Be you again

By DRUM Digital
19 October 2017
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Is your skin your worst enemy? Combat spots and blemishes and regain your confidence with Eau Thermale Avène

In June, leading dermo-cosmetic brand Eau Thermale Avène gave three DRUM readers with blemish-prone skins the opportunity to regain their confidence and be comfortable in their own skins again. How? Upon the advice of a dermatological expert each reader was given a custom skincare routine to follow for 45 days – using products from the brand’s CLEANANCE range. 

Ellen Maloka

Age 29

From Cape Town


Ellen had been suffering with oily skin, spots and blemishes since primary school. Even though she’s a naturally positive person, she felt her skin condition held her back.

“I’ve always had a low self-esteem when it comes to my skin. People would not look me in the eye –they would only focus on my blemishes.” 

 Since using the CLEANANCE range, Ellen’s skin has shown a big improvement and she’s radiating confidence. “The products are amazing! I’ve been getting so many compliments. I’m a happy woman!”

Millicent Moodie

Age 21

From Pretoria

Millicent had very oily skin and spots for most of her life. She’d tried various products, but nothing helped. “It affected my life in a huge way. I had very low self-confidence and people would stare at me.”

Today Millicent’s skin looks much better, thanks to the CLEANANCE range, and she continues to see the improvement with continued use. “My skin looks much better. I am more outgoing and confident. My social life has improved and my friends and family can see the difference.”

Lindiwe Mashinini

Age 21

From Johannesburg


Lindiwe’s confidence was severely affected by her constant struggle with blemishes and marks. “I felt so unattractive to a point that I avoided socialising with others. I even had to plan my hairstyles so it would hide my spots.”


After six weeks of using the CLEANANCE range, Lindiwe is more positive and confident enough to wear her hear back. “My skin is smoother and the dark marks are less. I’m confident enough to go out without wearing make-up.”

Join Eau Thermale Avène on Facebook and Instagram to follow the participants’ journey over the next few weeks.

Need advice? Click here to submit your skincare question.

The CLEANANCE range from Eau Thermale Avène offers specialised products for oily and blemish-prone skin, including solutions for teenagers and adults. Available at leading Clicks and Dis-Chem pharmacies. Visit

QuintilesIMS – Pharmatrend International – Anti-blemish market in pharmacy in Europe (including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland) – year 2016 – in volume. 

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