Effaclar Foaming Purifying Gel

Average rating from 619 Ratings
4.4

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Quick Product Notes
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Paraben-Free
Sulfate-Free
Alcohol-Free
Silicone-Free
EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe
Minimal Ingredients

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Notable Effects & Ingredients


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

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
None
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
1
Sensitive Skin
1

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown
86%
7%
7%
0%

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 14 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
1
Water
(Solvent)
3
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
(Surfactant, Emulsifying, Cleansing, Foaming)
Bad for Oily Skin
Bad for Oily Skin
Sulfate
Sulfate
comedogenic3
Comedogenic Rating (3)
3
A
PEG-8
(Solvent, Humectant)
1
B
Coco-Betaine
(Skin Conditioning, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Antistatic Agent, Hair Conditioning, Sufactant, Foam Boosting)
1
A
Hexylene Glycol
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Perfuming, Surfactant, Fragrance, Viscosity Decreasing Agent, Emulsifying)
comedogenic2
Comedogenic Rating (2)

Latest User Reviews

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Very gentle
Skin Type: oily Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Blackheads, Large Pores, Sensitive Skin, Uneven Skin Tone

I like it, because it is a gentle cleansing gel. I use it in the morning and in the evening and haven't had any irritation. Also i use it to double cleanse to remove any makeup, which is working also quite well. Sadly it contains sulfates, but besides that it's a good product.

Very good but not perfect
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Rosacea, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Sensitive Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

I have used this for years to wash my face twice a day. Effective in cleaning my face even when I'm wearing makeup without exacerbating my skin condition. I love that it has minimal ingredients, and to me, no overpowering smell. No acne breakouts and no rosacea flare ups. Sometimes however I feel it is a bit over-drying if I don't follow washing with some kind of moisturizer. This is probably due to the sulfates it contains. I believe it would work best for oily and acne prone skin. Also great for combination skin if you don't have any sensitivity. For my combination skin with rosacea, I'm still searching for something sulfate free. All in all very good product that could be improved upon.

It was okay
Skin Type: oily Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Blackheads, Large Pores, Dehydrated Skin, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

It didn't do miracles for me. I used it 1,5 years and I felt my skin clean right after using it but after a few hours my face was again oily. Concerning the pimples , everything stayed as it was. No significant improvements.
I wouldn't buy it again.