Effaclar DUO [+]

40 ml
A spot treatment that corrects and hydrates skin for clearer skin in 4 weeks
Special Price £12.80 Regular Price £16.00


A spot treatment that corrects and hydrates skin for clearer skin in 4 weeks


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 protect the skin from the causes of red and brown coloured marks that are often left by spots. Hydrates skin for 24 hours. Suitable for even sensitive skin.

  • Anti-blemish moisturiser that corrects and hydrates oily, blemish and acne-prone skin
  • Visibly reduces spots, controls shine and helps to reduce the appearance of marks
  • For clearer skin in 4 weeks


Niacinamide helps to visibly reduce the appearance of spots. Lipo Hydroxy Acid & Salicylic Acid work to unclog blocked pores. Zinc PCA controls sebum to mattify skin and control shine. Procerad helps to reduce the appearance of coloured marks. Glycerin keeps skin hydrated throughout the day.


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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  • Aqua / Water
  • Glycerin
  • Dimethicone
  • Isocetyl Stearate
  • Niacinamide
  • Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate
  • Silica
  • Ammonium Polyacryldimethyl Tauramide / Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate
  • Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer
  • Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
  • Zinc PCA
  • Glyceryl Stearate SE
  • Isohexadecane
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Myristyl Myristate
  • 2-Oleamido-1
  • 3-Octadecanediol
  • Nylon-12
  • Poloxamer 338
  • Linoleic Acid
  • Disodium EDTA
  • Capryloyl Salicylic Acid
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Piroctone Olamine
  • Parfum / Fragrance
  • (Code F.I.L.: B161126/2)
  • 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.




Jess' Acne Story: Why I love Effaclar Duo [+]


“It’s just a transformation – it’s amazing!”

Jess, 28

I had acne as a teenager but 10 years on, I was mortfied to feel my acne coming back. It was the hard-under-your-skin acne and no cream nor natural remedy(believe me I tried everything from turmeric to toothpaste) would get the pimple to unclog and come to a head. Then I tried EFFACLAR DUO +. Those bumpy painful pimples came to a head almost overnight. I have combination skin so I applied the TOLERIANE RICHE soothing protective cream to keep my skin hydrated after. and it's been 2 weeks and the acne has stopped. This product is good at treating the acne. Now I'm going to try their spot corrector to lighten the pigmentation!


“Unfiltered actual results from using Effaclar for four weeks (neither picture is edited). My acne has definitely faded & I'm absolutely loving the results.”

Dominique @prettyblended

Effaclar Duo+


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.

24 hour hydration

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


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 pore-tightening, mattifying effect, spray directly onto skin as often as necessary.

We recommend


03.Correct and Hydrate

Apply to the whole face and neck morning and evening. Avoid eye contour.

We recommend




Customer Reviews

Effaclar DUO [+] is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It actually works on spots! I wish I knew about this a long time ago, as I've had acne for 10 years now and I've experimented with every product out there (even from overseas). This is the only one I've found that works. I use this at night a hour before bed (so that it doesn't end up on my pillow), when I wake up my spots are flat and there is no soreness there. However, it does leave a red patch but that goes away after a day or 2 (what you would expect). Great for stressful events that create breakouts.I recommend just putting a blob on your spots instead of smearing your face with it (otherwise it'll dry your skin out).
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have! I brought this in January after getting really upset about the scars and blemishes on my face. Now I can never be without it. Admittedly, it's pretty expensive BUT it lasts a good 9 months as a little goes a long way. My scarring has cleared up and blemishes are a thing of the past. Any odd blemish I do get, this stuff clears it up pretty quick and ensures I'm not left with a scar. This product will not work over night, let alone over a month. You have to persevere and apply twice daily. I noticed after 5 months, my skin had cleared dramatically. Don't give up on it, this product is not a quick fix but if you stick with it, believe me you will see the benefits. A must have for blemish and scar prone skin!!
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best for acne prone/sensitive skin! I bought this a few months ago and I am so happy I did! I use it every morning before my foundation and its a great base but also a fabulous moisturiser too! It is DEFINITELY a daily essential! It also helped mattify my skin loads! My skin is a lot more calmer now!, my acne has improved loads, and I'm convinced its down to this product! A MUST BUY!!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My skin cleared right up! I was suffering with spots on my cheeks that just wouldn't go and they left red marks once they did. This product smoothed my skin, helped clear blemishes and helped spots disappear after only a few uses. Must be used religiously and as a prevention measure as well as treatment. Can also be used with your daily moisturiser which is great. Not at all greasy or heavy on the skin.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great moisturiser for reducing blemishes I have used this religiously for around a year and have noticed a massive in my skin. I use this after using the face wash and it really does work - I still occasionally get a few spots but they aren't near as bad as the ones I used to get! This moisturiser is particularly good for oily skin as it is mattifying, however, I have combination skin so as times I have found this to be a little drying to my skin, especially in winter. This isn't a problem though - I apply a layer of this and then use a hydrating moisturiser over the top and I get the same effect.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product I hav been using this one for a month now, it is great for small bumps, my face started to peel in first week and that is good, and blemishes from past acne startet to fade, but I steel get few big cistic acne I asume there is no product that can help you with them
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cream! I bought and use it from about 2 weeks, it already helped a bit and hope for even better results after longer usage. I feel like my skin is less oily than usually. I would recommend it for acne prone and blemish skin.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this I have used this product for 2 months now and can't live without it. Does not replace a moisturiser but works wonders on break outs. Highly recommend to anyone with problem skin.
Date published: 2016-09-26
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