Effaclar Duo [+] SPF 30 40ml

Effaclar Duo [+] SPF 30 40ml is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 55.
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40 ml
A dual action daily mattifying moisturiser for skin prone to blemishes.


A spot treatment that corrects and hydrates skin for clearer skin in 4 weeks. Now with broad spectrum protection against UVA, UVB and pollution.


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 to reduce inflammation in order to prevent red and brown coloured marks that are often left by spots. Provides immediate protection from UVA and UVB rays. Helps protect the skin from the effects of pollution and infrared that can damage skin over time. Hydrates skin for 24 hours. Clearer skin in 4 weeks. Suitable for even sensitive skin.

  • Anti-blemish treatment that corrects and hydrates oily, blemish and acne-prone skin.
  • Visibly reduces spots, controls shine and helps to reduce the appearance of marks
  • Now with broad spectrum UV protection.


Enriched with LHA to micro-exfoliate the skin, unclog blocked pores and reduce the appearance of scarring. Also contains niacinamide to help redness and size of spots, as well as soothe discomfort caused by spots. Enriched with [ACTIVE SHIELD XL PROTECT] with SPF 30, PPD (UVA protection) and Carnosine, an anti-oxidant, that helps prevent damage caused by pollution.


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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3 included with this purchase

  • Aqua / Water

  • Octocrylene

  • Glycerin

  • Homosalate

  • Ethylhexyl Salicylate

  • Alcohol Denat

  • Niacinamide

  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane

  • Dimethicone

  • Sorbitan Stearate

  • Silica

  • Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate

  • Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer

  • Propylene Glycol

  • Potassium Cetyl Phosphate

  • Disopropyl Sebacate

  • PEG-20

  • PEG-8 Laurate

  • Zinc PCA

  • Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer

  • 2-Oleamido-1

  • 3-Octadecanediol

  • Inulin Lauryl Carbamate

  • Carnosine

  • Poloxamer 338

  • Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate

  • Disodium EDTA

  • Sucrose Cocoate

  • Capryloyl Salicylic Acid

  • Xanthan Gum

  • t-Butylalcohol

  • BHT

  • Salicylic Acid

  • Parfum/Fragrance

  • (Code F.I.L.: B199058/1)

Free UK standard delivery and Free Returns*

Standard Delivery 3-5 working days**

*On all orders over £25

**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.


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.

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 cleansing, pore-tightening, mattifying effect, apply lotion to cotton pad and sweep over the face and neck.

We recommend


03.Moisturise and Protect

Using a pea size amount, rub into the whole face and neck in circular motions. Avoid eye contour. For sun protection throughout the day, top up with a facial sunscreen.

We recommend



Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moisturises without causing spots During winter my skin is extremely dry, yet easily breaks out in spots when I use moisturiser. This is perfect, as it keeps my dry patches away but doesn't clog up my skin or cause me to break out. I also love the added sun protection - will definitely be buying this product again.
Date published: 2020-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I love this product! It keeps my skin soft and oil free. It has really helped to sort my bad skin and acne scarring.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FABULOUS (if too thick, mix in with moisturiser) I read both good and not so good reviews. I use both the Duo+ tinted cream (as "foundation", but I do find it tends to dry out my 43 year old cheeks a bit); and I also use (on non-make up days) the untinted cream. I then tend to use anthelios over it as sun protection, but I find on days that I do not use effaclar duo+ that my acne gets worse, so in this hot summer I thought I'd give the Duo +SPF30 a go. Yes, it is thick. But I put moisturiser (Eddaclar H or Mat+) in my palm, and put the same amount of SPF30 and mix them with my fingers in my palm and then rub my hands and put it over my face and massage until absorbed: Miraculous! Right consistency/thickness, great protection and great acne care. So come on people, be creative and mix it in with your other moisturisers - it is a fab product; and rare to have acne care and SPF combined! I somehow have a feeling that this even does a better job on my acne than the other Duo+ ones.
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I have been buying this product for a few months for my son who has had facial acne for about 5 years. He has had various treatments from the doctor and also a course of Roaccutane which did work but the acne returned after a few months. He was recommended Effaclar by a pharmacist who said it was a good product having previously been prescription only, and the difference to his skin has been noticeable within a couple of months. He uses is twice a day as a moisturiser along with topical creams and low dose antibiotics. I would recommend it to anyone suffering from acne as it has definitely made a difference.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for acne prone, oily/combination skin I’ve used this now for 6 months since changing from the Neals Yard purifying palmarosa moisturiser. Not only is this cheaper, but it leaves my skin feeling more moisturised and softer. Love the spf 30 too. My acne has been more calm and skin oiliness much more balanced. Only criticism is it doesn’t particularly minimise my pores, so I use other products to help with this.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product I have been using this product and the original for well over a year now and will not use any other! When used with the wash for oily/sensitive skin, it’s the perfect combination! Helps even skin tone and does not irritate
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. I bought this as I am in my late 40s and still suffer from the occasional spot. Honestly, this cream has worked wonders. I use it as a daily moisturiser and add the BB cream on top if I want to wear foundation. My skin has cleared up and the texture has improved. At my age I want an SPF in my cream, but most other creams gave me spots. This one hasn't. I'm chucking out all the other creams I have collected over the years trying to keep my hormonal spots at bay and will replace with this range.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great multi-tasker for oily skin! I've been using this as my morning moisturiser for a few months now and am very pleased with it! I have oily skin that becomes shiny quickly, and so I like to avoid products that leave any shine after application. This sinks into the skin really nicely and doesn't feel heavy or greasy. It works well under make up but also gives the skin a nice appearance on its own. I am also prone to having some blemishes and clogged pores. I have noticed some improvement since using this product, and expect to see more as time goes on, but in particular I am pleased with the fact that it doesn't make these issues worse. (Sometimes I find moisturisers that are too rich can clog my pores and make my skin bumpy in texture, or make me break out- the Effaclar duo+ does not!) A big bonus for me was finding that La Roche-Posay have included an SPF option as I always look for a day moisturiser with some amount of SPF protection.
Date published: 2017-11-27
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