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La Roche Posay Unscented Effaclar Adapalene Topical Retinoid Oil Free Acne Treatment - 1.6oz

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$35.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Helps clear and prevent blackheads, whiteheads, clogged pores and acne blemishes with a prescription-strength retinoid
  • Improves skins overall tone and texture
  • Contains adapalene, a dermatologist recommended retinoid for treating acne, now available without a prescription
  • Non-greasy, gel-like texture is quickly absorbed into skin
  • Oil-free, non comedogenic, fragrance-free
  • Dermatologist developed and tested

Description

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% is a prescription-strength retinoid acne treatment. This oil-free, fragrance-free acne treatment contains adapalene gel, a dermatologist recommended retinoid. Retinoids are recommended by dermatologists to help clear and prevent blackheads, whiteheads, clogged pores, and acne blemishes. This non-greasy, gel-like texture is quickly absorbed into skin. Dermatologist developed and tested. Suitable for children 12 years and up. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a doctor before use.
How to Apply: Use once daily. Clean the skin gently and pat dry before applying product. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer. For example, if your acne is on the face, apply the product to the entire face. Do not use more than one time a day. Applying more than directed will not provide faster or better results, but may worsen skin irritation. During the early weeks of use, your acne may appear to worsen before it improves (this is normal); continue use as directed, unless you get irritation that becomes severe. Irritation is more likely to occur in the first few weeks of use or if using more than one topical acne medication at a time but irritation usually lessens with continued use of this product. Applying more than directed will not provide faster or better results. It may take up to 3 months of once daily use to see results. For further instructions, refer to the Drug Facts on the packaging
Scent: Unscented
Health Facts: No Fragrance Added, Oil-Free, Noncomedogenic
Product Form: Lotion, Gel
Beauty Purpose: Anti-Acne, Anti-Aging
Recommended Skin Type: Oily, Acne-Prone, Combination
Net weight: 1.6 Ounces
Features: Dermatologist Recommended, Dermatologist Tested, Lightweight
TCIN: 76153613
UPC: 3606000527553
Item Number (DPCI): 037-14-8260
Origin: Imported
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Active ingredients

adapalene usp (retinoid)* *read consumer information leaflet 0.1%

Purpose

Acne treatment

Uses

for the treatment of acne

Directions

Adults and children 12 years of age and older: Use once daily clean the skin gently and pat dry before applying the product Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer. For example, if your acne is on the face, apply the product to the entire face. do not use more than one time a day. Applying more than directed will not provide faster or better results, but may worsen skin irritation. Children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor

Other information

store at room temperature 68°-77°F protect from freezing

Inactive ingredients

carbomer homopolymer, edetate disodium, methylparaben, poloxamer 182, propylene glycol, purified water, and sodium hydroxide

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 7.1654 inches length x 2.126 inches width x 1.5748 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.155 pounds

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Q: My dermatologist recommended this product and while it works, I don't use any products with parabens and I'm hesitant of buying again. Are any of your adapalene products paraben free?

submitted by Cynthia - 10 months ago
  • A: Hello Cynthia! Thank you for your inquiry on La Roche Posay Unscented Effaclar Adapalene Topical Retinoid Oil Free Acne Treatment. We understand your concerns and we appreciate you taking the time to reach out. Parabens are a group of commonly used ingredients that act as a preservative in cosmetics and personal care products. They are highly effective in preventing the growth of fungi, bacteria, and yeast that could contaminate and degrade products. As part of our commitment to deliver high-quality, effective products, certain parabens are used in some of our formulations to ensure the safety of our consumers. Extensive research spanning decades has confirmed the parabens in our portfolio are safe at the concentrations we use. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates the personal care industry, upholds these findings. While we take great care in evaluating each ingredient we use and are confident in our products’ safety, we know there is public conversation encouraging consumers to avoid certain ingredients, as is the case with some parabens. Based on growing demand for products that do not include parabens, we substituted them for other preservatives in some of our products. Consumers can look on our products’ labels to see what ingredients are included. Additionally, as part of our innovation strategy we are developing packaging systems and new product formulations that are less vulnerable to microbiological contamination, which will limit the use of preservatives in general. We will continue to take a rigorous approach to product quality and safety, while monitoring consumer insights and preferences.

