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

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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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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 190 reviews

88% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive



Can't recommend enough for oily, acne-prone skin! Clears skin quickly and without overdrying and a little goes a long way. LIghtweight, easy to apply and quick to absorb.

Most Helpful Criticism

Not bad but not a fave


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

    Melissa Fine

    I switched from an Andalou day cream to this one after my skin was getting congested and I LOVE the texture, it’s kind of silky, nice and light abs sinks in nicely without feeling sticky. Not 100% sure if it’s helped reduce little pimples but my skin is less congested since using it for a few weeks and I love it as an everyday moisturiser.
  2. Godsend!


    Can't recommend enough for oily, acne-prone skin! Clears skin quickly and without overdrying and a little goes a long way. LIghtweight, easy to apply and quick to absorb.
  3. so light!


    lightweight moisturiser, especially good for oily skin. have noticed significantly less sebum in the hours following application. I even like the design of the actual tube as it makes me think I should use it sparingly/mindfully
  4. Spot treatment


    Works better as a spot treatment
  5. Didn't work


    I have been using this cream for nearly a month, morning and night to heal scars and pigmentation. but it hasn't worked so far.
  6. Solid product


    Nice light product on skin. Didn’t notice dramatic difference personally but helped keep big breakouts at bay. Didn’t clear completely
  7. Great moisturiser


    verified purchaser
    I suffer from breakouts and blackheads which as anyone who suffers from this would know - it sucks. I was recommended this product by a dermatologist and it has improved my skin by the reduced number of breakouts and improved texture.
  8. great


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


    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
  10. It is OKAY


    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.
  11. Great product for acne


    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!)
  12. Amazing


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


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


    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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  15. Not bad but not a fave


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


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


    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
  18. Didn't work for me


    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).
  19. 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
  20. Great


    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.
  21. A must for my skin


    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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  22. The best for pimples


    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!
  23. Helped my acne scarring and breakouts!


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


    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
  25. Amazing!!!


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


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


    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!
  28. Holy grail product, 10 stars


    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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  29. Amazing!


    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!
  30. Local skin use, good effect


    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
  31. Didn't work much for me


    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.
  32. Skin saving product for my teen


    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
  33. Very good for acne


    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.
  34. smells bad


    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.
  35. Lightweight


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


    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.
  37. Good


    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!
  38. acne moisturiser


    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
  39. effective!


    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
  40. Breakout Hero!!


    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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  41. I can feel it working immediately!


    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.
  42. 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.
  43. lovely


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


    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.
  45. Easy! Effective!


    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.
  46. A must have!


    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!
  47. Not bad


    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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  48. Great cream


    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
  49. Fantastic product


    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!
  50. Fav moisturiser


    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.
  51. Acne Preventer


    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.
  52. Acne be gone


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


    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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  54. BEST day cream


    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)


    Would recommend to anyone with acne. It has even got rid of some of my acne scars
  56. 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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  57. Love!


    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.
  58. Nice cream


    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.
  59. Must use for acne skin


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


    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
  61. Excellent for acne prone skin


    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.
  62. Light and mixes well


    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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  63. Quite Good


    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.
  64. Great for pimples


    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
  65. Great for pimples


    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
  66. Loving it!


    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!
  67. Works so well!


    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
  68. Great acne serum


    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!
  69. a teenagers best friend


    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.
  70. Good


    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
  71. Amazing


    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
  72. Effective for breakouts


    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.
  73. So much excellence


    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.
  74. Wasn’t for me


    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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  75. Amazing


    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
  76. Okay


    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.
  77. Spot Treatment


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


    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.
  79. waited for results, but ended up loving it.


    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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  80. Great as a spot treatment only


    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
  81. 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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  82. Reduced pores and spots


    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.
  83. Nice


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


    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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  85. Calms, lightens and inhibit further outbreaks


    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!
  86. awesome


    love this, helped my skin out heaps!
  87. nope


    I saw no difference after using this for weeks ):
  88. its okay


    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
  89. Great


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


    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.
  91. Ok


    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
  92. Controls oil


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


    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
  94. Calms breakout


    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.
  95. mild acne


    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.
  96. Pretty good!


    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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  97. Gets rid of pimples fast


    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
  98. Sorcery


    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!
  99. Gentle to apply over existing pimples and acne scars


    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.
  100. Yes


    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.
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