Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel

Since I talked about the promo pack in the last post, I think it is more logical to continue my reviews for Avene products.

Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser

Available: Watsons, Guardian

Volume: I got the mini sample bottle...

Star properties: Avene Thermal Spring Water. Soapless.

Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser, for Oily, Blemish-prone, Sensitive Skin

I like the transparent bottle through which you can see translucent green soapless gel. What I do not like is the wide open mouth of the bottle, because this means that it is very hard to control precisely how much I want to pour. And I often over pour... I have no idea whether the regular bottle has a pump or something. I hope it does.

This gel is actually more like water than gel. It is very thin. Just by turning over the bottle, you can see how well it flows. It feels fine, quite nice. I like it on my face. Soft, and non-drying.

Unfortunately, my face broke out after 2 days of use. =(((

Upon checking the bottle, I realised that it says for "Oily, blemish-prone sensitive skin". Okay, that explains it. I have a history of breaking out after using products meant for oily skin. Those are the most toxic for me. I should have read the label properly, and shouldn't even have tried it.

I love it: 3 hearts.

It feels good during use, but causes me to breakout due to unsuitable skin type. Please don't purchase it if you do not have oily skin.

Conclusion: I think what I can conclude from the Avene sunscreen and this Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser, is that Avene really, really, do tailor their products for every skin type precisely. Before using their products, I had the impression that it says for sensitive skin, means as long as I have sensitive skin, confirm can use. But this is not true.

I learned that there are really many types of sensitive skin, as there are normal skins. Mine is dehydrated combination sensitive. And to my surprise, Avene shows me that oily skin CAN be sensitive. Goodness, cos I thought oily skin is the type of skin that can use everything, except extra moisturizing stuff meant for dry skin.

What a lesson!

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