This is a nice soothing moisturiser for anyone with acne-prone / oily skin. However this doesn't really do much for controlling shine, as my skin still gets oily and shiny quite easily and quickly after applying this. It does have a very pleasant fragrance and it seems to calm my skin down, so I will probably buy this again if it is on offer.
Believe the hype and good reviews here on this fantastic Avene product. It does what it says it does. I can't believe it's taken me so long to try it! I have very oily skin and this lotion is extremely useful as a morning primer for underneath my makeup. I also like to mix a little with my foundation to make tinted moisturiser. Avene Antishine Regulating Lotion really makes quite a difference in controlling my skin's oil production but it doesn't mattify me all day - but that's fine. (I think it probably wouldn't be good for my skin in the long run if I was matte 8 hours a day). This lotion is a little on the pricey side but I will definitely be buying it again - simply because it delivers. 5 shine-free lippies from me!
I've been using this for 2 years. It is a great base for foundation, it controls shine (I still get shiny as the day goes on but not as much and I can just dab it without removing foundation) and it has never made me break out and I have sensitive acne prone skin. It's not super moisturizing because if it was it wouldn't control shine. The Clean-Ac is great for night time moisturizing. This and the Clean-Ac are a big part of my skin being clear after years of acne.
This is the first lotion have ever been able to wear without major breakouts the next day! I have sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin so I have my share of problems with everything I put on my face but I really like this product. I use a very small amount in the morning only but I don't use it every day. The lotion is marketed as an oil-absorbing moisturizer which provides long-lasting mattification. My opinion is that the lotion does exactly what it claims. The fragrance is very light and pleasant. The only drawback for me is that if I use this product daily I tend to get whiteheads. My skin just doesn't need moisturizer daily. So, I use it a few times a week and I don't get whiteheads. The lotion is pricey - approximately $26 Canadian at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Lasting me forever because you need the smallest amount! Superb primer. Whenever I get a bit of shine (I wear mineral makeup) I buff my skin with my kabuki brush and it becomes seamless and incredible (because of this product-with other primers underneath it's not quite the same effect)
The best part about this is that it is a moisturizer for oily skin which also has micro capsules that stop your oil from shining! When I do shine, it's 1/4 the amount I usually do compared to other primers, and I am talking about effective one's.
One of my friends is not too big on products and I am encouraging her into one's I know will be effective for her, and she loves this one, went out and bought it after I gave her a sample of mine to try.
I heart Avene- never have I loved so many products from one brand!
I am in love with this range, it is rare for me to like more than 1 or 2 products in one range, but I have a few fave's with Avene. This is one of them- is a beautiful primer for my oily skin under my mineral makeup.
Use the tiniest amount or it will work against you.
I have been searching for a great everyday moisturiser that doesn't aggrevate my over sensitised cheeks and I've found my HG item! Had it recommended to me on visiting a SKN clinic. I would have normally shyed away as I have Dry/sensitive skin and this is targeted at oily skin/blemished but thought why not!!
Although many reviews state that it's not moisturising enough - I find it plenty even though prior to trying this I'd slather on tonnes of rich moisturiser including Avene's 'rich compensating cream' (maybe a good way to add moisture for those who struggle?)
The tube is small enough to fit into my make up bag - a smidge on the expensive side but worth every penny.
I can also easily plonk my tinted moisturiser ontop quickly without flaking or streaking.
Great item - availbale at most boots and SKN clinics.
Finally a decent range that does what it says and doesn't cost the earth! I use this in conjunction with the avene soapless gel cleanser, mattifying toner and extremely gentler cleanser. This range cleared up my acne v. Quickly and has left my skin looking great. This moisturiser extend my breakthrough oil time, purifys my skin and keeps it healthy. A must have HG moisturiser
I have been using this as part of my regimine with Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser, the mattifying toner lotion and the Cleanance K and it has completely cleared my acne. I am in love with the Avene line and will never use anything else ever again- my Holy Grail routine.was a mess. Within a week of using this and the other products I mentioned, my spots were gone and my skin was clear and smooth.
It doesn't irritate my senstive skin at all- even the toner (I have had big problems with toners stinging- every one I have tried! Except Avene)
It really does what it promises. Not too expensive as it lasts forever- like all Avene products (this regulating lotion runs out faster I find, as you need to use more).
Give it a go if you have senstive but spotty skin- or even if it's not sensitive.
I am so pleased I tried this as like I said- my HG now!
Bit smaller tube than the other moisturizers, but I like the price and that's why I'd buy again. It moisturizes my acne prone skin. Not drying or overly oily afterward. I use this with two drops of jojoba oil at night. Feels very good, even by itself in the morning. I think I'm on my 3rd bottle now. would buy again!