I have combination skin (not acne-prone skin) however this soapless gel cleanser is amazing! I have tried a lot of drugstore as well as high end products however this gel cleanser must be the best product I have tried to date. So far I am on my 3rd bottle and let me add, a little really goes a long way! Not only does it remove all traces of my my foundation, but it also removes my eye makeup! This means I no longer need to use a separate eye makeup remover (bonus!). If I do happen to apply very heavy eye makeup/ use waterproof mascara then I will cleanse twice focusing on the eye area and all traces of my eye makeup will be gone. I absolutely love that it is gentle enough that I can use it over my eyelids without it stinging and that it doesn't leave my skin feeling dry/tight after I pat it dry. I have been using this every morning and night for over a year now and love the light fresh feeling that I get after every use. It's my HG and I definitely recommend this product, even for combination skin as it is very gentle!
This was my Holy Grail cleanser. However Avene reformulated it late in 2012. I now find it to be very drying and somewhat irritating. It also seems to leave a slight residue. I won't be repurchasing.
The ingredients for the new formula:
The new: Avene Thermal Spring Water, (Avene Aqua), Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Glyceryl Laurate, Green 5 (CI61570), Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Yellow 5 (CI19140), Zinc Gluconate.
The ingredients for the old formula: Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Water, Decyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 20, Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Benzoic Acid, Cetrimonium Bromide, Cucurbita Pepo (pumpkin) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Green 5, Lactic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5, Zinc Gluconate
I brought this to cleanse my skin after developing a face full of acne after using MAC Blot Powder. I wanted something different to my normal crème cleanser that would leave my skin feeling nice without a residue. I have been using this for 2 weeks and its working well, my spots are clearing and my face feels wonderfully clean after using this product. I will buy this again.
My friend had used up 8 bottles and recommended this to me. I was very excited to try; however, I am not impressed AT ALL. It doesn't clean very well as there are always residue left on my skin. I've used it for half a week and I've gotten allergic reaction. Red patches on my cheeks and a bunch of tiny bumps along my jawline. I feel like my skin has gotten worse!!!
I love love love love this product!! This is the best cleanser I have tried! It does wonders for oily-acne prone skin.
-nice texture (gel)
-nice energising smell
-cheap(you only need a small quantity)
-clears up acne and blemishes
-can be used on body as well
-the only think I would list as a con is the packaging. I wish it came with a pump.
I was happy with it for the first bit but my skin is still crap I still have painful blotches or acne
and this leaves a tight omg feeling
and super expensive too
I think hot water will do since it doesn't cost money lol
I have tried lots of things but by far I don't like this
I agree with the recent negative comments. It smells nice and gets your make up off well, but I find it leaves a residue on my skin and my skin is still oily after using this. Does nothing to balance it at all. Wouldn't repurchase.
Break me out... I got a body wash from Kirkland which has similar ingredients broke my body out too.....
I hate to bring down the great reviews, but this product did not clean well and caused breakouts, and made my face blotchy.
I've been using this for a couple of months now and I'm not quite sure I like it, as a cleanser that is. It's a little bit drying for everyday use, it leaves my skin very tight and flaking around my brows, temple, cheeks and mouth.
But, this is completly AMAZING in the shower it's probably better than any peeling product I've ever tried. I don't know how but this cleans out your pores like no ones buisness if used like I do in the shower.
First I wait until I'm almost entirely done with my shower and then while stile running how water I massage this into my skin, it feels like silk and starts to foam a little and then you will feel the grit and junk leaving your pores and start to buildup between your fingers, rinse your hands and repeat. Nothing and I truly mean NOTHING is this succesful at cleaning out my pores and considering this feels so soft and great at the same time without any harsh, grains and beads I get absolutly in awe about how this is miles better than any other peeling I've ever tried. No more harsh scrubbing this is my new holy grail peeling.
Oh, I use the one for oily, blemish-prone skin.
Have been using this product for a couple of months now and I'm sad to say that the "peeling effect" it once had on my skin has now decreased. It doesn't cleanse like it used to even though I've tried doubling and tripling the amount of product. I have no idea why but I'm quite sad about, I quess it was to good to be true.