at 888 577 5226 and give the reference number 33006319 to the agent who answers your call. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment

5 out of 5 stars
n/a0 - 1 month ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
This product has worked from the moment I started wearing it and I'm on my 3rd purchase.
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Seems to work well.

5 out of 5 stars
- 1 month ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I've found this pimple cream works well. I like that it's not overly creamy or rich. It's easy to apply, and easy to squeeze out.
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Horrible burning feeling, DO NOT USE!!!

1 out of 5 stars
SamJ - 1 month ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
My son got acne and decided to give the kit of this line product a try, he used today for the first time, his face is burning, in pain and super red, had to take 2 ibuprofen and a Tylenol and put ice pack on face, if it doesn’t get better by morning will have to take him to his doctor. Please do not use it. And to the makers, please revise ingredients and take it out of shelves! This is a dangerous product! I repeat dangerous product!
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 1 month ago
Hi SamJ! We are so sorry to hear of your experience with our Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please call us at 888 577 5226 MF9:00 am – 5:30 pm ET and provide the reference number 32779361. We look forward to speaking with you!
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It works!

5 out of 5 stars
Rachelle M - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I picked this up in an emergency situation and was SO glad I did. I am 28 and have had acne all my life and after a very stressful month my hormonal acne was getting so out of control I needed something stronger than my Acne.org BP. I decided to try this and my spots were noticeably smaller the next morning! I’ve kept it up every evening for 3 nights now and my pimples are basically gone. I also LOVE how a little goes a long way because the product is quite pricey but it absorbs so fast and it WORKS. It has only been a few days but so far I would definitely buy again!
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Made my Skin worse

1 out of 5 stars
Janette - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I have been using this product and the cleanser and toner and my skin has gotten worse. I have been using the product for 4 months and my skin just keeps getting worse. Every time a spot goes away another comes back up. I dont want to use no cleaning products but im at my whits end I saw great reviews for these products so I got them but my skin is now worse than when I started but im afraid if I stop using it it will be even worse. Anyone else had this problem ?
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 2 months ago
Hi there! We're sorry to hear about your experience with our Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment. We want to speak with you directly about this. Please give us a call at 888 577 5226, MF9:00 am – 5:30 pm ET and provide reference number 32702038. We hope to hear from you soon!
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Caused a large red, birthmark like mark on my face

1 out of 5 stars
Btown - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I treated a blemish last night and woke up today with a large red birthmark-like mark on my face where I applied this and it is deeply concerning! I’ve washed and cleansed my face and it isn’t getting better. Do not recommend.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 2 months ago
Hi there! We're sorry to hear Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment gave you a reaction. We want to speak with you directly about this. Please give us a call at 888 577 5226, MF9:00 am – 5:30 pm ET and provide reference number 32675076. We look forward to hearing from you!
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It burns my face. CAREFULL

1 out of 5 stars
Eve Vero - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I do not recommend this product. I used for the first time in the morning and after a few minutes mi face was itchy and now is all red!! My first day of work is on Monday and this looks bad 😭
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 2 months ago
Hi Eve Vero. We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment, we would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call @888-577-5226 for assistance and provide the reference #32630902. We look forwards to speaking with you!
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Ouch!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Gloriaa - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Burned me so bad! I’ve tried many products and although they might not work, I’ve never had my face burned and red like I did with this one. Do NOT buy!
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 2 months ago
Hi there. We are so sorry to hear about your experience with the Effaclar Duo. 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 32612606. It would be helpful to have the product available when you called. We look forward to speaking with you
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 1 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 2 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 2 out of 5
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be advised

1 out of 5 stars
bebe30110 - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] at first the cream worked but by the 3rd day i noticed the pimples become more red and it seems to be leaving a mark behind, now small pimples have become incredibly noticeable and my skin is worse than before.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 2 months ago
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry you had this experience with Effaclar Duo. For more assistance please give us a call at 888-577-5226 from M-F 9:00 am – 5:30 pm ET and provide the reference number #32615965. We appreciate it!
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Be careful with this product!

4 out of 5 stars
Lagirl22 - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I was so hopeful about this product. I love this brands facial products they work so well for me! After I used this for two nights my face burned so bad and it’s so dry. It hurts to even moisturize my skin, and nothing is helping the burn and tightness.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 2 months ago
Hi there! We are so sorry to hear about your experience with our Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call @1-800-560-1803 Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm EST and provide this reference 32570848. It would be helpful if you had the product available when you call. We look forward to speaking with you!
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Good acne cream that actually work!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
ErinH - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This acne cream reduces my acne healing time and prevents resurfacing.
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 4 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 4 out of 5
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Horrible experience

1 out of 5 stars
Val3S - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Horrible experience, buen my face and now rash in every place where I used. Painfully and really disappointment experience, now going to work in a front desk with all this marks in my face.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 2 months ago
Hi there! We are sorry to hear about your experience after trying the Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment. We'd like to help. Give us a call at 888-577-5226 M-F 9:00 am – 5:30 pm ET. Please provide reference number 32501997. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Fabulous treatment

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
SweetZack - 2 months ago
This product, when used sparingly, is second to none for acne! Amazing how quickly it works as well. Just don’t apply it all over your face. It’s way too strong for that. Spot treat for awesome results!
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
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burns

1 out of 5 stars
suqin - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I use other La Roche Posay products and were happy with them so I expected this to be just as good but this burned my face soo bad, very painful. I used this for like 4 days, only a tiny dot of it each time, there’s dry patches and rashes on my face now.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 2 months ago
Hi there. We are so sorry to hear about the experience you had with our Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment. We would like to hear more about this experience and assist you the best we can. Please call us directly at 888-577-5226 and give the reference number 32361626 to the agent who answers your call. We look forward to hearing from you!
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SO GOOD!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
gemmazuk - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Wow. This product. Let me start by saying I have the most STUBBORN skin ever. I hardly have any pimples ever but when I do the scarring it leaves behind even WITHOUT popping them lasts foreverrrr. But I noticed a difference after the first use and more toward day 3 of using it. My skin is so smooth, and the dark spots have definitely lightened. I do have dry skin and this definitely will cause me to be more dry but the positives in my opinion way out the negatives. Not sure why other people are experiencing a burning sensation but then again I don’t have sensitive skin and didn’t experience this. I had a pimple put this on and my skin went flat the next day. I would definitely recommend it just be aware this will definitely cause sensitivity. Also WEAR SPF or your face will swell up like a balloon…speaking from experience lol…
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 2 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 5 out of 5
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Burned my face

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Andrea - 3 months ago
Burned my face so bad, my eyes got swollen!!!! DON'T RECOMMEND!
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 2 months ago
Hi There, We are so sorry our La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide,did not work as well for you. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call anytime between 9 AM to 5:30 PM ET at 888-577-5226 for assistance. We are looking forward to speaking with you. It would be helpful if you could have the product available when you call.
Reduces Oily Skin: 1 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 1 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
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Clears my cystic acne

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
lvallejo11 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I love this product it clears my cystic acne keeps my oily skin at bay! But can you please release a comment on the benzene?
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ONE WORD SPEACHLESSSSS

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lucy - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This product is amazingggg!!! I have been having issues with my acne since giving birth and this is honestly helping so much. I have cystic acne and I believe to have papules (if you don’t know what this is it’s red “pimples” not so much pimple because there is no pus it’s just a red lump). This pimple cream has helped make the pjs come up to the surface and make the swelling go down. Honestly I really have no dislike about this product. Amazing overall! (Side note it says don’t spot treat and I did it does cause dryness and some skin patch peeling if you do spot treat you just have to rebuild your barrier)
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
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