Avène Cleanance Soap-Free Gel Cleanser

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.

Avène Cleanance Soap-Free Gel Cleanser
4.0 out of 5 stars, based on 2,759 Reviews 2,759 Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars
5 Star
1045
4 Star
1042
3 Star
500
2 Star
108
1 Star
64
my profile
people who
purchased
sampled
Skin type
Normal
Dry
Oily
Combination
Skin tone
Fair
Light
Light-Medium
Medium
Medium-Dark
Dark
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply
Good Basic Cleanser
Purchased

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.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
not for me
Sampled

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

1
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Don't use near eyes!
Sampled

Removes makes up well. Can leave a bit of a sticky feel and it burns your eyes!

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Cleanses & Refreshes
Purchased

I wanted to try a new face wash, so I gave this one a shot based on all of the reviews.

This soap-free face wash has a wonderful light scent and lathers up nicely. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean and doesn't dry my skin out. So far, I'm very happy with this purchase!

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Great Cleanser
Sampled

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

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Absolutely clean
Sampled

Despite being soap-free, this cleanser manages to foam up and remind me the most of soap out of any cleanser I've any used. That aside, my face has never felt so clean! It's a little drying, so I only use it when I'm breaking out. Very effective, would recommend.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Sampled, then had to have it.
SampledPurchased

I received this in my Birchbox a few months ago, and the sample got me hooked. I was worried at first that it would not work to keep my oil skin free from break outs. Turned out that a gentler cleanser worked to balance out my face and makes me feel a glow-y.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 1 of 1 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Great product
Sampled

Love how this makes my skin feel so smooth!! Does not feel greasy or make my skin break out. My skin is very sensitive and this product was great!!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
:(
Sampled

I was too scared to try this out because of my sensitive skin. Also it said it was for oily skin and I have extremely dry skin :(

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Effective, but smells terrible
Sampled

I thought this cleanser worked really well and made my skin feel and look great. However, I don't think I would try it again. The weird soapy/medicinal smell to it was just terrible. Definitely a deal breaker.

3
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No