Effaclar Clarifying Lotion

Effaclar Clarifying Lotion is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 85.
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200 ml
Micro-exfoliant astringent lotion



A micro-exfoliant, astringent toner for oily skin prone to imperfections and enlarged pores.


Specifically formulated for sensitive skin which is oily and prone to blemishes, imperfections and dilated pores. Used after washing, this product helps to eliminate remaining excess oil, unblock pores and visibly reduce their size. Perfectly completes make-up removal. Suitable for those prone to allergic reaction.

    • For oily, blemish-prone skin
    • Unblocks pores and visibly reduces their size
    • Helps to eliminate excess oil


Enriched with sebo-regulating active ingredients and micro-exfoliant LHA (Lipo-Hydroxy Acid)


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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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.


Have been using this product for about 2 months now and I am very pleased with the result so far. My skin feels lovely and clean without feeling dry and helps to keep blemishes at bay.


Excess oil is absorbed and pores are unclogged and visibly reduced. Skin's texture feels smoother, intensely refreshed and purified.

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How To

Learn how to use


Wash daily with a gentle fragrance-free cleanser.

We recommend



Apply toner gently with a damp cotton wool pad to the face and neck, morning and evening.

We recommend



Apply a light-feeling gel moisturiser morning and or evening.

We recommend



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Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant for use once a day I have recently overhauled my skin routine and I am very impressed with this toner. I use the Vichy 3 in 1 cleanser and follow it with this lovely exfoliating toner. I have sensitive/combination skin and find that if I use the toner twice a day (morning and night) my skin becomes a little over sensitive. However, with use once a day (at night) I have noticed my skin is brighter, softer, smoother, radiant and generally happier. You don't need much - just a few drops on a cotton pad and gently sweep it over your skin. I don't need to use an exfoliating scrub/treatment as often as the toner gently exfoliates daily. Lovely product - very impressed!
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really works. I am a fairly new convert to the La Roche Posay skincare line, having started with the gel cleanser I soon spotted and bought the Clarifying Lotion. I am so glad I did. For anyone like me who suffers with blocked pores (or enlarged pores) this is the product you have been searching for. I have lost count of the amount of money I have spent on pore strips, they work for that moment, however you still have to repeat the process each week to get rid of your blocked pores again. With this lotion (toner) you will notice the difference to your pores within a few days. I use it twice a day after cleansing with their gel. A small amount on a cotton pad is more than adequate. It neither stings nor dries out my skin, but leaves a refreshing feel instead. My pores no longer get blocked - so no additional cost of pore strips - and to my complete amazement they have started shrinking! I have been getting no end of compliments on my skin from friends and family. So happy with this product, I will definatley keep repurchasing it.
Date published: 2011-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very effective La Roche Posay have done it again with another great product. I absolutely love this range as it has made huge difference to my skin and ultimately to my confidence so thanks! After using this lotion my skin feels squeaky clean and it leaves no residue behind either. I will say that it is quite "potent" and "chemically" but this is fine for my very oily skin and I actually quite like it as it feels like it is really working. I use this after cleansing and before moisturising on a morning and on an evening. I would highly recommend this product especially when used with the other products in the Effaclar range.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kept my skin balanced I suffer from oily/ combination skin and I usually use a Clinque cleanser for my face each morning and evening s it keeps my skin clean and fresh throughout the day with no outbreaks of spots. I saw this product and thought that I would give it a try. I am usually reluctant to try new products on my skin but I had read a good review. This cleanser is half the price of my previous one and I have been using this for around 3 weeks now and i have not noticed any difference to my skin. It cleans the skin well and doesn't leave my face greasy or wet after using. I would recommend this product if you have oily skin and are looking for a product that is still sensitive to you skin.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! I've been using this product for 2 weeks now, I am so pleased with the results it has made in that time, my skin is now really clear with a lovely glow!!
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-have for people with oily skin. I have recently developed oily skin and for about two to three months, I kept buying products that claimed to be good for my skintype, but quickly realised that I was wasting my time. I came onto the boots website and used their skin type quiz, which obviously told me that I have oily skin, but it gave me an idea of how to go about doing a skincare regime and what products to use. That is what initially introduced me to this product. I was a bit sceptical about using an astringent on my face, because it is a stronger version of a toner. However, the product feels light and doesn't strip my face completely of it's moisture; it gets rid of the dreaded oil build-up instead and makes sure that all traces of make up are gone. It also feels a little tingly on my face which is pleasant as it seems like it is doing something. However, it doesn't make my skin suddenly normal throughout the day, I still have to use a blotter at most twice a day, but nothing can prevent oily skin completely, and before I was using blotters all the time. Another point to make is that my blackheads on my nose are now nearly non-existant. I could not believe the difference when I started using this product, of course I am using a cleanser as well, so this could have helped, but I attribute much of it to this toner, since it tightens up my pores as well. Lastly, I know there is a debate in the make up world about whether or not toners are actually a redundant feature in a skincare regime, also that some people say toners are for printers not the face. This does not apply at all to people with oily skin; these people are talking about those few individuals who have no skin trouble and for the majority of people who have dry skin. Toners are a necessity for oily skin.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has definitely refined my pores I stumbled upon this range purely by accident when looking for a new moisturiser in a boots store. My skin has changed over the past few years and what I used to use doesn't suit my skin anymore. I have gone through product range after product range trying to find the perfect products for me, with the cost of the products going higher and higher. I was dubious as the price seemed very reasonable compared to some other products I have tried, but out of desperation I thought I'd give them a try and I'm so glad I did! I have combination skin with large open pores on my nose and already in 2 weeks of using this product there is a noticeable difference to the size of them. The product doesn't make my skin feel dry and used with the Effaclar Mat moisturiser really controls shine. I am prone to breakouts and changing products usually causes a very painful one, but changing to this range hasn't caused one at all. I am so impressed with the first lot of products I bought I am now going to try many more from the range.
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I got this product to use in conjunction with the effaclar and spot targeting products I got from the same range. I already use Clinique clarifying lotion 2 on a morning but wanted something for a night that was gentle but effective. I think you get good value in the size of the bottle for money, you only need a few dabs on a cotton pad for your whole face, so this will last a long time. It smells nice and feels cool and refreshing on the skin and even though I have just washed it still pulls out traces of dirt from my skin, proving that washing isnt always enough. Love this and will definitely purchase more in the future.
Date published: 2014-03-04
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