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
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I love that this cleanser cleaned my face and left me feeling really refreshed without the typical dryness and stretched face feeling of most soaps (I have dry, sensitive skin, so that was key). The consistency is great - in between oil and gel. Great light scent.

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Not so gentle.
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I have acne prone skin and was pretty excited to try a new face wash. I've been using it mornings and nights for about 3 days now. And my face is soooo dry. It's actually tomato red after washing and stings. Granted, I have been using a super gentle drugstore face wash recommended by my dermatologist for about a year now. That, combined with tretinoin and clindamyacin pads, has kept my skin mostly acne free for the past six months. I was hoping a new face wash would help prevent the remaining 3-4 (large) pimples I seem to get a month. But even now, after having washed my face twelve hours ago and moisturizing, it still kinds of feels tight and ouchy.

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interesting
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i liked it. but i currently use a face wash brand that i love.

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was ok
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I had the chance to use this product and gelt it worked well. I already have a facewash I like so will most likely not be purchasing

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Great Cleanser
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Removes makeup, leaves skin feeling clean and not dry. I would definitely consider purchasing the full size.

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Love this!
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Left my face feeling very clean, very happy with this! I will be purchasing after my current face wash runs out.

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Nice Enough
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It was a nice product that lathered well and left my face feeling very clean. I don't think the packaging lends itself to being marketed globally though, as it has no English on it, and no directions on the sample.

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Good cleanser
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Nice basic cleanser. Cleanses without stripping the skin, foams up well. Very pleased.

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Great product
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I love this product. It cleanses my skin and leaves it soft and smooth. I like the scent as well.

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Great for oily skin/dry climate! (But price is a bit much.)
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This cleanser worked fantastically for me! I have oily (occasionally blemish prone) skin and just recently relocated to Colorado (DRY), so I had to change up my skin care routine without making my skin seriously PO'ed... and this facial wash did the trick. It removed makeup, oil, gunk, etc., and returned my skin to "equilibrium" without over-drying or making it feel tight or itchy. My ONLY con for this product is probably the price. I think if it were in the $12-$15 range (for a full-size), I'd be more inclined to purchase it since there are drugstore cleansers that can achieve nearly the same results. (I know, I know: French spring water is expensive.)

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