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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) Acne Moisturiser 40ml

4.5 of 189 reviews

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo: Corrective and Unclogging Care uses active ingredients to fight the two main symptoms of skin with imperfections by reducing the number and severity of breakouts and improving pore size.

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  • 20s
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50+

Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Oiliness and shine
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Sensitivity and redness

Skin Type:

  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) Acne Moisturiser

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) Acne Moisturiser Reviews

4.5 of 189 reviews

88% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Amazing

Kate

This is very light and leaves my skin feeling fresh. It did not do much for my acne scars but reduces my breakouts

Most Helpful Criticism

Not bad but not a fave

LC

I sampled this in the due, loved the wash but this product aggravated my sensitive skin - probably better for people without eczema
  1. great

    tara

    very quick-absorbing and lightweight. great for acne here and there
  2. A solid bet

    Leejay

    Both my teenage daughter and I are using this as we have hard skin that gunk gets caught up under. It really helps to soften and ease out congestion. We still use a light moisturiser afterwards though
  3. It is OKAY

    nads

    My expectations for this cream was high, its ok, probably a safe bet. its not super moisturizing, sinks in super fast but skin doesn't feel too great after. i havent found it to be very helpful with pigmentation and scars. it does have niancimide, i just wouldnt buy again.
  4. Great product for acne

    JC

    I have hormonal breakout every month and this cream has saved my face. I applied it on my acne area at night and it will go down the next day. It definitely helps with the inflammation and the redness. However the skin may become quite dry and start peeling if you put too much (so be patient!)
  5. Amazing

    Kate

    verified purchaser
    This is very light and leaves my skin feeling fresh. It did not do much for my acne scars but reduces my breakouts
  6. Perfect

    Kelly

    This is a gentle formula that does not dry my skin or cause flaking. It is hydrating and calms my acne
  7. Incredible

    Liv

    This product worked wonders for me. A friend of mine actually recommended this product as she said it was the only product that actually helped with her acne. That is when I tired it and it worked really well for my skin, and cleared up most of my acne. The only problem was that after about 2 years of using it (basically everyday) my skin got used to the product where it didn’t work as well as whe...
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  8. Not bad but not a fave

    LC

    I sampled this in the due, loved the wash but this product aggravated my sensitive skin - probably better for people without eczema
  9. Good

    Prabhjot

    For my oily, acne prone skin this moisturiser works really well.
  10. Safe bet for acne skin

    Emma

    Honestly if you dont know what to use for that skin thats just breaking out out of nowhere, this is a safe bet. Its not too light or heavy, great ingredients for acne, and this in itself will not make the skin worse
  11. Didn't work for me

    Issy

    I tried this product when my skin was going through some breakouts. Unfortunately it wasn't as effective as I had hoped it would be and I didn't see that many results(although the product may just not have been suitable for my skin type).
  12. Fast results

    Brooke elise

    I started using this 2 weeks ago and within 24 hours I saw I change in my skin my blemishes seemed to reduce in size over night I woke up feeling better about myself after struggling with hormonal acne at the age of 29
  13. Great

    Summer

    I had high hopes for this product, since seeing the reviews. And let me tell you the product went above and beyond for my acne prone skin. It left me feeling refreshed and heavily decreased my acne. I would highly recommend his fast acting formula.
  14. Lovelovelove la roche posay!

    Hayley

    La roche posay is the best, I use this as a moisturiser whenever I have irritable skin or a bit of a breakout. Sorts the mess out pretty much overnight. Absolute lifesaver!
  15. A must for my skin

    joburkey

    I just had to put this out there. After having being pregnant and having my daughter, my skin was never the same. As an adult in my 30's I was getting breakouts all the time and finding a product that was light and works, was hard to find, as my skin was so sensitive at the time. Insert, this La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) Acne Moisturiser. I have now been using this for 3 years (my daughter is n...
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  16. The best for pimples

    Iz

    Really helps me when I have hormonal break outs. I’m super impressed with it. I loveee this brand and it helps me a lot!
  17. Helped my acne scarring and breakouts!

    Meg

    Helped slow and prevent breakouts within a week of using it once a day after cleansing. In love with this product!
  18. Love this!

    Carly

    I have repurchased this a bunch of times. If you are a little sensitive I would stay away as it can something sting. But all in all it really helps the texture of my skin and can feel very smooth
  19. Amazing!!!

    Daisy

    This seriously helped clear up my skin. The bumps on my forehead have gone away finally! I love it.
  20. Daughter not fussed

    Mel

    Too heavy for daughters oily skin and led to more breakouts unfortunately didn't really see any positive results
  21. Such a legend!

