Effaclar Astringent Lotion Micro-Exfoliant

La Roche-Posay

Effaclar Astringent Lotion Micro-Exfoliant

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Effaclar Astringent Lotion Micro-Exfoliant

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Product Overview

Quick Product Notes
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EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe
Minimal Ingredients

Notable Effects & Ingredients

Acne-Fighting from 1 Ingredient(s):
Salicylic Acid

Anti-Aging from 1 Ingredient(s):
Citric Acid

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Sensitive Skin

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 11 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
Disodium EDTA
(Chelating Agent,Viscosity Controlling)
Sodium Citrate
(Ph Adjuster,Buffering Agent,Chelating,Masking)
Capryloyl Salicylic Acid
(Skin Conditioning)
(Denaturant,Fragrance,Hair Conditioning,Humectant,Skin Protecting,Viscosity Decreasing Agent,Perfuming,Solvent)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin

Latest User Reviews

combination AcneEczemaFungal+ 3
Not good for combination skin type.

I have sensitive-combination-acne prone skin type, with moderate acne, acne scars and dehydrated skin. (whew, sounds like a lot, right?)
I've tried the La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3 step in sample size for more than a month:
1. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Cleansing Foaming Gel
2. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Lotion Astringent Lotion Micro-Exfoliating
3. La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO (+)

I got to say that the three-step products works wonders on my skin! My acne clears up for 2 weeks after I used them. What left is only the acne scars.
I did say that it really going well, but... I had to use the Astringent Lotion because they don't have any other toner on their Effaclar lines. Since it's an exfoliator, it also made my skin dehydrated and produce more oil.
So I'm using another hydrating toner (currently using COSRX Galactomyces Alcohol-Free Toner) right after I use the Astringent Lotion to keep my face hydrated and less oily during the day.
I think the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Lotion Astringent Lotion will work amazingly for oily skin type, like, really oily skin type. I will also recommend this product to people with oily skin.
Hope it helps!

dry AcneAnti-AgingSensitive+ 2
Helps My Oil but Not My Pimple

I tried these product because i did stop taking ISOTRETINOIN (ACCUTANE) for 1 year (as my dermatologist prescribe). And i don't want to use ISTOTRETINOIN again, since i read many information about it. And i am using EFFACLAR ASTRINGENT one month already. And it reduce my oil, but not too much. I still have many pimples on my face. And the pimple moves everywhere. Sometimes when one is heal already and the other one is getting bigger. I will continue this product until few months to see the result. I'm using EFFACLAR DUO +, and EFFACLAR PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL. I am not sure about my pimples. Because sometimes it looks very bad, very big pimple with bacteria inside it (white thing inside the pimple). And i never have that pimple ever in my life. But i still thinking in possitive way, well maybe it part of the process. Some of my whiteheads now is getting better, and maybe because these product also open my pore.

oily PIHAcneBlackheads+ 1
A bit too drying

Was using this toner as a part of my Effaclar routine for oily skin. It does a good job exfoliating my really oily T-Zone (using every other day), but made my cheeks very very dry. So you need to be really careful to not to overdry your skin, as it contains alcohol even if your skin is quite oily.

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