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Eau Thermale Avène holds the top position as the leading dermo-cosmetic brand in Europe, originating from France. The brand’s primary focus lies in catering to sensitive, intolerant, and allergic skin, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for individuals with all skin types.

Among its notable products, the Avène Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate has gained significant attention. It is specifically designed to effectively reduce acne in just seven days and provide a 90% anti-relapse efficacy. With its fast-absorbing, non-greasy texture, it works to diminish blemishes from their root and prevent recurrence, leading to long-lasting results.

To determine the efficacy of the Avène Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate and evaluate if they live up to their reputation, Daily Vanity invited ten participants to use the product for a week and provide their honest feedback.

Before going into the detailed reviews, let’s delve into the specifics of the product.

About Avène Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate

This product is a popular offering from Eau Thermale Avène, designed specifically for individuals with oily and blemish-prone skin. It is formulated to fight blemishes and prevent them from reappearing, with clinically proven effectiveness in seven days.

The Avène Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate incorporates key ingredients that play a significant role in its effectiveness. Avène Thermal Spring Water, renowned for its soothing properties, helps reduce irritation and redness commonly associated with acne-prone skin.

Additionally, the anti-blemish treatment contains Comedoclastin™, a plant-based active ingredient developed by Pierre Fabre Research. Derived from milk thistle extract, Comedoclastin™ specifically targets epithelial cells to address concerns related to acne. Its patented properties enable it to effectively reduce the formation of micro-comedones, which are the initial stage of clogged pores leading to acne breakouts.

The Comedomed anti-blemish treatment has a lightweight, gel texture that is easily absorbed by the skin. It does not leave any greasy residue, ensuring the skin feels clean and mattified after use.

Fragrances, even those used in skincare products, can potentially cause sensitivity or allergic reactions in some individuals. By being fragrance-free, this cleanser minimises the likelihood of such adverse reactions, making it a suitable choice for those with sensitive or reactive skin. It allows for a gentle and non-irritating cleansing experience, ensuring the skin remains calm and comfortable.

Avène Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate retails for S$43.30 while the Avene Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser retails for S$30.80 on Shopee and Lazada.

Avène Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser review: 10 readers gave their honest reviews

Katherine Hui Ting Teo, 29

Skin type: Oily, Sensitive, Acne-prone

Overall review: Very satisfied

Right from the very use, it became apparent that the Comedomed anti-blemish treatment product stood out from any others I had tried. Its effectiveness in clearing my existing acne and reducing blemishes while promoting faster healing was truly impressive! I couldn’t help but notice the remarkable transformation in my skin—it looked visibly healthier, with an improved appearance and overall texture.

In terms of usability, the anti-blemish treatment was incredibly user-friendly and easy to apply. It left no undesirable greasy or sticky residue on my skin, which was a welcome relief. The lightweight formulation made it a breeze to spread evenly across my skin. What delighted me further was its ability to effectively diminish the visibility of my acne.

As someone with sensitive skin, I found it to be a perfect match as it noticeably reduced redness and inflammation. Moreover, I experienced a comforting and soothing sensation on treated areas after just one application.

Overall, the Comedomed anti-blemish treatment product surpassed my expectations. I can confidently say that the anti-blemish treatment product from Avène is the best I have ever tried.

Joanna Lian, 21

Skin type: Oily, Sensitive, Acne-prone

Overall review: Very satisfied

Having oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin, I have always been on the lookout for products that combat these issues while providing a soothing effect on my face. I’ve prioritised finding for products with ingredients that addresses acne concerns and provides hydration. However, after having tried numerous products, nothing seemed to help improve my skin.

Compared to other products I’ve tried in the past, Avène has proven to be a game-changer for my skincare routine. It effectively controls sebum and provides the soothing benefits my skin desperately needs. The only drawback lies in its packaging, which can be challenging to open or close with wet hands.

However, I appreciate the cleanser’s ability to soothe and nourish my skin without causing dryness or stripping its natural moisture. Notably, these products didn’t cause any irritation or clog my pores. My acne became less bumpy, and my overall skin health improved. I experienced a soothing sensation on treated areas, and my skin texture became noticeably smoother.

Overall, these new additions have shown promising results, and I’m excited to continue incorporating them into my skincare routine.

Vanessa Koh, 25

Skin type: Combination-dry, Sensitive, Acne-prone

Overall review: Very satisfied

Before discovering this product, I relied on niacinamide-based products, acne patches, and soothing masks to address inflammation. Despite trying these methods, I still struggled to effectively manage my acne-prone skin.

