Effaclar Mat

40 ml
A mattifying moisturiser for oily skin prone to excessive shine.
Special Price £12.80 Regular Price £16.00


A mattifying, daily moisturiser for oily skin prone to excessive shine.


Specifically formulated for oily skin prone to excessive shine. With daily care the anti-shine, oil-free formula helps to limit the appearance of pores and shine by reducing excess sebum. Provides long-lasting hydration for up to 8 hours.

  • For oily skin prone to shine
  • Manages sebum on the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores


Enriched with Sebolyse, a sebo-control active ingredient that is clinically proven to mattify skin and tighten pores. Absorbent micro-powders control shine. The oil-free, advanced formula acts as a blotter to mop up excess oil and keep skin clear and soft. Perlite helps to keep skin matte, even in humid conditions


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

  • 609514 37
  • Aqua / Water
  • Glycerin
  • Dimethicone
  • Isocetyl Stearate
  • Alcohol Denat.
  • Silica [Nano] / Silica
  • Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer
  • Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
  • Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer
  • Butylene Glycol
  • PEG-100 Stearate
  • Cocamide MEA
  • Sarcosine
  • Glyceryl Stearate
  • Triethanolamine
  • Isohexadecane
  • Perlite
  • Capryloyl Salicylic Acid
  • Tetrasodium EDTA
  • Pentylene Glycol
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Parfum / Fragrance
  • (Code F.I.L. B46451/6)
  • 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.


I've been using this throughout the summer as I have really oily skin but didn't want to forgo moisturiser completely. I normally don't like mattifying moisturisers as I like my skin to have a soft glow, but this one was perfect - it didn't give that solid matt feel/look and kept my skin nicely moisturised. It is great under make-up as there is no "balling" which often happens with mattifying moisturisers. It also didn't irritate my sensitive spot prone skin, so very effective.


Day by day the skin’s texture is continually refined, enlarged pores are tightened, andsebum managed. The complexion is left looking mattified and smooth with an intensely moisturised feel.

Hydrating for up to 8 hours. Mattifying for up to 6 hours.

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


Lather cleanser in the hand with warm water. Massage gently onto 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



Apply a mattifying and hydrating moisturiser to face and neck morning and/or evening after cleansing.

We recommend




Customer Reviews

Effaclar Mat is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for combination skin I love all la Roche posay creams for oily skin so have tried most the effaclar range. I think the k + one is the best but this is a good make up base and a good creamier moisturiser for times when your skin is slightly dry but you don't want it to later seep from your pores causing shine. I wouldn't buy from this site again though as it takes ages to be delivered.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product This cream has a light texture that absorbs really fast and leaves face feeling soft, moisturized and not greasy at all. The only problem I have with it that it does not keep my face mat for longer time period. It gets oily after couple hours.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice light moisturiser This is a nice light moisturiser but doesn't fulfil all the claims made. My skin felt nice and hydrated, but it made absolutely no difference to oiliness throughout the day and my pores remained the same size.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I have combination skin and purchased this in hopes of controlling shine. It's a good moisturizer, however, my skin still looks oily throughout the day. Probably works best for those with mild shine.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mattifying moisturiser I bought this product 4 months ago and this is just my 2nd purchase of it! Lasts ages. With extremely oily skin I did not like using any moisturiser as my face would become very shiny. On a recommendation from Marissa Carter of Cocoa Brown I bought this moisturiser. It is the best I have ever used for oily sensitive skin. I can use this everyday it dries in really well and best of all it does not give me an oily complexion as it is mattifying. Highly recommended for oily skin types!
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great base for make-up I have used this along with Effaclar Anti-Blemish System for three months. I don't wear make up every day anymore, because the Anti-Blemish System has cleared my acne! But when I do, I always use this as a base. Whilst it doesn't keep my oily t-zone totally shine free all day, it certainly makes a difference! It also stops my make up from sliding off my face in hot weather. Win-win!
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product The best product I've ever bought for reducing oily skin and pores. Wish I'd discovered it years ago. Not too astringent either, so it works but doesn't sting my oily but sensitive skin.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent for oily skin Creme is clear, my oily skin soaked it up really fast and it's light as air! I used it as a primer and it worked wonderfully, I had no problem with excess oil.
Date published: 2016-12-12
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