Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser is aimed towards people with sensitive skin. It claims to gently and thoroughly removes impurities and make-up without drying and also moisturise skin while providing anti-oxidant protection leaving skin soft, supple and smooth.
This is the first time using a gel cleanser so the texture is very different from what Im used to. Its quite thick and is a peachy colour with tiny orange micro particles in it which are enriched with vitamin E.
To apply it feels very fresh and cooling. Once I start massaging it penetrates my skin immediately and begins to break up my make up. I haven't used it on my eyes, so I cannot comment how it fairs against heavy eye make up, but its removes my foundation, concealer and blush with complete ease. I find its best to massage in the skin with slightly damp finger tips, to make sure its really working the skin and to break up the tiny micro particles, then remove with a warm muslin cloth and finish by completely rinsing my face. It is as its described and is very gentle. It doesn't aggravate any existing breakouts and seems to really calm my skin and in particular my breakout area, leaving my whole face very soft and supple with no tightness at all and completely cleansed, without stripping the skin.
If you suffer with senstitive skin or the occasional breakout like myself, then I definitely recommend trying this cleanser. I find it really soothing and calming for my skin and ideal to use when my skin is being stupidly hormonal and basically acting like its a teenager.
Avene Gentle Eye Make Up Remover
Ever since I started wearing monthly contact lenses, I need to be a bit more weary about what I use on my eyes to remove my make up. If Ive not got my contacts in, my eyes are fine and not sensitive, but when they are in and Ive removing eye make up with them still in, they can become really sensitive.
Avenes Gentle Eye Make Up Remover is specially formulated with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Its rich in Rich in Avene thermal spring water to soothe and soften and formulated with the same pH as the eye. It also contains Sorbitol which provides hydration.
Again this is different from previous eye make up removers Ive used, in the fact that its gel like and thick. When applied to a cotton wool pad, it doesn't sink in, it just stays resting on top of the cotton wool pad, as the image below shows.
I fins its best to fold the cotton wool pad in half and press firmly, to ensure the pad has soaked up the product. I then simply place a soaked pad on each eye, press firmly and massage a little to break up the make up, then swipe away. Its very very gentle and refreshing to use and I can open my eyes with ease, without any stinging or irritation. It removes most of my eye make up with the first swipe, however I do need to go over both eyes again, just to be sure all traces of make is removed. As the consistency of the product is pretty thick, it feels quite luxurious to use and feels really nice once the pads are pressed on my eyes. It seems to sooth my tired and aching eyes, as well as removing my make up. It doesn't leave any residue behind, or leave my eyes area sticky etc after use.
As far as eye make up removers go, its one of the best Ive tried. I wouldn't say its the best at removing eye make up quickly, as like I said I do need to go over the eye area again, but then again I do wear really heavy eye make up. I just love the way its feels once on my eyes, so soft, cooling and refreshing. If you're looking for a new eye make up remover, then I definitely recommend.
Both products can be purchased from Escentual with the Cleanser priced at £11.04 and the Eye Make Up Remover priced at £9.50.
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