Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System

Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 40.
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Complete 3-Step Anti-Blemish System for oily and acne-prone skin
Special Price £26.00 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 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

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 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 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 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 5 out of 5 by from The best 'buy in store' product I have ever tried I have had acne all my life, and at the age of 28 I just want it gone now. I have tried so many different over the counter, doctor's and dermatologists prescriptions; this is by far the best 'buy in store' product I have ever tried. It really clears my skin up without making it dry or causing irritation. I noticed a difference after 2-3 washes, but I have been using it every day and night now for about 3 weeks and the difference in my skin is amazing. I am getting so many compliments on how good my skin looks - something I have only had a few times before in my life! I have got my friends using this product now too!
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FINALLY SOMETHING THAT ACTUALLY WORKS WONDERS !!! Let me start by saying I NEVER EVER REVIEW ANY PRODUCT BUT FOR THIS I HAD TOOO !! As a WOC I have been struggling with what I believe to be hormonal acne for about 3 years now. When I say I had tried everything from over the counter ointment to acid peels recommended by dermatologists to oral medication prescribed by my GP and even though some of the above did tame my acne for about a week, nothing was permanently stopping my outbreak until I tried the Effaclar 3 step anti- blemish. I can happily say my acne is now completely gone and I have the most clearest skin I have had for about 3 years when my acne started. Honestly ladies I stand by this product 1000% because it worked for me when nothing else would. I do get the odd spot/blemish now and then but overall this cleared my acne completely, gave me clearer skin and has reduced my overall pigmentation that was left my from acne marks.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally clear skin! I bought this 6 months ago and have since purchased all 3 products on a continual basis. I thought after my teenage years my spots would stop but sadly not. 20 years later and my skin still breaks out. That was until I discovered La Roche-Posay EFFACLAR 3 step Anti-Blemish! Finally something that works. To say it has changed my life sounds corny, but it really has! I can now go out of the house without make-up on. Something I would have never done for too many years! Try it, you won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Results so far! I got the Effaclar Trio set for Christmas and after having used it for just over 2 months now, I can definitely see an improvement! My skin has always been incredibly greasy and I suffer with intermittent acne. Initially I felt I didn’t see much change, but by the 6th week of regular use, my skin really has turned a corner! I was initially using the duo cream day and night but have now switched to using it just in the morning but continuing to use the wash and cleanser day and night. At night I now use an overnight serum...something my previously greasy skin could not cope with! Just placed my second order of the trio set as seems to be working really well for me! Very pleased as have tried so much in the past with no joy! Wedding in 2 weeks and skin looking better than ever! Thanks La Roche Posay! XxX
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too harsh, drying, got more spots I purchased this when it was on offer to try out. I also thought money back guarantee gave me some reassurance. Ill come back to that part later. I used this for 4 weeks and in that time I have found that the system is just too harsh and over drying for my skin. To the point that I found my skin tone got red and blotchy and got more spots on my face beyond my oily T Zone. The gel wash dried your skin out leaving a tight feeling straight away after rinsing. The toner felt like it did nothing to sooth the uncomfortable tight dry feeling. And the effaclar duo cream which is supposed to hydrate and correct just dried out even further. On spots it would seem to dry out the top layers of skin as opposed to the affect the oils stuck in the pore. So you'd have a dry peeling spot with trapped oil underneath. Ive found that the system treats the whole face as 1 oily surface, rather keeping the non oily areas of the face clean hydrated and the oily areas clean and hydrated but free from EXCESS oil to prevent spots. Instead my face as a whole felt like paper or a dried out autumn leaf. So i thought right it's not working for me I should apply for the money back guarantee. Unfortunately fell foul of one of the terms and conditions. Not happy. Would not recommend this 3 step system.
Date published: 2017-08-10
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