    Kate

    I bought this product because I got a big pimple on my period before! That was so annoying, I used that on my pimple before I go to sleep! When I woke up at the second day. It became better!
  22. Holy grail product, 10 stars

    sarah

    Ummmm where can I even begin. I have spent so much money on expensive actives/ moisturisers, facials and skin treatments. My skin was breaking out for no reason and I was doing all the right things. I have sensitive skin and have always seen this brand in the chemist, but been skeptical of chemist bought products. I bought it on sale and OMG my skin within 48 hours, pimples reduced and no more of...
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  23. Amazing!

    Line

    This is my go to daily moisturiser, it’s not too thick and rich and doesn’t make my skin oily. I just wish it came in a bigger bottle!
  24. Local skin use, good effect

    sara

    The anti-acne effect of this product is very good, so that the acne ripens quickly and then fades.
    I think it is only suitable for local skin use, large area smear will have a strange sense of irritation
  25. Didn't work much for me

    BK

    I didn't see much change from using this product. I know people who love this product but it just didn't work for me. It didn't have any negative impacts on my skin but it just didn't produce the amazing results I expected.
  26. Skin saving product for my teen

    Emily

    My daughters skin saw a dramatic improvement within a few days of using this product. If she stops using, within a couple of days her skin flairs up again. Would 100% recommend this for teens. My daughters skin is oily, with breakouts along her t zone
  27. Very good for acne

    HD

    It did a really great job with not being stuffy and controlling my acne however it is really expensive for the small amount that you get.
  28. smells bad

    cherry

    i did not like the smell of it. i cannot understand what kind of smell it is but that was a turn off for me. then i felt it died out my skin a lot so now i just use it on my T-Zone. it is just for oily skin i think not at all for dry or combo skin.
  29. Lightweight

    kiara

    This is a great cream for my acne. Just wish it came in a larger tube
  30. Good

    Singh

    Helps with my chin and jawline flareups but I haven't seen any improvement in the uneven skin tone. It feels nice on the face though without feeling greasy.
  31. Good

    Issie

    I think it's great. It does what it says. Personally I have never used it as a make up base as I find it a bit dry so not sure if it would make the make up cake but it's a really good cream. I prefer to use it once a day at night underneath a heavier night cream I have recieved a sample of this from adore beauty and instantly bought a bottle locally when I saw it on sale. I'll be back for more!
  32. acne moisturiser

    fiona

    I apply this underneath my sunscreen and it brightens my skin. It also helps with pimples but I have not seen my acne scars go away with this
  33. effective!

    laura

    I brought this for my son and within a coulpe of weeks he noticed a difference in his skin. he also loved how light weight it felt to apply
  34. Breakout Hero!!

    Brenda

    This product helped me heaps during the iso breakout. Angry red acne started developing and my normal anti-acne product and moisturisers just didn't seem to cut it - nothing sat well on my skin!! I switched to this in place of all my other products - just toner and this. The first time I used it at night, the next the morning skin was significantly less red and sore. For something that combats ...
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  35. I can feel it working immediately!

    Nicole

    Super happy with how lightweight and non-greasy this product is. I got it as a sample and was impressed so purchased the full size. My face is clearer and I can see a reduction in the size pores/redness.
  36. Great and Affordable

    Mel P

    This product was recommended to me by my aesthetician when I was having ongoing and breakouts.
    I notice a difference a day after applying this on my skin as it pimples become less red, puffy and sore. Also helps in fading scars and keeping skin clear.
    Have already recommended this product to my friends.
  37. lovely

    tanya

    I wear this underneath sunscreen and it smoothes out my skin, prevents blackheads
  38. Great

    Maggie

    This is a great pimple treatment. Its not too harsh and drying but shrinks my pimples the next day. Already used 3 of these bottles.
  39. Easy! Effective!

    Georgia

    With active acne, I've always struggled to find a moisturiser that is not too rich for my skin. But! This guy fills the spot and does the job, effortlessly well.
  40. A must have!

