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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
Healthcare Disclaimer:
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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° C (68° to 77°F)

Inactive ingredients

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

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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: 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
  • 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

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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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 - 3 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 - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can this be used while nursing?

submitted by Skin - 4 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 - 4 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
4.4 out of 5 stars with 2354 reviews
66% would recommend
142 recommendations
Reduces Acne: 3.66 out of 5
Treats Spots: 3.51 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1.87 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 3.21 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 3.43 out of 5

Very pleased

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Crk1 - 20 days ago, Verified purchaser
Works quick, this was 1 day difference!
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No.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Brittany - 1 month ago
Doesn’t work for me.
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 1 month ago
Hi There! Thanks for reaching out and sharing your experience with our La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide. Feedback from our consumers is very important to us and helps us improve all our products. We are sorry to hear that this product is not your new favorite. We thank you for giving this product a try and hope you continue to explore our other products with confidence.
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
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Caution for Sensitive Skin - Allergic Reaction

1 out of 5 stars
AmyNichole87 - 1 month ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Used Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment, experienced severe hives and chemical burn due to Isopropyl Alcohol allergy. Urging the company to include clear warnings. Sensitive skin users, beware. Recommending patch test before use. Low rating due to reaction severity. Buyer discretion advised.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 1 month ago
Hello AmyNichole87! We are very sorry to hear about your experience with Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment. We would like to speak to you directly about this. Please contact our Consumer Care Center at 800-560-1803 M-F 9:00 am – 7:00 pm ET for assistance and provide the reference #31244824. We look forward to speaking with you!
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NO NO NO JUST NO

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
effacular duo - 1 month ago
this was the most painful skincare experience I have ever been through. this stuff is extremely powerful and gave my face a severe red burning itchy rash. I have sensitive skin so it is STILL enflamed three days later. pls pls pls if u have sensitive skin STAY AWAY.
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 1 month ago
Hello! We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with Effaclar Duo. 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!
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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PATCH TEST BEFORE USE

1 out of 5 stars
Adelia - 1 month ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I have used and LOVED so many La Roche Posay products, almost my entire skincare routine is made up of them. I was having a huge breakout of hormonal acne, which is not abnormal for me, and I decided to use this as a spot treatment on some of the worse areas as instructed on the box. I should have patch tested it first because I woke up the next morning and had a red angry rash only on the places where I used the spot treatment. It's been 48 hours and thankfully it's gone down quite a bit however it's still angry and red. I think it's an allergic reaction because a benadryl helped with the pain a little bit. Definitely do a patch test before using it or you could be red, itchy, and in a lot of pain.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 1 month 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 31176416 to the agent who answers your call. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Good for Small Spots, Beware on Sensitive Skin

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
So So - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I have used this on a few small spots and it works great, but I had a patch of small pimples pop up a few days ago and I believe it slightly burned my skin, or I had some sort of reaction. The area burned a bit and then became itchy, now its a very dry patch of skin. Be careful if you have sensitive skin - also dont use on large areas.
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 1 month ago
Hi There, We are so sorry our La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide, Dual Action Acne Spot Treatment 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.
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
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Bad

1 out of 5 stars
Marleyy - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
BURNED MY SKIN SO BAD, dehydrated it was definitely not helpful
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 2 months ago
Hi there! We appreciate you reaching out about our Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment. We are sorry to hear that this caused a reaction. We want to look into this issue further. Please contact us at 866-725-6791 M-F 9am – 7pm ET for assistance and provide reference #30988619. Looking forward to speaking with you. It would be helpful if you could have the product available when you call.
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Awesome

5 out of 5 stars
- 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Bought this for my 12 year old granddaughter as she was just starting to get bumps on her forehead and a few acne spots on her chine. After just a couple treatments in the evening her skin is COMPLETELY clear. It’s a little pricey but well worth it! It just takes a very small amount so this tube should last her awhile.
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Get this now!

5 out of 5 stars
Esmeralda G. - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I’ve been using this product for about three months. It’s magic! Recently I’ve been breaking out with acne. Using this helps minimize the redness and growth. When I see new breakouts, I wash my face and use this product… and it prevents it from getting bigger, and instead it shrinks it! There isn’t a mark or anything. I know that sounds insane but it’s true! I cannot be without this! I’ve neverhad a product work as great as this.
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Love it!!

5 out of 5 stars
- 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Did not irritate my skin. It’s amazing. It’s easy to use
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SAVED MY SKIN

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Anonmous - 2 months ago
At first I was a little hesitant to get this, but this is magic. I’ve used it for a little over a month now and most of my blemishes, whiteheads, scars, and pores are gone! It was definitely worth it and $35 might be a lot, but at the end of the day, this is still the thing that saved my skin!!!!
Moisturizing: 3 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 3 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 4 out of 5
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Best acne treating product! (for me)

5 out of 5 stars
ldr505 - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I have been using this product for about a year and my skin has cleared up so much! It has been the most effective product for treating my acne. So glad I started using it.
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Bad reaction.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Von89 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
First couple days it worked well. But even develop a chemical reaction. A burning, itchy and dryness in the areas I used the product.
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 Duo. 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. We look forward hearing from you!
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 1 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 1 out of 5
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Allergic reaction

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
- 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I would say my skin is so/so sensitive and the first couple days this cream has improved my skin so much, but unfortunately woke up like this on the 3rd day so unfortunately can’t use it anymore so disappointing
Reduces Oily Skin: 3 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 4 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 2 out of 5
Moisturizing: 2 out of 5
Treats Spots: 3 out of 5
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Caused Allergic Reaction

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
annie - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I tried this to clear my hormonal acne, but instead it made my face super itchy and swollen causing an allergic reaction. I don’t know what’s in it to cause this but I wouldn’t recommend.
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 3 months ago
Hi there. We are so sorry to hear about your experience with the Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment. 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 30313266. It would be helpful to have the product available when you called. We look forward to speaking with you.
Reduces Acne: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 3 out of 5
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The truth

5 out of 5 stars
Tiera - 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Hey!! So this stuff is really the truth I took my client to the dermatologist and they had samples When I say I squeezed every drop out of that little tube I had to buy some of this stuff fast because when I break out I break out bad bad so if you’re thinking about it just get it pimples gone in a day or two no scars It’s the best trying dark spots eye cream next
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Amazing!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kayla H - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’m so stingy with my money but this is the only thing I will splurge on! Works on zits, acne, whiteheads, AND blackheads. Repurchased twice already! One tube lasts me MONTHS!
Reduces Oily Skin: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
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Cleared my adult acne

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Hannah - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Not for sensitive skin or to be mixed with other harsh products but it's amazing and the only product that has ever cleared my skin. I use it almost every day once a day and I've had one breakout in two months. Not the norm for me at all. My skin is so clear. I have normal to oily skin.
Reduces Oily Skin: 4 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
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AFTER A DECADE OF ACNE

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Tmarie - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This product absolutely transformed my skin! After almost a decade dealing with acne and spending tons of money on different products I finally found what works for me!
Improves Skin Tone: 5 out of 5
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 3 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 2 out of 5
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Great but build up a tolerance!

4 out of 5 stars
karissad93 - 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
This cream helps my occasional hormonal outbreaks on my chin and cheeks and for outbreaks near my hairline from working out! It is expensive for me unfortunately. Also I do NOT recommend using several days in a row if you are new to benzoyl peroxide or have sensitive skin! I have built up a tolerance to BP over a few years and I still do not use it everyday. I pair it with a nice thick moisturizer.
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