What if you were to make peace with your acne-prone skin?


What if you were to make peace with your acne-prone skin?

Clearing up your acne and pimples is a mission we take very seriously. And Cleanance skin care products continue to demonstrate our 30 year-long commitment to all acne-prone skin types.

Purify, correct, support or beautify oily or acne-prone skin in teenagers or adult women: a complete range that guarantees effectiveness and high tolerance, whether alone or in combination with a prescription treatment. Don't give up, Cleanance is your best ally in this fight!

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Cleanance: the skin care range to fight against pimples

The dermatologist-recommended skincare and hygiene range that effectively and durably reduces excess oil, spots and blackheads.  

Teenagers have a lot on their minds, from budding relationships to friends and the headache of schoolwork. At Eau Thermale Avène, we believe that pimples shouldn’t be one of them.

The Cleanance range provides expert solutions with clinically proven effectiveness after 7 days1, to fight shine, blemishes and residual dark marks.

With Cleanance, take back control of your skin!


Care for blemishes

Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemish Concentrate

  • Reduces pimples and blackheads in 7 days¹
  • Limits the recurrence of new blemishes

Cleanance Comedomed, our best global acne solution, is a great way to fight blemishes and blackheads. Unlike other anti-blemish products, it does not only reduce imperfections, but also acts at the root to limit their reappearance. The result? The vicious cycle of pimples is over! 

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Care for blemishes

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My blemish remover, the hero!


Acne treatments in pharmacies and prescribed by doctors²


Anti-recurrence action³


Blemishes after two months⁴



Cleanance Cleansing Gel

  • New formula to gently cleanse the skin
  • Removes sebum, shine and impurities long term

This facial cleansing step is the foundation of caring for skin with imperfections! Cleanance Cleansing Gel helps purify and mattify the skin without damaging it. It gently eliminates impurities that contribute to clogging pores (dust, pollution particles, make-up) and reduces excess sebum that causes pimples, leaving the skin clear and fresh.

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Limits the transformation of sebaceous follicles into micro blackheads.

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Dermatological innovation against blemishes

A new plant-based comedolytic active ingredient: COMEDOCLASTIN™

Innovation with patented* properties, exclusively developed by Pierre Fabre Laboratories, Comedoclastin™ is derived from milk thistle seeds. 

This unique active ingredient provides a unique response in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. It reduces pimples and limits their reappearance by acting at a key stage in the blemish formation process, right from the root. By preventing the sebaceous follicles from turning into micro blackheads, it helps to keep pimples at bay.

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Cleanance WOMEN

Cleanance effectiveness adapted to the life (and skin) of adult women.

Mostly associated with adolescence, pimples and blemishes also affect adults, but in a different form. These are mainly inflammatory blemishes, often located on the lower part of the face, which take some time to disappear.  

The skin of adult women is sensitive, combination or dry and particularly prone to daily aggressors. It can react by developing shiny areas, dilated pores and can be prone to occasional or persistent imperfections. It’s difficult to cope with these imperfections, as they can undermine self-confidence and sometimes leave behind the bitter taste of déjà vu...

Our laboratories have therefore used their expertise to create Cleanance Women, the new anti-blemish care routine dedicated to adult women. 




Corrective Serum

  • Corrects imperfections and tightens pores
  • Fresh, light texture for soft, supple skin

Having imperfections doesn't mean you're any less of a woman. 
To start off your day right, apply the Cleanance Corrective Serum. A real concentrate, this corrective and tightening treatment helps restore smooth and radiant skin without compromising on the pleasure of use. Thanks to P-Refinyl™ and glycolic acid, this treatment immediately tightens pores and refines your skin texture. 

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Smoothing Night Cream

  • Reduces marks and blemishes & smooths skin texture
  • Non-greasy " cocoon " texture for hydrated skin

To sleep even more peacefully, adopt the Eau Thermale Avène - Cleanance Smoothing Night Cream as part of your evening routine and let the formula work throughout the night. This treatment will be tough on your blemishes while providing comfort and nourishment. Enriched with Retinaldehyde, a dermatological active ingredient that has been recognised for over 30 years, it helps reduce spots and residual dark marks for more even and beautiful skin. 

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Day Emulsion

  • Corrects imperfections & evens out skin tone
  • Light and comfortable texture with a matte finish 

To correct your imperfections while ensuring 24-hour hydration, this day care offered by the Cleanance range will become your daily ally. Lightly tinted, it naturally evens out the skin and subtly camouflages imperfections for an instant "blurring" effect.





Caring for acne-prone skin in adults

Acne is unpredictable: it can reappear in your 30s or never leave. Treating it, covering it and preventing things from becoming worse: how do you take care of adult acne-prone skin on a daily basis? We're here to explain everything.

Acne at 30: psychological impact in adults


The psychological impact of acne on adults

You thought you were done with acne and now it's making a comeback. As with teenagers, adult acne can have a significant psychological impact. Fortunately, there are solutions, even for those over 30.

Acne at 30: psychological impact in adults
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Cleanance HYDRA

A range of compensating hygiene and care products to restore comfort to skin dried out by medical treatments (ex: Accutane).

