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When we say this cleanser is gentle, we mean it—you can use it on your eyes too!

Avène

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If there were anyone in the world to give us skincare advice to follow, it would be the French. Those ladies have beauty down pat. So when French skincare brand Avène comes knocking with a gentle cleanser to help reduce oil and give skin a matte finish, it’s game on. This gentle foam soothes, refreshing your face while helping to restore balance.

How to Use

Apply a small amount to dry or damp face and massage into the skin with fingertips, focusing on the T-zone. Rinse thoroughly. Use morning and evening for best results.

Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Inulin, Coco-Glucoside, Glycyrrhizate, Acid, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum)

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Amazing product at a great value!
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I love this product. Leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed without leaving it dry. I was skeptical of purchasing this product at first but i am so glad i did.

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Avene Cleansing Foam
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This cleanser has a very pleasant scent. I have extremely sensitive skin and my skin did not feel tight or react badly after using it. I would purchase it again.

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Light as Air
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Recently I started a regimen of Avene products to combat a skin problem on my face that the doctor says is Rosacea, and yet will not respond to the usual medications.

Avene is not "medicated" nor an official treatment for skin rashes, acne per se, and such, to be clear. But I can say it is gentle, light and easy to use. Non-irritating.

My condition is not "cured" but there is less redness, and I am eager to share with folks here how this goes, as I will be getting a few more Avene products due to my tentatively positive experience thus far.

Avene Cleansing Foam is mild and fluffy. It leaves no sense of harshness, no tingling, none of the effects that we with damaged or (ahem) older skin wish to avoid.

It's so light and delicate that you simply apply with circular fingertips, and it mysteriously dissolves away after a few minutes of cleansing. There is no need to follow with a warm washcloth, although you can, gently.

I apply Avene Gentle Toner (other review) after I use the Foam Cleanser.

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Gentle
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This face wash was great. It didnt irritate my skin at all and removed all my makeup. I have sensitive and oily skin.

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amazing!
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This face wash is amazing. It thoroughly cleans my face without drying it out AT ALL! Foam washes can be drying, but this one isn't. Very gentle, doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, and doesn't clog pores. Very light, clean scent. Foam stays foamy while rubbing it on your face. Amazing product from avene!

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Would give 5 stars if I had oilier skin
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Think this a very nice product. One pump delivers a refreshing clean but does not dry out skin. Although it doesn't dry my skin out, I do notice I need a little more moisturizer in order to smooth on my BB cream easily. I suppose the "matte" finish it promises has something to do with that. That being said, I like this product, but if you have slightly oily skin, this would be the perfect product to purchase.

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So refreshing...even better then cold water

This was the best that could ever happen to my facial skin. It was so refreshing after a run
I felt water to be very hard in front of this

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Great for gentle clensing
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The Avene Cleansing foam seems to work best if I use my hands and not a washcloth. I just rub my face gently, including eyes, and all of my makeup plus dirt comes off. Afterwards, my face feels smooth and not dried out. Great product!

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avene

This product is awesome. It's different than any kind of facial cleanser i've ever used. It is so smooth and light on your skin when you use it. I recommend this to everyone!

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Perfect foamy cleanser
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I love the Avene line and was so happy to see BB carry it. I normally bought it at the Derm Dr's office. The foam cleanser smells fresh, it cleans and rinses well and it lasts forever. I highly recommend the entire line. I live with hydrating mist in my purse all summer.

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