Avène Cleanance Mask Review

Avene face mask

 

I would be lying if I say that I religiously apply mask at least once a week. No matter how hard I try to stick to my skincare routine I miss out on few things. Face mask and body moisturizer are two of those things that I need to constantly remind myself about. Its only when I notice face mask in my skincare stash is when I realize that I need to use it desperately.

In my older post I mentioned about skincare routine and steps that are must to keep the skin healthy. Well facial masks are one pampering product everyone tends to neglect. Mainly because its time consuming and you can’t just rub it on your face and walk out of the door.

Today I am going to talk about Avène Cleanance Mask. I recently discovered this mask while reading a beauty blog. And when there were so many positive reviews about it, I could not resist trying it out.

Products claim: 

Specific mask for blemish-prone skin. It helps to regulate sebum production, unclogs the pores and exfoliates dead skin cells. Rich in Avène Thermal Spring Water, this mask soothes the skin as well as leaving it mattified thanks to kaolin (white clay). Paraben free. Available in 50ml.
Source: http://www.avene.co.uk/Cleanance-Mask

Price: INR 1200 for 50ml

Avene mask

How to apply:

Apply on the face , on either dry or slightly damp skin. Leave on for 5 minutes. Wet your hands and gently massage using circular movements avoiding eye area. Rinse thoroughly and gently pat dry. Finish by spraying a fine mist of Avène Thermal Spring Water and then follow with your moisturizer. Can be used once or twice a week.
Source: http://www.avene.co.uk/Cleanance-Mask

My take on the product:

Avène Cleanance Mask comes in a squeeze opaque white tube which is travel friendly. A flip cap would have been more practical. This is specially because I tend to loose caps easily.
Talking about the formula, the clay based mask is specially meant for oily and blemish prone skin. Unlike any other clay mask I have used, it has exfoliants which are polyethylene beads. This helps removes dead cells gently hence suitable for sensitive skin as well.

I prefer to wash my face prior to application and then apply a thin layer. I let it dry for about 15~20minutes. This is the most difficult time for me. I get all the urge to scratch my face specially on the areas where I have high chance of getting pimples. There is this tingling sensation and at times you cant neglect it. But not to worry my friend, its all part of the magic. This means that the mask is working. Don’t panic!!
Once the mask dries, its time to take revenge. I just splash water and massage my face in circular movements. The feeling at this point is amazing. All the tingling and itchy sensation is gone by now. I find this best way of exfoliating.

End result: Oil free skin which feels fresh. However, I could not say that my blemishes are all gone. That would have been a true magic then, wouldn’t it?

Avene Masque

Avene mask swatch

Ingredients:

  • Avène Thermal Spring Water (69%) – Thermal Spring Water has numerous benefits one of which is hydrating. It also soothes and calms sensitive skin
  • Cucurbita Pepo Extract – Regulates sebum secretion.
  • Kaolin – Reduces excess sebum which helps fight acne problem.
  • AHA & BHA – Purifies and exfoliates

Ups:

  • Hydrates and refreshes the skin
  • Balances skin’s pH
  • Alcohol free
  • Suitable for combination or oily skin
  • Added benefits of Iris and Sage extracts
  • Simple packaging
  • Safe on the skin

Downs:

  • Contains Glycerin
  • Blemishes are not visibly reduced

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Ratings:

  • Packaging: 4.8/5
  • Formula: 5/5
  • Result oriented: 5/5
  • Availability: 5/5
  • Value for money: 5/5

Overall rating: 4.96/5

If you have sensitive skin and scared of exfoliation, because you usually tend to break out, then this product is meant for you. I love this mask and will definitely recommend it to everyone.

PS: Upcoming post in no particular order

  • Lorac Pro palette swatch
  • BH cosmetics Haul
  • How safe is online shopping?
  • My Day/Night Skincare Routine
  • Lakmè 9-to-5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen Review
  • Kiehl’s Line Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate Review

 

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