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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 Reviews

4.5 of 154 reviews

89% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

lovely

tanya

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

Most Helpful Criticism

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
  1. lovely

    tanya

    I wear this underneath sunscreen and it smoothes out my skin, prevents blackheads
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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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  6. Great cream

    Ali

    verified purchaser
    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
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Acne be gone

    Jess

    Great moisturiser, lightweight and great for under makeup. The laroche range has helped to clear my skin!
  11. 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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  12. 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)
  13. AMAZING FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

    Molly

    Would recommend to anyone with acne. It has even got rid of some of my acne scars
  14. 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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  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Must use for acne skin

    Danni

    Must use for acne skin. Along with a salicylic acid spot treatment. Small amounts go a long way
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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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  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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!
  25. 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
  26. 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!
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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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  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. Spot Treatment

    Jo

    I use this as a spot treatment and it works fantastic, within a few days the sit is gone.
  36. 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.
  37. 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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  38. 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
  39. 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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  40. 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.
  41. Nice

    Yun

    This product absolutely helps to improve my acne. This is my second bottle.
  42. 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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  43. 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!
  44. 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
  45. Great

    Alice

    This has helped out with my acne but I find that it dries my skin
  46. 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.
  47. 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
  48. Controls oil

    Liv

    This product controls the oil and moisturises my face without making it oily as well as smoothing out my complexion
  49. 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
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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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  53. 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
  54. 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!
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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!
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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.
  61. 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!
  62. 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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  63. Didn't work for my skin

    Jo

    I bought this product to help reduce breakouts and pores and no matter what I do even if I just use this product alone, it pills like crazy. Just not right for my skin I think.
  64. Can notice a difference!

    Rachel

    When I first started using this I couldn't really tell if it was the duo that was helping my skin as I bought the 3-step system, but once I ran out I realised just how much it works! My skin looks clearer and brighter!
  65. ok

    Magda

    I got this as a sample, I like the light texture and doesn't feel greasy.
  66. Perfect for acne prone skin

    Cindy

    This stuff is amazing if you have hormonal acne prone skin. I use this daily and I can noticeably tell my skin is not as red and irritated and my acne is significantly reduced. Definitely recommend!!
  67. Love it!

    Tamara

    I use this everyday during my monthly cycle as it perfect for helping me reduce any hormonal pimples, not only does it take the redness out but it also helps shrink them so they aren't as painful. I like to also put this on my nose once a week before my clay mask as it helps draw out any clogged pores.
  68. Great

    Alice

    This product has helped my acne and pores so much and it is amazing. Love the other la roche posay effaclar products too
  69. Better skin

    Sarah

    I have very oily and acne prone skin and this product has helped control my breakouts. Will buy again
  70. Amazing!!!

    kel

    In the first two days it cleared up my skin and has prevented further breakouts. This product is amazing, I have tried so many others with no results. It can make your skin a little dry so I use asap B serum over the top. It's a must have now!
  71. Light and effective for pores and acne control

    Melanie

    I have pores and fine lines and use this every morning over my whole face to wear under my sunscreen or my makeup for the day. It’s so light and sinks in easily. I noticed a reduction size and appearance of pores and the redness has also reduced. After a month or so of use I won’t do without it now.
  72. Good so far

    Megan

    I haven't used it long enough to see the effects of clearing, but it's mild and gentle I can see myself using it everyday. I use it only on the area where I have breakouts, not my entire face.
  73. Good for clearing skin

    Melissa

    When my skin started playing up (in my mid 30s) I used this. It definitely helped to calm things down and I would recommend for people with mild breakouts. I have since moved on however- I found it wasn’t moisturising enough for my skin and I’ve found using AHA/BHA cleansers and leave on treatments with a regular non comedogenic moisturiser better for me. I imagine this would be quite good on teen...
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  74. I use it everyday for almost 10 years now

    Julie

    I use it everyday for almost 10 years now. Not a single time it makes me break out and I'm acne prone skin. It's so light so can't use it on its own in winter, but it's just so great as my go-to.
  75. Unsure about this

    Tess

    I have been using this for about 2 months and I'm not sure if it is doing much. I bought it to help with congestion but I'm unsure if it is helping with that. But congestion does take a long time to clear so I will give it more time as it is one of the few acne treatments I have tried that is gentle enough for my sensitive skin and hasn't irritated it. It does seem to be helping with hormonal brea...
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  76. Am I missing something?

    Sophie

    I've seen so many good reviews of this product, but it doesn't seem to work for me at all, not even bad side effects. Like, many people have said it dries the skin and makes it a bit irritated in the first few days of treatment but my skin didn't react at all. Literally nothing changed on my skin. The only thing I can say about it is that it is an alright light moisturiser.
  77. Great

    Peter

    it is a light cream, perfect for summer.
    worked really well with the makeup and keep shin look radiant and healthy.
  78. Really effective product that lasts a long time!

