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5.0
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3 months ago

TL;DR: It works for my specific needs if used with caution. It is an active treatment, not a moisturizer. Avoid sensitive areas. But you need to understand that the causes of texture and inflammation can very very different. Look at your skin closer than you look at strangers' reviews. Go to acne.org if you haven't.

Here's my context:

I have normal/dehydrated …
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About reviewer (23 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesBlack



5.0
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3 months ago

I don’t think it’s supposed to be je a moisturizer, it’s an anti-acne treatment. I have oily skin and I use it before the moisturizer like a corrective serum, and my skin has been really clear. Wish I had known about it in my teens.
But to reiterate, even for very oily skin I would recommend using a hydrating cream afterwards, otherwise you might get dryness and irritation.

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About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBrown

EyesBlue


5.0
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fromjedizm

5 months ago

worth every penny! using more than a year now and my skin improved so much, the watery texture is ery easy and smooth to apply too. visible improvements

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About reviewer (11 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 months ago

HG product for me. I’ve been using this for my acne and as a day moisturizer since about 2014, and I have definitely bought used up more than 15 tubes of this.

For me, it’s the perfect combination of just enough hydration for my oily skin without feeling heavy or clogging the skin, as well as absolutely fantastic for my form of acne. I have adult acne that ranges between mild to average …
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About reviewer (114 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Oily, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBlack


4.0
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fromHnsb

9 months ago

A nice, light daytime moisturiser for slightly oily and acne-prone skin. It makes a good base for makeup.

I've been using this for about a year and it's a solid product - it's not a miracle cure, but in my experience it definitely helps if you have mild acne. I have noticed that Effaclar Duo helps prevent my major spots - they're smaller and less frequent since I …
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About reviewer (20 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair

HairBlond

EyesHazel


1.0
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11 months ago

I have slightly dry/acne prone/sensitive 23y/o skin and this product did not work for me at all...

I purchased because of a social media influencer who has similar skin to mine who had recommended to people who struggled with congested pores, I purchased both the original cream and the tinted one for days where I wanted some light coverage.

Upon applying the cream my skin feels …
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About reviewer (24 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Fair

HairBrown

EyesBlue


3.0
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11 months ago

I think that this isn't a bad moisturiser, it just didn't do anything for my acne when I had it. To be fair I did have fairly moderate hormonal acne so I can't really expect a moisturiser to get rid of it though. I loved the consistency, it's sorta like a gel, it's really refreshing and cooling! The packaging was ok, nothing to shout about. Overall I'd recommend this …Read more

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About reviewer (20 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Fair

HairBlond

EyesBrown


3.0
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fromurs123

11 months ago

I have had this for about a year and use as needed on spots or lumps. I think it is strong because it does sometimes show up slightly red in areas I have applied it, the next morning (if used overnight), and it does reduce some spots and breakouts by I'd say around 30%, but doesn't kill a spot or a lumpy area or breakout. I think there may be better products out there for that …Read more

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About reviewer (123 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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Sep/15/2018

This doesnt irritate my skin. Texture doesnt feel sticky or leaves a residue on your skin. On a larger scale i may have lesser pimples and my marks faded a little, but i have not really seen anything dramatic.

Update: have gone and repurchased another tube of this bcuz After using other serums, I think the effaclar duo is a very fuss free, simple reliable serum that maintains the skin …
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About reviewer (209 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Relaxed, Medium

EyesBlack


2.0
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Sep/13/2018

I wrote a whole long review but deleted it. I don't have cystic acne like some people, but I would occasionally get some, plus infected whiteheads I messed with. So I hoped products like this would cut the infection rate. Basically I hated BP treatments since using Kate Somerville Anti Bac Clearing lotion. It made my skin taught, shiny, flakey and raw while I still had breakouts. It was a …Read more

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About reviewer (698 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairOther, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown





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