Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System

Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 310.
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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 the best of our creations – designed for sensitive skin and all of its needs. Tested and re-tested for its efficacy and mildness on sensitive skin. It is also hypoallergenic.

This is a cosmetic product. For medical conditions seek advice from your GP

*Survey conducted on 249 dermatologists who chose to attend a La Roche-Posay sponsored symposium in the UK, July 2016

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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 and Free Returns*

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.

**On all orders over £25

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.


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.

How To

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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 Really does help! I bought this about 3 months ago, on and off I've been on different medications and skincare regimes. Instead of going back on antibiotics again I decided to switch up my regime. I've tried Pro-activ, Clarins, Lush, Freederm, and all sorts of others. I feel like this 3 step really helped my skin, with redness, spot size and reduction, oil and overall tone of skin! Most of all it improved my confidence! I don't usually write reviews but I have bought this set again and still love it! Lasted me longer than the 6 weeks and I use it once a day, along with a chemical exfoliant and 100% tea tree oil to target certain spots! Still have a few spots but it's definitely made a difference! Very happy with this product! Thank you!
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from La-Roche-Posay - La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step An I have a 15 year old daughter with very bad acne who has tried various antibiotics and topical creams from doctor and dermatologists and nothing comes close to this product.I was recommended this product from someone who overheard me speaking about my daughter's skin.Applying morning and evenings she was complaining about it having a burning sensation (which I had been told about) so stuck with it and after a few days it settled down and her face didn't look nearly as inflammed and sore as it had done Previousl.She just has the odd spot here and there nowI would defanetly recommended trying this if you suffer from acne,oily prone skin.
Date published: 2019-01-05
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 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 Not recommended I am 44, with outbreaks of acne especially on my cheeks, depending on hormonal changes during the month. I also have slight impurities on my chin. After starting to use this, my skin became really bad, new big hurting spots appeared every day or every second day. Instead of the usual 1 to 3 big spots I had up to 8, which was quite painful and not good looking. I kept using it hoping it would improve, but it did not after several weeks. Yes, the spots would heal initially quicker than usual, but because they kept appearing, this was no help. I still have faint marks left from this useless trial. I had other products of this company before, no issues. But I would not recommend this blemish kit.
Date published: 2017-05-23
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 ALL OF THESE REVIEWS ARE CORRECT I have had acne for years and years but it has never been bad enough to get expert treatment from a derm. This works!! Yes it gives you small pustules and pimples but give it time!! The first week I experienced a slight tingle from the cream. Small spots (mine are usually large) and I gained them in places ive never before (forehead and nose) Week 2 my pores were small, no blackheads or pustules to squeeze. My face looked overall better and brighter! Week 3 and my skin has never been this clear since I was 12 yrs old. No painful spots or ugly blackheads.
Date published: 2018-04-03
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