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 10 months ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hey Cynthia, Great question! There's not another La Roche Posay adapalene product that is paraben free. However, check out the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Dual Action Acne Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide that is paraben free! 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 - 10 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: hello! I am very interested in this product but I don't have acne. is this product also for people with combination skin who are looking for a product against blackheads?

submitted by leah - 2 years ago
  • A: Hello leah, Thank you for taking the time to reach out. We appreciate your interest in La Roche Posay Unscented Effaclar Adapalene Topical Retinoid Oil Free Acne Treatment - 1.6oz. This product is recommended as a topical treatment for acne. For the occasional blackhead or to keep your pores decongested we recommend our Effaclar Serum as an alternative option. This lightweight salicylic acid acne treatment serum clears acne blemishes and helps prevent new breakouts, while also visibly reducing pores, fine lines, and post-acne marks. This serum includes Triple Acid Complex, a blend of 1.5% salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and micro-exfoliating lipo-hydroxy acid for optimal efficacy. This formula also includes Niacinamide and La Roche-Posay Thermal Water to help soothe skin and minimize skin irritation. Here is a link with more information: https://tinyurl.com/22xu5zrc. We hope you will give this product a try soon!

    submitted byLa Roche-Posay Product Expert - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Great question Leah This product from LaRoche Posay is great for combination skin! It will help clear and prevent blackheads, whiteheads, clogged pores and acne blemishes with a prescription-strength retinoid! -Hope that helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: In what country is this product manufactured?

submitted by lindsg2020 - 2 years ago
  • A: It says right on the box in the photo above, "Made in India".

    submitted bySBLA - 9 months ago
  • A: Hello! While the USA brand is based in NYC, the brand still produces all of it's products out of their facility in La Roche-Posay, France. We hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: when using this product especially at night, can i use a moisturizing cream that also has retinol or is that too much at once ?

submitted by CheyenneF - 2 years ago
  • A: Hello CheyenneF! You can use multiple products containing retinol, be sure to apply SOF during the day, we hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does this product come with a safety seal?

submitted by k - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi K! Yes our Effaclar Adapalene Acne Treatment does have an internal seal. To open the product, remove the cap and insert the opposite side of the cap into the foil. Push down on the cap and twist until the foil is punctured. We hope this information is helpful!

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

Q: My dermatologist recommended this product for anti-aging wrinkles. Has anyone tried this product?

submitted by Kendall - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Topical Retinoid For Acne. The first prescription-strength topical retinoid for acne available without a prescription. This once daily acne treatment with adapalene gel 0.1% helps clear and prevent blackheads, whiteheads, acne blemishes and clogged pores. Dermatologist developed and tested. If your skin concern is aging, we suggest trying out our Redermic R Retinol Cream. This anti-aging pure retinol face cream helps visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles & age spots. This award-winning formula also helps visibly diminish premature sun damage and is gentle enough for sensitive skin. We also suggest consulting with a dermatologist to make sure you are using the right products for your skin type. We hope this helps!

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

Q: Will this get rid of milia?

submitted by CkyBby - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi there! La Roche-Posay Unscented Effaclar Adapalene Topical Retinoid Oil Free Acne Treatment helps clear and prevent blackheads, whiteheads, acne blemishes and clogged pores. We recommend consulting with your physician or dermatologist to determine whether this product is right for your specific skin concern!

