I brought this product today after reading the reviews on here. As I live in England, I had to get it from my local Boots drugstore and it cost around £9. However, I don't know if it's the same stuff by Avene. It's not got 'soapless written on it, but it's definatly a gel cleanser. It's not foamy so can anyone tell me if it's the right one I purchased? I used it earlier and it seems nice and refreshing - will be sticking to it I think. It makes my skin look clean and clear, so gets a thumbs up from me.
Oh I don't like the smell at all, I don't look forward to waking up to it :(
I generally dont use foaming cleansers as they are usually too drying on me. However now and again if my skin is oily or feeling conjested i like to use one, enter avene Cleanance. I dont find this irritating despite the fragrance which i will come back to. It doesnt leave me feeling tight or like i need a moisturiser afterwards, and it doesnt leave me red. The only bad thing about it is the 'fragrance', as a reviewer says below it smells a little like a cheap mens showergel/cologne etc. I really dont get Avene, i mean the entire line is based on the special 'healing' properties of the avene spring water and how it sooths sensitive skins etc... so why oh why must they add these fragrances to nearly all thier products?! I mean its not as tho it just gets in there, there must be a step in the production process where they sit down and say 'hhmmm so what about fragrancing it? so they must have tried lots of different ones. They must also either make this or purchase it from someone so it is costing them to put it in... so why? i just dont get it. If you are going to fragrance something it should smell nice, and this just doesnt. It may be more hypoallergenic than other fragrances but who cares? why didnt they just leave it out rather than put it in even if it doesnt smell nice? Same with a lot of thier products. I'd love to sit them all down and say 'whats with the fragrance'? :(
I cant even be bothered emailing them cos they are not going to change all their products and they'll probably say smell is a personal preference and some people like it, but it just goes agaisnt the philosophy of skincare for reactive skins to include fragrance - and a bad one at that.
Started using this pdt when i broke out suddenly and became sensitive after many years. of cos, this is not a miracle pdt and doesnt cause the eruptions to subside in a few days, but it does relieve my skin of the irritation and doesnt further worsen the problem. cleans very well without drying skin out. i alternate with extremely gentle cleanser from Avene as recommended by SA. overall, pretty good results. no blotchiness or inflamed skin after that, just acne.
I use it every morning at it's effective and gentle at the same time.
It doesn't leave me with a tight feeling and no film. I do feel my skin is clean and breathing.
plus it's seems to last for so long!
I don't really like the packaging: it a screwable cap and you have to press it to get the product out... it get dirty quite fast.
No matter what else I try, I always come back to this product it is amazing. I have very sensitive spot prone skin and this product not only removes all of my makeup without drying my face out, it also attacks my spots without being harsh. I cannot recommend this highly enough, the HG of facewashes.
I'm so glad I found this product! It's for oily, blemish-prone sensitive skin, which is exactly what I have during the warm summer months. It doesn't irritate or dry out my skin at all! My new HG cleanser for the summer.
great for cleaning sensitive and acne prone skin, I use it after removing make-up at night and alone in the morning. A little goes a long way so 12 euros is an okay price. and i love the opening system of Avene just twist the cap and squeeze a little amount of product in your hand.
This is a green gel cleanser that comes in a see through bottle. Even though i dont have oily skin and in fact it could be considered dry sometimes. I found this to be really effective at clearing out my pimples. I can see this being perfect for people with oily skin, however it could be a bit harsh for everyday use if you have dry skin. Ill probably buy this again to use for the occasional monthly break out.
the cap seems to get water in it when i keep it in the shower but other than that..it's really really gentle on my sensitive skin...absolutely NO irritation..I use it after my Dr. Belter Cleanser. a bit expensive tho...about 18 bucks a tube!
I finally found my HG cleanser! I have been using this for two years now, and I really love it!This cleanser is wonderful for sensitive skin! My dermatologist recomended it to use with my acne treatments, and it really works well for me without adding irritation. It removes even the most stubborn makeup, and rinses off easily. You also get a decent sized product for a reasonable price, other cleansers can cost twice as much! I will definetly keep repurchasing this, and if it got discontinued it would be a major tragedy for me! continued >>