Only after trying out Avène products, I feel my skin have improved a lot! Using both the Avène Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate and Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser, I’ve experienced several positive outcomes.

They effectively reduce the visibility of my acne, soothe my treated spots, and leave my skin feeling smoother and more refined. I’ve also noticed a reduction in the occurrence of new breakouts. Importantly, these products have not caused any irritation and are suitable for my skin type, encouraging me to continue using them.

I appreciate the unique turn-top packaging of the cleanser and the easy-to-use pump of the Comedomed. Although the Comedomed had a distinctive scent, I found it reassuring that no additional fragrance was added to the product.

The Avène Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate, in particular, has been highly effective in delivering immediate results. Not only does its lightweight texture allow for quick absorption into my skin, but it also effectively calmed my blemishes and prevented new breakouts.

Jasmine Lim, 29

Skin type: Oily, Acne-prone

Overall review: Very satisfied

I must admit, I had low expectations for these products, as I have fallen for the hype of many TikTok-influenced skincare items in the past, only to be disappointed after weeks of use. However, the Avène products have delivered noticeable improvements in just a few days of use!

I was surprised with their anti-blemish treatment as it absorbed into my skin within seconds. This quality is particularly important to me, as it allows me to proceed with the rest of my skincare routine without any delay, especially during busy mornings. Both products have been incredibly easy to use and apply, and I experienced no greasy or sticky residue.

Surprisingly, I had a few pimples when I started using them, but they disappeared within a day or two. This quick response was unexpected, as my pimples usually tend to linger. The mattifying effect of the products without drying out my skin, the reduction in redness, and the overall smoothening of my skin have been truly remarkable.

While there was one aspect I didn’t particularly favour — the scent — it became a minor concern in the grand scheme of things. The benefits and effectiveness of the Comedomed anti-blemish treatment far outweighed any reservations I had initially.
I also like how their gel cleanser, Avène Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser. Initially, the scent of the gel cleanser caught me off guard, as I typically prefer fragrance-free skincare. But, I quickly adjusted to it. What’s more is that it effectively mattified my skin without leaving it feeling dry like other cleansers often do.

I am genuinely excited to continue using them, with hopes of witnessing even greater transformations over a longer period of time. These products have given me new-found confidence in my skincare routine for clearer, healthier skin.

Rennie Lee, 27

Skin type: Combination-oily, Sensitive

Overall review: Very satisfied

Avène products have truly exceeded my expectations with their gentle yet effective solutions for oily and sensitive skin. Their products have become essential components of my skincare routine, providing visible results and a sense of confidence in my skin’s health and appearance.

Similar to those with acne-prone skin, it can be challenging to find products that suit your skin. However, I’m truly impressed with the noticeable differences on my skin after using these products. While I don’t have major acne concerns, I’ve seen a significant improvement in my blackheads within just a week of using them.

The Avène Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate has a lightweight texture that allows for quick absorption into my skin. It effectively calmed my blemishes and prevented new breakouts, even after using it for just a few days.

However, I did find that it had a lingering scent that I didn’t appreciate much. On the other hand, the Avène Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser was gentle on my skin and had a pleasant, light scent.

Since incorporating these Avène products into my skincare routine, I have observed a remarkable improvement in my skin. I’m particularly impressed by how they didn’t irritate my skin or clog my pores, which is a major plus for me, considering my combination-oily and sensitive skin.

Eleen Lim, 27

Skin type: Oily, Combination-oily, Sensitive, Acne-prone

Overall review: Very satisfied

In the past, I have tried anti-acne products from other drugstore brands to manage my breakouts and maintain a relatively clear complexion. While these products have helped to some extent, they were not effective in addressing angry pimples and reducing the appearance of large pores.

However, when I began using the Avène products, it made a noticeable difference on the feel and look of my skin all of this in just within two to three days of use. The Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate had a lightweight texture, non-sticky, mattifying finish that provided a quick absorption to my skin. Plus, I also appreciate the fact that it has little to no fragrance to it which I find impressive.

The products felt gentler on my skin and was fast at healing the appearance of my acne and decreased the visibility of my existing acne. It has also provided soothing relief to my treated spots without clogging my pores. Overall, my skin feels and looks healthier than before.

One aspect I particularly appreciate is that it starts working without causing a period of flare-up before becoming effective. This is important to me, as I prefer products that deliver results without aggravating my skin further.

In my opinion, the Avène products are excellent for sensitive and oily skin. Their minimal fragrance and the fact that a little product goes a long way make them ideal for those who prefer simplicity in their skincare routine. With these products from Avène, I have found that there is no need to purchase multiple items or have an overly complicated regimen.

