Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Review

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Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Review

As much as I love my Emma Hardie cleansing balm I do have my “lazy” days where I want minimal facial cleansing time, so I thought the Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser would be the solution..

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Apparently for me it’s not.

I was initially sold on the idea because it’s a “gentle cleanser” which don’t get me wrong, it is. However my face just never felt clean enough after using it.

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To cleanse my face actually took a lot longer because 2-3 wipes with a cotton pad to remove a full face of makeup wasn’t enough, and by 5 wipes it still had traces of makeup on it! It didn’t do much in terms of removing eye makeup either and I was left with panda eyes for the majority of the process.

Afterwards I also felt like my face had a layer of greasiness on it. While it said “no rinse” is required I still gave my face a once over with a wet flannel anyway.

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It’s not very often I come across products which I’m not a fan of and I had rather high hopes for the Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser, because from the reviews I’d read it sounded really good. However I just think the formula wasn’t right for me. This experience won’t put me off other Avene products though, I still want to try the Thermal Spring Water! Hopefully I’ll have better luck 🙂

Has anyone else tried the Avene Extrnely Gentle Cleanser? How was it for you?

Love Sophia xo



  1. 6 October, 2012 / 2:39 pm

    Hi Sophia. It’s a shame that this cleanser didn’t suit you. I’ve not tried this but I’ve had a few hit and miss with cleansers in the past. I’m now using an all natural cleanse balm now, which is way better and really cleanse well. What’s your cleanse balm like?

    xx D

    • Sophia
      7 October, 2012 / 1:12 pm

      Yeah it’s a shame it didn’t work out but it’s just trial and error I suppose. 🙂 The Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm is really good! It removes all makeup and leaves skin feeling so soft! What Cleansing Balm are you using? xx

  2. 7 October, 2012 / 6:15 am

    .____. i see things like this a lot and my personal opinion is…. I know it’s nice to save a little time here and there but this type of cleaner appears unhealthy to me o_e All of the impurities: dirt, bacteria, makeup, etc. that are on your skin during the day can’t possibly come off with a wipe of cleanser like this. (but that’s just my opinion, not trying to insult your product! ^^’) It just feels nice to throw some water on your face at the end of the day. I’m sorry it didn’t work as well as you’d hoped though ): D I will be reading that next bahahahah! *laneige junkie*

    • Sophia
      7 October, 2012 / 1:16 pm

      Yeah I agree, there’s nothing better than splashing your face with water and that clean feeling you get is so refreshing. 🙂 I guess I just wish I could speed up the getting ready process, especially before bed time but you’re right it’s best to wash my face properly no matter how lazy I’m feeling haha. xx

  3. Amy
    6 November, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    I LOVE it – I got a free sample from them after filling in their skin analysis thing, and have just ordered a full bottle for when it runs out. I do use it with water, and find that works best for me. I use it after Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser on an evening, and on its own on a morning. I have sensitive, reactive skin, and this has helped calm it and dry up some pesky spots too. Each to their own, hey?

    • Sophia
      8 November, 2012 / 10:34 pm

      I’m glad it works for you 🙂 Perhaps I’ve not been using it in the right way which is why I didn’t have a very good experience with it. I might try and use it again using water and see how that works 🙂 x

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