Treatments for severe acne dry up excess sebum and thus get rid of the pimples. However, they sometimes have the side effect of drying out the skin on the face. This dryness is very uncomfortable and can persist or even intensify throughout the treatment period, leading patients to stop treatment too soon.

To better meet their expectations and provide better comfort throughout their treatment, Eau Thermale Avène developed Cleanance HYDRA: Care especially formulated to soothe and restore skin weakened by drying treatments.




Soothing cream

  • Reduces skin dryness for more comfortable skin
  • Non-greasy, creamy texture

Thanks to Cleanance HYDRA and its triple action on the epidermis, you can restore comfort to your skin. This treatment reconstitutes the hydrolipidic film, calms discomforts and reduces redness so that you can continue the treatment prescribed by your dermatologist with complete peace of mind.


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I use isotretinoin as an acne treatment and my skin is particularly dry, so I put Cleanance Mat aside and opted for Cleanance HYDRA. This cream moisturizes the skin well and leaves behind a non-greasy feel, penetrating deep into the epidermis. I recommend it morning and evening for people undergoing acne treatments!

Victoria, 26 years old03/05/2019



Soothing Cleansing Cream

  • Gently cleanses
  • Reduces feelings of discomfort

Cleanses, but without irritating the skin: this is the challenge when you have acne-prone skin already weakened by an anti-acne treatment. Cleanance HYDRA Soothing Cleansing Cream gently cleanses, soothes and deeply nourishes skin undergoing drying and irritating treatments. 

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Teenagers, young adults, parents of teenagers: you’re not alone when it comes to acne. Pimples shouldn’t be a source of concern, whatever your age. More than ever, the Avène Dermatological Laboratories accompany you with the Cleanance skin care range. 

"The gift of soothing", our brand signature, is the mantra that guides our Laboratory in all its research and its perpetual quest for innovation. Thus, we’ve been able to develop our range of products to become the only dermo-cosmetic range for oily skin with imperfections that responds in a complete and specific way to all stages of acne. 

And since we’re fully aware of the psychological repercussions they can have, we’re also here to heal the scars that are invisible to the naked eye.

To help you live with greater peace of mind, here are some everyday tips for all ages that can change everything!

Our tips for limiting acne breakouts

Tip 1: Apply care products regularly

Once you've found the right products for your skin, the most important thing is to apply them daily. Consistency is synonymous with effectiveness! Apply your treatment every day after cleansing your skin. Effectiveness also means simplicity! Don't use too many products. Keep your routine simple and the results will be even better. 


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Tip 2: Remove your make-up daily

You can wear make-up when you have pimples, as long as you use non-comedogenic make-up and remove your make-up EVERY NIGHT! A little makeover has several advantages: first, you have the opportunity to camouflage your imperfections for greater peace of mind. Second, when you wear make-up, you’re much less likely to pick your pimples! 


Tip 3: Practice sports

There is no secret. To feel better about yourself, it’s important to gain peace of mind. In this case, exercise can become your best friend!   Exercising improves your health, helps you sleep better, eliminates toxins more easily and reduces stress. All these good things contribute to better skin quality!


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Do you have a doubt or question about acne? We’re always here for you

This is sometimes true, especially in the case of hormonal teenage acne. On the other hand, it’s possible for acne to persist into adulthood. In this case, women are mainly affected. Hormonal changes (e.g. pregnancy) are triggers for acne breakouts, as well as UV radiation, dust and air pollution—all of which can influence acne. It’s important to react quickly and not to hesitate to consult a health professional in order to get good advice.

When it comes to acne scars, it is better to prevent than to cure: getting rid of them is a long and costly process, involving laser treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion... The best option is therefore to have a well-adapted and effective anti-blemish routine. The less pimples there are, the less scars there will be!
Fortunately, there are dual-action skin care products that reduce pimples, diminish the hyperpigmentation of dark marks and reduce light scars, such as the Cleanance WOMEN Smoothing Night Cream.

Wearing a mask can " suffocate "the skin, which can make it more susceptible to breakouts.
Our advice: Hygiene is essential, both morning and evening. Reinforce the skin's hydration, but with products for oily or acne-prone skin that will moisturize while reducing imperfections and limiting their reappearance. And make sure you wear a clean mask every day, as it can become saturated with cosmetics and creams, which will make it more irritating and comedogenic.

¹Tolerance and efficacy study under dermatological control on 51 subjects, use of Cleanance Comedomed twice a day for 56 days. 2Comedomed 30 ml - #1 in the anti-seborrheic market in pharmacies. Comedomed 30 ml - #1 in pharmacies, on the anti-seborrheic market prescribed by doctors. ²International observational clinical study, 90% of patients without acne relapse at T6 months, (according to the definition of relapse in the protocol GEA≥3 requiring the introduction of an oral or local drug treatment), 48 subjects, 2 applications per day of Cleanance Comedomed alone for 6 months. ³36 subjects with slight to moderate imperfections. Comparative clinical study (group treated twice/day N=18), control group (N=18) for 56 days.

*Patent pending

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