Friday 4 March 2016

Speed Review: Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub

Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub review

As a general rule, I tend to prefer chemical exfoliators over physical scrubs when it comes to facial skincare but I recently tried Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub and wanted to share my thoughts.

Avene describes Gentle Purifying Scrub as containing exfoliating micro-beads for a gentle yet effective scrub & a "keratoregulating agent" which stimulates skin cell renewal.

Presented inside a box featuring the signature Avene branding & clear yet thorough descriptions of the product along with a "use by" date which I appreciated, Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub is packaged in a functional tube which I found aesthetically pleasing thanks to the pale pink colour & matte finish. The directions were clear & easy to follow.

Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub has a thick gel texture with a high concentration of red and clear micro-beads. It was easy to apply over skin and the scrub felt gentle. I noticed a delicate floral fragrance. It didn't lather but rinsed away easily.

Following use, my skin's texture looked refined. I needed to moisturise following use but as with any exfoliation, I felt that my moisturiser absorbed more readily.

The relatively small size of this product may make some people feel that they are losing out but it didn't bother me. For one thing, I don't feel that people should over-exfoliate their skin (although many do), particularly those with sensitive skin, which this product is specifically targeted towards. This, together with the fact that the product is paraben free could mean that a larger product wasn't finished before the "use by" date, resulting in wastage. What's more, the 50ml size is travel friendly.

I'd agree with the claims that Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub provides a gentle yet effective exfoliation. I feel that it would be a good choice for those with normal to dry skin but the physical exfoliating granules means that I wouldn't recommend it for those with active breakouts.

I feel that Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub is reasonably priced at £10 for 50ml.

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