Effaclar Foaming Purifying Gel

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Quick Product Notes
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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
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Sensitive Skin

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
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Product Ingredient List

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EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
(Surfactant, Emulsifying, Cleansing, Foaming)
Bad for Oily Skin
Bad for Oily Skin
Comedogenic Rating (3)
(Solvent, Humectant)
(Skin Conditioning, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Antistatic Agent, Hair Conditioning, Sufactant, Foam Boosting)
Hexylene Glycol
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Perfuming, Surfactant, Fragrance, Viscosity Decreasing Agent, Emulsifying)
Comedogenic Rating (2)

Latest User Reviews

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the dermatologist recommended it to me
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Rosacea, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Large Pores, Sensitive Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

I think it is a good gel, in the sense that you feel that it cleans you ... I wear an eyelash mask every day and that residue does not remove them, after using the gel I have to use yes or yes micellar water and it keeps coming out dirt. As a detail every time I go to the gym I wash my face with the gel and leave my skin tight. My skin is mixed, so I don't want to imagine what it does to dry skin.

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.