I like this cleanser a lot.
It is very gentle and simple.
I am one of those people not liking heavy and oily stuff on their face.
After applying this cleanser I really feel clean - and I don't need to wash my face afterwards...
I am definitely going to repurchase.
A nice and mild cleanser for my sensitive and dry skin. I do not use it as a makeup remover, since I find Avene's eye makeup remover gel the best there is! This one is not removing it so mildly, but makes the mascara liquid and run into the eyes.... I think I will buy a cleansing cream or lotion onwards, since this one does not moisturise enough.
I always had a problem with make up removers. I don't like oily products because my skin is combo- oily prone, I don't like milky removers because I think they are too heavy, I don't like gel cleansers because they usually burn my eyes. This product feels like pure water when you put to your face. I usually use 3 pads to take of all my make up and then I rinse with water. The only negative about this is that it doesn't really work with long lasting products (mascaras/liquid eye liners) but I'd stick with it . The smell is nice and leaves the skin really soft.
I don't know if I am using this product right but so far I like the results. I use sunscreen, primer, foundation, concealer and powder every day so I make sure everything is off my face before I go to bed at night. I have acne prone skin so it's very important that I remove all my make up thoroughly although people tell me it's better to use gentle cleansing. I use lancome bifacil to remove my eye make up then use dior milk cleanser (the one in purple bottle). i wipe that off with a tissue and then put this water-like cleanser on cotton pads and wipe off my face again. It's amazing how much product it picks up from my face. Then I use either clarins gentle foaming cleanser or PTR AHA cleanser just to make sure I have everything off my face. It sounds like a lot and too much work but I'm used to it and I don't have any new breakouts ever since I started this routine. Except for occasional breakout before my periods, I'm good! Another product I recommend is Amore Pacific Enzyme Peel. Best scrub/exfoliator I've ever used!
This is comparable to my Bioderma H2O in terms of removing makeup, including eye makeup. As with the Bioderma, I need to use two cotton pads to get everything off. This product is more highly scented but it doesn't bother me, I finish off with a spritz of Avene thermal water and a lightweight serum, or if I need more moisture a bit of facial oil. I do like the fact that this contains hyaluronic acid. Really helps with the redness in my face, tho probably staying away from chlorinated water is the biggie in my case. I bought a huge 400 ml size on clearout for $15 at SDM and ran back this week to grab the last bottle. I am mature, but still breakout prone. Incidentally, I tried the LaRoche Posay Rosaliac Micellar cleanser and it left a somewhat tacky residue on my skin.
I bought this cause I really needed something to remove my makeup before cleansing because my skin is so prone to breakouts and it is so sensitive that basically anything that sits on my face overnight guarantees a zit the next day. Like a few others, I don't use it like they suggest. I do use the 2 cotton pads to remove it, but I actually cleanse again afterwards just to make sure everything is clean. It's a really good makeup remover for me and like other avene products, it calms my skin and makes it really soft. So far I have bought this, the thermal water (yes, I caved in), the skin recovery cream, the soothing mask, and the facial scrub. More is on the way as I'm finding that I am becoming increasingly addicted to this brand just because it does MAGIC on my skin!
EDIT: This is still my HG of makeup removers! I don't use anything but this to remove makeup. I dont' know how much makeup other people use, but this removes ALL of my make up (including foundation and mascara). I always wash my face with the Cleanance cleanser after this too just to make double sure I get everything. Then I use a cheap drugstore toner and then the skin recovery creme. I notice a HUGE difference when I don't use this (i start to break out).
I've used countless bottles of this now, and share it with my sister who also adores it. We both have combination, oil-prone skin and her skin is particularly sensitive...and I've noticed that the Micellar lotion is not only great as a make-up remover but also seems to help prevent breakouts in the long term! It takes off both my foundation as well as eyeliner, and I wear the type of eyeliner which is touted as 'one-day tattoo'.
The bottle says 'no-rinse formula' but I usually rinse afterwards anyway and wash my face with a generic cleanser to get off any remaining make-up...but we (my sister and I) both swear by this product. Last week I left on a trip abroad and took the bottle with me; and I got a panicked call from my sister who said 'Get back quickly and bring the Avene make-up remover with you...my skin is breaking out without it!!'
Oh, and I love the light plastic bottle too! It is good for taking on travels, and doesn't leak.
I bought this as a one step makeup remover. Good to take on travels.
- lovely scent
- really effective if used on make up remover pads
- lasts for ages
- my skin is coping with it, after 4 months, no problems as yet
- I don't think it's effective when used as promoted - dry skin and then instead of rinsing off with tap water, you are meant to just spray avene water over the top and tissue this off.
- doesn't work on eye makeup
- I still need to use cleanser afterwards and a cleansing cloth to get a really effective clean.
- it's not like the cleansing oils that shiseido and lancome are making, I am hankering after the shiseido as I type...
smells of roses. Will put this aside until my skin calms down a little
This is the best makeup remover I have used for my hypersensitive skin. It cleans the face very well. It says in the bottle you don't even have to wash your face after. This is the face wash itself! But I still use a foam wash to be sure. So far, this has not given me breakouts and it leaves my face soft and comfortable. I definitely prefer this precious liquid over gel or oil removers.