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

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About this item

At a glance

HSA/FSA Eligible
HSA/FSA Eligible
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

  • 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

Specifications

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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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
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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

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

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: 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 - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: In what country is this product manufactured?

submitted by lindsg2020 - 1 year 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 - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does this product come with a safety seal?

submitted by k - 1 year 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 - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

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

submitted by Kendall - 2 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 - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Will this get rid of milia?

submitted by CkyBby - 2 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 - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does La Roche-Posay test on animals?

submitted by Meg - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi Meg! La Roche-Posay does not test on animals. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
4.6 out of 5 stars with 513 reviews
90% would recommend
30 recommendations
effectiveness: 4.59 out of 5
value: 4.46 out of 5
quality: 4.59 out of 5

AMAZING 🤩

5 out of 5 stars
Aleobregon - 13 days ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
I've only been using it for 3 days, and it's really been wonderful. I am 33 years old and unexpectedly I have gone through a frustrating acne, believe me I have tried many products and I feel so good using this one that in 3 days I have started to see results in fact I bought the efaclar facial gel, efaclar adapalene 0.1% and also the efaclar Duo acne spot. And my face has improved too much.
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Smooth, glowy baby skin!

5 out of 5 stars
lillyf27 - 14 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
After trying both differin gel and La Roche Posay efficalar, I can definitely say that La Roche Posay takes the cake. Both adapalene products caused an adjustment period (purging/dryness), however LRP redndered MUCH better reaults in terms of skin smoothness, texture and overall glow. I also noticed a substantial diminish in my hyperpigmentation. LRP adapalene gel continues to be a staple for me. Will definitely repurchase!
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No more acne!

5 out of 5 stars
kmoore90 - 17 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I used this for years on my moderate acne. When I started, I would have probably 20 small spots and 5-10 big spots on my face at a time. After 6 months of use, my acne was reduced to 3 or 4 small spots once a month from hormones and sugar. It reduced the severity and longevity of those hormonal pimples. Blackheads were also reduced. I also feel, but i can't say for certain because I didn't keep track or document, that this improved the appearance of dark spots. Maybe even prevented them from appearing. Because now that I stopped using it for a year, dark spots have popped up in force. With no change to lifesyle or sunscreen use(I use it every day). But, that could be due to something else. I had to stop use due to a health condition that causes irritated skin and rashes. I highly recommend if you have acne. Note that it will not stop hormonal acne, but it might help. Start slow when you begin use. Every other day, once a day. Then build up over time. And WEAR SUNSCREEN!!
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Not just for acne!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
sarabnorth - 21 days ago, Verified purchaser
Love this as part of a glowy skin regimen. You will peel. You will purge. You will molt. You will emerge anew. I only use this cyclically to really smooth and resurface my skin and then go off of it for awhile and cycle it back through. Do make sure you are wearing SPF daily with this product as you will be more susceptible to sun damage.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Holy grail

5 out of 5 stars
alainac32 - 28 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This is my holy grail retinol. It does not dry out my skin But it eliminates the acne. I've tried many retinols before but this one is by far my favorite.
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Great retinol alternative

5 out of 5 stars
laureno112 - 29 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
The La roche-posay effaclear adapalene gel is a great product to use throughout your nightly routine during the week as it is relatively gentle on the skin, one compared to retinol, but still provides great results to even skin texture and prevent breakouts. 
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Stick with it

5 out of 5 stars
valaraev - 29 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
It took a few months. I heard about this and had to try it. I got really dry and peely around my problem areas for about 2 months. I have used it every other night for about 4 months now. It really helps hold off most of my acne, although it's not a miracle gel. Try really hard to stay moisturized! This tube will last me forever.
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Good adapalene

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
RachelGrace1029 - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve been using this for about 2 months. I had some mild acne but was mainly using this for anti aging and general retinoid benefits. It’s hard to gauge how this works for that purpose in such a short time however I’ve gotten a couple pimples come up that disappear pretty quickly! So that’s definitely a short term plus. It’s hard to say anything bad about this and adapalene is a proven ingredient.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Would recommend

5 out of 5 stars
cattm_ - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I would recommend this for acne prone skin. It works like a magic, it takes couple of days but it does wear the scars out The only thing is it dries your skin.
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I treat this for acne

5 out of 5 stars
anessat2 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I love this retinol gel for spot treating acne I put it on at night over the troubled areas and boom in the morning it almost disappeared I love it so much!!!
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Such a good purchase.

5 out of 5 stars
ashleydeb18 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This gel is so amazing, I will never regret this purchase. Adapalene is such an amazing ingredient for acne-prone skin and has helped to completely transform my skin. I use it once at night and wake up with the most beautiful skin.
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All in one

5 out of 5 stars
amyli1110 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Acne fighting and blemish control. Legend has it that this product contain the medicine for fighting wrinkles by helping cell turnover faster. Need to be consistent with sunscreen use while using this to prevent sunburns.
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One of the best products

5 out of 5 stars
Madison B - 1 month ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
Love this stuff! Cleared my acne and makes my pores appear smaller.
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An amazing product

5 out of 5 stars
abigailp132 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Struggling with acne this product has cleared it up so much and kept my skin feeling hydrated and refreshed. I will always use this product over others and recommend this 100 percent
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Only been a week

3 out of 5 stars
simply_kim - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I have been using this gel only for a week now and really can’t say much and that’s the reason for my rating. This does leave your face dry so make sure you use a moisturizer. I read a lot of great reviews for this product and I hope ai benefit from it too.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 1 month ago
Hi simply_kim. Thank you for trying out our Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Topical Retinoid For Acne. Thanks for reaching out to us and providing your feedback on the use of our product. We're sorry to hear that it did not meet up to your expectations and left your skin feeling dry. For extra hydration, we recommend using this with our Toleriane Facial Fluid. We hope you continue to use our Effaclar Adapalene Gel and achieve great results!
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Sleeper ingredient for the win

5 out of 5 stars
JJCC - 2 months ago
originally posted on laroche-posay.us
This formulation is the strongest anti-aging I’ve found. I have used Good Molecules, Versed, DRMTLGY and RoC. Nothing comes close to this. Start slow and do twice a week. I didn’t realize how potent it would be and ended up with significant irritation early on. My face and neck started peeling shortly after that. (US user 56)
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Love this retinol for clear glowing skin

5 out of 5 stars
zebb - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This is one of the first retinoids i used. Made my skin flawless. Clear, helped with pigmentation. The texture was smooth. Gave me the best skin. Great to start the retinol journey
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I had never used it, it just arrived and so far it

5 out of 5 stars
lilym227 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I had never used it, it just arrived and so far it has not caused any allergies in me. I am giving it a try I had never used it, it just arrived and so far it has not caused any allergies in me. I am giving it a try
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Must have !

4 out of 5 stars
jillianr45 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Any time I remotely feel a pimple coming on I put this on the spot I gave one less star do the price and sometimes it really dries me out so I try to use it only for spots. This clears it up within a day or two.
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Helping my hormonal chin acne.

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
lexmprice - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve had hormonal acne on my chin for months that hasn’t gone away. It’s stubborn, deep bumps that end up causing scarring. Within a week this cleared it up. It was the only new thing I added to my regiment. I’m hoping it continues. 2 weeks and still working! I put on a very light layer just to my chin area on top of a good moisturizer 5x a week. This type of product seems to dry my out usually but putting it over a moisturizer seems to help. Not sure if that’s the right thing to do but it’s working for me.
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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