Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System

Complete 3-Step Anti-Blemish System for oily and acne-prone skin



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

Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 64.
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 This product rocks. I'm 37 and still suffer with oily,spot prone skin until now. I've tried everything, researching time and time again for the best products and always gone for sycillic based products that's promise to combat blackheads and oil. I have now realised these products were far too harsh and left me with combination, oil and servere dry patchey skin. Thankfully I have now found la Roche posey. I have been using it about a month now and it's really working for me. No more dry patches,no more spots,just clear smooth skin. I will definitely be buying these products again and on a plus side the price is very good value.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best acne prone skin ever The price for the set was amazing. I used to use vichy normaderm and clinique range for acne probe skin. Vichy was ok but clinique was terrible, me me add my skin is a bit more senitive. Effaclar duo is so amazing. Used it in the past and now just got back to using it. It's my second set. Not even one spot appears on my skin when using it. If I stop and switch to something else I get acne back. I love love love and highly recommend this product. This deal is amazing.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I bought this a few weeks ago to help get rid of small bumps and redness on my face and I can say that it worked wonders! I started off using it twice a day, but found that it did make my face a bit sore, so I use the cleanser and toner in the morning and evening but just put the corrector on in evening so it can work well overnight. As my skin can be quite dry, especially in these winter months, I have just continued to use my normal moisturiser and it hasn't seemed to have had any negative affect on this product.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!! I bought this around two months ago and I've been using it every single day. I've always suffered from really bad acne and scarring but as soon as i began using this, gradually over the two months my scars have faded almost completely and I rarely get spots anymore! The only problem I have found is that it's rather drying and so I only use it in the evening instead of morning and evening. I've used many products to rid myself of scars and acne and this is the only one that has worked so I'm on my second kit at the moment. This is probably the last acne and scarring product I will ever use and I definitely recommend it!!
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from TERRIBLE I used this set until It ran out along with the tolerane moisturiser, everyday twice a day. This made my skin unbelievably dry so I started using the efficlar duo just twice a week as I'd read this is the thing that drys out the skin. I feel like I have no moiusture in my skin and no amount of moisturiser isn't helping get it back. As for the effect on my spots, it did nothing. The first two weeks my skin was worse than it had ever been, I got spots in places I never got them before and absolutely nothing changed by the end of using. Complete waste of money.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great combination of products! I'm a french girl living in the Uk, so I'm sorry if my English is not perfect. I have been using those 3 products morning and night every day for like 2 months and my skin is a lot better! I have a bit of red spots and a lot of scarfs because of them and now my skin is more uniform and I have less spots. I'm also using the Hydraphase UV Light cream on the top of the Anti blemish cream because my skin is really dehydrated and now I feel that she is less dry and it's more confortable. The price of this products and and quality is amazing!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Leaves skin dry I also get more breakout after a week use. Still giving it a try
Date published: 2017-01-15
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