Friday, 17 September 2010

Review Avène Micellar Lotion Cleanser

My morning cleansing routine is really simple and basic, my dry skin doesn't need a thorough cleansing in the morning, my current routine which I've been using for more than half a year now works like a charm. I take a damp cloth, lightly go over my face with it, dab dry with a towel -if necessary- and then I take a tissue with a micellar cleanser on it, go over my face with it and that's it for the cleansing part. Easy, not? Off course this is my method and it works best for my skin, it's really important that you find your skins personal needs.

I've already used several micellar cleansers such as Nuxe, Caudalie, Louis Widmer but they just weren't "it", my search continues. A couple of months ago while browsing my favourite store for a new cleanser, Avène caught my eye and I decided to give it a go as I use products from their range and am quite happy with them. For 14euros you get 200ml -good price-, it's also available in a larger bottle of 500ml I believe for about 20euros. You can buy it at IU stores or in drugstores and pharmacies.

Technologically advanced cleansing water removes impurities and make-up. It is based on a micelle principle that protects and releases the softening active principle.

Benefits: No-rinse cleansing water cleanses skin and effectively removes all traces of make-up on face, eyes and lips, Hydrates and calms the skin, leaving skin moisturized and soft, Pleasant
fragrance tolerated by sensitive skin, Preservative-free, oil-free, Soap-free, oil-free, alcohol-free, Avène Thermal spring water to soothe and soften skin, Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

The bottle is made from plastic and looks really basic but nice at the same time, this applies to all Avène products and I am a fan of practical packaging. At the bottom you can find the expiry date which is 2 years from now on. When opening it, you see a dispenser which I'm fond of - great for using as much product as you need without wasting it. But if this isn't your thing you can also take it off and use the "big hole" :). The product itself doesn't have any colour and has a light scent to it that I can describe as fresh. This is a big plus because other lotions I've used in the past always came with a strong scent and I didn't like it in the morning. This one however doesn't bother me.

This lotion has different uses: you can use it as a make-up remover or as a cleanser. The product is intented for sensitive skin that is prone to redness. My skin is sensitive as well, especially on my cheeks where I can get redness if I use harsher cleansers - so basically this should be the product for me!

I've used it as a make-up remover and it works great, however if you use make-up everyday you will run out of this product quite fast. That's why I prefer my Bioderma make-up remover as it's cheaper and does the same thing.

I've mainly used it as a cleanser in the morning for the last 3 months and I'm really loving it. I love the scent and I like how it refreshes my skin. I didn't get any breakouts during this period so it cleanses deep enough -for me-. I didn't find it irritating and my cheeks didn't turn red either - this sometimes used to happen with my other micellar lotions.

Overall a great product with a small pricetag that I will surely repurchase and recommend to everyone, especially if you have sensitive skin. So far this is my favourite micellar lotion ever used. I still have some other lotions on my list to purchase, curious to see if they will overwhelm this baby...


Martje said...

Since I work in a pharmacy and have acces to brands such as Vichy, Avene and La Roche Posay the method I treat my skin has changed a lot. I`m a huuuuge fan of micellaire cleansers as well as the body/face mists each brand has as well. Just after a shower or when wheater is so warm you sweat a lot, it`s really nice to hydrate your skin with a mist before putting on some moisturising cremes and oigntments :)

Evelien said...

Then we share the same love :), glad to hear your skin is benefiting from it.

I also have some face mists to use during summer, like them as well!!

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