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

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About this item

At a glance

Paraben Free
Paraben Free
No Synthetic Fragrance
No Synthetic Fragrance
HSA/FSA Eligible
HSA/FSA Eligible
Sensitive Skin
Sensitive Skin
Oily Skin
Oily Skin
Non-Comedogenic
Non-Comedogenic
Dermatologist Tested
Dermatologist Tested
Combination Skin
Combination Skin
Acne-Prone Skin
Acne-Prone Skin
Oil-Free
Oil-Free

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

Specifications

Scent: Unscented
Health Facts: Dye-Free, Noncomedogenic, Paraben-Free, Phthalate-Free, Oil-Free, Contains Benzoyl Peroxide, 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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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.
Paraben Free
Formulated without parabens: A product either carries an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that the product is free from parabens, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no parabens."
No Synthetic Fragrance
A product that either makes an on-pack statement indicating that it does not contain synthetic fragrance, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no fragrance".
HSA/FSA Eligible
Restrictions apply; contact your insurance provider about plan allowances and requirements. We do not currently accept FSA or HSA cards. Please use a credit card, debit card or gift card to pay for your eligible items and then submit the receipt to your plan based on the current policies for reimbursement.
Sensitive Skin
Recommended for Sensitive Skin.
Oily Skin
Recommended for Oily Skin.
Non-Comedogenic
Non-Comedogenic.
Dermatologist Tested
Dermatologist tested product.
Combination Skin
Recommended for Combination Skin.
Acne-Prone Skin
Recommended for Acne-Prone Skin.
Oil-Free
Oil-Free.
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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° - 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

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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 - 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

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

submitted by jasmine - 6 years ago
  • A: No smell... if I remember correctly

    submitted byKbee1013 - 6 years ago
  • A: There is no smell in the Effaclar Duo.

    submitted byikneed1 - 5 years ago

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

submitted by A - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 2 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 Concierge - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can this be used a spot treatment?

submitted by J - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi J! Yes, this can be used as a spot treatment if you would like. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can this be used while nursing?

submitted by Skin - 3 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 - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
4.5 out of 5 stars with 1831 reviews
80% would recommend
77 recommendations
Reduces Acne: 4 out of 5
Treats Spots: 3.94 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 3.71 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 3.31 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1.88 out of 5

Just get it

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Rose - 7 days ago, Verified purchaser
The best thing ever. I literally could not believe what this did for me. I was struggling with small bumps and cystic acne for years but this cleared my skin in a few days. Could not recommend this product more. 100000/10 (I do have dry skin in the winter, this does not help with that so just make sure to use a good moisturizer)
Treats Spots: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 3 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 4 out of 5
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CHEMICAL BURN

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
NS - 13 days ago, Verified purchaser
This gave me a chemical burn!!!! I used a small amount as a spot treatment, but applied multiple days in a row on my stubborn pimples and I woke up with a blood on my pillowcase and open scabs on my face. It left multiple brown marks on my face where I used it - and I still see traces of the damage 6 months later. I attached photos. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else :( This did help clear up my small closed comodone pimples (under the skin) and I often struggle with hormonal and cystic acne but I would rather have acne than scars from chemical burns. I read the reviews online and saw other people had this issue as well. Be careful using this product! ****I use sunscreen and didn’t mix this product with any other acne treatments***
Reduces Acne: 1 out of 5
Improves Skin Tone: 1 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Treats Spots: 1 out of 5
Reduces Oily Skin: 1 out of 5
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Life saver !

5 out of 5 stars
jessicam1643 - 16 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This product saved my skin during a breakout! I had a breakout right before the New Years and I ran to purchase this product and has worked on my skin! Works so fast, within a day or two my breakouts sized down so much .
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It helps with acne

5 out of 5 stars
membere55581 - 16 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I love how my spots for acne and blackheads decreased. I have severe acne issues and my skin is already starting to look better.
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Works sooo good

5 out of 5 stars
tatiannasl - 17 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This product works amazingly ✨ It helped my skin sm and I’ve seen a big improvement! I’m a huge skincare gal so I 💖 it
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Spot Treatment

