You think facial cleanser and you think water, right? Not with AVENE Extremely Gentle Cleanser ($20/8oz @ smallflower.com). This soap-free liquid uses a total of 9 ingredients to dissolve makeup and everyday dirt. Ingredients include their Thermal Spring Water (96%) and plant derived cleansing agents (I guess they total the other 8 ingredients?). Use a cotton pad to apply and work the liquid in circles on the skin and then gently tissue off without rubbing.
I have to say, I was fine applying it with the cotton balls and really felt I was getting a more thorough cleaning then I usually do but using a tissue to remove it? Just couldn’t do it. I had to use a squeezed out wash cloth. Is that cheating? I hope not because I liked the way it worked. Absolutely no squeaky-squeaky on the skin in the end.
And like being soap-free, this one has some other “frees” like oil-free, fragrance-free, parabens-free and colorant-free. So if these are important traits when it comes to choosing your beauty products, this might be one for consideration for the face cleanser category. And the price is pretty right on.
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