Friday 20 April 2012

Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser - Review

I recently filled an online questionnaire on the Avene website and based on my replies I was sent a few trial size samples of products (a cleanser, toner and moisturiser) that were recommended for my skin type and requirements.

One of the products that was sent to me was the

Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser for normal to combination sensitive skin

I am not a huge fan of rinse off cleansers or washes, I find that they leave a tight feeling on my face and it is not a feeling that I am too fond of. However I did like this one and thought I would do a review for those of you who do like using a wash off cleanser.

Avene say -

This very mild gel cleanser removes all traces of make-up from the face, the eyes and lips. It leaves the skin soft and supple. Its rich texture has been enriched with moisturising agents to prevent skin dryness.

My thoughts - 

All Avene products contain Avene Thermal Spring Water as an ingredient. This gel cleanser is lovely to use, it is quite thick, rich and creamy. As you apply it onto your face with a touch of water, it produces a nice lather, feels like it is melting off your make-up and providing a good and thorough clean. After massaging it in, you rinse it off. The cleanser has a traditional soapy scent.

The huge plus for me is how clean and soft my skin feels after use and with no sign of that tight feeling that I hate.

I found it to perform exactly how it is described by Avene and felt that it really was nice and gentle.

Personally, I won't be buying the full size version,  as mentioned it is not my preferred cleansing method  but as a wash off cleanser, this is really good.

Another products sent to me was the Hydrance Optimale UV Light SPF 20 Protective Hydrating Cream. I was really impressed with it that I will be buying the full size version of this very soon, I will do a review of it once I have purchased it.

Avene Gentle Gel Cleaner costs £11.50 for a 200ml bottle


  1. Liz Earle cleanser never leaves your skin feeling tight! Feels like you're washing the day off with a flannel. It's ace. Absolutely love it x

    1. Agreed, Liz Earle doesn't feel tight at all. My favourite!


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