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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel 200ml 200ml

4.5 of 151 reviews


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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel: Purifying Foaming Gel is a daily use gel cleanser that eliminates excess sebum and tightens the pores of oily and thickened skin, without causing dryness.

  • Alcohol Free
  • Paraben Free

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SUPERIOR - 91% recommend

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Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Oiliness and shine

Skin Type:

  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel 200ml Reviews

4.5 of 151 reviews

91% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Very good


From the first day that I washed my face with this I loved it, it leaves my face fresh, clean, and it alludes a lot with my oily face.

Most Helpful Criticism

Didn't notice results


I bought this when my skin was going through a rough patch with small pimples. I really love La Roche Posay but sadly this product did not do anything for my skin. IN fact it felt quite drying. I much prefer the Pai Light Work oil cleanser.
  1. squeaky clean


    gentle cleanser but leaving your skin feeling great! great for my sensitive skin too!
  2. Didn't notice results


    I bought this when my skin was going through a rough patch with small pimples. I really love La Roche Posay but sadly this product did not do anything for my skin. IN fact it felt quite drying. I much prefer the Pai Light Work oil cleanser.
  3. Good for clearing out congestion


    My skin is mostly dry, but I have congestion on my chin area - tiny white bumps (closed comedomes). I bought this to use just on this area to try and clear it out, and it's worked quite well so far. I only use it in the mornings, and only on my chin area. I do find that this area feels quite tight and dry after, which is why I wouldn't use it all over my face, but it's clearing out my congestion s...
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  4. It is OK


    It is luxury because it is french. The gel is good for oily skin and helps with breakouts. I used the whole system and it worked to control my mild acne
  5. Great cleanser


    I love this cleanser - a nice gel consistency that lathers and foams quickly. I double-cleanse with this at night to remove makeup and it does a great job, although it does make my skin feel a little tight in places. Overall I would purchase it again, and it lasts a long time - a little goes a long way.
  6. Not bad


    As someone who has suffered acne from a young age (now in my 30's), I had heard really good things about this range. It worked for a couple of months and then my skin went back to how it was before unfortunately. It smells fresh and leaves skin feeling clean.


    This face cleanser has changed my very oily skin (that I have had for as long as I can remember) to normal, I was using it twice daily but since noticing my skin type had changed I now have started using it in the mornings only and using a cream cleanser at night. I have also noticed that is helps reduce my large pores as well. I HIGHLY recommend this product to people with oily skin.
  8. Drying but a great cleanser


    I really like this product but find it is a bit drying so only use it twice a week. Wouldn’t recommend if you don’t have oily skin, but if you do it’s great to remove oil and dirt, leaves your skin feeling so clean after
  9. Very good


    From the first day that I washed my face with this I loved it, it leaves my face fresh, clean, and it alludes a lot with my oily face.
  10. I really wanted to like it


    I received this as a sample, I really wanted to like it, but unfortunately, it dried my skin out. I don't usually have issues with dry skin, I have an oily tzone, but this was just too much.
  11. Great cleanser


    I started using this when I started getting adult acne. It's my go to cleanser now, it gives a good clean without over drying or bring too harsh.
  12. Good


    I love this cleanser for my oily skin. It lasts me a long time and helps with breakouts
  13. Love this!


    Ive been using this for a week now and I find that Ive been less oily! Super gentle, and not drying like most acne face washes. Large size - will definitely be using this for a while! :) I dont break out a lot anymore but I find it helps diminish my small acne if I do have any!
  14. My go to!


    This is one of my favourite cleansers, everytime I go back to it I realise why I love it so much. It cleanses my skin well and leaves it feeling super soft and clean without stripping the skin or leaving it feeling tight. It foams up nicely and rinses off easily. A little goes a really long way, you don't need much at all to effectively cleanse your skin - well worth the money
  15. Face wash heaven


    This is great my skin looks so much better since using it! Have re purchased several time!
  16. didn't do anything for me


    so i thought that this cleanser would really help to get rid of the acne i had and prevent any more acne from happening but it didn't. it has a really nice texture and once you add water it allows for a nice gentle clean on the skin. for the first week i really loved it because it felt so nice and i thought it would start to work soon. it never did. i also used this with the la roche posay toner a...
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  17. Works


    I have always suffered from adult acne. This product helps me to keep my it in check, without drying out my skin and it lasts such a long time. Great buy.
  18. A great low inflammation option


    Really reliable from the start of use and helps prevent breakouts
  19. A great gel cleanser


    This is a good gel cleanser which leaves the skin feeling clean and soft without drying it out like some other gel cleansers can. It’s my first time trying this product and I’m very happy with it.
  20. Repeat purchase!


