Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel

Average rating from 613 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

PH Level

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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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Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Rosacea, Blackheads, Large Pores, Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

I've been using this cleanser for quite a few months now and overall it's been an okay product for me. On the good side, it did help control my breakouts a bit better (but didn't stop them at all), and the oily sides of my face got a lot better. But the bad side was definitely the drying effects this cleanser had on my cheeks. With my combination skin, it sure got my oily t zone under control, but my dry cheeks got a lot dryer than before, so it's definitely not suitable for people with dry skin. I also noticed that the redness on my face got slightly worse, but nothing too extreme.
I won't be repurchasing it, since I'm pretty sure there are better cleansers out there.