    Lauren

    I can't believe I didn't know about this product until now! I bought this with the hope to reduce redness caused by blemishes and it makes my face look significantly calmer. It also comes in a sample size duo in case you don't want to spend the money upfront!
  41. Not bad

    Tahlia

    I got this as a sample, and was unsure of the best way to use it, so I looked at the reviews and saw there was a few different ways. I decided to try it as a spot treatment, rather than putting it over the entirety of my face as a few people said it was rather drying. So in the AM i would cleanse, use this on my problem areas, follow with ASAP super B serum and then moisturise. It seemed to help s...
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  42. Great cream

    Ali

    This is amazing as a cream applied all over my face in the morning. However I stopped using it as a spot treatment sometimes as it can inflame the place
  43. Fantastic product

    Diego

    I’ve been using this product for years and I love it. It’s very gentle and is amazing at clearing my skin when I feel congested/hormonal. This will definitely be in my skincare regime for years to come!
  44. Fav moisturiser

    Ally

    This moisturiser has really helped my skin. I used to be quite oily, dry and have bumps on my skin. This product feels so light on my skin and feels fresh. I've noticed a positive difference in my skin since using this.
  45. Acne Preventer

    Ash

    This has been good at preventing breakouts around my chin and healing the scars. It is also a very soothing formulation. It is tiny packaging though, and slightly expensive for the size.
  46. Acne be gone

    Jess

    Great moisturiser, lightweight and great for under makeup. The laroche range has helped to clear my skin!
  47. Calming and clarifying

    Art

    I’ve been using this for over a month now and can confirm it has made a difference to my skin. I don’t have severe acne, but I have little bumps under my skin around my cheeks and chin. I was surprised with how small the product is, but a little bit goes a long way. I’m loving how calming it is on my sensitive skin, but also effective. My skin looks clear! I’ve been using it together with the De...
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  48. BEST day cream

    Grizzly

    It's got the perfect balance of a daily moisturiser for oily-combo skin without drying it out. It's actually very lightweight, but not like a serum thats runny. Salicylic acid defs helps with the morning dose my skin needs (and i use the stronger BHA at night)
  49. AMAZING FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

    Molly

    Would recommend to anyone with acne. It has even got rid of some of my acne scars
  50. Nice on sensitive skin

    Hannah Anthonia

    I'm 31 with oily sun damaged skin, I use tret and as the pore enlargement from sun damage is going away I'm getting blackheads (who thought anyone would be excited by getting blackheads? Someone whose pores have never been small enough to hold sebum long enough for it to oxidase, that's who!) As well as some mild acne.
    As tret is very drying, blackheads are not what I want long term as part...
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  51. Love!

    Dee

    It may seem an exaggeration to say I noticed an immediate effect, but I honestly did. I used this moisturiser for the first time last night and this morning my face looked less inflammed/red.
  52. Nice cream

    Jess

    It’s a nice little cream that didn’t irritate my sensitive skin or dry it out. It kept it nice and moisturised under makeup. I will probably repurchase.
  53. Must use for acne skin

    Danni

    Must use for acne skin. Along with a salicylic acid spot treatment. Small amounts go a long way
  54. Meh

    Ash

    Not a fan but I don’t hate it. It moistures your skin like it says it does but there was no wow.

    I think this would be more suited to oily skin, my dry skin just didn’t see any point. Super lightweight
  55. Excellent for acne prone skin

    Melinda

    While I no longer use this product (this is a good thing!) THIS is the product that cleared my acne up for me. If my skin breaks out I rush to buy this product every time. I am happy that I haven't needed to do this for a while, but also happy to know this product is still around for if it is needed.
  56. Light and mixes well

    Virginia

    I was looking for a daily moisturiser I could mix with a BB cream as I need very little coverage and just wanted a tiny bit of tint. I don't like the LRP tinted version of this, it is too thick for me, so this particular product is super light, thicker than a fluid, but thinner than a cream and I mix it with the LRP BB cream. It gives me the perfect coverage, sun protection and my face is moisturi...
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  57. Quite Good

    Jess

    I have hormonal acne and quite oily skin, it has a nice feel and doesn't leave skin too greasy. Has somewhat brightened my skin but unfortunately does not have a major impact on acne.
    A little goes a long way. Would purchase again.
  58. Great for pimples

    jen

    This has helped reduce how often I get a pimple and it helps my pimples flatten in a short time but it has not helped my acne scars disappear
  59. Great for pimples

    jen

    This has helped reduce how often I get a pimple and it helps my pimples flatten in a short time but it has not helped my acne scars disappear
  60. Loving it!

    Jackie

    Received this product as a sample. I use it as a spot treatment and it is amazing! I notice a reduction in swelling and redness straight away and helps prevent scarring. Highly rate!
  61. Works so well!

