Effaclar Clarifying Lotion

200 ml
Micro-exfoliant astringent lotion



A micro-exfoliant, astringent toning lotion for oily skin prone to imperfections and enlarged pores.


Specifically formulated for sensitive skin which is oily and prone to blemishes, imperfections and dilated pores. Used after washing, this product helps to eliminate remaining excess oil, unblock pores and visibly reduce their size. Perfectly completes make-up removal. Suitable for those prone to allergic reaction.

  • For oily, blemish-prone skin
  • Unblocks pores and visibly reduces their size
  • Helps to eliminate excess oil

    Enriched with sebo-regulating active ingredients and micro-exfoliant LHA (Lipo-Hydroxy Acid)


    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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3 included with this purchase

  • 609331 59
  • Aqua / Water
  • Alcohol Denat.
  • Glycerin
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Propylene Glycol
  • PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
  • Disodium EDTA
  • Capryloyl Salicylic Acid
  • Citric Acid
  • Parfum / Fragrance
  • B41288/1
  • 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.


Have been using this product for about 2 months now and I am very pleased with the result so far. My skin feels lovely and clean without feeling dry and helps to keep blemishes at bay.


Excess oil is absorbed and pores are unclogged and visibly reduced. Skin's texture feels smoother, intensely refreshed and purified.

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How To

Learn how to use


Wash daily with a gentle fragrance-free cleanser.

We recommend



Apply toner gently with a damp cotton wool pad to the face and neck, morning and evening.

We recommend



Apply a light-feeling gel moisturiser morning and or evening.

We recommend



Customer Reviews

Effaclar Clarifying Lotion is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So refreshing! Ive used this for just under a week, along with the foaming gel and the Effaclar Duo moisturiser and the visible difference is amazing. I've actually just left for work with no make up on for the first time in years! It does sting for a couple of minutes after using it, but I think that compromise is definitely worth the confidence boost its given me :)
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use this for over 5 years!! Very positive about this product. I use it for over 5 years. My skin is much more clear when I use this product.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful Bought after reading so many good reviews, however was extremely disappointed as soon as I received it based on the strong alcohol smell - I could easily buy any other cheap high street toner for the same content. Worse was after using it for a while, and suddenly having considerably more breakouts and drier skin than before. I understand that different peoples skin will of course react differently to products, however even if by a miracle your skin reacts well to this product, it still wouldn't be worth the price tag.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for skin prone to spots-but is drying! I love this as a daily toner for my skin! It does tend to dry my skin out as it rids me of my spots but I prefer having little to no spots and just hydrating my skin with extra thick moisturizers than being covered in spots anyway! Recommend for skin that's prone to spots, as it clears them in a hot minute, or oily skin also. Don't recommend using it under your eyes however as it's too drying for the thin skin!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pure alcohol I found this to be very harsh for everyday use. It smells strongly of alcohol. It is ok to dab on spots to dry them up but otherwise not great.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for problem skin I purchased the Effaclar Clarifying Lotion along with the Purifying Gel Cleanser and Duo [+] Anti-Blemish Cream which I have been using for about 3 months now. (I originally bought the 3 step Anti-Blemish system kit - with the same products in - from Boots which was a lot more expensive than the price at Feel Unique.) These products used together are amazing; I'd read really good reviews but tend to be a bit sceptical when it comes to skin care products. I'm in my late 20's and have had problem skin for about the past 6 years - my whole face was covered in tiny little pimples that made it feel really lumpy and I would often get breakouts. I've used prescription products from the doctors which all worked, but only temporarily. After using the Effaclar Anti-Blemish products for 3 weeks, all the little pimples had disappeared and my breakouts have almost stopped completely; I still get the odd spot on my jawline but my skin is now amazing in comparison to what it was previously. I have my fingers crossed in the hope that it continues to work as it is now, but based on the results so far, I would definitely recommend these products for problem skin, they're great!
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Clarifying lotion I've used I bought la Roche clarifying lotion over 2 weeks ago. Within a week of using it I noticed my skin was clearer and smoother. I've used expensive brands before and none of them comes close to this item. I definitely recommend this product and will continue to buy it.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant for adult acne I found this in Boots on special offer a few months ago so decided to give it a try on my adult acne and I am very glad that I did. I use it as a toner and find that it helps to soothe and heal cystic acne on my cheeks without drying my skin.
Date published: 2016-09-21
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