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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Matte Moisturizer

Suitability, performance and superiority of this product against other options are only guaranteed when prescribed.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Matte Moisturizer

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Active Matte Moisturizer is a daily mattifying moisturizer for shine-prone combination and oily skin. Effaclar Matte Moisturizer helps keep clear clogged pores and prevent shine with absorbent micro-spheres.


Effaclar Matte Moisturizer is formulated to neutralize shine and help clear sebum-clogged pores.

Unlike many moisturizers created for patients with chronic acne, blackheads and whiteheads, Effaclar Matte provides photoprotective and general antioxidant protection through the inclusion of tocopherol (pure Vitamin E) and ascorbyl glucoside (a Vitamin C derivative). These antioxidants help protect the skin from the effects of external aggressors that can worsen oily skin.

Ascorbyl glucoside also helps lessen post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation to lighten skin tone and stimulate collagen production for firmer skin with a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Active Matte contains salicylic acid and two unique alpha-hydroxy acids, LHA (lipohydroxy acid) and capryloyl salicylic acid which outperform glycolic and salicylic acid despite being gentler.

The combination of LHA and salicylic acid is 1.5x more effective than salicylic acid alone and twice as effective as glycolic acid combined with salicylic acid. The combination is also 2x more tolerable than glycolic acid.

LHA and capryloyl salicylic acid helps refine uneven skin tone and help prevent and diminish post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation which can occur after acne breakouts.

These agents are also available in La Roche-Posay Effaclar Toner and La Roche-Posay Effaclar K Acne Treatment Fluid.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Active Matte is formulated with La Roche-Posay Eau Thermale containing antioxidant selenium and providing anti-inflammatory, soothing and healing minerals (see composition).

Relatively few products contain bioavailable zinc, an important antioxidant for skin, however a high concentration of absorbable zinc is found in La Roche-Posay Effaclar Matte Moisturizer.

Please note: La Roche-Posay is available for online order by customers in the United States only. This product ships from the United States. Australian patients can re-order select La Roche-Posay products for delivery within Australia in accordance with their prescription by logging in.


Wednesday, 19 October 2016 — The preferred regular home treatment for visibly open pores is now available online. Visit the page for MD Rx Melbourne Dermatology Open Pores Overnight Solution for information.


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