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

Q: Does La Roche-Posay test on animals?

submitted by Meg - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi Meg! La Roche-Posay does not test on animals. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 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
4.5 out of 5 stars with 613 reviews
90% would recommend
42 recommendations
effectiveness: 4.53 out of 5
value: 4.4 out of 5
quality: 4.53 out of 5

Slowly working

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nelly - 26 days ago, Verified purchaser
I have sensitive/acne prone/ combination skin. Using this retinoid has been a work in progress. I’m currently on month 5 of using it and I’m only using it twice a week. I tried going with three times a week but my skin freaked out. So I’m slowly trying to work my way up. I purged like crazy on month 3. On month 4 my acne started to really clear up. Month 5 my scarring has improved tremendously and I have minimal acne breakouts. I do experience some dryness still so I also use hydrating skin care products (with an ultra hydrating face mask at night.) I started also using a benzoyl peroxide face wash (month 3) 2 x / week from another brand and it has also helped with clearing my acne. Will update in a couple of months!
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
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When used right, an absolute gem

5 out of 5 stars
Meg E - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I've been using this for about 2-3 years now. With starting slowly and gradually increasing use, I've hadno side effects besides a ~little~ dryness that's easily fixed with a good moisturizer. I used to have regular breakouts, but this cleared it up so quickly. The only occasional breakout I get now are extremely mild and all go away much quicker than before. My skin's texture is also far improved. So many of my acne scars have lightened or disappeared. All this to say, if you are careful with using this (ie using a pea size for your entire face, diligent sunscreen, good moisturizer, and starting slow with use and gradually increasing to your comfort), it's absolutely worth a purchase
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As good, maybe even better, than prescription

5 out of 5 stars
- 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I’ve used both prescription and non-prescription, and this one is by far the best. I use it mostly on the T zone and a tiny bit goes a long way.
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is a game-changer

5 out of 5 stars
zieeee - 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% is a game-changer for acne-prone skin. Its topical retinoid formula swiftly targets stubborn blemishes, delivering visible results. With consistent use, pores minimize, and skin texture improves. While initial dryness may occur, it fades as skin adjusts. Overall, an effective ally in the battle against acne, offering clearer, smoother skin.
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B

1 out of 5 stars
- 3 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I bought an acne cream and their products hurt me. My face is all red. It burns a lot. It seems like my face is burned. Tomorrow I will have to go to the doctor because of everything that happened to me. Even my neck is irritated.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 3 months ago
Hello There! We are very sorry to hear about your experience with Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Topical Retinoid For Acne. We would like to speak to you directly about this. Please contact our Consumer Care Center at 888‐577‐5226 for assistance and provide the reference #32000405. It would be helpful if you had the product with you when you call. We look forward to speaking with you!
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Great but dries out skin.

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Cherrylight - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I see a difference in my skin but very drying. It brings everything to the surface but have to only use it twice a week because of how drying it is.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Best adapalene product I've found

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jenna - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is my favorite retinoid and adapelene product I've found. Will continue buying as long as they make it!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Completely erased my smile lines

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jess - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Fades away sunspots & early wrinkles
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It cleared my acne twice!

5 out of 5 stars
Greenie - 5 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I had really bad acne when I started using this product. After a few uses, my skin started to feel tender and it was flaky, it felt like it burned. I googled those symptoms after using adapalene, and according to the website I was reading at those symptoms are normal before your skin is completely used to the product. I trusted the process, and I kept using it every night. After a few weeks, I started to see bigggg results, after 3 months using it, maybe less, my face was acne free, not even during my period I had pimples. So, I decided to stop using it and change my night routine to a different serum, I think it was the glycolic acid, worse thing I’ve ever done, I started to break out again, then I tried to solve the problem using salicylic acid based products, including the 5% salicylic acid serum, nothing worked until I bought the adapalene again, after a few months, no more acne!!! I lovedddd this product. I’ve used I think like 4 o 5 bottles. If you have acne this is definitely a must have.
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A little goes a long way!

5 out of 5 stars
Lovie - 5 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
It’s an excellent product. Recommended by my dermatologist
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burning skin

1 out of 5 stars
mebvt - 5 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I've been using a retinol from a different brand for over a year and switched to this. I used it two nights in a row and haven't used it for 3 days now - it caused my skin to feel like it was burning and made my face and neck red, dry, and itchy. Feels and looks like a sunburn. If I don't touch my face for 4ish hours it goes away but even water causes it to flare up again.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 5 months ago
Thank you for contacting La Roche-Posay to let us know about your experience with Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1%. We are sorry it did not provide the high quality we strive to offer in every product for each of our consumers. In order to determine how we can best assist you, please call our toll-free guideline at 888‐577‐5226, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET and provide the advisor answering your call with the reference number 30988293.
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Just way too harsh. Owie.

