I am SO p**sed off! Avene have reformulated my HG cleanser (Cleanance Gel) and +

the reformulation is horrible for my skin! The ingredient list is only about half the length of the old version, but it foams a *lot* more and is *extremely* drying. I just cleansed, only for about 10 seconds as normal, and my face and hands are so dry and tight right now. I don't think I've ever experienced a cleanser this drying and stripping before!

My aunt who uses Hydrance Optimale Light SPF 20 (Euro formula) also told me a couple of days ago that the latest tube of that she purchased is irritating her skin. I checked their site, the ingredients on the box she had too against other lists on the internet and sure enough that's been "tweaked" too.

Goodness knows how many other products they're reformulating. I wish companies would leave products alone!

Now I've got to try and find another cleanser (it took me a couple of years of trial-and-error to find this one!) and I still haven't found a moisturiser that works well for me either. So, I now have the fun (NOT!) job of putting together a whole new routine! *sigh*

Sorry, just had to vent!


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expand whole threadI am SO p**sed off! Avene have reformulated my HG cleanser (Cleanance Gel) and +JoshuaP11/27/2012 12:34PM

shet! this is my fav too, i need to find some old bottles stat!MUrascal11/28/2012 6:00PM

The website doesn't show the reformulated ing. list either which isn't very helpful.katie41111/28/2012 7:10AM

Gah! that sucks a$$!!!! Hate that when they do it, and if they do it, they should announce+4eyes11/27/2012 9:58PM

*cries* (it's my HG too)pandora711/27/2012 9:10PM

Boo! :( *kicks whoever decided to reformulate your stuff* meggan80811/27/2012 5:17PM

IIRC the Diacneal Gel Cleanser is really similar... ++rewqr11/27/2012 2:34PM

Thanks for the rec... that one is only available in the US.JoshuaP11/27/2012 2:38PM

New Law: If companies change the formulation ropDebinSA11/27/2012 2:20PM

I agree! I think it should be the law that the bottle must have a huge sticker on it +JoshuaP11/27/2012 2:22PM

Right!?! Here in the US they used to ropDebinSA11/27/2012 2:31PM

so now you don't even have a cleanser that works. Awesome:(jetfan11/27/2012 2:17PM

Nope. Nothing. The only products I have that work are Finacea and La Mer Lip Balm.JoshuaP11/27/2012 2:23PM

:(jetfan11/27/2012 2:36PM

Oh no. This is my favourite, trusted cleanser too. I'm still on an old bottle but have recently ++katie41111/27/2012 2:16PM

Thanks for the recs... I've tried that LRP Effaclar gel and it was extremely drying +JoshuaP11/27/2012 2:36PM

Just a short term solution, could you go on a 'old' formula hunt or get someone who can purchase +afrocutie11/28/2012 12:29PM

What are the ingredients of the old? Maybe we can find something similar?skincarekevin11/27/2012 1:50PM

Here +JoshuaP11/27/2012 2:21PM

Hm new one has castor oil, no pumpkin seed oil like the old one, and I think I recognize "zinc+4eyes11/27/2012 10:02PM

OOh, that sulfate in the new version sticks out to me r/oirongirl11/27/2012 2:27PM

I'm fine with ones like sodium laureth sulfate. I actually think this new +JoshuaP11/27/2012 2:31PM

Sorry Josh :(skincarekevin11/27/2012 1:49PM

that sucks! what are the new ingredients?rewqr11/27/2012 1:47PM

Here +JoshuaP11/27/2012 2:24PM

avene seems to have reformulated a lot of products lately. some are improvements. sorry abt cleananckitkat7311/27/2012 1:21PM

i feel for you josh, that stinksgizmorules11/27/2012 1:12PM

2nd. It does STINK! :(barbiH11/27/2012 1:41PM

This is not surprising considering that the EU has banned more than 1300 cosmetic ingredients ++icaria11/27/2012 1:01PM

OH NO! I am in the same boat. There is castor oil in the new version ROPshysmiles11/28/2012 8:33AM

This is great info! Thanks for sharingDebinSA11/27/2012 2:32PM

Very interesting, thank you for linking to the listRowenah11/27/2012 1:28PM

yep. in the perfume world it's well known this 'allergen' nonsense was a power play by ++gizmorules11/27/2012 1:10PM

It's so discouraging. My "new" bottle of La Chasse gives me migraines. boo hiss!barbiH11/27/2012 1:41PM

ohh no!! that's so disappointing. so many reformulations are now awful gizmorules11/27/2012 1:51PM

It is! I'm pretty much sticking to Am. made fragrances nowadays. (Child, Ilary, ELPCTG)barbiH11/27/2012 2:20PM

Ugh, I hate that! It's almost worse than it being DC'd all together. Leave a new review in pville +daylightwilight11/27/2012 12:50PM

Sorry about that. Imo the Hydrance Optimale SPF20 Light has become better though. You can more +eskapist11/27/2012 12:49PM

That really sucks. Its beyond me why companies do this continually and usually without +tetley11/27/2012 12:47PM

Bummer! I sometimes wonder if it's a cost-control thing, to reformulate perfectly good productsvickybliss11/27/2012 12:46PM

yes sometimes it is unfortunatelygizmorules11/27/2012 1:12PM