Effaclar Purifying Micellar Water

Effaclar Purifying Micellar Water is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 85.
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200 ml
A fresh cleansing water specially formulated for combination and oily skin.


A fresh, cleansing water, specially formulated for combination and oily skin.


Specifically formulated facial cleanser for oily, blemish-prone skin. Gently cleanses the skin and removes make-up. Lifts dirt, grime and sebum away from the surface of the skin without disrupting its delicate balance and leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh.

  • for oily skin and combination skin
  • Gentle cleansing action effectively removes make-up and impurities
  • Controls excess sebum


Physiological pH. Formula based on micelles and polymers from collyrium formulation. Enriched with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.


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, blemish-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

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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.


The purifying micellar formula lifts dirt, grime and sebum away from the surface of the skin without disrupting its delicate balance and over-drying the skin. The skin is left feeling clean and soothed with restorative La Roche-Posay thermal spring water.

How To

Learn how to use


Apply cleanser to a cotton pad and wipe gently over face and neck.

We recommend



Regularly spritz face with spring water throughout the day to hydrate and repair.

We recommend



Gently apply a mattifying and hydrating moisturiser to face and neck morning and evening after cleansing.

We recommend



Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from This works! I bought this in Paris on New Years and will never go back to using make up removal wipes again! It removes even the heaviest make up and eye make up easily. I didn't think it would be very good at removing eye make up, especially heavier night-out eyeshadows and liner but it works a treat! You don't use much aswell because it genuinely does dissolve your make up with ease. The best thing is that it is super sensitive on your skin but tough on your make up. You won't regret trying this little gem!
Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad reaction Disappointed in this micellar water. I am a regular user of Nuxe micellar water and that one so soft and gentle on my skin. I had heard so many good things about this brand so while ordering a few other things I added two bottles of these (one for my sister and other for myself) in the basket and this irritates my skin so much. My skin itches and develops redness. I have sensitive skin and although this brand Is known for sensitive skin yet everytime is use this my face and neck has red blotches and severe itchiness. I'm now worried about how they might make my sister's skin worse too. I wish I could return it all. Waste of money.
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There's no turning back I have been using this product for years, stocking up on it and lugging it back from Paris, but I am delighted that Boots now stock La Roche Posay. It is so gentle for even the most sensitive of skins and removes make up in an easy sweep. My skin tolerates very few products and I would not consider using anything else.
Date published: 2009-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Groundbreaker technology The action of the La Roche-Posay micellaires is amazing at really well cleansing all make up and dirt without leaving a trace, even on sensitive skin. No comedogenic!!! OIL FREE!
Date published: 2009-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would repurchase I am always sceptical to try new things due to my hypersensitive skin. I've been using La Roche Posay's micellar water for the past week with no reaction, irritation, burning or tingling. Highly recommend it to those who suffer with their skin like me. I use this product in the morning and on evenings when I haven't worn make-up. I will be repurchasing this micellar water. Moisten a cotton pad, gently wipe over face and eyes to gently cleanse the skin. I have removed make-up with this micellar water and it took 2 cotton pads to remove my make-up effectively (I tend to wear light/medium coverage make-up).
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like this product and Highly recommend I have been looking for an alternative to face wipes for removing makeup for a long time as I heard that wipes are very damaging to your skin. This works as both a cleanser and a makeup remover and can be applied to a cotton pad and used without damaging your skin. Also, an added bonus is that you needn't wash your face again after you've removed your makeup as the water works as a cleanser too. Excellent for those nights when you're too tired for a full blown skin regime. It smells refreshing and leaves your skin feeling incredibly clean. Final note is that it is good for sensitive skin as several products have made my skin come out in a rash but this one has cleared it up which is fantastic.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Impressive I am not a big fan of using creams or lotions on my face so a purifying water sounded like the idea solution. I wear a lot of heavy eye make up which this product just could not handle - took 8 cotton pads to fully remove from one eye! However I have used this as a cleanser and am thoroughly impressed. My skin has felt clearer and more hydrated than ever. It doesn't dry out my sensitive skin and I have had compliments on looking refreshed and energised. Although it did not remove my make up easily it did not smear it all over my face which usually happens. I will stick to wipes for removing eye make up but all in all was very satisfied with this product and will definitely purchase in the future.
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it says, just a bit too expensive! I love this cleansing water. It leaves my skin feeling beautifully soft and clean. It is great for removing all make-up gently and effectively, including eye make-up. However, I've found much cheaper versions of micellar water to be almost as good, so I would be unlikely to buy this again unless it was on a very good offer. I also need to follow this product with quite a rich moisturiser to avoid drying out my skin, but this is the same with other brands of micellar water I've tried.
Date published: 2016-01-31
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