    I’ve used this cleanser before and keep going back to it. It lifts makeup and suncare beautifully.
  21. The best I've found


    This product is a clear gel without the annoying microbeads which get into your eyes and are bad for the environment. You only need a little of it (pea sized) and it foams up enough to make it feel like it is doing something, but not so much that you think you are going to need to wash half of it down the sink to use! It has a fresh clean and neutral smell and leaves my skin feeling very clean. My...
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  22. Good Value Cleanser


    This is a good cleanser for the price. It was non- irritating for my sensitive skin. I probably wouldn't repurchase. I wear a full face of makeup for work (cabin crew) and even though I double cleanse my skin was quite congested whilst using this cleanser. I also personally prefer a foaming cleanser.
  23. Good basic cleanser


    This is a great, gentle, basic cleanser. I suffer from adult acne and while this does not treat the acne, it does not aggravate it. It is super gentle (gentle enough for me to use on my eyes to remove my mascara) however even with a double cleanse I still find tiny traces of makeup on my skin. I did not like the smell at first but I don't even notice it now. Great value for money, which is why I k...
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  24. Go-to cleanser!


    I've used this cleanser for around 3 years and have not had the courage to buy anything else. It's the perfect consistency and you really only need a small amount, i buy the bigger bottle and it lasts me for at least 10 months. I do only use this to cleanse at night time and will often double cleanse when i've been wearing makeup (which is usually only on weekends anyway).
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    Mama Shaz

    One thing I've learned when choosing a facial wash for an oily skin is that it should be in a gel form. Why? Because it eliminates surface oil and acne-causing bacteria as well as giving the skin a deeper clean. This wash definitely does that without a doubt
  26. Good basic cleanser


    This is a good basic cleanser for regular use. Not spectacular but i would say use it and see how skin reacts. Works well with sensitive skin without overdrying.
  27. My go-to Cleanser!


    I had really bad cystic acne in the past. When i added this cleanser to my skin care routine i noticed my skin straight away cleared up. It keeps oil and shine away!! I would highly recommend it for someone with oily or acne prone skin. It is also great at removing makeup.
  28. Drying but works


    This cleanser gets rid of pimples on my forehead a lot faster than others I've tried but I found it very drying and needed to overcompensate for that. Unsure if it made me start getting acne on my cheeks but they only started to form after using this product
  29. Best cleanser


    Best cleanser for oily acne prone skin. Will never change to anything else! Keeps my skin clear and oiliness to a minimum. Perfect for sensitive skin too, still do gentle. I love this! Nothing else works like it. Good price too.
  30. Great cleanser!


    It's a nice gentle cleanser, doesn't make my skin feel stripped. Definitely enjoyed using it.
  31. Squeaky clean


    I am really liking this cleanser so far. I use it in the shower at night and I feel super clean and fresh after. It does make my skin a lil tight after but nothing major and I quite like it and once I moisturize it’s all good.
  32. Love it!


    I have been using this for quite awhile now and it's definitely a favourite for me.
    - It cleanses well
    - A little goes a long way
    - Is kind to my sensitive skin
    I have tried lot's of other brands and this is the best I've found.
  33. Good cleanser for removing impurities


    Very good cleanser for removing makeup and skincare after long days and leaves skin feeling squeaky clean. Is somewhat drying and is probably better suited for oilier skin types.
  34. Nice cleanser


    I received a sample of this (that lasted about 2 weeks of daily use) and loved it. Did what a cleanser is meant to and left my skin feeling refreshed and clean and took all my makeup off. Didn’t feel like it dried my skin either.
  35. Fresh clean skin


    Love this product! It makes my face feel so fresh and clean after using it in the shower. Also smells great and a little goes a long way. Will definitely be purchasing this again.
  36. Convenient bet for Oily and Acne Skin


    I received a deluxe sample of this wash. It is a convenient bet for my oily acne prone skin. It felt like my skin was tight and less oily immediately after use. It was refreshing in the Queensland humidity.

