Avéne Cleanance Gel is a soap-free cleanser that lathers nicely, while gently removing make-up, impurities and excess oil. With a pH of 7.2, this cleanser minimises the production of excess sebum (oil) by gently cleaning the skin without stripping it of all its natural moisture.
The beautiful turquoise-coloured gel comes in a 200ml plastic bottle and contains zinc gluconate which has anti-inflammatory properties and 60% Avéne Thermal Spring Water to soothe and soften the skin. This cleanser is best suited to those with oily and blemish prone skin and although it does contain a fragrance, according to Avéne’s website it is a fragrance that is tolerated by sensitive skin. However, if you do have sensitive skin, it is always preferable to patch test a new product before use.
This soap-free cleanser does a good job of removing most make-up when used on its own (applied with fingers), but I found that when removing long-wear make-up formulas, I needed to use a wash cloth or facial sponge with the cleanser.
Comparing this to other soap-free cleansers that I have tried, Swisspers Aloe Skin Perfecting Cleanser is much more affordable and seems to have more beneficial ingredients (antioxidants, healing Aloe Vera, etc.) and it’s suitable for all skin types and not just oily or blemish prone skin. (Avéne $40.90 for 200ml; Swisspers $11.99 for 150ml)
After comparing these two products, seeing how well they work and comparing ingredients, I’d personally pick Swisspers over Avéne.