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Written on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Pros: a little goes a long way, nice smell
Cons: doesn't suit my skin, doesn't suit problem skin, may dry out skin

It’s high time to share my impressions about the cleansing gel for oily and problem skin.

I have oily and dryness-prone skin, especially in the winter. I have acne spots on my skin and occasional breakouts and pimples. I’m constantly trying to counter these problems with various medications. I’ve already tested a good deal of them and I’m not going to stop using something new, because I’m so sick of these problems. I’m 28 y.o. now and I would really love to enjoy my life without worrying about these pimples!

Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel.

This soapless gel cleanser for face and body harnesses a combination of 3 key ingredients to efficiently fight against the symptoms of acne without drying and stripping the skin. Rich in soothing and anti-irritating avène thermal spring water, sebo-regulating patented monolaurain, and anti-inflammatory zinc gluconate, the deep cleansing action eliminates impurities and excess oil. Complete with a neutral ph of 7,2, it respects the skin's natural balance, recommended by dermatologists to be used in conjunction with acne medications and treatments, paraben-free, soap-free hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

For external use only. In case of contact with eyes, rinse with water. Formulated to minimize the risk of allergy.

I’ve heard a lot about this cleansing gel and really wanted to test it, although I loved using the La Roche Posay Effaclar cleansing gel! I was attracted by the Avene Cleanance due to its bottle. I love the convenient cap, which can open and close by rotation, as you can see in the photo.

How to use this gel:

I’ve been using Avene Cleanance twice a day. In the morning I’ve been washing my face with this gel and then I applied the LA ROCHE-POSAY Effaclar K (+) emulsion. After that I used the Gosh Mineral Powder. I remove my makeup with a regular liquid soap for kids, as Avene is not meant for makeup removal. After that I wash my face with the Avene cleansing gel, plus the LA ROCHE-POSAY Effaclar K (+).

The gel has a nice emerald-green color. It lathers in my hands badly, so use foaming nets and sponges for this purpose. The smell is nice and reminds me of something floral and green. After washing, my skin feels a little bit taut, but I feel comfortable.


At first I was so pleased with this product, because my red acne spots were getting lighter and not a pimple appeared within a week.

I used this gel along with the Konjac sponge. I was really glad I found the right ‘potion’ to counter my problems!


However, it didn’t work that way and after a few weeks new pimples appeared. Plus, I stopped using the Konjac sponge by that time. I decided that it was time to replace it with a new one, but I didn’t buy it and used my hands while washing.

You can see the results after 3 months in the photo below. My ‘BEFORE’ skin looked even better then after. Today I see new pimples every morning and think about coming back to the La Roche Posay Effaclar cleansing gel.


My final thoughts:

I think that Avene Cleanance is not for me, because my skin is oily and prone to dryness, so I need some gentler and more neutral cleansing gels. It so happens that Avene dehydrates my skin, thus causing new pimples.

However, I may be wrong and it was fault of the LA ROCHE-POSAY Effaclar K (+) or I should use the Avene Cream instead of the La Roche-Posay emulsion along with this cleansing gel.

I can’t help but recommend the Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel, as everybody's skin is unique and it doesn’t mean that it won’t suit your skin if doesn’t suit mine! Anyway, try it, test it and experiment with different products to achieve clean and acne-free skin along with me!

Thanks for reading!

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Brand: Avene
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