Friday, 28 October 2011

Hero beauty product - Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance K Cream-gel

I have a very spotty forehead.  It's actually quite disgusting.  When I was handed a few tubes of Eau Thermale Avene's Cleanance K Cream-gel as a free gift, I thought I'd use it on my forehead as an exfoliator.
After all it says 'exfoliating, hydrating' on the packaging.

The first use was rather disappointing.  The product didn't contain any of the granules that you'd expect with an exfoliant.  It didn't leave my skin feeling smooth to the touch as per normal after using a scrub.  My forehead just felt slightly warm.

But I kept using it for some reason and it became part of my routine.  After about a month I noticed that my forehead was significantly less spotty.  Like about 70% less spotty.  In my books that's a major result.

I think that calling it an exfoliant is a misnomer because it actually contains AHA's and BHA's which have a gentle peeling effect on the skin.

I'm definitely going to continue buying this.

*Update 1/1/12*
I ran out of the tester so stopped using Cleanance K for a bit and the spots on my forehead came back with a vengeance.  Once I started using it again, they disappeared after about a week.

I've also found it's quite useful if you get a single spot, just apply it to the spot and it dries up nicely.  Be careful though not to get it on to the surrounding skin.  I have sensitive skin and I got a zinger of a spot on my face.  The Cleanance K worked very well helping to reduce it but if any of the Cleanance K touched (the non spot) part of my face, it really stung.  A cotton bud worked well for applying it.

As I said before, I don't know why it's called an exfoliant.  Just ignore that bit.  Apply it to the areas you need, rub it in and leave it.  The instructions say to use once a day but I found that twice a day was good for me.  I have dry, sensitive skin with oily areas that are prone to spots and blackheads.  I had no problems at all using it on the oily areas.


Kelly Gardner said...

Is this product a cream that you leave on? Or is it an exfoliating cleanser that you wash off? I am so confused, I have purchased it (because I also thought it was an exfoliator) but I cant find any proper instructions on how to use it, I was just wondering what you thought?

Beautiful Things said...

Hi Kelly. Thanks for dropping by. Yes, I was confused at first. Just rub it in and leave it on. Do let me know how you get on with it. x

Anonymous said...

It is an exfoliant because it is a chemical exfoliant rather than physical. AHA and BHA are chemical exfoliants.

Anonymous said...

I just got this product and hope i will like ti as much as you do. Just one question: Do you use day cream on top or you just leave this one only whole day on?

Beautiful Things said...

Hi there,

I do use day cream on top of the Cleanance K if the area is only slightly congested. If I'm treating a very spotty area, I cleanse, tone and just apply the Cleanance K & nothing else.

x said...


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