Eau Thermal Avene

Avene is a skin care company which takes it's name from a thermal spring in France, whose medicinal properties were discovered in 1736. The company was founded in 1990, using the spring water as the key ingredient in its formulas. The product line includes cleansers and sun care, along with anti-aging and acne solutions. They are sold online and select dermatology offices nationwide.

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171 products

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70% would repurchase

Recent Eau Thermal Avene Reviews

Moisturizers -Eau Thermal Avene -Skin Recovery Cream (US name: Cream For Intolerant Skin)

on 5/26/2018 9:50:00 PM


This cream now comes in a different tube, with a flat lid and cap. When squeezed, a central ring in the cap lifts up and dispenses the cream. When you let go, the ring goes back to being flush with the lid and does not allow any air or cream to re-enter the tube. It sounds confusing but it essentially creates a one-way valve when the cream is dispensed, minimising contamination of the cream inside. It's a really nice touch and you can happily use the cream on dry, flaky and irritated skin without worrying about the cream carrying unspeakable horrors from previous skin infections.

This is quite expensive, £16.50 for 50mL. However, it has a small and very rationalised ingredients list, which is what sensitive and reactive skin needs. The fewer potential irritants, the better. This comes in two variants, this one and a "Rich" version for drier skin types. I use this one and it is wonderful as a winter moisturiser especially. It is unscented, soft and sinks into skin like a dream. As with most of the Avene line, it is noncomedogenic which is a bonus for those of us with adult acne.

It's a little too expensive to use all the time but during those cold and windy winter months, it's wonderful. I always have one of these in my bathroom cabinet so it's there if I need it.

Lotions/ Creams -Eau Thermal Avene -Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream

on 5/26/2018 7:13:00 PM


One of the cheapest products in Avene's skincare range, but one of the best - usually goes for around £7-£9 per tube.
It's a little heavy as a daily moisturiser, but when skin is irritated and flaking this stuff is amazing. The formula isn't anything radical - mineral oil, zinc and copper compounds as antibacterial agents, and micronised sucralfate, an older treatment for stomach ulcers. But this water-in-oil formula is moisturising while acting to speed up repair of the skin's natural barrier function - the suspension of sucralfate particles helps create a mild scaffolding-type layer to help wounded skin heal. When I've been over-zealous with retinoid or AHA/BHA treatments, this is the best thing to put on my skin while it heals. I also like using it when I've attacked any spots or blackheads - which I shouldn't do, I know - and it encourages faster re-epithelialisation so it's easier to cover with make-up.
It does look shiny on the face, but hasn't worsened or caused new acne breakouts on my skin. It's not ideal as a daily moisturiser as it is so heavy but is invaluable in soothing and softening irritated, broken skin. Works well overnight when used as a sealing, protecting final step in skincare.

The packaging is nothing spectacular, has the same white background and peach coloured Avene logo. However, the tube for this cream is actually made of metal foil, rather than plastic, with a screw-cap lid. This protects the cream inside, and makes it easier to get full use out of this cream as it can be coiled and compressed like a toothpaste tube to get every last scrap out.

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Cleansers -Eau Thermal Avene -Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion

on 5/19/2018 7:56:00 PM


It’s a great cleanser if you have sensitive skin. It’s gentle, and not drying. I use micellar water prior to cleansing because it won’t remove makeup, but it’s good for a basic cleanse.

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Moisturizers -Eau Thermal Avene -Skin Recovery Cream Rich

on 5/15/2018 7:50:00 AM


I really like this moisturiser by Avène. I have combination sensitive skin. I am acne prone and my skin becomes red easily. This cream is great for day and night, it is light weight and none greasy. It does moisturise but I felt during the colder season I needed something a little heavier. Over all I love it and will continue to use it.

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Treatments (Face) -Eau Thermal Avene -Retrinal

on 5/12/2018 4:47:00 AM


The Avene Retrinal 0.1 Intensive Cream was only the second product I've ever tried from this brand so I wasn't quite sure what to expect, especially since the only other product I'd tried was their Thermal Spring Water. I was quite pleasantly surprised by the Avene Retrinal, which is their retinol cream, that they have in two different strengths. This 0.1 is the stronger of the two; their other version is .05 Retrinal Intensive Cream. I loved the consistency of this in that it is a cream that is also hydrating and give skin some good antioxidants, vitamin e, and also a few peptides. I love that this is fragrance free (and also paraben free for those looking to avoid them). I would definitely purchase more from the brand. It is a little expensive but not outrageously so. My video review can be seen here:

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