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Author Topic: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)  (Read 6076 times)

Veuve

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Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« on: February 19, 2011, 02:40:11 PM »
I think I need to try that Avene cleanser next...
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Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 03:35:37 PM »
I've been using Avene for the last few weeks. I love it. It's surprised me that it removed all my makeup. Not that I wear tons, but mineral makeup can be persnickety. It takes off eye makeup, too, without burning my eyes or leaving a film.

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Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 03:48:48 PM »
I've been using PC's Resist cleanser, which was good at first, but there's something in that whole series my skin doesn't love. The Avene cleanser doesn't seem widely available, do you get it from Skinstore.com?
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Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 05:33:34 PM »
I bought it at SkincareRx for 25% off, but I have only seen 20% sales ever since. Skinstore also carries it, and they regularly have 20% sales. I'd be surprised if someone wasn't having a President's Day sale right now.

The Avene is very soothing and gentle.

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Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 09:34:22 PM »
I looked at SkincareRx and couldn't find it-- maybe I'm looking for the wrong thing?

http://skincarerx.com/avene-cleansers-toners.html#Cleansers
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Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2011, 07:42:31 AM »
I looked at SkincareRx and couldn't find it-- maybe I'm looking for the wrong thing?

http://skincarerx.com/avene-cleansers-toners.html#Cleansers

This is the cleanser, Veuve:  http://skincarerx.com/Avene-Extremely-Gentle-Cleanser-for-Intolerant-Skin.html

And, yes, it's sold at a lot of places, including dermstore, which always has free shipping. Also, I apologize for being misleading. Even when there are sales and sale codes, it appears that Avene (like Jane Iredale) does not benefit. It's always $22. (Poppy, the one you linked to isn't the from Lisa's recommendations, not that there's anything wrong with that! :D  It's this one: http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=168124&catid=21222)

See 02:15 in her review: http://www.lisaeldridge.com/video/1694/my-favourite-skincare-products-part-one/

Here is the Avene website, where it describes the product and links to other vendors: http://www.aveneusa.com/extremely_gentle_cleanser_for_in/

As a side note, when I received my bottle, I thought I'd use it up very quickly, but after three weeks, I have barely made a dent in it. And I often use two applications at night, just to make sure there is no color left on the cotton pad before I wipe my face clean with a damp washcloth.

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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011, 12:42:06 PM »
Avene cleansers are really great. Perfect for sensitive skin but at the same time does a good job of cleansing.    The Scrub for sensitive skin is also super.  Do not forget the thermal water for hot summer months.
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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2011, 02:20:41 PM »
If you want to try getting some Avene on sale, Skinwest has theirs marked down right now.  I don't see the Extremely Gentle Cleanser - just the Gentle Cleanser for Intolerant Skin.  It is $16.50.

Could there be that much of a difference, ya think?

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2011, 03:12:35 PM »
If you want to try getting some Avene on sale, Skinwest has theirs marked down right now.  I don't see the Extremely Gentle Cleanser - just the Gentle Cleanser for Intolerant Skin.  It is $16.50.

That's the one Lisa recommends, for Intolerant Skin.

Perhaps they changed the name since she did the video.

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2011, 03:53:18 PM »
Yay, thanks for the links and thanks for splitting this off Zuzu! Very helpful.
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2011, 04:01:06 PM »
I just ordered this through SkinCareRx, using the MUA20 code. Plus I had a bunch of Bonus Points, so it was only $13.00 shipped.
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2011, 04:37:05 PM »
It worked???  :eek:

Last time, I couldn't get the discount on Avene, just the other product in my cart.

Lucky duck!

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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 01:43:34 PM »
Want to order some NOW - but, do you tissued it off, or can it be rinsed off?

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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2011, 02:16:04 PM »
I got mine day before yesterday (fast shipping!) and of course started using it right away.

Anne, the directions say to tissue it off, which I did the first time I used it. But this morning I rinsed it off after using it with my Clarisonic and it rinses off just fine. The texture seems to be halfway between a gel and a cleansing milk, if that makes any sense (no foam at all).
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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2011, 02:49:59 PM »
I agree that it's more gel like than milky.

And cool! I can't wait to use it on a warm summer evening.

Veuve, did you find that it cleaned your skin well? I get the sense you used a dual process. Or did you wash your face with Avene on the Clarisonic brush head? That never occurred to me either, as I have always though I needed something more "soapy" on the device.

You're just pioneering the way right and left these days. :D

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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2011, 03:09:03 PM »
I spread the Avene on my face, then used a dampened the Clarisonic brush. I guess I'll find out in a few days if it's cleaning. Anything that foams on my face or is remotely soapy dries the hell out of my skin. :(

re the pioneering: Well, I have to find other ways to entertain myself since I'm on a fashion no-buy and cosmetic low-buy! :D
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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2011, 03:15:13 PM »
:rofl:  Well, you're doing this community a great service!  :rofl:  


What next? Glam rock makeup revival, perhaps?

