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

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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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Effective
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I enjoyed this product. It left my skin feeling clean and pure. I think a bigger sample would have served better to determine how effective it was.

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True clean
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I really loved the way this product left my skin feeling. This cleanser left my face feeling more clean than any cleanser I have used before. I only have the sample size & try and use sparingly because I enjoy it so much. Need to order this in the full size!

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total beauty staple
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I love this soap free cleanser, I got it as a sample a few months ago. I saved the sample size to refill and travel with and bough the full size to keep in my bathroom.

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Non drying cleanser

Great cleanser that won't strip or dry skin of moisture. Great for normal or oily skin!

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hurts my eyes!
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I don't consider myself to be very sensitive but this cleanser killed my eyes! I love other Avene products so I was disappointed. I tried a few times but couldn't make it work for me.

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Sticky face
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I would probably use this if I needed to camping or something but it made my face feel sticky when I used it.

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Wasn't impressed. By the packaging....but whoa.
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This stuff smells amazing. I was really sad when it was gone and I felt it gave a really good lather. My skin felt really nice after using.

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no fuss product

I reallyyyyy wanted to love this product. It smelled so good and left my face feeling so clean. It's for blemish-prone skin which was great but it's also for oily skin. If you're like me with dry skin then this isn't for you. It really dried me out. I will try some of the brands gentler products.

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Not for my skin
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I did not like this cleanser, I have acne prone skin and it was cause my skin to break out. I find my skin was more oily when I used it.

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Kinda sticky
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This left a slight sticky film even though I rinsed thoroughly.... Maybe I used too much, dunno. It worked well and nice to carry in a bag for the beach or travel.

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