Cleansers designed specifically for oily and acne-prone skin

According to dermatologist, Dr. Daisy Bennett, “Face wash is a good start for any successful skincare routine,” and this is especially true for those with oily or acne-prone skin. These skin challenges require specially-formulated cleansers, and La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar range includes three options that address these needs—and fit your lifestyle.

What to look for when choosing a cleanser?

When shopping for a face wash, Dr. Bennett recommends selecting a cleanser specifically for acne-prone skin. These products are more likely to contain acne-fighting ingredients along with soothing ingredients to minimize irritation. Effaclar has cleansing options that meet Dr. Bennett’s criteria, and are free of alcohol and oil so they won’t over-dry the skin, leave it feeling tight and uncomfortable, or clog pores and make acne worse.

Which Effaclar cleanser is best for you?

With three Effaclar cleanser options, there’s an effective face wash to meet your skin’s unique needs. If oily skin is your main concern, the Purifying Foaming Gel is the perfect start for your skincare routine. Formulated with Zinc Pidolate to target excess oil and purify the pores, this cleanser rinses away easily and leaves skin feeling fresh. 

When breakouts are an issue, the Medicated Gel Cleanser is a great first step towards a clear complexion. According to New York City dermatologist, Dr. Joshua Zeichner, “Salicylic acid is one of the best ingredients for getting oil out of pores.” Formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid to fight blemishes and Lipo-Hydroxy Acid to gently exfoliate and keep pores clear of clogging dirt and debris, this cleansing gel is clinically proven to reduce surface oil by up to 47%--and keep skin less oily throughout the day. 

Whether you’re at the gym, on the go or just trying to keep your skincare routine simple, La Roche-Posay’s new Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes remove dirt, makeup and excess oil while smoothing and refining the skin’s texture. With exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxy Acid and oil-reducing Zinc Pidolate, these cleansing wipes effectively rid the skin of impurities without causing irritation.

Formulated with sensitive skin in mind.

A key ingredient in many La Roche-Posay products is Thermal Spring Water, which contains trace elements and rare mineral salts that have been proven to offer soothing and antioxidant benefits for the skin. The cleansing gels and towelettes are formulated with a minimal number of ingredients and free of soap, alcohol and parabens to minimize the risk of irritation.

Complete your Effaclar skin care routine.

Each of the Effaclar cleansers is gentle enough to use both in the morning and at night, but they are just the first step. Dr. Bennett explains, “Once you’ve sorted out the foundation of your skincare regimen, you can start to build up products around it to treat blemishes. Add the Effaclar Gel Clarifying Solution or Effaclar Toner to compliment the cleanser and gently tone acne-prone skin.

Follow with Effaclar Duo to reduce blemishes and imperfections and Effaclar Mat to keep skin matte and hydrated. Dr. Bennett emphasizes, “A good skincare regimen is key for minimizing the appearance of blemishes for the long term,” and the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll start to see a clearer complexion. And to keep skin looking its best, be sure to stick with it!