La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming gel, Toner and Effaclar Duo Review

Hello my lovely people out there!!!?

How are you guys doing? Hope you are all well. I am very sure this post is going to help all the oily and acne prone skin beauties. I am going to share with you all my experience with La Roche-Posay effaclar range.

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Back story why I tried La Roche-Posay Effaclar range

Two months back I had the worst breakouts of my entire life. Probably due to trying out too many PR products on my skin. And only at that time I understood how it actually feels if the skin is has become acne-prone. Then I wanted to keep all of the products aside and change my entire skincare routine. That’s how I came across La Roche-Posay effaclar range. I saw and heard mixed reviews about them and since it is on a pricey side I was a bit confused. But then I wanted to try this because I seriously wanted my skin back to normal. Then I ordered La Roche-Posay acne treatment combo kit from Nykaa.
It had 

 La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel

 La Roche-Posay Effaclar Astringent Lotion

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) Corrective Unclogging Care Anti-Imperfections, Anti-Marks

Stay tuned to know if it really worked in controlling my acne and pimples.

Availability: Available on Nykaa.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming gel

Price: Rs. 450



La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying foaming gel

My Before and After experience:

I have an oily to combination skin and this effaclar purifying foaming gel takes off excess oil from the face and at the same time didn’t make my face dry. After using it everyday for 25 days, I have noticed that this has controlled my sebum secretion also. My skin is no more oily like it was before. I mean to say yes it is oily but not the same way how it used to be before. My skin type is gradually becoming less oily to combination. Before when I used to wake up in the morning, my T-Zone used to be sooo oily as if I have dipped my nose in a bowl of oil? But now I could see a notable change in my entire skin. So for the past few days after using this effaclar purifying foaming gel, I am experiencing a slight amount of dryness around my cheeks which disappears after applying moisturiser. I could have skipped this point because the amount of dryness I feel is near to near to negligible but then I wanted to let you guys know that this face wash is only for sensitive oily skin so if you have dry or normal skin this will make your skin drier. 

I have done a detailed review on this you can read it here—La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Review| Acne cleanser

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Lotion Astringent Micro-Exfoliant

Price: Rs.1190 for 200ml



This is one toner that I swear by. It is paraben free, tightens and helps unblock pores. I agree it contains Alcohol Denat but when compared to the results it gives I would not mind much about it. It has a mild fragrance which will not irritate the nose at all. This La Roche-Posay effaclar toner works like a magic in treating the acne.

How I use it

I take 2-3 drops of this toner on my cotton pad and gently wipe my face with it after washing my face with la Roche-Posay effaclar foaming gel. And you would not believe that it removes every atom of dirt from the face.

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How Effective is it?

It contains salicylic acid which helps in drying out the acne. This La Roche-Posay Effaclar toner does more than what it claims. It’s been almost two months since I am using this range and my most favorite among the three is this toner. This has actually toned my skin and I could feel that my overall complexion has also improved after using it. It deeply cleanses the pores and removes all of the dirt and you will need only a few drops of it. After using this La Roche-Posay Effaclar astringent lotion, my acne is completely under control. I would highly suggest you try this. It may seem to be expensive but actually, it is not. Because this one bottle is going to last for good 5 months or more. If you are working women or go out every single day then this is a must-have product for you.  I can’t stress enough to let you guys know how amazing it is! This La Roche-Posay Effaclar toner contains micro-exfoliant which helps in removing the superficial dead cells thereby fading out the scars.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) Corrective Unclogging Care Anti-Imperfections, Anti-Marks

Price: Rs.1350 for 40 ml



Now the next step after toning is to moisturize the skin. I have been using La Roche-Posay Effaclar duo as my morning moisturizer. It comes in a tube packaging with screw type cap. This has a narrow tip from where we can dispense the cream out. I loved its packaging. This moisturiser has a similar fragrance to face wash.

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How I use it

I take a pea size of La Roche-Posay Effaclar duo on my palm, warm it up and apply it all over my face. Sometimes I just pat it gently on my skin rather than massaging it into my skin.

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How effective is it?

As a moisturizer, I can tell that it moisturizes my skin very well. This claims to unclog the pores and treat imperfections, marks. I loved this because it gets absorbed into the skin within seconds without leaving any greasy feeling. I would suggest you to not use much of the product on the nose. Because it made my skin around the nose oily after an hour. But the other parts of my face was normal. I also observed that this hides the pores on my cheeks near the nose. So I sometimes use it as my primer too. Now coming to controlling the acne, when used along with the cleanser and toner it did control my acne. But I can’t claim that this alone helped me. This La Roche-Posay Effaclar duo is good as a moisturizer because of its light weight formula. But it didn’t blow my mind how the La Roche-Posay Effaclar lotion astringent and face wash did. I liked it but I didn’t love it.

One thing that is common for all of these three products is that less is more. You will need only a little amount of the products.

My recommendations:

For oily and acne-prone skin people I would highly suggest the face wash and toner. You can skip the La Roche-Posay Effaclar duo. Because for the price it comes in, it is not that worthy and only gives hydration.

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Overall effectiveness of La Roche-Posay Effaclar range on acne and scars

La Roche-Posay Effaclar range has thankfully worked very well for me. These three products together have completely controlled my acne, faded out my scars and have improved my skin tone. My skin is back to normal with occasional hormonal breakouts *Alhamdulillah?* This may seem to be on the expensive side for few but trust me they are worth every penny. It is like investing for a healthy and beautiful skin. I can see beautiful changes in my skin after using this. And one more best thing about this range is that they have controlled my excess oil secretion and has changed from skin type from oily to less oily.

I hope my review helped you to some extent. Have you tried any product from La Roche-Posay? If you have any queries feel free to ask in the comments section below or mail me or DM me on Instagram.

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  1. Nice and honest review. I have tried their face wash and moisturizer. As you say, the moisturizer is not that worth the price. Didn’t see much results from it. But it has raving reviews all over ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Seems like an effective trio! It is so difficult to find the exact products that actually work on your acne. Nicely reviewed in detail.?

  3. Thank you. Your review really helped. I wanted to try this for myself.. But since I have dry skin.. . I will have skip this range.

  4. I solely trusted on Sebamed Cleansing Foam when I had such a similar situation few years ago and it truly worked wonders for me. Never reached out for this brand as they are expensive ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I’m glad that this worked for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yeah I tried sebamed Cleansing foam as well. But that didn’t show much difference. This range has brought my skin back to normal

  5. Guess this range is really good. Will try it.BTW nice post.

  6. I too have an acne prone skin and finding the right product in a market brimming with various products is really tedious! This seems like a good choice though. Thanks Khadija for reviewing it for us! ๐Ÿ™‚

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