I’ll be reviewing the Avene Cleanance Gel today. As I talked about in my Current Skincare Favourites post, this product is ideally suited for people with combination-oily skin. It comes from Avene, a French brand known for addressing various dermatological issues. It has quickly become an integral part of my skincare regimen and read on to why it could become yours too.
Price: Rs 1199/- for 200mL
The product comes in a transparent plastic packaging. The cap has a unique twisting mechanism that dispenses a controlled amount of the product and also seals tight so as to prevent any leakage. Due to this, the packaging is light-weight, sturdy and hence travel-friendly.
The cleanser itself is a medium consistency greenish-blue gel. Being a ‘soapless cleanser’ it does not lather much. Because of that, it is easily possible to go overboard with its usage but after a few uses, you realise that you actually need a little quantity (the size of a pea) for your entire face. It rinses clean and gets rid of all dust, dirt and light makeup on the face. Although if you do have some heavy waterproof makeup, you might want to use a makeup remover prior to this.
In contrast to many other cleansers made for oily/combination skin, this product does not dry out the skin and rip it off its moisture level. The skin does not feel tight or stretched after cleansing but rather quite comfortable. One other thing that makes this product noteworthy is that it actually does work in helping shrink your existing acne. In my experience, it might not always work on the really big ones but does work nicely on the little ones.
The product claims to be hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic and can be used by those having a sensitive, acne-prone skin. Along side this, it also has Avene Thermal Spring Water, a much sought-after and quite an efficient product for sensitive skin, as its first ingredient making it all the more suitable for skin that is prone to redness and irritation. It does not have any tingling or cooling sensation though. It does not claim to do that either but whenever I see a blue gel cleanser meant for oily skin, I somehow automatically assume that it will have that property. So this is just to clear for those who think like me!
Avene Cleanance Gel is a gel cleanser meant for combination/oily skin prone to acne & irritation. It cleans the skin quite well and manages to do so without ripping it off moisture. Largely made with Avene Thermal Spring Water, it is an ideal cleanser for sensitive combination/oily skin. The price can feel steep but given the quantity required for each use, it will last you a few months. Highly recommended!