Effaclar DUO [+]

Effaclar DUO [+] is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 312.
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40 ml
A spot treatment that corrects and hydrates skin for clearer skin in 4 weeks
Special Price £10.72 Regular Price £16.00



A spot treatment that corrects and hydrates skin for clearer skin in 4 weeks


Specifically formulated for oily, blemish and acne-prone skin in adults and teenagers. A dual action daily gel moisturiser that reduces the appearance of spots and blackheads, controls shine and helps protect the skin from the causes of red and brown coloured marks that are often left by spots. Hydrates skin for 24 hours. Suitable for even sensitive skin.

  • Anti-blemish moisturiser that corrects and hydrates oily, blemish and acne-prone skin
  • Visibly reduces spots, controls shine and helps to reduce the appearance of marks
  • For clearer skin in 4 weeks


Niacinamide helps to visibly reduce the appearance of spots. Lipo Hydroxy Acid & Salicylic Acid work to unclog blocked pores. Zinc PCA controls sebum to mattify skin and control shine. Procerad helps to reduce the appearance of coloured marks. Glycerin keeps skin hydrated throughout the day.


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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Free Product Samples

3 included with this purchase

  • 609313 87
  • 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.




Jess' Acne Story: Why I love Effaclar Duo [+]


“It’s just a transformation – it’s amazing!”

Jess, 28

I had acne as a teenager but 10 years on, I was mortfied to feel my acne coming back. It was the hard-under-your-skin acne and no cream nor natural remedy(believe me I tried everything from turmeric to toothpaste) would get the pimple to unclog and come to a head. Then I tried EFFACLAR DUO +. Those bumpy painful pimples came to a head almost overnight. I have combination skin so I applied the TOLERIANE RICHE soothing protective cream to keep my skin hydrated after. and it's been 2 weeks and the acne has stopped. This product is good at treating the acne. Now I'm going to try their spot corrector to lighten the pigmentation!


“Unfiltered actual results from using Effaclar for four weeks (neither picture is edited). My acne has definitely faded & I'm absolutely loving the results.”

Dominique @prettyblended

Effaclar Duo+


This dual action daily moisturiser reduces inflammation, corrects the appearance of blemishes and helps to unclog and tighten pores. Skin texture looks refined and it controls the appearance of shine.

24 hour hydration

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


Morning and evening lather cleanser in the hand with warm water. Massage gently onto entire face, avoiding eye area. Rinse thoroughly. Pat dry.

We recommend



For a pore-tightening, mattifying effect, spray directly onto skin as often as necessary.

We recommend


03.Correct and Hydrate

Apply to the whole face and neck morning and evening. Avoid eye contour.

We recommend



Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Changed my life!. I started using this product a couple of months ago. Within a couple of days my skin had started to clear up. The marks from previous break outs also began to fade. At first I used this product alone, but started to get dry skin so now I use the effaclar moisturiser in the morning with it. I have suffered from bad skin throughout my 20s and now at 30 have finally got clear skin. I use the effaclar foaming wash and the moisturiser with this product. I have had no spots since I started using these products. Sometimes I feel like I might be getting a spot but it fades before it is even visible! I am gutted I didn't discover La Roche Posay earlier.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I've been using this for about 6 months after I read a blog review. I had literally tried everything and my next step was to go to the doctors. After coming across the blog review I got it immediately and started using it 2-3 a day. My skin was instantly calmer and softer. After a few weeks I got the effaclar duo cleansing gel to go with it, religiously washing my face then using the cream straight after. After a few months my skin was so much better, fast forward to now and my skin is literally spotless. This cream has changed my life! 100% recommend, I know it's a little pricey but definitely worth it to clear your skin up.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I was a little dubious that this product would work as I've tried all kinds of similar products without them making much of a difference; but I can honestly say that even after the first use i started to notice that my blemishes weren't as noticeable and were fading. I was also concerned that it would dry my skin out because of the ingredients and that it was aimed at oily skin and I have dry, but it didn't! Infact it even left my skin soft and smooth, so much so that I didn't need to use a moisturiser with it and It is also a great base for makeup. Overall it is a great product that delivered what it claims and was a great surprise.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product for acne! Ive had acne for over seven years and nothing has ever seemed to work, not even things which a doctor has prescribed. bought this three days ago and my skin has already improved massively! pretty much all the inflammation from my acne has gone and there are just a few active spots left when there is usually quite alot. So impressed and I hope I continue to see improvement and will definitely be purchasing more of there products.. Would reccomend to anyone struggling with acne.. (I have been using along side the effeclar face mask, superfacialist salicylic acid anti blemish wash, neutrogena hydroboost exfoliator and aloe vera gel) and this seems to be working well for my skin.. All these are found in boots too :)
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally fixed years of problem skin After irradicating all products (from cleanser to shampoo to make-up) containing methyliosthiazolinone in June this year (and seeing about 50% improvement in my skin) I seem to have finally nailed it with Effaclar Duo+ by early October. I'm about 16 days into using it and I'm waking up spot free for the first time in years. I cant recommend this highly enough. Its Saturday and I'm in tinted moisturiser for the first time ever in my life having spent years in foundation!! Getting rid of methyliosthiazolinone (just do a quick web search and see the damage it can do to sensitive skin) was a god-send but this is just brilliant. Wont be changing product any time soon!
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compelled to write a review I never normally write reviews but this product is so good I felt it deserved another one! I'm 47 and this year developed terrible acne along my jawline. In desperation I thought I would try this. Literally overnight my spots were reduced in size and my skin felt smoother. I was really pleased and expected to have clear skin by the end of the week at that rate. Not so, unfortunately. However, the packaging did say best results would be obtained by using the product for a couple of months and now, 10 weeks after I started using it, I'm delighted I no longer have acne at all.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Persistence and patience required I have combination skin which can flare up in the space of 24hours with blemishes and spots. At the same time the skin on my nose can flake and peel despite regular moisturiser. However, this product really seems to be working. I had an initial breakout on my forehead which lasted around 2 weeks; I was ready to ditch it and add it to the drawer of other unsuccessful purchases. Then all came right. My skin has been much clearer and blemish free. I'd agree with other reviewers that it seems to be a good base for makeup too. I'm tending to use it regularly at night and my normal moisturiser during the day. So far so good.
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved on perfection! After struggling with my skin since my late teens (I am now in my early 20's) I really came to rely on the previous formula to eliminate my spots without drying my skin, and when I heard it was changing I was really apprehensive, however I am over the moon for the new formula. Not only does it still eradicate spots the new version is slightly more hydrating and also helps to heal the dark marks left behind. Within 3 weeks my skin is so much smoother and even toned, I never could have imagined how clear my skin could look. Would give it more than 5 stars if I could!
Date published: 2014-03-07
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