3 out of 5 stars
hanac11 - 18 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Everyone has different skin which reacts differently to different products. Personally I’ve struggled with hormonal acne and this product hasn’t done much for my skin. It wasn’t drying or irritating either. On the other hand, I’ve heard some great things from other people about this product specifically.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 12 days ago
Hi hanac11. Thank you for reaching out about our Effaclar Duo! We make every effort to provide the highest quality products for our consumers and want to know whenever a product is not satisfactory. For best results, we suggest pairing it with our Effaclar Toner. This exfoliating acne toner with salicylic acid and glycolic acid helps remove pore-clogging debris and smooth skin texture. It removes excess dirt and dead skin cells to leave skin feeling refreshed and even. You can learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/yxg4o9bq. We hope this helps!
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nice product

4 out of 5 stars
bris79 - 20 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
this product stains towels so beware! as far as my acne, i think it just did a better job a preventing more spots. i opted in for applying it all over which i think the duo (+) or gel version would have been more beneficial for. it works well for my boyfriend! i would give it a try if you’re on the fence about it! (:
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Love it

3 out of 5 stars
amandas1101 - 20 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
It help me a lot I started to see a change write away now it it in my routine would highly recommend it in your skin care routine very affordable and easy to use
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 17 days ago
Hi there! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with our Effaclar Duo Acne Spot. We are so glad to hear that you love it. We love hearing from you! We will be sure to share your feedback with the team. We think you will also love our Toleriane Purifying Foaming Facial Wash. You can learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/yhcsusov. We hope you can try it out!
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Cleared my skin so fast

5 out of 5 stars
erino67 - 24 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I got this on christmas and have been using it since and my skin has cleared so fast. putting it on may dry your face out a little but just moisturize!! your spots will be gone so soon!!
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good things comes in small packages

5 out of 5 stars
jazzc11 - 25 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
best best best acne treatment! sensitive on skin but so effective! cleared up cystic acne for me & horrible bumpy textured skin!!
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Holy Grail

5 out of 5 stars
kait33 - 25 days ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Ive struggled with cystic hormonal acne and have been cautious of using products that may irretate my skin more. But this product is a holy grail idk what la roche puts in it but its magic!!! My acne is gone after 3 days of using day n night. Very drying but if you have a moisturizer your good.
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Works well!

4 out of 5 stars
mallorya35 - 26 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I really like using this product because it’s very light and there’s only a little drying. This product has helped clear up my skin in the span of a week of using. There is very good ingredients and little to no smell.
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I haven't tried it yet but...

5 out of 5 stars
nicoles922 - 26 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I've heard such good things from this product! I would love to try it some day. I struggle with acne and dark spots so I've been looking for some new effective products.
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La roche - posay duo

5 out of 5 stars
priyalp11 - 27 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This cream changed everything. My skin looks so amazing after using this cream .also my acne scars are totally gone.100 % recommend for acne scars
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Not sure if this product is worth the hype

3 out of 5 stars
erinmats - 28 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This product comes with great reviews but I didn’t notice a significant difference that it’s made for my skin. The product has an affordable price point though so it may be worth the try!
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 16 days ago
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback on our Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment. We are sorry to hear it did not provide the results you were expecting but thank you for giving it a try. We recommend pairing this with our Effaclar Clarifying Solution Acne Toner. This exfoliating acne toner with salicylic acid and glycolic acid helps remove pore-clogging debris and smooth skin texture. It removes excess dirt and dead skin cells to leave skin feeling refreshed and even. We hope you give this a try!
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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment

5 out of 5 stars
ninal95 - 28 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I love this product. When I have new pimples that come on my face I just put this where it is and over night or in a few days it goes away. I really recommend and love using this
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Acne free skin

5 out of 5 stars
jocelyna76 - 29 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This alone with other La roche posta products have cleared out my face completely. I never thought a product would ever allow me to have smooth clear skin until I gave this a try.
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holy grail for whiteheads

5 out of 5 stars
seungyoon - 30 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
this is my absolute holy grail item for my forehead bumps! Whenever I see or feel whiteheads popping up on my forehead, I will lather this on and it will be gone in two days!
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Good but

4 out of 5 stars
annababyblue - 30 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This is a decent acne treatment. The only issue I had with this was the extreme dry skin it caused so I am going to use it three times a week since it did help treat my acne.
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slay

3 out of 5 stars
briannaz10 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
i use this time to time. it is good and effective however it dries my skin out too much. even when i use moisturizer. does work though.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 16 days ago
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 @ 1-800-560-1803 for assistance and provide the reference # 25234937. Looking forward to speaking with you.
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