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Cleanance, the Acne Answer By Avène!

26 July 2022

A fresh and complete approach to Acne Control! Meet the recommended dermatologist regimen to be used in conjunction with acne medications and treatments. Cleanance Daily Regimen, the solution!


Acne is a skin condition that is related to the sebaceous glands (responsible for sebum production) and its hair follicles. Acne is generated when there is anexacerbation of sebum by the sebaceous glands, and a pores obstruction  (sebum drain channel), resulting in the appearance of acne lesions. The appearance of these lesions may be related to the sebum condition, with the thickness, keratinization of the stratum corneum, overproduction or exacerbation of sebaceous glands, among others.

The pore clogging prevents sebum from reaching the surface of the skin, getting accumulated in the pore channel. This accumulation of sebum and dead cells are ideal conditions for the development of the Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes). This bacteria is responsible for the production of enzymes that attracts white blood cells responsible for inflammation (swelling, redness, heat, and pain). The result is acne lesions that can take many forms:

  • closed comedo: is simply an enlarged and plugged hair follicle. If the comedo stays beneath the skin, it is called a closed comedo and produces a white bump called a whitehead.  
  • open comedo: a comedo that reaches the surface of the skin and opens up is called an open comedo or blackhead because it looks black on the skin’s surface. This black discoloration is due to changes in sebum as it is exposed to air.
  • Papules: inflamed lesions that usually appear as small, pink bumps on the skin and can be tender to the touch.
  • Pustules(pimples): papules topped by white or yellow pus-filled lesions that may be red at the base.
  • Nodules: large, painful, solid lesions that are lodged deep within the skin.
  • Cysts: deep, painful, pus-filled lesions that can cause scarring.

The anti-acne treatment has some constraints. However the daily application of care directed to this manifestation, shows significant improvements, and is the best way to prevent marks and acne scars!

Meet a ritual that can significantly enhance the status and balance of your skin!


Cleanance Cleansing Gel for Oily Skin

Cleansing the face is undoubtedly the fundamental part of the anti-acne treatment, because in addition to removing dirt, excess sebum and preventing bacterial accumulation, it increases the skin's permeability to the treatment that follows.

Avène's Cleanance Cleansing Gel is formulated without soap, and combines key ingredients to effectively fight acne symptoms without drying out or drying out the skin.


Cleanance Hydra Soothing Cleansing Cream

A cleansing cream with a physiological pH that cleanses and respects the sensitivity of dry skin irritated by medical acne treatments.
Cleanance HYDRA Soothing Cleansing Cream restores skin comfort and the hydrolipidic film. This gentle cleansing base with moisturizing and nourishing active ingredients soothes dry, irritated sensitive skin and helps with follow-up medical acne treatments.

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Cleanance Micellar Water for Oily Skin 

Daily care for clean, fresh, purified and less shiny skin. Suitable for sensitive, combination to oily skin with imperfections or acne-prone skin. Reduces excess sebum and shine, gently eliminating impurities from the face and eyes. This comforting 3-in-1 care: cleanses, removes makeup and eliminates pollution particles. The skin is soothed thanks to its gentle formula that includes a unique combination of active ingredients.


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Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemishes

A specialized care for oily skin with acneic tendency. Cleanance Comedomed is formulated with Comedoclastin™, a plant extract from milk thistle seeds. This active ingredient with patented properties acts directly on microcomedos, reduces imperfections and blackheads and prevents the appearance of new ones.

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Cleanance Women Smoothing Night Cream

Designed for adult skin with imperfections, this moisturizing night care reduces blemishes, pimples and residual marks while helping to smooth skin texture.
It offers multilevel effectiveness, thanks to Synovea™ HR that helps reduce imperfections and limits the oxidation of sebum* that causes the appearance of blackheads.

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Cleanance Women Corrective Serum

A corrective serum that reduces imperfections, refines texture and reduces the appearance of pores of adult women's skin.
The effectiveness is linked to a concentrate of combined active ingredients: Synovea™ HR to reduce imperfections and limit the oxidation of sebum that causes the appearance of blackheads, P-Refinyl to close pores and Glycolic and Lactic Acids to refine skin texture.

Cleanance Mask-Scrub: A 2-in-1 product that absorbs excess oil, exfoliates and eliminates skin impurities. Specifically formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin.
Cleanance Hydra Soothing Cream for Acne Prone Skin: Relipidating and soothing care that restores comfort to dry, irritated skin due to medical acne treatments.
Cleanance Aqua-Gel Cream: The care of choice for rebalancing hydration in oily skin! It has been developed to enhance moisturizing properties and make skin less oily, and is suitable for teenagers and adults.

Cleanance Care Mattifying Emulsion: Long-lasting moisturizing, mattifying and seborregulating skin care for oily and shiny skin.
Cleanance Comedomed Localized Dying Emulsion: An intensive "SOS" skin care that reduces localized imperfections from day one and limits residual marks.
Cleanance Women Day Emulsion SPF30 Tinted: A daily concealer for oily or combination adult skin that is prone to imperfections.


It is important to know that in the first few weeks you may check an exacerbation of acne, rather than an improvement! This reaction occurs by feedback of anti-acne treatment, where the skin tends to offset the sebum layer removed. However, with continuing treatment, the sebum production is regulated and the efficacy of treatment achieved.


Perfect Match: Cleanance High Protection SPF50

The sun is a false friend! In fact, when there is exposure to sunlight, the skin tends to thicken and imperfections are disguised by tan. But when the sun exposure ends, the acne worse!

Furthermore, the recent acne scars when exposed to sunlight can leave unsightly stains and persistent brownish.To avoid these constraints, you should immediately protect the skin with a sunscreen product!

In this sense, a sunscreen, suitable for oily skin, leaving a dry finish on the skin (not greasy and heavy) is the ideal solution!

Note: Medicated anti-acne treatments, must be accompanied by a dermatologist as there are medications that cause photosensitivity.

Acne prone myths

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, and has associated with it some myths that hinder their treatment.
Meet some MYTHS and Demystify Acne!

1st If we let the ACNE run, eventually ends running off!

Leave the acne exacerbate without taking any action, in dermatological terms, is not at all the most advisable! For many reasons:

  • Without treatment, spots, acne marks and scars may emerge after the disappearance of acne;
  • Treatment of acne and its results can significantly improve self-esteem;
  • Several targeted treatments for acne are available and have quite satisfactory efficacy rates.

2nd ACNE is a teens skin condition!

This idea is totally outdated. A growing number of people, mostly women, have episodes of acne recurrently, in their 30s, 40s and 50s. The cause of acne is not well understood, but it can be particularly frustrating.

3rd Chocolate and fats cause ACNE!

The chocolate and high-fat diet, are often blamed for the appearance of acne. But the truth is that there is no evidence to prove that these foods have effects on the development of acne lesions on the skin.