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Avène

Birchbox Breakdown

Cardinal beauty rule number one: never wash your face with plain old soap. This soap-free cleanser, made with French spring waters, has been keeping European beauties fresh-faced for decades. The gentle formula purifies skin without aggravating it, and is especially good for oily or blemish-prone skin types.

How it Works

The key to this wash is water from Avène’s famous thermal springs, which helps to calm and soften skin. The pH balanced formula gently removes dirt and excess oil to leave skin soft and smooth.

How to Use

Wet your face and lather a quarter-sized amount of cleanser into your skin. Pat dry with a clean towel.

water, decyl glucoside, polysorbate 20, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, ceteareth-60, myristyl glycol, glycerin, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium chloride, methyl gluceth-20, benzoic acid, cetrimonium bromide, cucurbita pepo seed oil, disodium edta, frgrance, green 5, lactic acid, phenoxyethanol, tetrasodium edta, yellow 5, zinc gluconate.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I use this everyday!
Purchased

This cleanser is great,! I switched brands once I sampled this and still use it. It makes my face feel really clean and it doesn't have an overbearing smell.

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On the plus side: A little goes a long way. Gentle, and still great for removing make-up. On the minus: Smell is a little generic. Also, the name "cleanance" bothers me, somehow...

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Cleans well but no moisture

I found this product to clean my skin very well, but it left my skin too dried out afterward. It claims it doesn't irritate your skin, but if you have dry or sensitive skin this might not be a great product for you.

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leaves skin refreshed

took a few washes to get used to moisturized feel after but leaves skin clean soft and with less blackheads.

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Works great!

This product works very well, It made my skin feel great and got rid of a lot of blemishes on my face.

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My sister's go-to
Purchased

I bought this for my sister, who won't use anything else now. Her skin has cleared up and she even has her 13 year old son using it now. His breakouts are less dramatic, going from, pardon me, pizza face to looking like a small, too much sugar breakout.

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Love it

I really loved this product. It was a great cleanser that didn't dry out my skin. I used the last of my sample and will probably order some soon.

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So fresh and so clean!

I love this product for on the go. It came in handy during a snowstorm where I was unable to get home for a full shower. Me face felt refreshed and cleansed and I was able to power through the day.

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too harsh and drying

This is not the product for me. I have sensitive combination skin, and this dried it out and was itchy and tight, requiring additional moisturizer. I may spot clean with it on my t-zone but that's about it.

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Best Cleanser out there!
Purchased

I've tried numerous cleansers for my combination skin that doesn't destroy my bank account and this is it! Lightweight, but still harsh on blemishes, it is the perfect balance of nourishing and effective.

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