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

Avène

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Cardinal beauty rule number one: Never wash your face with plain old soap. This soap-free cleanser, made with French thermal spring water, 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 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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Clean and wonderful
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I really enjoy this. It its gentle and leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth. I don't feel like my skin is aggravated and I have been blemish free since using it.

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love it!
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I have super dry skin and have a hard time finding a face wash that won t dry my skin out even more. I was suprised at how soft this cleanser left my skin.

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PERFECT!
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I am all about facial cleansers, this one is perfect! I love that no water is needed and I can literally rube a small dab onto my face and go. I can smell and feel the intensity of this product as soon as I put it on my face and I love that. It's a must.

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love how it feels
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i love how it feels after using this product. make my skin nice & soft.

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silky soft skin
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LOVE this face wash and will definitely purchase full size in future. Lathers well and leaves skin so soft after using. The only thing I don't like is the twist off lid. Would have preffered a snapping lid because it is too easy to pour out and end up getting more than intended. I like the wash so much I don't want to waste a drop!

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Not my favorite
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I like the idea of this product but it has dried out my skin a bit. I may prefer it when the weather is less dry, but for now it's just okay.

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Gentle but Effective
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My skin is the epitome of combination (my cheeks get extremely dry but my T zone and chin can get oily), and I felt as though this face wash did not overdry my face but still was effective.

I used it at night mostly, so I can't speak to its ability to fight oiliness through the day, but this was a great cleanser to remove make up / dirt on my face at the end of the day.

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clean
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Made my face feel really clean without drying it out. Also, it didn't make my face break out like some other soaps do.

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Sounds good but...

This sounds like a brilliant idea but in reality it falls flat for me. My face didn't feel clean at all, more like I put soap on my face but didn't wash it off good.

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Drying

I have dry skin that turns very oily if I let it get too dry, particularly in winter. This cleanser feels great when using but, once I pat my face dry, my skin feels stretched and desperate for moisture. I always moisturize after washing my face but I generally have to use my heavy-duty moisturizer/serum combo after Avène. Overall, this cleanser is great for getting that squeaky-clean feeling but I'll probably only be using it in the summer when the humidity is high and my skin is a bit less dry.

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