    However I would not recommend it since it was fragranced and that is not ideal for acne or congestion prone sensitive skin.
  37. Gentle cleanser


    I use this in the mornings after the gym and it's a great gentle cleanser on my sensitive skin!
  38. Ideal for oily skin


    Effectively cleanses away oil sweat and dirt but does leave the skin feeling a little tight and dry afterwards. Wouldn't recommend for dry skin or even normal skin.
  39. Good for oily skin


    I really like this cleanser, so much that I bought a back-up bottle from Priceline on sale in Melbourne. It's thoroughly cleansing but doesn't leave skin tight. I like the gel to light foam formula.
  40. I started using this recently


    I replaced my bioderma cleanser with this one, as my skin was starting to feel oily. I find this one is similar to "sensitive skin" cleansers but gives my skin a nice deep clean.
  41. Gentle cleanser


    It is gentle cleanser for oily acne prone skin .will definitely buy full size
  42. Nice but stings a bit


    Its a good way of cleaning your skin, however, i have noticed it does sting my eyes a bit. My sister used it as well and felt the same. I like the brand but probably wouldnt buy this again.
  43. Great for oily skin


    This is a very standard gel cleanser for oily acne prone skin. I found that it was slightly drying as the second ingredient is sodium laureth sulfate. Overall my very oily skin could somewhat handle it and have repurchased it twice as it does a great job of cleaning the oils and build up from the day.
  44. Very light


    Very light, so not good as a make up remover. Otherwise as a normal cleanser or step 2 cleanser, its awesome!
  45. I keep repurchasing this gem


    I got this as part of the La Roche Anti-Acne 3 Step Sytem and really liked using it. I Have repurchased this cleansing gel 3 times now.
    I have sensitive skin and get adult acne around my lower jaw and I noticed this has helped tame it. I use it in the morning and night and sometimes after I go to the gym. I still use makeup remover and toner first.
  46. Great


    I have bad acne and this cleanses my skin well without stripping it or making my ance worse
  47. Good cleanser!


    I really like it. I can feel my face is cleaned very well by this and it has much foam and a not bed smell. I will buy it again,
  48. Lasts FOREVER and gets rid of everything in one wash!


    This was the first cleanser I ever used diligently in my mid-20's and it's great to keep in the shower. I was very much all about efficiency at the time, so anything that would remove make up and dirt from the day in one go was aces min my book. This product did that for me. It lasted me about 8 months of daily use and I never experienced any irritation. It was amazing!
  49. Amazing


    This is a great cleanser for my oily, acne prone skin. It cleanses well and does not irritate my skin
  50. Fantastic cleanser for sensitive oily skin


    I have oily acne prone skin and a tendency to get pigmentation so I was looking for something to thoroughly cleanse without stripping or irritating my skin. This cleanser lasts forever and makes my skin feel refreshed and very clean without the feeling of overdoing it and aggravating pigmentation or acne. A fanatic, simple, gentle yet effective everyday cleanser.
  51. Love it


    This foaming gel helps to cleanse my skin without over drying it. Definitely repurchase.
  52. No more red spots


    This is the first time I’ve used a cleanser and noticed such a visible reduction in pimples, bumps and spots. It’s been 2 months now and I’ve used just under one tube. A little goes a long way!
  53. Not a red spot in sight


    I’ve been using this product since the beginning of October and I’ve seen such a noticeable reduction in the amount of pimples or bumps I’ve had on my face.
  54. My fave product!


    I was recommended this product after coming off the pill and my skin went crazy - I had tried everything which was not only expense but a fail. My skin was noticeable yesterday different within the first week of using this - it didn’t irritate my skin and seemed to settle breakouts. I’ve been using this product for the last 3 years and it’s always stocked in my cupboard!
  55. Good cleanser for oily skin


    I use almost everything in the LRP range and love that they have so many options for oily skin. I find this a good cleanser for removing make up and oil build up and like the gel to foam. It leaves my oily skin clean without overdrying.
  56. The best cleanser for acne-prone sensitive skin


    I love this stuff - it never irritates me or makes my skin dry and tight but it is a really effective cleanser. I just wish they sold it in the smaller tubes by itself as the full sized tube is huge!
  57. Great for acne/sensitive skin


    A treat for acne prone skin! I use it in conjunction with my Clarisonic in the shower... my skin loves it. Feels fresh and clean afterwards.
  58. Really like it


    I received this as a sample and im sold! My skin feels really clean but not tight and striped of its natural condition.
  59. not bad


    it does the job, not a fan of the smell and can be slightly drying to my sensitive skin, but still leaves skin clean and clear
  60. Good cleanser for normal/dry skin


    I use this after an oil based cleanser as the second cleanse and find it to be a good cleanser in that it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight but still cleans thoroughly. My only dislike is the level of fragrance.
  61. Great for summer


    This no fuss cleanser works really well for my combination skin in summer. It helps to keep the shine down and assists in combating breakouts. I find that it’s gentle but in winter when my skin is a bit drier it can be a little too drying. It’s definitely value for money. A little goes a long way so it lasts ages.
  62. I have found my holy grail!


