Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System

Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 223.
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Complete 3-Step Anti-Blemish System for oily and acne-prone skin
Special Price £21.78 Regular Price £32.50



A 3-Step Anti-Blemish System, providing a complete skincare routine for oily, acne-prone skin.


Specifically formulated for oily, blemish and acne-prone skin. An award-winning, simple 3-step regime, inspired by dermatologists, which is clinically proven to correct the appearance of blemishes, unclog pores and reduce pore size whilst keeping skin hydrated and reducing the appearance of red and brown marks. Use morning and evening. Suitable for those prone to allergic reaction.

Step 1: Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser 125ml: This gentle yet effective gel purifies skn and removes impurities and excess sebum to leave skin fresh, soft and clear.

Step 2: Effaclar Clarifying Toner 200ml: This refining lotion helps to minimise the appearance of pores and refresh skin.

Step 3: Effaclar Duo [+] 40ml: A correcting and hydrating treatment. This gel-cream gently exfoliates the skin to visibly reduce the appearance of spots, unclog pores, control shine and help reduce the appearance of pigmentation marks left behind by acne.

  • A complete 3-step anti-blemish system for oily, acne-prone skin
  • Reduces the appearance of spots, controls shine and helps reduce marks
  • Visibly clearer skin in 4 weeks


Effaclar has been through rigorous dermatological testing to ensure it is suitable for use on even the most sensitive skin.

9/10 dermatologists would recommend La Roche-Posay Effaclar for oily, spot-prone skin.*


The minimalist formula contains no preservatives, no parabens, no soap, no colourants and no lanolin. It is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (won't block pores).

*Survey of 249 dermatologists at the British Association of Dermatologist’s conference, July 2015. Survey conducted by La Roche-Posay.

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  • 609579/39: Aqua / Water
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • PEG-8
  • Coco-Betaine
  • Hexylene Glycol
  • Sodium Chloride
  • PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate
  • Zinc PCA
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Citric Acid
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • Parfum / Fragrance (Code F.I.L. B32025/1)
  • 6094002: Aqua / Water
  • Glycerin
  • Butylene Glycol
  • PEG-670 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
  • Allantoin
  • Hamamelis Virginiana Extract/Witch Hazel Extract Potassium Alum
  • Zinc Gluconate
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Argilla/Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
  • Silica [Nano]/Silixa
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Copper Gluconate
  • Lactic Acid
  • Hexylene Glycol
  • Methylparaben
  • Salicylic Acid CI 77947 [Nano]/Zinc Oxide (Code F.I.L. B8536/5)
  • 60931387: Aqua / Water
  • Glycerin
  • Dimethicone
  • Isocetyl Stearate
  • Niacinamide
  • Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate
  • Silica
  • Ammonium Polyacryldimethyl Tauramide / Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate
  • Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer
  • Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
  • Zinc PCA
  • Glyceryl Stearate SE
  • Isohexadecane
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Myristyl Myristate
  • 2-Oleamido-1
  • 3-Octadecanediol
  • Nylon-12
  • Poloxamer 338
  • Linoleic Acid
  • Disodium EDTA
  • Capryloyl Salicylic Acid
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Piroctone Olamine
  • Parfum / Fragrance (Code F.I.L.: B161126/2)
  • Please check back of pack for up to date ingredients

Free UK standard delivery on all orders

Standard Delivery 3-5 working days*

* If order is placed before 11am on a working day. If order is placed after 11am or on any non-working day then estimated delivery will be on the second working day.

Sustainability Commitment

Our planet

The environment, our commitment from source.


Optimum protection. The La Roche-Posay spring water is over 1700 years old. It is protected from any types of pollution after it reaches the surface until it is used for spa therapy purposes.


More recycling. We favour use do recycled raw materials and easily recycled packaging.

Fewer materials. We use cardboard packaging tailored to size to avoid bulky secondary packaging, sourced from 100% sustainably managed forests (FSC - Forest Stewardship Council - certified cardboard).


An ambitious agenda. 100% ISO 14001 certified plants committed to ambitious objectives in the areas of waste management, water saving and reduced CO2 emissions (more than 50% by 2015, compared to 2005).

Renewable energies. 1000 tons of CO2 emissions avoided each year thanks to our geothermal program.


I really like this set, it's simple, no fuss and easy to use. My skin is now so much better. It's less oily, smoother, and my breakouts are becoming less. It's also quick to use too. I like quick yet effective routines and this does it for me. I definitely recommend.
Effaclar 3-Step


Non oily, non greasy and fast absorbing for 24 hour hydration. Clinically proven to correct the appearance of blemishes. After 24 hours blemishes appear visibly reduced. 52% say there is a reduction in the appearance of blemishes after 4 weeks*

*Clinical assessment. 51 subjects.

