Review of Avène Cleanance Gel Cleanser:

Hello everyone! Today it’s a skincare day review, because we are going to talk about a great and affordable cleanser: Avène Cleanance Gel Cleanser.

Who is it for?

This soapless cleansing gel is perfect for those who have oily or acne prone skin and need an everyday cleanser that gently but effectively helps to purify your skin, while respecting its physiological pH. However, since this extremely gentle cleanser doesn’t contain harsh active ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, it works really well even on normal or dry skin, especially after a humid hot summer day. 

What’s good about it?

I have been using the Avène Cleanance Gel Cleanser almost every day since I have bought it, nearly a month ago now. I especially love using this cleanser at the end of the day, as a second cleanser, after removing all my make up with a specific product like the amazing Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover (my review here) and the Camomile Cleansing Butter. However, this is also awesome as a first cleanser for your morning skincare routine.

The light consistency of this aquamarine gel becomes soft and soapy once you have massage it on your damp face. Then you can rinse it away with warm water. It’s really easy to use!

Avène Cleanance Gel can cleanse gently and effectively your face, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and balanced, but not dry or tight. It can even help calm sensitive skin!

This hypoallergenic and paraben-free gel is also fragrance-free. Plus, it contains Avène Thermal Spring Water, a great soothing ingredient; Cucurbita Pepo, a vegetal origin extract, which contributes to reduce the excess of sebum, and zinc gluconate, an amazing anti-inflammatory ingredient.

The packaging is also great and easy to use; the small opening on the top of the bottle can assure you that there will be no waste of product (in fact you will only need a small amount of gel to clean your entire face, so a little bit of it goes a long way). 

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing, really. This is a very good and effective cleanser. Plus, the huge bottle of 300 ml. is, beyond doubt, a beauty bargain.

You can buy it in every store near you that sell Avène products or online here.

Final thoughts!

I really love skincare products, especially after my acne treatment that dried out my skin so badly that I needed to change my entirely skincare routine! So I really recommend this cleanser gel, to everyone actually, not only to those who have oily/acne-prone skin. It is a really great everyday cleanser, affordable and very effective.

Ingredients:

Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Coco-Amphoacetate, Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance), Glyceryl Laurate, Green 5 (CI 61570), Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Zinc Gluconate.

Active Ingredients : Eau thermale Avène 56%, Base lavante douce, Extrait concentré de Cucurbita pepo, Gluconate de zinc, CTAB.

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The consistency:


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Summer Favourites: 3 Refreshing and Soothing Spritz Toners:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it is a skincare day review, because we are going to talk about spray mists/toners. 🙂

Who are they for?

Everyone who wants a good refreshing, soothing and hydrating mist to spry onto the skin whenever and wherever they like during these hot summer days. Also, everyone who wants something light to replace their usual creamy, but heavy (for the summer) moisturizer.

What’s good about them?

They are all beautiful and effective spritz toners. Amazing to refresh, soothe and calm your irritated or overheated skin. Perfects must have products for this hot summer!

Caudalie Organic Grape Water:

Its gentle, alcohol and fragrance-free formula contains only 100% organic grape water (according to Caudalie, the water is extracted directly from grapes in Bordeaux).

This is an amazing soothing and refreshing spritz toner, with the dual power to both lightly increase hydration and reduce sensitivity. It is suitable for every skin types.

How do you use it? Should you spray this on throughout the day or use it over makeup? That’s more a personal preference than a necessity; I prefer to use this on my bare skin as a toner after cleansing, or to refresh and calm the skin throughout these hot summer days. You can also use it as a replacement to your usual creamy moisturizer throughout the next hot and humid Summer months.

Also, the spritzer gives the most perfect light mist of product, which absorbs quickly leaving your skin feeling instantly refreshed and lightly hydrated.

-You can buy it here.

Eau Thermale Avène: 

Its exceptional mineral composition and power to treat sensitive, dry or irritated skin have made the fragrance free Avène Thermal Water a legendary product. The pH of this water is close to neutral, and is bacteriologically pure; moreover, the low mineral content contains indispensable trace elements as well as silica, which leaves a soothing barrier over the skin. In conclusion, it is an amazing, multipurpose, simple but effective water! In fact, it works to comfort a range of everyday skin irritations including sunburn, razor burn, facial redness, itching, post-depilatory irritation, eczema and even nappy rash. However, it is suitable and provides essential care for all skin types.

What exactly do you use it for? The answer is everything, so, again, it is more a personal preference than a necessity. My favourites uses are:

Throughout the day, especially during spring/summer months, since this water creates an invisible layer of mist which refresh and sooth your skin providing a long lasting relief.

Keep it in the fridge and spray over your face when you feel an uncomfortable and overheated sensation on your skin.

– Spray onto burns and shaving rash to immediately soothe and calm them.

I love it and I would definitely recommend this water spray, it’s really a must have product! 

-You can buy it here.

Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist:

 Firts of all, this spray mist comes in a ridiculously cute and lovely packaging!

Second, it smells amazing, fruity and fresh, and oh so summer-ish.

Last, but not least, it easily fits in your purse, backpack, etc…, so it’s perfect to use when you are out and about during these hot summer days/nights.  

This face mist is infused with a blend of fruit extracts, including aloe, to help hydrating dry or tired skin. So, this mist will give you a long lasting moist barrier throughout the day, and also a fresh and light summer fragrance. 

How do you use it? Should you spray this on throughout the day or use it over makeup? Again, it’s up to you, which one you’ll prefer, it would be right. I prefer to use this on my bare skin as a toner after cleansing.

•Bonus Point: the container is also reusable and/or refillable!

What’s not so good about it?

It contains denatured alcohol, which has the potential to cause skin irritations. So, avoid contact with eyes and cease to use it if signs of irritation and/or rash appear. (P.S.: I’ve been using it for about a month now, and I don’t have had any problems so far).

– You can buy it here or here.

What’s not so good about them?

Nothing really! They are all awesome spritz toners, and an instant boost for your skin. Also, the application of them can arise that ‘ahhhhh’ and “WOW” sensation that leaves your skin (and yourself) satisfied. They are a must have for the summer!

Final thoughts! 

I really like these kind of products, they are so easy to use, effective and can be applied in a blink of an eye! I especially love taking these away with me in my purse, when I’m out and about in the city or on vacation, to use them whenever I want or need! 

Have you ever tried a spritz toner? If so, which is your favourite? Mine is obviously the Avène Thermal Water!

Final Vote:

           

 5on5 stars 

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Top 5 summer must have:

Hello everyone! 🙂 I feel you, my lovely friends… it can be boring to read every week the same type of article, so today I’m going to write about my top 5 summer must have! 😉 

It’s kinda super-hot here [32 °C/89,6 °F outside… and counting!], so we must stay fresh and clean… ok, now I sound cheap and cheesy like the voice in the commercial of the famous wipes! 😀
So, back to the topic, I have 5 must have products to keep in your summer beauty-case or near your desk while you are working.

First of all cleansing, because in the hot morning we all want to look fresh and sweat-free right?! 😉

I use

1- La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Cleansing Mousse: [My extended review here ]
• It’s a gentle and very effective cleanser for all skin types, but it’s especially amazing for oily, combination and sensitive skin.

• Its mousse formula has a lovely soft creamy texture, perfect for this hot summer weather!

• It is particularly great as a morning cleanser, because it leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean and balanced.

Then we want to make sure we have a smooth and healthy skin to show:

2- Bioderma Sensibio H2O – Micelle Solution For Sensitive Skin:

• It’s an extremely gentle, micellar water solution for use either before proper cleansing, or to quickly cleaning make up mistakes.

• It doesn’t require rinsing off and it has decongestant active ingredients (such as Cucumber Fruit Extract, etc.) that prevent irritation, making the skin feel instantly refreshed.

• It’s an indispensable companion for when you come home very late at night and you are too tired or/and too sweaty to do a proper skincare routine.

After we did the almost every day routine we need to soothe the dehydrated skin with:


3 – The Avène Eau Thermal
Spring Water Spray:

• It can be used by all the family, and it’s refreshing action offers relief from all types of skin irritations. There’s nothing like a cold spray all over your face to make you feel vaguely human again!

• It contains indispensable traces of some mineral elements (e.g. silica). Thanks to them, this water leaves a soothing barrier all over the skin.

• It’s a great addition to your usual cleansing routine and an intensely cooling and soothing skin treatment when you are out and about during this hot summer days. 

And… a little bit of glamour on your lips with a light color, non-sticky and 100% fragrance free product! 🙂

4- Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss
in the shade 10 Grapefruit:

• It is a balm lip gloss that moisturizes your lips while adding a hint of color and a glistening effect.  

• The hydrating formula (with vitamin E and linoleic acid) makes your lips feel soft for hours with a non-sticky feeling.

• It comes in a travel-friendly squeeze tube to take out with you if you’re heading off to a festival, city snooping, a summer party or wherever you’re off to.

Finally the last touch…

5- The Classic Wet Brush: [My extended review here ]
• This hair brush effortlessly detangles your wet or dry locks in no time at all without stretching or breaking your delicate strands.

• It’s an amazing tool for everyone (long hair, curly, straight, short, children etc.), who needs a gentle hair brush that removes knots quickly and painlessly, especially from wet hair.

• There is a mini size of this brush, which is a perfect addition in your summer beach bag or in you travel bag.

Don’t forget to do a proper cleanse with a balm/gel/cream and a towel/flannel every morning and evening, even during this burning days!

It is also essential
to keep your skin protected in this hot sunny weather; always choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF (preferably 20 or more).