    For years I have struggled to find the best cleanser for me and my skin, this product is hands down the best I have ever tried. It smells so clean, and you only need a little to go a long way. It's so great for my sensitive skin.
  63. great for sensitive skin


    Ive only been using this cleanser for a few weeks and can already see improvements in my skin. Doesn't dry my skin out which most cleansers do and leaves my skin feeling super clean! Also, very reasonably priced. I absolutely love it.
  64. Leaves skin feeling super cleansed


    This cleanser does a really good job at getting rid of pimples. I do have normal to dry skin so the only downside to it is that it does leave my skin feeling very dry so I only use it every other day at most and use a heavy moisturiser after
  65. My favourite cleanser!


    A few years ago my skin went crazy when I stopped taking the pill. Someone recommended this cleanser and it’s been my go to ever since. I have sensitive eczema prone skin and love that this product removes all makeup/dirt without aggravating my skin or drying it out.
  66. Efficiency


    It cleanses the skin well and does not leave it dry. I can use it even when I use acid the night before, it does not harm the skin.
  67. Good to cleanse the skin after removing makeup


    Cleans the skin without stripping it, I have dry combination and this works well as the second step in my double cleanse routine (I first use an oil based cleanser).
  68. Nice Cleanser


    It's a nice Cleanser, it doesn't strip or feel too medicated/burny which is nice as I have sensetive skin. It is helping with my acne
  69. Perfect for sensitive skin


    I have been using this foaming gel for over a year now and cannot get enough of how clean and clear my skin is.
    Perfect for sensitive skin, clean smell and leaves your skin feeling super refreshed. Will never look back I’ve found my favourite!
  70. Go to cleanser for oily skin


    I've gone through several bottles of this stuff and its truly a go to for me, especially in summer when my skin is definitely on the oily side. It doesn't dry you out, you're just left with cleansed, fresh and clean skin.
    I have acne prone hormonal skin and this doesn't irritate it at all.
  71. The Holy grail f


    I have been using this cleaner over 3 years now.. this is best face wash, it won’t dry your skin and maintain the healthy texture of the skin. I have normal skin with few oily zones.. this is the best ,, won’t be changing this ever,,
  72. Very clean skin


    I love this face wash, I have oily skin that is prone to hormonal breakouts and I use this as my second cleanse when I wear make up and my morning cleanser. It makes my skin feel and look so clean, it doesn't strip the skin. I love the whole La Roche-Posay Effaclar range, I would recommend it to anyone who is prone to breakouts.
  73. Daily use.


    I use this on the daily and can't live without it. Cleans the face well and helps remove makeup residue without stripping the skin. Combine with the rest of the Effaclar products area perfect match for acne defense.
  74. Nice cleanser


    I started using this when my skin started breaking out (in my mid 30s). It’s a nice feeling cleanser, skin definitely feels clean and it settled my breakouts. I probably need something a little more moisturising but I do keep this on hand for days when my skin is more broken out. I imagine would be great for teenagers.
  75. Good


    I brought this complete set around 6 months ago, I suffer hormonal cystic acne and am highly allergic to vitamin A, which leaves me with such little choice then using hormone pills and good face cleansing routine. After using this product for the 6 months I’ve seen a dramatic change in my skin, it’s not so oily, the clay masks are absolute magic before bed. I’ve noticed a huge difference in the pr...
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  76. Best product for Sensitive skin


    This product was recommended from my dermatologist and I have never looked back. I have been using this product for years now and I love it, it is good value for money. The products are not over priced and generally last a really long time. I purchased my last tube in December and it is still over half full (It is now june) you only need a pin sized application and you are good to go. No more spen...
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  77. Cleans whilst keeping skin nourished


    A lot of the cleansers I've used before for oily skins overclean and don't compensate enough with moisturisation, which is bad because the skins will produce even more oil in response to the dryness. This product removes the excess oil on my T-zone but also leaves my face moisturised and nourished. Kudos to La Roche-Posay for making such a great product!
  78. Ok cleanser for oily skin


    This is an ok cleanser for oily skin, however I dislike that the top ingredient is sodium laureth sulfate and it is quite fragranced (even if the company says the fragrance they use is non-irritating). Having said that, it hasn't caused me any sensitivity and it is seems good at washing off oil and makeup. I won't be repurchasing as I believe there are many better cleansers out there.
  79. A gentle cleanser but not revolutionary


