Dual Action Acne Treatment

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Visibly reduces all types of acne blemishes and penetrates deep into pores to clear even stubborn blackheads and whiteheads.

  • With Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide (5.5%) to fight acne deep in the skin. Micro-Exfoliating LHA provides precise cell by cell exfoliation to clear away dulling cellular debris and oil
  • Non-drying, oil-free, fast absorbing texture
  • Use as a treatment for moderate acne

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Product Overview

  • Visible results starting day 1
  • Tested against the leading acne prescription
  • 2015 InStyle
    Best Beauty Buys
  • 2014 InStyle
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  • 2014 Nylon
    Beauty Hit List
  • 2012 Allure
    Best of Beauty
  • 2012 All You
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  • 2012 Nylon
    Beauty Hit List: Best Acne Aid
Effaclar Duo is a dual action acne treatment lotion that reduces the number and severity of acne blemishes. Penetrates clogged pores to clear blackheads and whiteheads. Contains:
  • Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide [5.5%]: A Powerful acne medication in a unique micronized format to penetrate pores and clear blemishes.
  • Micro-exfoliating LHA for precise cell-by-cell exfoliation to smooth roughness and gradually even skin texture.

[1]Tested against the leading acne prescription cream. Protocol: Final results of a 12 week dermatologist controlled, multi-center study, 3 centers reporting data. Double blind clinical trial to evaluate safety and efficacy of two acne creams in subjects with mild to moderate acne vulgaris. 61 patients, ages 18-50, multi-ethnic skin, all skin types. 2 cell study: Cell 1, 27 patients, [EFFACLAR DUO]+ 0.025% Topical Retinoid vs. Cell 2, 34 patients, [a leading topical Benzoyl Peroxide prescription] + 0.025% Topical Retinoid. Results measured at mean % change from baseline at 12 weeks of use. Application of topical retinoid applied once a day in PM and application of Effaclar Duo or a leading topical prescription Benzoyl Peroxide twice a day. Inclusion criteria: ≥ 15 inflammatory lesions and ≥ 20 non-inflammatory lesions.

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How To Use


  • Use as a daily, acne treatment.
  • Apply thin layer morning and/or evening 1-2 times daily to affected areas.
  • Spread using only a thin layer on affected areas, approximately half-a-pea size amount.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • For further instructions, refer to the Drug Facts on the packaging

Recommended for:

  • Mild to moderate acne.
  • Blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, cystic acne.
  • Dermatologist tested on sensitive and multi-ethnic skin types.
  • Oil-free, Non-comedogenic, Fragrance-free, Paraben-free.

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