Say hello to the best skin of your life with the La Roche Posay Effaclar range- your go-to for clear skin.

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La Roche Posay has been a longstanding player in the skincare game since the brand’s inception in 1975. As one of the leading brands in formulating skincare and sun protection for sensitive skin, this is a trusted company recommended by over 90,000 dermatologists worldwide. In fact, it’s the number one dermatologist-recommended brand in Canada.

La Roche Posay continues to revolutionize the skincare industry with its much-loved lineup, La Roche Posay Effaclar. We’re taking a deep dive into the star lineup for acne-prone skin from the brand as well as giving you a first-hand HOLR experience of what it’s like to implement some of the products into our daily skincare routine.

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About La Roche Posay Effaclar

La Roche Posay wants to revamp your skincare routine with this exciting range formulated to target acne-prone and oily skin. 

The La Roche Posay Effaclar range features a daily skincare regimen made up of simple yet effective products. Some of the lineup’s best-sellers include a treatment, serum, micro-peeling purifying gel, and foaming gel product. All of the products within the range are designed to work harmoniously with one another in order to give you the best skin ever.

These products feature skin-loving ingredients formulated to treat acne-prone and oily skin on the face and body without overdrying and or causing irritations, making them a must-add to your daily routine.

The product lineup

La Roche Posay Effaclar is made up of a core product line that is designed to work in tandem with one another to help contribute to clearer-looking skin. We’re taking a look at the below star products from the range and why they’re changing the skincare game.

Effaclar Duo (+) Global Acne Treatment – $26.00

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The Effaclar Duo (+) is a global action acne treatment that targets acne without drying out the skin. It provides 24-hour hydration and is formulated with dermatological ingredients, those of which include salicylic acid, niacinamide, and aqua posae filiformis. The result of combining these ingredients? The brand’s best acne treatment! It really works to target all stages of the pimple lifecycle and prevents recurring breakouts- all while keeping skin sensitivity top of mind. 

Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum – $51.00

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The Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum is formulated with a tri-acid complex made up of; glycolic acid, LHA, and salicylic acid. These ingredients work together to purify and exfoliate while refining pores. It’s a gentle daily peeling serum designed to target adult acne-prone skin as well as early signs of aging. 

Effaclar Micro-Peeling Purifying Gel – $16.95

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Made with niacinamide, LHA, and salicylic acid, the Effaclar Micro-Peeling Purifying Gel is a 2% salicylic acid face and body cleanser and a must-add to any skincare routine. It’s formulated to help remove excess sebum and impurities, as well as unclog pores. This will ensure your overall skin texture looks and feels smoother. As a result, this is the ideal product to ensure skin is left feeling soft, clean, and refreshed. 

Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel (200ml) – $16.95

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One of the brand’s top cleansers ensures a deep clean every time thanks to ingredients such as; zinc and glycerin. It’s formulated to help treat acne-prone and oily skin on both the face and body without causing dryness or irritation. It’s suitable for sensitive skin and is designed to remove impurities and rebalance the skin.  

HOLR’s Honest Review and Opinion: La Roche Posay Effaclar Range

HOLR had the opportunity to thoroughly test out the Effaclar range to see if it’s actually worth the hype. As a result, I’m dishing all the details of my experience with the collection, my must-haves from the lineup, and what worked best for my sensitive skin! 

I decided to fully immerse myself in the La Roche Posay Effaclar lineup by revamping my skincare routine to include four of the brand’s star products. 

After removing my makeup, I start my cleansing routine with the Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel. I lather the product between my palms and apply it in circular motions around my face before rinsing it off. I love how soft and gentle the cleanser feels on my skin and how clean it makes my skin look and feel.

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Next up, I apply a few drops of the Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum all over my face. This melts right into my skin and doesn’t feel tacky or sticky after a few minutes, which I definitely appreciate. It also leaves my skin with a healthy, dewy glow.

Finally, I use the Effaclar Duo (+) Global Acne Treatment and apply it to my problem areas, using it to spot treat some active breakouts. I let this sit overnight and when I wake up I can tell my breakouts look visibly smaller and less noticeable. A little goes a long way so this is a holy-grail item for me!

During cleansing routines where my skin requires a little extra self-care and attention, I will swap out the foaming gel for the Effaclar Micro-Purifying Gel to ensure an all-over deep clean. I love how gentle this feels when applied and how smooth-yet clean- my skin looks after using it. As someone who struggles with blackheads right around my nose, this product really helps to unclog my pores.

After testing out these star products, there were definitely some favourites amongst the group- those of which include the Effaclar Duo (+) Global Acne Treatment and the Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum. These two have made it into my can’t-live-without skincare essentials pile as I noticed almost immediate results after using them.

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The Effaclar Duo (+) Global Acne Treatment is perfect for spot-treating breakouts and only took a few hours to work its magic- the next morning they were visibly less red and irritated! The Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum gives my face a serious glow that I can’t get over- it’s a must-have for me! 

Every product worked well for my sensitive skin, and I didn’t notice any irritation once applied. As someone who has sensitive skin, these products are miracle workers in terms of how well they work- in addition to how well they work together. After 1 week of use, I noticed my skin looked and felt more nourished and radiant. My active breakouts also healed faster! 

So, what’s my verdict? ThThe La Roche Posay Effaclar range is WORTH IT!

I’m a huge fan of all of the above products, but I can’t wait to try out the rest of the lineup. As someone who struggles with sensitive skin, these products felt gentle to use but worked hard to provide me with smoother, brighter, and healthier-looking skin. I also noticed how quickly some of my active breakouts cleared up in a matter of days after introducing these products into my everyday routine.

My skin and I truly loved the above products, so if I were to recommend anything from the La Roche Posay Effaclar range, it would be these four, as they did a fantastic job at clearing up my skin while being gentle yet effective.

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How to shop the La Roche Posay Effaclar range 

Be sure to shop La Roche Posay Effaclar at or in-store and online at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Published by HOLR Magazine.