Thanks for reading and happy summer to you all! 🙂 

  

A little close up to the Clinique superbalm moisturizing gloss:

  

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Ciao a tutti! 🙂 Vi capisco amiche e amici, … diventa noioso leggere ogni settimana lo stesso genere di articolo, così ho deciso che oggi vi parlerò dei miei 5 prodotti essenziali per l’estate! 😉

Anche qui fa caldissimo, 32 °C gradi circa e la temperatura continua ad aumentare, così sarebbe bello rimanere freschi e puliti almeno per qualche ora… ok, ora mi sembra di essere quella della famosa pubblicità delle salviette umidificate! 😀

Torniamo a noi, ho messo insieme una lista di quelli che secondo me sono i 5 prodotti “must have” per quest’estate; indispensabili nel vostro beauty-case, nella borsa di tutti i giorni o da tenere sulla scrivania mentre lavorate.
Per prima cosa il detergente, perché tutti vogliamo sembrare, almeno la mattina presto, fresche e senza traccia di sudore e impurità sulla pelle, giusto?! 😉

Io uso

1- La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Cleansing Mousse: [La mia recensione completa qui]

• E’ un detergente leggero ma molto efficace per tutti i tipi di pelle, ma soprattutto per chi ha la pelle mista, a tendenza acneica e/o sensibile.

• E’ una mousse dalla texture cremosa, soffice e gradevolissima sulla pelle, perfetta per questo clima infuocato!

• E’ ottima da usare soprattutto la mattina perché lascia la pelle fresca, pulita ed “equilibrata”.

 

Per avere una pelle liscia e sana da mostrare a tutti:

2- Bioderma Sensibio H2O – Soluzione Micellare Per Pelli Sensibili:

• E’ un’acqua micellare per pelli sensibili da usare sia prima della solita routine di pulizia del viso oppure per correggere eventuali errori di make-up.

• Non deve essere risciacquata e contiene anche alcuni ingredienti decongestionanti (come estratto di cetriolo) che prevengono le irritazioni e fanno sentire la pelle immediatamente rinfrescata e pulita.

• E’ un prodotto indispensabile per quando rincasate tardi la sera oppure siete troppo stanche o troppo sudate per mettervi a fare una completa pulizia del viso.

Dopo aver fatto la nostra routine di pulizia quotidiana dobbiamo lenire la pelle disidratata a causa del caldo, del sole e dell’aria condizionata con:

3 – The Avène Eau Thermal Spring Water Spray:

• Può essere usata da tutta la famiglia e il suo effetto rinfrescante e calmante va bene per tutti i tipi di irritazione della pelle. Non c’è niente di meglio di una bella sferzata di acqua fresca per farvi sentire subito umani e non degli zombie accaldati!

• Contiene tracce di alcuni minerali, come il silicio, che contribuiscono a lenire e a riparare la pelle.

• E’ un ottimo prodotto da aggiungere alla vostra routine di pulizia quotidiana della pelle e con il suo effetto calmante e rinfrescante è un trattamento perfetto da portare sempre con voi durante queste calde giornate (e serate) estive!

E… un tocco di glamour sulle labbra con un prodotto leggermente colorato, non appiccicoso e 100% fragrance free! 🙂

4- Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss nel tono 10 Grapefruit:

• E’ un lip gloss che non solo idrata le vostre labbra ma vi aggiunge anche un po’ di colore e un leggero effetto brillante.

• La formula idratante (con la vitamina E e l’acido linoleico) lascia le labbra morbide per parecchie ore senza la fastidiosa sensazione di appiccicoso tipica di certi lip gloss.  

• Lo trovate in un tubetto dal formato perfetto per essere portato in borsa durante le vacanze o in giro per la città, o ad una festa o in qualsiasi altro posto andrete quest’estate.

Infine la ciliegina sulla torta:

5- The Classic Wet Brush: [La mia recensione completa qui]

• Questa spazzola riesce a districare facilmente i vostri capelli, umidi o asciutti che siano, senza dover tirare troppo e senza causare danni alle vostre ciocche.

• E’ un ottimo prodotto adatto a tutti; chi ha i capelli lunghi, corti, ricci, lisci e anche per i bambini. E’ un “must have” soprattutto per chi ha bisogno di una spazzola che rimuova i nodi gentilmente e velocemente, specialmente dai capelli umidi.

• Di questa spazzola esiste anche una versione mini, perfetta da portare sempre con voi nella borsa da spiaggia o nel beauty case da viaggio.

 

Non dimenticatevi di fare sempre una pulizia completa del viso con un gel, una crema o un balsamo (specifico per la pulizia del viso) e un asciugamano pulito ogni mattina e sera, anche durante questi giornate infuocate.

E’ anche fondamentale proteggere la vostra pelle in questo clima caldo, afoso e soleggiato; scegliete sempre una crema solare protettiva con un grado di SPF molto alto (preferibilmente dal 20 in su).

Grazie per aver letto il mio post e buona estate a tutti! 🙂