Our Brand

Our Brand
For 30 years, we’ve been working in partnership with dermatologists to bring the most efficacious yet highly tolerated products to those with sensitive skin. Whatever your skin concern and whatever your stage in life, La Roche-Posay has a solution – even for those with the most delicate and reactive of skin.

How To

Learn how to use


Work a small amount into a lather with water and massage onto skin using gentle circular scrubbing movements - no need to scrub. Avoid eye area. Rinse thoroughly.

We recommend



Apply to a cotton pad and gently sweep over entire face. Avoid eye area. No need to rinse.

We recommend


03.Correct and hydrate

Apply a thin layer of cream over entire face before applying make up. Avoid eye contour.

We recommend



Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thankfully I Presevere. I have been using this for 5, going into 6 months now. Some users experience change within few weeks, however I didn't. Nevertheless, I stayed on the regime and dear God how I'm glad I did! I started having improvement on my face after 2 months. I usually have at minimum 10 big red sore cystic acne bumps (not including the whiteheads and the pustules) on my face per day before this, and nowadays, even a whitehead is a rare occurrence. I am now focusing on enlightening the dark spots which would fade in time but I could not be happier with my skin condition now. I also feel confident stepping out of the house with my bare face.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never been so blemish free I have been using this for around 2 months and my skin has been great. I use it most days but have skipped a few days in the 2 months I've had it. The cleanser and toner will easily cover another 2 months as there is loads left so great value for money there. I have just bought the moisturiser again as this is now running low. This has kept even hormonal spots / blemishes at bay which I suffer a lot from. I haven't had any unsightly under skin spots either as I used to or really any spots at all. My pores are also visibly smaller around my nose and cheeks. Can't recommend this enough.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work for me I was swayed by the positive reviews to try this out. Unfortunately I have hormonal acne which I've now come to accept there are no real treatments for, aside from medical prescriptions and procedures. I've had a huge breakout since using this product and can see no improvement in my skin. It also dries out the skin quite a bit. May work much better for those with bacterial acne or inflamed skin, but I'd go and see a doctor or research the cause of your acne before investing in this product as it won't cure all skin problems.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I have struggled with acne for the past 2 years whilst studying at university. I was under the dermatologist who gave me creams and tablets which if anything made my skin worse as the cream burnt my skin. I have tried everything (or so I thought before buying this) such as clinique, body shop, nivea, garnier, LUSH face masks and clear complexion tablets with no success. I went into boots to then buy the well advertised proactiv to which the dermatologist working that day asked if I had tried this product. My skin was badly scarred and within only 3 days I saw a HUGE difference. I have continued with using the three step products and cannot thank La Roche Posay enough. Finally something that works.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I began using this product over a year ago. I suffered with terrible spots and blotchiness and found out about La Roche Posay from watching a youtube tutorial; I was desperate at this point so thought to give it a go... best decision I've made! Gave me a great routine to care for my skin morning and night, and my spots began to reduce after only a week. I continue to use this product even a year after, as it keeps my spots at bay. Definitely recommend to anyone who suffers from acne or larger pores and it helps to target both of these problems :) Also the cream works really well as a primer to make up!
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a product that really works Firstly i would like to say i never leave reviews this is my first ever but i felt i had to. I have been using this product around 6 weeks and at first i was not sure if it was making things worse but decided to keep useing after reading reviews, my skin has been shocking for the last 3 years i have tryed everything antibiotics,every product on the shelf and even light treatment(which works but too expensive to keep up). Finally something that really works my results are amazing spots are completely gone scars still there but are dramatically reduced. I will say you have to use this product as it says i dont mix with any other range and will use it still even though my spots are gone to prevent coming back. Honestly its amazing
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product! I have been using this set for a week now and was pretty skeptical. However, I have genuinely seen some improvement in my skin. The facial wash lathers quickly and leaves my skin incredibly soft. The toner tightens my skin instantly, yet does leave my skin feeling a little dry and sensitive around my eyes. The corrector is great though and has made quite a difference to my blemishes and red cheeks. I will definitely keep using this set, but honestly would not pay the price tag for it. Great product, but would not purchase in future.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This really does work! I never place reviews as I don't have the time, but after buying this product in August (3 months ago) and seeing the results I thought it deserves a review. I'm 45 and have always suffered with spots even though I look after my skin and always cleanse, tone and moisturise. I've tried all different brands of make up and cleansers but nothing seemed to help. I bought this set on the off chance while browsing in Boots and didn't think it would help - it said on the box that results would be within 4 weeks. I stuck with it and within the 4 weeks of using the products twice a day my skin has totally cleared up and I rarely get a blemish. I've been using it for 3 months now and will continue with it - I'm so glad I found this product.
Date published: 2016-11-03
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