The “Avene Cleanance Gel” comes in a simple transparent plastic bottle that looks light blue because it reflects the light pale blue color of the gel. The brand and product information are written in white and salmon on the bottle. The product has a white swivel cap which is very secure: to dispense the product you have to turn the cap and then swivel it back to close it. This makes it travel friendly. The “Avene Cleanance Gel” also comes in a larger bottle size which has a dispenser pump instead of a cap.
This product has a runny consistency with a gel-like texture.
The product has a smell that is not overpowering and does not linger after use.
The “Avene Cleanance Gel” can be used in the morning and/or in the evening. Dispense the product on damp skin (face and/or body) and lather by massaging it onto the skin. Rinse the skin thoroughly and then pat dry gently.
After testing the “Avene Cleanance Gel” we notice that it has very soothing properties that appease irritated skin. This is due to two things: 1- Avene’s Thermal Spring Water which makes up 60% of the product formula 2- the product does not contain soap which is an irritant for acne-prone and oily skin. With several uses, especially on the face, the redness caused by acne started subsiding and the oiliness of the T-zone was less noticeable. Normally, face washes can dry oily skin because of their sebum control properties. However, the “Avene Cleanance Gel” controlled the excess production of sebum while keeping the skin well hydrated. The product was very gentle to use, and we were able to use it twice per day without any discomfort. However, the product had a less noticeable effect on the body. For combination skin, we would recommend using this product only once a day or in alternation with another cleanser.
The “Avene Cleanance Gel” retails at $28/200mL in Lebanon which is comparable to other products in the same range like La Roche-Posay’s “Effaclar Foaming Gel” which sells at $28.12/200mL. It remains less expensive than other products in a different range like Shiseido’s “Multi Solution Gel” which retails at $38/30mL.