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Cleansers - Avene - Cleanance soapless gel cleanser for oily skin

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rated 3 of 5 on 8/4/2011 5:21:00 PM More reviews by xxxxx2011

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

This feels really nice when you first apply it, cleanses well, doesn't dry out my skin and leaves it soft. My problem with this product is that after I wash my face a couple of times, it starts to burn on my face. The "burning feeling" gets worst if I insist in using it, so I just had to stop using it! Then, I tried to use it like 1-2 times a week, but I still couldn't make it work. I still felt some mild stinging and I also got more pimples when I used this.

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rated 4 of 5 on 7/29/2011 2:48:00 PM More reviews by Tola1

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Green

This cleanser leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and it smells great. I have combination skin and this prodcut helps countrol the oil without drying out the rest of my skin.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 7/27/2011 4:33:00 PM More reviews by maquin22

Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel

I was wary to try this since I have sensitive skin that leans more towards dry/dehydrated and this is geared to oily, blemish prone skin - but I am so glad I gave it a chance.

It is SLS free, which means it doesn't irritate or dry out my sensitive skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and clean without any irriatation. Great find. I am really liking Avene products in general

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rated 5 of 5 on 7/10/2011 8:02:00 AM More reviews by ohsailor

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue

First purchased this product because it was one of the only UK cleansers that didn't contain SLS (sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate) which seems to be a constant aggravator for my acne (deduced after a lot of experimentation)
I bought it somewhat warily due to the price tag (Boots sell it for approx 8 which for a cleanser is quite pricey) but in desperation, I grabbed it from the shelf and tried it out.
And thank goodness I did.
Whilst I still suffer from acne, this is my absolute HG cleanser. It has calmed down the frequency and intensity of my spots so that they are not as inflamed.
I have been using this for around 4 years now (which for myself, as a now recovered cleanser junkie) is really saying something.
The only cons would be the price tag (I'm a fan of my bargains!) and the lid which can be tricky to open with wet hands in the showe.
Overall though, I adore it > no SLS, no soap, lovely smell, makes my face feel clean without any residue.
For me, no better cleanser available.

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/19/2011 6:16:00 PM More reviews by neelu12

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

This is the BEST face wash I have tried and I have tried sooo many. I have combination skin, and always find that face washes either make my skin too dry or too oily. But this one is perfect. I first tried it when I first came out with adult acne, and this really prevent my spots, without being too harsh. Its so gentle but not harsh, I love it! I also love the packaging, as its clear and no product gets wasted, not even a drop. IT lasts for ages to because you need a small amount for you whole face and neck. Just love!

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/17/2011 12:07:00 PM More reviews by bali2

Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

LOVE! I have sensitive, acne prone skin. This calms my skin while keeping it clear. I use Ponds Cold Cream to remove make up and follow up with this. I also use it in the morning. Skin feels soft and clean but not stripped. Won't use anything else.

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/16/2011 2:23:00 PM More reviews by Mrpeanuts

Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

I have been using this product for over 5 years and its the only thing i keep going back to. I have combination skin and it works perfectly for me. I agree with one of the previous reviewers that the packaging needs an update because its troublesome turning the cap when both my hands are wet.

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rated 4 of 5 on 5/26/2011 12:28:00 PM More reviews by oooHUNTRESSooo

Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

this is a very nice product overall. although it is designed for oily skin, it doesn't dry it out. nevertheless, i still need a moisturizer after this because i have dehydrated skin. also, i think it helped clear my acne problem, but only slightly. i don't have that squeaky clean feeling after using this gel because it does not contain soap, which i like very much. the bottle contains 200 ml of product, which lasts cca 3 months, and i use it religiously, once in the morning, and twice at night to take off my makeup. the only downside is that it takes a lot of massaging to take off all my foundation (i use a different product to remove eye makeup). admittedly, i do use shiseido's spf foundation daily, which is waterproof and relatively long lasting, but sometimes it's a pain to spend several minutes massaging this gel into my face and then repeating the process to get my whole makeup off. other than that, i really can't think of any negative aspects of this product. do, if you do not wear foundation, or wear a light one, this is a wonderful product.
oh, and it causes absolutely no irritation or breakouts on my skin

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rated 4 of 5 on 5/20/2011 6:25:00 AM More reviews by Audny

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other Eyes: Hazel

I bought this cleanser on recommandation of my dermatologist who said that I had combination oily skin. I personaly didn't believe to have oily skin as I don't really show the symptoms of it but as no product really worked on me and beiing desperate I thought I had nothing to lose if I gave it a try.
That was one of the best decisions I've made lately :), my skin looks more even en bright I'm really happy as to how it goes untill now.
The packaging is for me a bit annoying with the turn head on the bottle, I always have to clean the bottle after using it. It's a green/blueish gel that becomes milky while lathering it in your hands with water. Feels very gentle on the face and washes of easely. I don't have a thight feeling afterwards but my skin does feel a little bit harsh, after applying moisturizer it feels great. But as I said my face looks a lot more radiant and even and I haven't seen new pimpels come out.

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rated 1 of 5 on 5/11/2011 6:40:00 PM More reviews by sexonthebeach

Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

Irritated my skin in little red bumps.

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