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Beautyfix Obsession: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Even though I have a few long-standing favorites, I am always on the hunt for the best facial cleanser. And because I use something with a high percentage of glycolic acid every other day, I crave something that’s gentle yet thorough. I want all my makeup gone the first go—eye makeup included—and I want my skin to feel soft and healthy post-cleanse, not tight and dry (especially during these chilly winter months). Well, La Roche-Posay apparently read my mind when creating the amazing product they call Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel, a soap-free cleanser that’s tailored to suit the needs of oily/sensitive skin (a tough combo to deal with, or a delicate one anyway). FYI, my skin’s more aptly classifed as combination/sensitive—my nose and forehead get somewhat oily but my cheeks are super dry. And guess what? I couldn’t really ask for a more suitable cleanser than this one.

In addition to completely winning over the rest of the Beautyfix panel—pretty much everyone agrees it’s a keeper!—this soap-free cleanser is one of the highest-rated Shopper’s Choice picks on Here’s taste of what actual customers have to say about this affordable, amazing, effective gem of a product:

“This is the best cleanser I’ve tried, and like others I feel like I have tried them all. My skin is sensitive and acne-prone. I will for sure continue to use this product.” from Broomfield, CO

“I love this product! Not only is it great at keeping my rosacea at bay, but my face always feels clean and clear in the morning without feeling dry.” from Delray Beach, FL

“I have had sensitive and oily/combo acne prone skin ever since I can remember. Effaclar is a great blender than keeps my skin feeling clean and helps prevent breakouts. It is tough and gentle all at the same time and does not irritate your skin like other acne products. I love Effaclar and HIGHLY reccomend this to anyone who is having trouble with your skin. I have been using this for almost 5 years now and will never go back to another cleanser!” from Houston, TX