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Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel

Cardinal beauty rule number one: Never wash your face with plain ol' 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. Bonus: It can be used as a body wash, too.

Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel
4.1 out of 5 stars, based on 1,539 Reviews 1,539 Reviews
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I have already been using the Avene Clearance Expert Lotion and really liked it so I was excited when I got a sample of the Cleansing Gel. I feel like it gently cleans my skin without stripping it and it doesn't cause breakouts which I like a lot.

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Fresh
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It's a thorough cleanse but I don't feel it's worth special consideration. I prefer simpler soaps for my facial cleanser.

3
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Bleu cheese
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This cleanser wasn’t special enough to even remember the name of it

3
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Decent but useless for me
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I’m not in the market for a new cleanser, and don’t feel like going through the purging process I often go through when starting a new one. I used this for a few days while on vacay and my skin didn’t hate it, so if your in the market it’s probably fairly decent.

3
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Just alright
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I didn’t notice anything special about this cleanser, other than it smells like something an old person would use.

3
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Fresh & Clean
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I like this cleanser a lot. It has a fresh, clean scent. It doesn't make my skin feel tight or dried out after using it. My skin feels smooth afterwards.

4
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Strong Smell
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The smell of this product is not my personal taste. I got a sample of lotion from the same brand in my last box and found that the smell lingered and really bothered me, and it's the same this this cleansor. Not a fan.

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I loved it!
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Really liked how clean it made me feel! Does make you a little dry post wash, but lotion remedies that immediately

4
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From the makers of canned water “face mist”
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I’m a big believer in a good full face and like many other southern makeup enthusiasts that live by the coast during summer waterproof makeup is religion. This product meant scrubbing my face raw trying to get the last bit of setting spray that clings on like an obsessive ex. Do yourself a favor and get a bottle of baby moisture wash. With all of the money you’ve saved you can get a larger thing of pepper spray to take of the other unpleasant clinger.

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Smells like Dove soap, but dries out skin
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This product smells like Dove Soap that I already use daily in my shower. However, unlike the moisturizing abilities of Dove Soap, this cleanser left my skin feeling very dry and stretched out/waxy. I much preferred the last cleanser sample I received that had more natural ingredients to this product, which had so many ingredients I could barely pronounce let alone know what they were. I feel all those ingredients outweighed the "natural spring water" used as a base in the product, leaving my skin dried out rather than feeling refreshed on use. I will not be purchasing the full size of this product!

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