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This is an absolute must for oily skins with no particular blemish problems!Have been using it on and off (to prevent my skin getting used to it) since I was 16 and still have not found anything better.
The main advantage was that it is one of the only creams on the market which targets oily skin with no blemish problems: the result is a gentle moisturiser which reduces oiliness but does not contain all the harsh chemicals used in creams claiming to fight blemishes. If you do have blemishes, then opt for Cleanance K.
In France, Avene is considered THE specialist for sensitive skin and this cream is no exception: it did not dry out my face or impact on my skin tone. The light texture also meant that my pores are not clogged and it is quite agreable to put on.
Now for its main claim: the cream does reduce shine for most of the day and is absolutely non greasy: you can put your make up on five minutes after using the cream as it is absorbed quickly and leaves no residue. However, for those with a very shiny T-zone, you might want to apply a cream specifically targetting this area at lunchtime (when most of the sebum is produced).
The only downside is that it might be best to use it as a day cream only: I have tried to put it on at night and woke up with an uncomfortable skin which felt a bit tight.
The price is reasonable and because Avene is a pharmaceutical brand, the packaging kind of looks more professional, which in turn makes it feel more "efficient" (I am the best target for cosmetic companies ads teams, I have to admit...).
Overall, this is the cream I would most strongly advise for even oily skins as it is all you can ask from a day cream: comfortable, efficient and gentle!
This ultra-light emulsion is instantly absorbed by the skin and helps regulate sebum thanks to its anti-oil agents / Applied each morning after cleansing, it works throughout the day: the skin remains shine-free owing to the presence of highly absorbent oi