Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Introducing Avène Cleanance Gel. Soapless Cleanser for Oily Blemish Prone Skin

I've made of my grá for Avène products quite clear in the past so when this aqua bottle arrived on my desk for testing I was delighted. We've had a couple of trials and tribulations here in Casa Cherry with cleansers for oily skins up until now, naming Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash as just one that's dried out our poor kissers terribly. I was confident though that Avène was see us right. I was spot on. 

Rich in Thermal Spring Water, Avène Cleanance works gently in its soapless (but slightly lathery) way to purify the  skin and reduce excess oil. To be used morning and evening on damp skin, I've found that the youngest has taken to this like a duck to water - going so far as to hide it behind the shampoo for his own cleansing needs, that's how much he's loving it (the snakey fecker).  

Benefits according to Avène:
  • Deep cleansing action purifies without stripping the skin
  • PH 7.2 respects the skin’s natural balance, minimizing the trigger of excess sebum production
  • Pleasant fragrance tolerated by sensitive skin
  • Soap-free
  • Avène thermal spring water to soothe and soften skin
  • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic

I think what I like most about this product though is not that it's solved the youngests' oily/dry skin conundrum, nor the clean refreshing scent, it's the genius lid! Clean and hygenic, this simple twist lid not only means there's no mess but also means that every drop can be used from the bottle, making it a money saver too. 

Hygienic Genius
Priced at €15.25 from all good pharmacies and larger Boots stores, Avène Cleanance Gel is certainly one I'll be repurchasing, if only so I can have a go, as peachy faced Gollum up there doesn't seem to want to part with his precious.

Have you tried this yet? Any love for soapless cleansers?


Unknown said...

I've never tried anything from the Avene range but this does sound quite good. I usually prefer a cream based cleanser but I've tested a gel from Elemis recently and just started a new foaming wash from Premae :)

Chloe said...

Your sons are blessed having a mum with such great products - My mum is allergic to everything so I've had to trial everything from scratch! I'm not particularly oily but I love soapless cleansers, they don't leave my skin as tight!

Simone said...

Great review Sue, I've used this before and it's very very good. I love Avene in general to be honest, they don't get enough kudos for their amazing products x

boredmum said...

Sounds like what i need at the moment, just wondering if its any good at removing makeup??? and does it work well with a konjac sponge??

Sue Jordan said...

Oh I do love Elemis, think you'd really like this though - very gentle but effective x

Sue Jordan said...

Haha, they don't believe that for a minute Chloe! I'm all about the soapless now too x

Sue Jordan said...

Thanks Simone, I've yet to be disappointed by them x

Sue Jordan said...

It'd be great for most make up Boredmum, eyes would need their own cleanser though.

There's not much that isn't brilliant with the konjac sponge ;) x

Lovely Girlie Bits said...

I must pick this up next time I'm in the chemist which is pretty much most days! Always on the hunt for new cleansers :)