    Shelby

    I'm lucky to have quite clear skin but I occasionally get horrible hormone related breakouts or if I don't cleanse properly before bed, and this product is so useful in those times! The tube is very big considering the amount needed, making it quite cost effective. I find this product helps dry out blemishes while not drying out the surrounding skin- the pimples tend to be less inflamed and heal q...
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  79. staple in my skincare

    Erica

    i always use this if my skin freak out or clogged. it just works and help my skin tremendously during those freak out time
  80. slightly disappointed

    Abby

    I didn't notice a huge diffference while using this and I wasn't a fan of the smell.
  81. Game changer

    Bronte

    I use this every night and I can't live without it! The tube looks small but it lasts a surprisingly long time. My oily/acne prone skin is less red after using this, my pores look smaller and it helps with breakouts!
  82. hands down one of the more effective products I've used

    Bettina

    This is hands down one of the more effective products I've used for my ugly pimply skin, I think prescriptions are the only thing that does a better job. It might seems a bit expensive upfront at 30 bucks a pop for a tube but it's well worth it. Though the Clearasil and Clean and Clear equivalent are half the price they are much smaller. One of these La Roche-Posay tubes are more than twice the si...
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  83. So Happy!

    Jasmine

    Used this on my face every night for a week and honestly saw a massive difference in my acne prone oily/combination skin. It was less red and I had no breakouts, still using it now and I have only had the rare spot or two.
  84. Great product

    Jessica

    This is a great product to try if you struggle with acne and blemishes , really helped to improve my skin
  85. Lifesaving Product!

    Jess

    I have spent years and years trying to treat cystic acne and just when I was ready to give up, I stumbled upon this product. I was using the Effaclar Gentle Cleanser and thought it might be best to try this product alongside. Within 24 hours my skin was calmer and my really sore pimples eased in pain. By a week my skin barely had any pimples. Now I only try to manage my scarring. I LOVE the matt f...
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  86. Holy Grail.

    Sarah

    I have used this product religiously for the past few years (I want to say 5 years?). I've used it so much that recently I have had to stop because I think my skin isn't as responsive to it anymore. While using this along with some really gentle products it has evened out my skin tone and prevented any spots/breakouts. Since I've stopped using this I have had numerous breakouts and pigmentation. T...
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  87. Does the job!

    Isabella

    I use this very sporadically, when I'm having breakouts, but I've found it is amazing at calming the skin. Makes your skin super soft too which is a great bonus! Only negative is that I don't find it hydrating. Worth the money!
  88. Pleasantly surprised!

    Meagan

    I’ve experianced adult acne breakouts over the past two years which has left me with acne scarring. This product had dramatically reduced the appearance of the scarring and redness. I use this all over my face after cleansing, Morning and night. I also apply it to directly to any blemishes and it pretty much gets rid of them over night! I am so happy I found this product!
  89. Finally something that works!

    Angela

    I am so happy I started using this! My Dermatologist recommended it to me for my folliculitis, acne, big yucky pores and cysts (big and painful in my chin on a regular basis). It has helped with everything and I noticed the difference in 48 hours! It has reduced my pores and they aren't black, it helps kills my cysts and prevents them, hardly any acne from my folliculitis which is also so much bet...
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  90. HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT!!!

    Madeleine

    This product honestly lives up to what is claims!! I am one of those unlucky ladies who tends to get hormonal break outs around 'that time of the month'. However, with this baby in my life breakouts are reduced! This is my 'go-to' product when my skin just isn't cooperating and needs a bit of a pick me up. It is super lightweight and gentle on the skin. This is the fifth time I have repurchased an...
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  91. The best!

    Catherine

    I am absolutely obsessed with this product. I have very reactive skin that goes red very easily. I don't suffer from acne, but I do get an occasional pimple. It is so soothing and calming. I use it with the Serozinc spray and my skin has never looked better. I think that this product is designed for oily skin, but it works beautifully on my dry skin!
  92. Noticeably smaller pores!

    Isabella

    Great for use under a night cream. I used when I had very congestion skin and within a day noticed a difference.
  93. Love this stuff!

    Hannah

    I have naturally oily skin and large pores, this stuff has worked to well for my skin. The the texture is lovely and my skin feels so smooth after applying it.
  94. Unsure about this product

    Jen

    I tried this thinking it may work for the occasional bad hormonal breakouts I get and used it pretty regularly in my routine for both day and night. I didn't see much difference in my dry to normal skin at all, but it didn't make it worse so...
  95. Good chemical exfoliant

    Jessica

    I find this product a really effective exfoliator, ever if you don't have acne prone skin! Exfoliates in a gentle manner to resurface and smooth out skin. Used once or twice a week it was great
  96. Very mattifying and great for combination skin

    Kat

    I have oily/combination skin and mostly break out in my T-Zone and the tops of my cheeks. I never had breakouts until I turned 20, and after doing some research about hormonal acne I stumbled upon this product.

    I started using this moisturizer along with the rest of the La Roche-Poasy Acne 3-Step system about a year ago and I absolutely love it! Always leaves my skin looking really ma...
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  97. Reduces discolouration and evens out skin

    Pip

    Such a great product that I have been using religiously for about 2 years. I have not found anything like it, especially in this price point. I like to use it after my serums and before an oil. But even if I’m travelling and all I have is this and a cleanser - I’m set!
  98. The best product I know of for problem skin

    Bronwyn

    I’ve been using effeclare duo for years of and on, I’m 46 now and as my skin gets older I need it less. My skin does still clog though. Since I’ve been using this I haven’t had any real problems with breakouts or blackheads.
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