Hui Xin Chew, 26

Skin type: Dry, Oily, Combination-oily

Overall review: Satisfied

Despite diligently maintaining my skincare routine, which includes regular facials every six weeks and the consistent use of acne patches, it is the incorporation of Avène products that has truly made a significant impact on my skin concerns.

I applied the anti-blemish product onto my trouble spots after toner, treating it like a serum, and then sealed it in with my moisturiser. After just a few days of usage, my skin looked less red and inflamed, and my blemishes appeared reduced and less obvious.

Moreover, both the products offered additional benefits that enhance the overall experience. Their lightweight textures felt incredibly comfortable on the skin, leaving no sticky residue, and imparting a satisfying matte finish.

The quick absorption ensures effortless application and allows me to continue with my skincare routine without any inconvenience. Additionally, the subtle fragrance adds a delightful touch to the experience, further contributing to the overall pleasure of using these products.

The cleanser, on the other hand, effectively cleansed my face without stripping away my natural oils, and its pleasant scent and quick lathering were additional perks. Although the opening of the product can be a bit challenging, the overall experience has been pleasant and the results were fast-acting.

Yasmin Yazid, 27

Skin type: Oily, Combination-oily, Sensitive, Acne-prone

Overall review: Very satisfied

When I started using the Avène Cleanance Comedomed, I noticed positive changes within a span of seven to 14 days. Its mattifying finish left my complexion looking fresh and shine-free, while the quick absorption ensured that it seamlessly integrated into my skincare routine.

At first, the texture felt a bit unfamiliar, but as I continued using it, I quickly adjusted and it no longer bothered me. What truly stood out to me was the product’s consistency in delivering results over time. Unlike other products that provided quick but short-lived improvements, the Avène products have proved to be effective for my skin condition.

The Comedomed anti-blemish treatment has a lightweight consistency that makes it effortless on my skin. I was relieved to find that it did not exacerbate my acne; in fact, it didn’t worsen my skin condition at all. After trying it for the first time, I felt confident that I wanted to continue using the product.

What truly impressed me was that it left no sticky residue on my skin, ensuring a comfortable and non-greasy sensation. Through consistent use, I noticed a remarkable reduction in the visibility and texture of my acne.

The packaging of the Avène products instilled a sense of trust in me, as it appeared well-designed and professional. Additionally, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the product had a subtle scent instead of an overpowering one, which I appreciated.

Shu Qing, 33

Skin type: Oily, Combination-oily, Sensitive, Acne-prone

Overall review: Satisfied

I’ve always searched for effective skincare products to address my skin concerns. However, I’ve struggled to find something that truly worked. That’s when I discovered the Avène Cleanance range.

After using the Cleanance Comedomed anti-blemish treatment, I was truly amazed by its fast absorption into my skin. Almost instantly, it seamlessly blended in, leaving no greasy or sticky residue.

What impressed me the most was that the Cleanance Comedomed anti-blemish treatment didn’t worsen my acne. On the contrary, it worked wonders on my skin, providing relief and soothing on my acne areas after just one application.

Not only did the Cleanance Comedomed treatment feel mild and gentle on my skin, but it also visibly reduced redness and inflammation. My acne felt less bumpy, and my skin appeared less irritated. Importantly, the treatment didn’t leave my skin feeling sticky or dry. It was a relief to find a product that ticked all the right boxes and worked well with my skin type.

The Avène Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser, on the other hand, caught my attention with its refreshing smell. I found it to be gentle yet effective, thoroughly cleansing my skin without drying it out. The fact that it is soap-free was impressive, as it still managed to provide a deep cleanse.

Gwen Leow, 23

Skin type: Oily, Acne-prone

Overall review: Satisfied

Avène has caught my attention for several reasons, all of which contributed to its appeal and made me eager to try it out. The lightweight texture of the product was a major selling point for me. I wanted something that wouldn’t feel heavy or greasy on my skin, and Avène delivered on that front.

Upon using it for the first time, I was pleased to find that the product felt mild and gentle on my skin, and it helped even out my skin tone. Unlike some other products, it didn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight. Additionally, it didn’t clog my pores, which is crucial for someone with acne-prone skin like mine.

I incorporated the products into my morning and evening skincare routine after washing my face. After using it for a few days, I noticed an improvement in the smoothness of my skin, but I didn’t notice any other significant difference. Despite the Avène Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate having a strong scent, I did appreciate how the product didn’t leave any sticky residue on my skin.