La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Gel Moussant cleanser comes in a fairly large 200 ml pump bottle that stands out with its vibrant blue color. All of the product’s essential information, such as the application method and properties, are printed on the bottle. Read More
La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Gel Moussant cleanser comes in a fairly large 200 ml pump bottle that stands out with its vibrant blue color. All of the product’s essential information, such as the application method and properties, are printed on the bottle. It also has a secure cap and dispenses a minimal amount of product for optimal use.
Although this cleanser has a sharp, floral smell, it is not irritating at all.
A light-weight, gel formula that spreads effortlessly on the skin.
Pump some gel into your palm and lather up with water, then spread it on your face and massage gently. Finally, wash your face well with water. Note that it is well sufficient to apply a minimal amount of foaming gel to the face, which makes this product quite durable. It is also best that you don’t leave the product on your face for over a minute, since it might cause a tingling sensation.
We tried out La Roche-Posay’s foaming gel twice a day, morning and evening, for two weeks on oily, acne-prone skin with excessive sebum production. Once applied, our skin shortly felt refreshed due to the cooling sensation it provided. The skin also appeared clean and purified every time after washing it off, since it removed all the grime that contributes to oily shine. You might notice that it tightens up the skin as well, but the effect wears off after a few minutes.
Two weeks upon use, the skin seemed to be less oily throughout the day, having been washed with the cleanser in the morning; which gave way for a stronger makeup fix. Big, open pores gradually became less visible too. In addition to that, massaging the nose area with this product particularly, helped reduce the appearance of black heads.
Using this product did not result in any irritation or excessive redness, but helped soothe it down. Keep in mind that this cleanser does not contain any exfoliating beads, as opposed to other cleansers that come with a dual cleansing and exfoliating property to remove dead cells. So if you prefer deep cleansing or effective skin exfoliation, you can incorporate an exfoliating scrub for oily skin into your daily routine.
The Effaclar foaming gel retails at 28 USD/ 200 ml and 35 USD/ 400 ml in Lebanon. Its price is comparable to that of other cleansers designed for oily, acne-prone skin such as the Cetaphil Pro Derma Control – Oil Removing Foam Wash for 30 USD per 237 ml, as well as Soskin Gentle Purifying Lotion for 27 USD per 250 ml.