    Nicole

    I apply this product to my entire face when I'm having a breakout, not just on the pimples and it works so well. I think it prevents further breakouts as well as making the ones that are already there go away really fast! Doesn't dry my skin out at all
  62. Great acne serum

    Mara

    This product works! Whenever I start getting a pimple, I apply this product on (before applying moisturizer afterwards) and the next day, the pimple almost always gets smaller or disappears. It’s a great product and works well for me so I would highly recommend it!
  63. a teenagers best friend

    bonnie

    I used this product during the height of my acne (15/16) and it was a miracle product for me. It introduced me to niacinamide. I found that the product spreads very easily and absorbs quickly. the effects aren't immediate but constant use did improve my skin texture and probably reduced breakouts as much as it could've. Only gripe is the small quantity which makes it pricey for a student.
  64. Good

    Ta

    This is so lightweight and absorbs instantly into my skin in the morning. This has helped with my acne and my old acne scarring have lightened with 3 months of continued use
  65. Amazing

    Tia

    This is perfect for the day time when i am not wearing foundation. It has helped clear my acne scaring slowly and is very affordable
  66. Effective for breakouts

    Alana

    This is such an effective treatment for breakouts! My breakouts heal quicker when I use this moisturiser, however, I do find that it's a little too drying to be used frequently.
  67. So much excellence

    Eme

    Perfect go to skincare product. If you can only choose one from the 10 products you use for your face, it will be this one. Breakout control, hydration, mattfoes, and good primer.
  68. Wasn’t for me

    Brucey

    I was excited to try this product as I had heard a lot of positive things about it. I have very sensitive skin and get acne on my lower jaw and have been struggling to get rid of it for a couple years.
    After trying this product my skin started to “purge” and I’d gotten the worst acne I had gotten ever around my usual jaw area. I read somewhere that if you find the right skin product your sk...
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  69. Amazing

    Tia

    On some days, I just use this as a cream underneath my sunscreen and on other days I use this as a spot corrector. The tip makes the application very easy
  70. Okay

    Fifi

    This a simple moisturiser nothing special, it didn’t do much for my occasional pimples. I found this moisturiser was very hydrating and didn’t cause any irritation to my skin, but that was it.
  71. Spot Treatment

    Jo

    I use this as a spot treatment and it works fantastic, within a few days the sit is gone.
  72. Average

    Rima

    This product takes about 2 weeks to start working, and then you can see a slight reduction in acne. It also depends on what kind of acne you have. I noticed a slight change, which was good, but nothing dramatic.
  73. waited for results, but ended up loving it.

    Jaz

    In the first few days of using this product I didn’t see much of a difference to my skin at all but after persisting with the product I’ve noticed a difference in my skin. I began by just using it at night but then tried using it twice a day, morning and night, and that’s when I noticed a positive difference. I have sensitive skin and this product didn’t cause any irritations or reactions which wa...
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  74. Great as a spot treatment only

    Sarah

    This can be drying for my skin so i only use it as a spot treatment when a pimple pops and it dries and minimises them
  75. love it

    //

    I love this product. I was recommended this product by my dermatologist. I have hormonal acne on my cheekbones and using this product helps clearing up my skin so much! I have once stopped using this product and i got hormonal acne all over again ( i guess it was cystic acne as well). I thought this was because of wrong food choices, or something else i did. So for three years i was trying to clea...
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  76. Reduced pores and spots

    Tash

    Super happy with this product I’ve noticed a reduction in my pores around and on my nose and I haven’t had any break outs. It definitely seems to be doing good things to my skin.
  77. Nice

    Yun

    This product absolutely helps to improve my acne. This is my second bottle.
  78. Best spot treatment I’ve tried for acne

    Hayley

    This spot treatment is incredibly effective without drying out your skin. I apply this over The Ordinary Niacinamide serum and between the two products my acne is usually cleared or significantly reduced the next day.
    The best thing about this treatment is that it doesn’t dry skin out around the pimple either or lead to scarring from drying out the pimple.
    Highly recommend for anyone t...
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  79. Calms, lightens and inhibit further outbreaks

    Leigh

    I have very acneic skin with frequent hormonal outbreaks. I see this product as a lighter substitute for the harder stuff. It’s three main ingredients aim to calm, lighten and inhibit further outbreaks... so for me, it’s a great tool to keep outbreaks at bay. I do however think (for my skin) it needs to be used in conjunction with a stronger blemish treatment. Great product!
  80. its okay

    RH

    Not too sure about this one, some days i found my skin clear and but other days it was bleh. Dont know if it does much to be honest
  81. Great

