This clear skin duo is a godsend for acne-prone skin

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this stellar serum and moisturiser pairing

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / April 19 2021

The product

If you have acne and blemish-prone skin (or even if you’re just a little too familiar with hormonal breakouts when it’s that time of the month), then you know the struggle of trying to tackle blemishes and scarring without completely disrupting your skin care routine. And somehow, subsequently, making the problem 10 times worse than when you started.

That’s why it’s so important to find products that tackle skin clarity, tone and texture, while maintaining your best skin in the long run. And that’s where Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Corrective Serum and Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Smoothing Night Cream come in. This hard-working pair utilises a potent blend of active ingredients including refining glycolic and lactic acids, pro-vitamin A, smoothing X-Pressin, blemish-reducing synovea (that also limits sebum oxidation, so you can officially say goodbye to blackheads), and pore-tightening and mattifying P-Refinyl. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this clear skin duo.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Corrective Serum and Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Smoothing Night Cream to a panel of women aged 20 to 35 years old with acne-prone skin, blemish-prone skin, and hormonal acne.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Corrective Serum and Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Smoothing Night Cream.

The way they smoothed out texture: Members loved how the Cleanance serum and moisturiser duo tackled skin texture head on. The vitamin A-infused formula targeted blemishes, scarring and unwanted texture for smooth skin that held up even after makeup application.

Their glow-boosting formulas: Dull skin doesn’t stand a chance with these two new additions in your skin care arsenal. Or at least that’s what our Review Crew members thought after trialling the pair of them, with one member saying, “my face glow has improved and doesn’t look as dull, my skin texture has improved as well.”

A reduction in blemishes: Our members who are prone to hormonal breakouts and blemishes said they definitely noticed a difference in the amount of flare-ups they experienced (even during that time of the month), and some members said they’d skipped their usual monthly skin tantrum completely thanks to these two picks.

The verdict

“I used [Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Corrective Serum] for just under a month. Normally just before my period I break out pretty badly with hormonal acne on my chin and jawline. That was supposed to happen last week and NOTHING! Not one pimple!!! I have been using it morning and night... It absorbs really well, not too quickly like some serums which make it hard to spread evenly and not too slow which leave you feeling oily. Overall my skin feels really soft and nice. I definitely would recommend this product! Especially if you have crazy hormonal breakouts like me!”
Maggie H
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I have been using [Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Corrective Serum] in the morning, under sunscreen. I enjoyed the texture and I think it even made my makeup look better. Day after day my skin was becoming more clear and the texture has vastly improved. My pores have become smaller and my skin appears to be producing less oil than before. This product really works and has become a staple in my skincare routine. I think people with combination/oily skin will see the most benefit from this product but depending on your concerns I believe this could work on dry and normal skin too.”
Yuliya C
REVIEWcrew® Member
“[I have been using] Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Smoothing Night Cream for 3.5 weeks... Initially I didn’t notice a difference in my skin’s appearance, but now I can see a little improvement in healthiness or glow. The night cream feels nice on my skin and leaves a nice 'glowy'/ 'dewy' look. My fine lines are less visible, this was more noticeable after about 3 weeks. I don't know if the product reduced blemishes on my skin, but I think it helped to even out my skin tone and a pigmentation discolouration due to the sun.”
Laura W
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I really enjoyed [Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Smoothing Night Cream] as it doesn’t feel greasy or add extra oil to my skin. My skin felt smooth and hydrated after using. The texture felt light compared to other night creams. There was an overall improvement in both the appearance and texture of my skin. It seemed to even out my skin. I did have a smaller amount of breakouts but this could have been hormonal too.”
Deanna F
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this skin-clearing duo? Read more Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Corrective Serum reviews and Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Smoothing Night Cream reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Avène to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Corrective Serum and Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Women Smoothing Night Cream is based on a combined total of 40 reviews submitted and is correct as of 16/04/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).