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For optimal results, mist skin with Avène Thermal Spring Water after cleansing.

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Those of us with sensitive skin have paid our dues with cleansers that leave us feeling stripped, tight, and stung. Suffer no longer: This supergentle cleanser was created with just a handful of ingredients, chosen specifically to suit even the most reactive skin types.

How it Works

You won’t find fragrances, colorants, or other allergy-causing ingredients here. Instead, this cleanser relies on Avène Thermal Spring Water from France’s Cevennes Mountains to soothe, balance, and restore hypersensitive skin. A plant-based cleansing agent removes makeup and cleans skin without stripping its natural protective barrier. And unlike harsher cleansers, this one is gentle enough to use in the eye area, as well.

How to Use

Apply a small amount to skin with fingertips, massaging in a gentle circular motion. Instead of rinsing, gently wipe off excess product with a cotton pad or soft washcloth.

Avene Thermal Spring Water (avene Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Serine, Cetrimonium Bromide, Coco-Glucoside, Dipotassium Phosphate, Disodium Edta, Disodium Phosphate, O-Phenylphenol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Water (Aqua).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Gentle

Very gentle, with no discernible fragrance. I always remove my make up with oil first, and use this with my Clarisonic to remove any traces of residue. It is also perfect for the morning time, when I just want to wash the dullness of sleep off my face. Starting to really love this brand.

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Cleanser

I have super sensitive skin and this product is pretty good. My face is still a little dry after use but not as bad as some other products.

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Good makeup remover

I use this as my first step in my nightly cleansing routine. It took me a while to realize its best to rub the product in your hands then wipe all over the face. Then rub off the product using a cotton pad.
This does a wonderful job getting my face makeup off but I need to use another product to get my mascara off.
Good product but I feel there are better out there

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Very gentle, but not thorough

I thought this cleanser was very gentle on my skin and felt very nice. Unfortunately it didn't remove my tough eye makeup like I had hoped. This was nice to use with my clarisonic when I need a gentle cleanse. It's great for travel, but not effective enough for my daily use.

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Best cleanser ever!

Many cleansers dry out my face, especially during the winter. I can use this one every night and it doesn't dry out my face at all, but still makes it feel clean, even during the dry winter months.

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Not drying

I have very dry skin during winter. This cleanser did not dry out my face like other cleansers. Definitely recommend for people with dry skin.

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Moisturizing and light

This is a great facial cleanser for when your skin is a little too dried out to use something stronger. I use it with my ultrasonic brush so it cleansed my skin really well but also left it feeling soft. Perfect for the winter time!

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Pretty good

This didn't cause me any problems at all with sensitivity or fragrance. My skin felt soft after using. I agree with others that it's not enough for a full face of makeup. I only used it for a BB cream & some blush. I don't think it would get the whole work days worth of makeup off.

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gentle wash

I did like the wash, it was gentle on my face. Smell of product is nice and not overbearing. Soap did not dry out my face.

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great concept
Sampled

This is a really cool idea and great to use when I don't have time to wash my face with water. It smells really great, but I am not sure that it really cleans that well. My face does feel refreshed after using it!

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