    Alice

    This has helped out with my acne but I find that it dries my skin
  82. Spot/ Blemishes best friend

    SS

    My skin has recently broken out, and this has really cleared things up. I tried it as a day moisturizer, as adore beauty team suggested, and surprisingly it works! not only smoothing my skin but keep it hydrates and not even feeling any layers on it. Additionally, as a targeted spot treatment, this is brilliant, I applied this overnight to a stubborn acne, and by morning it was almost gone.
  83. Ok

    Sarah

    I have not noticed too much of a difference in my skin with this product. My acne scarring is still there but it has only been a couple of weeks since i have used this. However, I find that when I apply this underneath my foundation, my foundation starts to get dry looking and cracks after a few hours
  84. Controls oil

    Liv

    This product controls the oil and moisturises my face without making it oily as well as smoothing out my complexion
  85. so far so good

    Vic

    Just bought a second tube for my 19yo daughter with monthly hormonal outbreaks and some scaring from teen acne. Noticable difference within one week which is good because she keep up the treatment. After 6 weeks the scaring is lightening and outbreaks less. She is convinced this is a good post puberty product and is effective on two things. Pimple reduction and scare minimisation
  86. Calms breakout

    Bec

    I think the thing that this does most effectively is to calm breakouts. It hasn’t necessarily prevented them but whenever I get a pimple if I put this on at night I will wake up with it being less red and inflamed in the morning. I also find that it is quite gentle. I haven’t had any flaking or noticeably drier skin while using it.
  87. mild acne

    Sha

    Helps a lot with mild acne (Hormonal spots around mouth and chin for me). Doesn't do very much for the cystic bigger pimples though. Convenient tube. decent price.
  88. Pretty good!

    Lucy

    I bought this product as I often get little pimples or under the skin bumps. It definitely doesn't work instantly but after using the whole bottle I could definitely see a difference. I got less aggressive pimples. The scent is a bit strong but quite nice if you don't mind that kind of thing. The bottle doesn't last very long, which is disappointing given the price. But it's definitely worth it if...
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  89. Gets rid of pimples fast

    Nicole

    I use this once or twice daily over my whole face and within a week of using it the pimples I had became a lot smaller or completely gone. When pimples do come up they stay small while I’m using this product and prevents them from getting worse
  90. Sorcery

    Emby

    I don’t know how they do it, but this tube of gold treats and unclogs problematic skin, but feels like a nourishing moisturiser not a harsh drying serum. Whatever this magic is - I like it!
  91. Gentle to apply over existing pimples and acne scars

    Trammie

    I recently suffered cystic pimples and found that tea tree oil was drying my skin out. I opted to try this product which is gentle on the skin. I feel comfortable applying it over existing pimples and acne scars knowing it will not further aggravate the skin.
  92. Yes

    Lisa

    This product is just amazing. I helps me to clear up my acne and blackhead, make my skin softer. I use it everyday before my moisturiser and my skin is much more clearer than before. Definitely recommend.
  93. clears skin

    Tahlia

    This is one of my holy grail products. It clears decongestion on my forhead, and pimples that pop up. I've gone through so many tubes, and will continue to buy more!
  94. Effective spot treatment

    Alexandra

    I used a few different drying lotions to combat acne in the past and I’m never going back to those! I love how this can be applied over my normal moisturiser over spots and it kills the bacteria from the pimple this way- not drying the surrounding skin. This is great stuff
  95. Effective spot treatment

    Alexandra

    I used a few different drying lotions to combat acne in the past and I’m never going back to those! I love how this can be applied over my normal moisturiser over spots and it kills the bacteria from the pimple this way- not drying the surrounding skin. This is great stuff
  96. Works fine

    Jia

    I got a sample of this product and have been trying it for two days. I didn’t have any bad reaction from it and have notice my skin become a bit more softer in the morning. The texture is light and it absorbs easily. So far it works fine.
  97. Great lightweight day moisturiser!

    Christine

    Love this. I can't wear anything too heavy during the day in Sydney Spring/Summer/Autumn due to humidity and this is great! Goes on easily, absorbed quickly and doesn't make me sweat! Perfect before the SPF step!
  98. Not suitable for sensitive skin

    Dani

    Skin type: combo oily/very sensitive

    Purchased from the chemist and recommended by my GP. Unfortunately after 5 days maximum I threw this in the bin and had to go back to see my GP. Everyone's skin is different but I am surprised that this range is recommended for sensitive/breakout prone skin as it contains perfume/fragrances. I suffered a very bad reaction to this and broke out real...
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