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For soft, glowing skin from head to toe, pair witih Avène's Body Oil.

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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Best facial cleanser
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I love the fresh feeling this leaves me with! It gives a nice clean feeling and gives a good base to put a lux moisturizer on top of.

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My favorite cleanser!!
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I am absolutely IN LOVE with this cleanser and can't rave enough about it. Let me start off by saying I am 56 and DO NOT find it drying whatsoever. I love how it lathers and cleanses the skin and it has the most divine scent!!!! I received it as a sample in one of my previous boxes and just had to purchase the full size. Since I like it so much I plan on trying other items from this line. A truly fabulous cleanser, and I have tried them all from Philosophy to Tachta to regular store brands. This is by far the best cleanser I have ever used. I highly recommend it!

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Nice product for the price
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I like that it left my face feeling clean without drying out my skin. A little goes a long way. Nice product for the price!

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Best Cleanser I've Ever Used!
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I got this as a sample a few months back and have purchased it twice since then. My skin is pretty dry and I would occasionally have small break outs, but since I started using this I haven't had any breakouts! I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Also I have very sensitive skin & it doesn't bother my skin at all - just don't get it in your eyes!!!

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Awesome, awesome stuff!
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I love this as a cleanser, but even MORE as a makeup touch-up/remover. Even when using the toughest of eyeliner pens (Stila, I'm looking at you) just the tiniest dab on a Q-tip will remove it completely. It's soap-free, so it doesn't leave your face sticky when doing this. I do cat eyes without fear because I know if I mess up, I can start over!

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Good face cleaner
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This is a good product because it smells good and does a good job cleaning my face. It is a little drying. Or atleast does not moisturize my face.

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Great cleanser!
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Love this product! I always have a hard time finding a good cleanser for my face and this one is great! Very gentle and leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth. Also has helped with my breakouts! Highly recommend. Not sure what others are talking about the sticky texture but I had no issue.

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like it
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This product is fabulous. It leaves my skin feeling moisturized, clean and smooth. My skin looks fresh and radiant in the morning.

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Good Basic Cleanser
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I think the simplicity is this cleanser and the relative gentleness. It doesn't have any special ingredients or fantastic claims. It will take of your makeup and clean your skin. Which is really all you should ask of a cleanser. Anything else is just hype - cleanser is on your face for maybe two minutes p, which is not enough time for any specialized ingredients to do the job. The only slight complaint is that it would leave my combo skin a little try in areas.

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not for me
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product was sticky and the texture did not agree with my skin at all

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