Be you again

19 October 2017

Regain your confidence with Eau Thermale Avène.

In June 2017, leading dermo-cosmetic brand Eau Thermale Avène gave three YOU readers with blemish-prone skin an opportunity to regain their confidence and become comfortable in their own skin 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.

See their results:


Hannah Hlongwane (17) from East London

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Hannah had been struggling with blemishes and oily skin since she started high school. As the years passed her condition worsened, leaving her with dark spots and marks on her face. It made her feel shy and hopeless.

“I avoided attracting attention to myself,” Hannah says. “It was a big stumbling block in my social life.”

Since using the CLEANANCE range her skin has shown a significant improvement.

“There’s less oiliness, the spots are subsiding and the dark marks are less prominent,” Hannah says. “I love the products! They’re so easy to use and not harsh on my skin. My confidence has improved and I’m not afraid to be around people anymore.”   

Kayla Rachstein (14) from Johannesburg

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Kayla has been plagued with problem skin from a young age but nothing she tried worked. “Whenever I went out I had to wear makeup to avoid being judged,” she recalls.

Today Kayla is much more positive. She can see that the CLEANANCE products are working and is positive her condition will continue to improve. “I’m very happy with how my skin has reacted to the products,” she says.

“I’m more confident and can definitely see an improvement.”

Jennifer Stokes (28) from Randfontein

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Jennifer, a mom of two, had been suffering from severe blemishes for as long as she could remember. Her skin was constantly red and she felt extremely uncomfortable.

“My self-esteem had always been low because of it,” she says. “I’d hoped it would disappear as I got older, but it didn’t.”

Jennifer’s skin has become less red and its texture has improved while using the CLEANANCE range. She’s excited to continue using the products to see even more improvement. “My skin feels a lot calmer; it feels pampered and taken care of.”

Watch the video to see how the Eau Thermale Avène CLEANANCE range helped these South Africans to regain their confidence:

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


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