2 out of 5 stars
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Nicole - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Ouch. Way too harsh on my skin. It made my skin hurt. Even my eyes and I didn’t use it on or hardly near my eyes. Plus it’s expensive. Started using StriV and it’s done what this was supposed to. Also, it didn’t even work for my acne. It just made my face hurt.
1 reply from La Roche-Posay Product Expert team - 5 months ago
Hello! We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with Effaclar Adapalene. 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!
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
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Its effective on my skin

5 out of 5 stars
Lamb - 6 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Its effective on my skin, just follow the directions on applying it and use it consistently. I have been using this for more than 1 year now together with the effaclar facial wash and the toleriane moisturizer
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Not for extra sensitive eyes haha

5 out of 5 stars
Vanessa:) - 6 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love this product!!!! my skin looks much prettier and healthier in just one week, the only bad thing is that my eyes are super sensitive and even though I don't put it in my eyes or near them they still burn a lot!! just to let you know if you have the same issue. :)
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 6 months ago
Hi Vanessa:)! We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Topical Retinoid For Acne. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call @ 888-577-5226 for assistance and provide the reference # 30799689. It would be helpful if you have the product with you. We look forward hearing from you!
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Love

5 out of 5 stars
Pinki - 7 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I’ve been using This for a week now. I dont have much acne but I noticed less blackheads have gone away and my skin feels smoother and looks healthier. Just using it 2x a week right now. Definitely will buy another one.
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Only cream it has actually help me

5 out of 5 stars
Drea Cuadros - 8 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
This is the only cream that has actually help me with my acne. I suffer from hormonal acne and when that time of the month comes I start breaking out. I have tried other kind of creams, gels, treatments etc and nothing work as well as this,
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Still Working With It.

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Taytay13 - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
In the first 3 months it seemed like it was working, now I’m on month 5 and I still have some breakouts. I think if I used the salicylic acid cleanser by them it might help. I’ve been using the hydrating one to help combat the dryness from this product and it has help a lot with that. Other than that my skin is better than when I first started. You will have purging so be prepared for that and try not to get discouraged because I know I wanted to quit when it happened to me.
quality: 4 out of 5
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Be cautious if you have sensitive skin!

1 out of 5 stars
ILoveHavingDrySkin - 8 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I’ve been using La Riche Posay products for years, such as their acne cleansers and toners. I’ve never had any severe reactions with any of their products until I used this gel. I tried this stuff two days ago and now my entire face is severely flakey, red, dry, and painful. It feels and looks like I have a sun burn (I had no sun exposure). Even trying to put moisturizer or Aloe vera gel on my skin, it stings and makes my skin inflamed. I’ve only put a small dab of this gel on my face twice and got this terrible reaction. I’ve never had this reaction to any other product. I’m very disheartened because this gel did seem to help shrink pimples but, it literally ruined my face. Be very cautious when using this gel if you have sensitive skin.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 8 months ago
Hello there! Thank you for contacting La Roche-Posay to let us know about your experience with Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1%. We are sorry it did not provide the high quality we strive to offer in every product for each of our consumers. In order to determine how we can best assist you, please call our toll-free guideline at 888‐577‐5226, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET and provide the advisor answering your call with the reference number 29420909.
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Fozza - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Helps with a clear skin and eliminate acne. This was recommended by my dermatologist, because my skin could not tolerate the prescription strength. I use it once a day at night.
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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It will keep the wrinkles away, but not acne scars so much

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Missnoname - 8 months ago
The only reason I give it 4 stars is because I have post-inflammatory inflammation from using St. Ives scrub, and it left tear marks on my skin. I’ve never had an acne issue before. I used it, and yes, while I had no acne and no fine lines, my marks were still there. I was recommended this product by a dermatologist nurse practitioner, and I’ve now switched to serums, I would still use this product just because it does a great job of keeping the wrinkles away and gives you fresh skin in the morning. you’re supposed to use it at night with your skincare routine)
quality: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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