    I use all my skincare products for a minimum of 30 days to test its effects. I have oily/combination skin with dry patches around my mouth and some near my cheeks. This cleanser is quite gentle. The gel to foam texture is definitely suitable for oily skin. It's not a revolutionary cleanser though. My face still produced the same amount of oil and it often doesn't remove all traces of make up. I w...
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  80. Lovely cleanser


    I really like this cleanser in the summer, it leaves my skin clean & soft, it is definitely a second cleanse as it’s not great at removing makeup. Although in the winter my combo akin needs something a little creamier.
  81. okay product


    okay but not amazing, irritated my eyes slightly when it bubbled up
  82. A great addition to the effaclar range


    This is a great addition for the effaclar range having used their corrective pimple cream for about 2 years now. I find it perfect for my 'America wants to invade my face cause I have that much oil' skin, it' a good balance between getting rid of my excess oil while not being too drying. It comes out as a clear gel and you really have to work it in to get it to foam - which is good because then it...
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  83. Not suitable for my more dry combination skin.


    I don’t really like the scent of this. It has a nice texture and my face feels fresh after use but probably leaves my skin feeling a bit too dry. I have more dry skin but oilier t-zone and pores. Don’t find that it helps much with reducing the visibility of my pores.
  84. Awesome


    This cleanser really helps to clean my skin and leaves it feeling fresh but not dried out
  85. Best cleanser for oily combination skin


    I find most cleanser geared toward oily and acne prone skin overly drying and harsh. This is the first one i've found that keeps my oil and acne at bay without causing my skin to dry out.
  86. Best cleaner i've used. LOVE this range!


    I stumbled upon this cleanser after reading a good review online. I happened to try it and wow it is amazing. It foams up just enough, it isn't drying, leaves me skin feeling so clean and fresh. It didn't irritate my skin and doesn't smell like perfume. Couldn't be happier. Never switching cleansers again!
  87. Gentle


    Super gentle cleanser that I use in the morning. It's really refreshing.
    I double cleanse at night to remove make up with an oil cleanser and then this one. Leaves my skin clear and doesn't dry it out.
  88. Love it


    OK im obsessed with this face wash!! I have very oil acne prone skin and this has been a saviour for me. Leaves my face feeling so clean and fresh.


    I’ve always wanted something that doesn’t smell too strong or irritate the skin, or even strip the skin from all its natural oils. And this one was just amazing. A small amount on your finger tip and lather onto your face with water. I felt that it brightens too. Follow with a blemish corrector and your good to go. You will not want to wear foundation or makeup at all after this.
  90. Nice and clean skin


    I received a sample of this in my last order, and used it all and found it a very nice feeling face wash, pleasant lather and did clean my skin. Unfortunately I don't suffer from many breakouts, so can't comment on that side of the product, but I felt it gave a nice wash and my skin felt nice after using it.
  91. Smooth as a babies...


    I accidentally bought this face wash instead of the mask and boy am I happy I made the mistake! It foams up just enough, has a great smell and leaves my skin feeling smooth and fresh! I’m onto my second bottle!
  92. Perfect for oily skin!


    This cleanser is gentle on the skin making it perfect for those of us who have sensitive skin. A little goes a long way, so you only need to use a little bit of product. I found that this cleaner left my skin feeling extremely soft and not overly dry, like a lot of other cleansers can do. Overall, I think it is a great, affordable cleanser for those with combination/oily skin that is sensitive!
  93. Good bang for buck


    I like this product. It’s affordable and really cleans the skin without over drying it.
  94. This is a one of the best cleansers


    This is one of the best cleansers I have used. It cleansed my face so well giving me a fresh, clean feel. It did not strip any oils from my skin or give that tight feeling. I loved using it. I do think the pump is a better design and easier access to than the tube.
  95. I'm happy with this


    It looks like it would dry out the skin but it's actually quite gentle
  96. Very good for oily skin


    I use this in the morning (in the evening I use Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser) and it cleanses well without over drying. It’s currently summer in perth so my skin is quite oily by the morning. The cleaner is quite a thick gel- different to a foaming cleanser. I’ve repurchased. I took off a star as it doesn’t seem to last as long as some gel cleansers.
  97. Great for oily acne prone skin.


    I struggle to find a face wash that doesn’t irritate my skin, I have sensitive, acne prone skin and when I received this as a sample from Adore I was hesitant to try it, but I’m So glad I did. It has been great for my oily skin and hasn’t caused any issues for my sensitive skin.
    I will be repurchasing
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