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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2011, 03:57:24 PM »
Glam rock on me? Now that would be good for a laugh! Don't have the guts, though this lady pulls it off pretty well (and clearly doesn't give a damn)-- but then I'm getting off the subject (again).

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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2011, 07:12:40 PM »
Even better if she painted a silver star on her face, a la David Bowie. :lol:

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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2011, 06:18:13 PM »
Not that I wear tons, but mineral makeup can be persnickety. It takes off eye makeup, too, without burning my eyes or leaving a film.
I read somewhere that soap is best to use for mineral makeup.  I can't remember why but the article said that if you wear mineral makup, soap is the best.  I think to find that article again.
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2011, 06:27:56 PM »
Bah, I am not using soap on my face. You mean bars of stuff that contain lye? :eek:

If I must use soap on my face, I like Basis for Sensitive Skin or Dove Sensitive.

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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2011, 06:38:36 PM »
The article was about going green on beauty products and I believe that she mentioned that she used organic soap and not the commercial ones made in a production line.  I purchased Dr. Bronner's mild baby soap. I like that there's no scent to this one. I haven't tried it yet since I still have plenty of the bar soap from Simone but I'm looking at a lot of organic soaps lately and buying one or two on line.  I've tried Dove and can't get pass the residue left on my skin.
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« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2011, 02:38:39 PM »
I can't use soap on my face at all. Even the gentlest one dries me out.

So far, so good with the Avene. My skin has calmed down considerably already.
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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2011, 02:44:40 PM »
I'm a big fan of any of the Avene products I've tried over the past few years.  This cleanser is excellent!  It seems to work well both when tissued or wiped off with a cotton pad, or splashed with water, even if that defeats the purpose.  I don't use it because of water issues anyway.  I like it for its gentleness, the thoroughness of the cleansing, the lack of fragrance (I like fragrance in most skin care and makeup products but occasionally one does get tired of being constantly assaulted with scent) and the overall non-gimickyness of it.  It also isn't drying, which is a plus at this time of the year.

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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2011, 02:57:30 PM »
The article was about going green on beauty products and I believe that she mentioned that she used organic soap and not the commercial ones made in a production line.  I purchased Dr. Bronner's mild baby soap. I like that there's no scent to this one. I haven't tried it yet since I still have plenty of the bar soap from Simone but I'm looking at a lot of organic soaps lately and buying one or two on line.  I've tried Dove and can't get pass the residue left on my skin.

I found Dr. Bronner's to be extremely drying over time. And I used the Baby Castille. (Makes an excellent brush cleaner, though.)

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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2011, 05:11:26 AM »
Thanks ladies, I just ordered one!

I know it is silly to order a no-rinse cleanser, asking if you can use it with water....d´oh...that´s the way I am!

I always cleanse first, rinse, then use Seba-Med to wash my face.

Looking forward to my Avene cleanser! :lust:
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« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2011, 03:31:45 PM »
I don't think it's silly at all, anne! I was thinking the same thing before I ordered it. I tried not rinsing it off last night, just using a tissue, and my skin felt less dry/tight when I rinse it.
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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2011, 01:10:24 AM »
Update: I've been using this cleanser for maybe 2 weeks now: in the morning with the Clarisonic and alone at night. I rinse it off with water. My skin's been looking great, if I say so myself! Much calmer and the splotches are gone. I've been able to use tretinoin every night, too, which helps.
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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2011, 11:24:07 AM »
How nice for you!  Maybe this is your HG cleanser!
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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2011, 02:31:30 PM »
Anne, that is good news!  Yes, this may be your HG. 
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« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2011, 02:51:10 PM »
How nice for you!  Maybe this is your HG cleanser!

Maybe, that would be great if it is! But usually I have to use something for a while. Or else my skin changes (as it did last year-- before that, Paula's Choice One Step was my HG cleanser).
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Re: Avene cleanser (from Lisa Eldrige's recommendations)
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2011, 03:02:03 PM »
I always wind up rotating cleansers, usually seasonally. When I can't find one that really suits, I just borrow DH's. He uses Nivea For men Ultra-Senstive Skin gel wash. Oil, soap, fragrance free with some vitamin E. It has parabens in it, but they don't bother my skin. I think it may be -cone free, too. It's very gentle and (hallelujah!) removes my makeup well.
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« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2011, 03:11:18 PM »
I wish we had more of Nivea's skin care for women in the States.  They probably have a cleanser you would like, Tupelo.  No reason you couldn't use the men's all the time, though.  It's probably just as good and cheaper to boot!
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