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Effaclar Duo [+] SPF 30 40ml

Effaclar Duo [+] SPF 30 40ml is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 51.
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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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Free Product Samples

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 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.


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 3 out of 5 by from Great coverage I have been using this product for about a month, but sorry to say I've not really seen any great improvements to my skin - I had high hopes for this product! The spots on my forehead seem to be worse and more of them - I've also noticed that it's made my skin seem a bit oily too, especially the forehead. The cream goes on really easily and gives a good, even coverage - the fine nozzle tip makes it easy to administer the correct amount of product. The tube is a nice size too as it fits easily into a make up bag or handbag if on the go. I will persevere further to see if there's any improvement over a greater length of time.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fab cream for spotty oily skin! bought the normal version of this a few months ago and I love it. I've finally found something that works for my dry cheeks but very oily t zone as well. decided on the 30spf one for the coming summer and I'll probably stick with it for now on. love love love it!
Date published: 2017-05-20
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 2 out of 5 by from Not as great as the duo original I use the effaclar range religiously and found this new added spf version. It looks milky when you apply it to the skin and feels exactly like sun cream, I've used it intermittently with the duo original cream and haven't noticed any more break outs than usual. Buy if you want SPF protection, but it's not a replacement for the original, I save this for days when I'm out and about in the sun, otherwise I stick to the original if I'm staying in doors. Not a great base for makeup either, feels sticky and thick.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from love original, hate this I have oily skin and the original one helped me a lot with my acne problems, I love it and swear by it. I could not find it in boots and so grabbed this one. It is so bad. Leaves sticky film on my skin, which is so bad when you have oily skin especially. While the original one would mattify my skin and would help to combat oil during the day. and this is even more expensive! I am highly disappointed in this product and need to stock up on original one! I do highly suggest that one for anyone who has acne problems.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Leaves skin very greasy I bought this for summer as i am a big fan of the whole Effaclar range, it helped me a lot with my oily skin and occasional spots, i was hoping it will be as good as the original Effaclar Duo which is amazing, but it seems it's a totally different product! It's heavy, doesn't sink into the skin and makes it greasy. Considering it's the same name as the original it is very disappointing.
Date published: 2018-10-10
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from old friend with benefit ;-) I've always loved Effaclar duo, it's my go to daily moisturiser whenever I have any skin issues. If you have severe acne you should probably go see a dermatologist. However, there's nothing better to maintain your acne prone skin and prevent from blemishes. Added SPF is only a plus. I do not need to put another SPF product during my morning routine (when I stay in the city) and using SPF is extremely important. During the day just top up with anthelios and you're protected from the sun :-)
Date published: 2017-07-31
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