I have very sensitive skin! I wasted a lot of money on products before I found Avene products. Everything from Avene is wonderful and Ystheal is my favorite product. My skin is better than ever and finally I feel buying stuff that actually works! I totally recommend Avene products. I was introduced to these products by a dermatologist and I love them ALL!
I use Ystheal, Eulage (eye), Serenage, Eau Thermale, and Tinted Compact (SPF 50). ALL wonderful :)
rave - light with retinol dehyde? lighter than the LRP retinol cream and has been treating my skin well - not extremely drying and i can definitely tell that my skintone is even out and finelines are diminishing in 2 weeks.
This cream has completely transformed my skin, so here's my rave:
I'd been suffering from mild but very persistent adult acne for a few months: I had one or two new pimples every day, sometimes small, others painful and bigger, and some persistent blackheads on the sides of my cheeks. Nothing I did made any difference until I started using this. After a couple of days, I already noticed the difference in the texture of my skin: much smoother, no bumps underneath, no clogged pores. My skin is slightly dry and at first I didn't find this moisturising enough but now my skin seems to have got used to it. When I wake up my face doesn't feel tight but there's also no excess oil produced.
I've been using this for almost 2 months now and I still haven't got rid of all the pimples, but now they are restricted to a few days (probably hormonal) and they heal significantly faster overnight (when I use this). What's more, I have visible sebaceous filaments on my nose that used to get super clogged but I never had that problem anymore. My skin is luminous, smooth and I keep the rest of my routine really simple because I trust Ystheal to do the job. Now I'm only afraid of what might happen if one day I stop using this :) For around 20 euros you can't get anything better!
(oh, if only it wasn't peachy coloured - it does stain my pillow-cases a lot!)
Wow. My skin has never looked this good (and I'm coming off a rough patch where my skin was under severe environmental stress). I'm 36, and my skin looks better than it did in my 20s. OK, I have a few fine lines on my forehead, but it's clearer and more radiant now!
I recently switched from the Ystheal Emulsion to the Ystheal Creme. While the emulsion was good, my skin veers toward the very dry side, especially in winter. The Creme has been perfect.
I started using the Creme about 2 weeks ago. Last week I realized that I didn't need to wear a base anymore (I have been wearing Laura Mercier's mineral powder to even things out). My skin is even-toned, glowing, perfectly clear. I've made two minor adjustments to my skincare routine recently: using the Ystheal Creme and adding a moisturizing serum as well (I'm really dry).
There is a light scent; it doesn't bother me. It hasn't irritated my skin. The peach color is fine, because it's meant to be worn at night.
I had read a number of reviews on the Avene line since I had been intrigued by the products Duane Reade stores. Anyway, I'm glad that I tried it for myself. Before using Avene's Ystheal+Cream (colder months) and the Emulsion (warmer months), I used Olay's Regnerist serum for many years. I noticed that within the past couple of years, it was not as effective as I was getting older. Anyway, I do not have visible wrinkles, but the skin texture was not as smooth. I used to shy away from retinol products, because they were a bit too harsh. However, this Avene line is so gentle. It made my skin soft and youthful. I use it every night and occasionally mix it with a SPF lotion during the daytime. It works well under my make-up. It's the only anti-aging product I use, and I love it. I've given it to friends and family. I'm on my third tube. Only drawback is that you can't tell when the product is running low.
When it comes to wrinkles, there are other products out there that can provide an immediate effect. I’m a big fan of hyaluronic acid serums to help plump and smooth on a daily basis (I really like skinceuticals for this). It’s still important to have a comfortable retinoid that goes further than a superficial band-aid, to help to smooth and clear the skin on a deeper level, and it really does take a few months to notice whether or not it's working.
Avene Ystheal and Eluage have been my favorites, because they use a derivative of retinol (retinaldehyde) that is so much less harsh, but still equally strong. Avene was my starter brand, because of that, thanks to a lot of patience and research on the skin board. Always looking for the next best thing, I tried out Skinceuticals .5 and 1 percent retinol formulas for about a year, and was constantly exfoliating and embarrassed by flaky skin the whole time… I had to dilute the stuff with other serums and Vit E oil so much, that it wasn’t even helping my wrinkles anymore. All the little lines that I had erased with avene came back. I don’t usually advocate a brand, but I can really get behind avene’s form of retinol… not sure if it’s available elsewhere. I can apply their treatments pretty liberally at night, and not have weird skin the next day. Since I’ve switched back, my wee starter wrinkles are now smooth again.
Approaching 30, I’m very sensitive to any sign of creasing… I’ve found out the hard way that overhauling my foundation and primers is a real lost cause. If you find the right stuff to take care of your skin, you spend so much less money trying to cover up its flaws. Big thanks to the MUA community for all the help :)
My favourite anti-ageing cream for three years now. It contains vitamin a, which is perfect for my combo-acne-prone skin.
I use it as a night cream, which is recommended when it comes to creams, that contain vitamin a.
In Europe, there are two versions of the cream, one for normal to combination and one for dry skin.
I had to buy the one for dry skin the last year, cause the other one wasn´t rich enough for me anymore. But even with the richer formula, I didn´t get any breakouts.
I don´t think that this cream works for women with dry or very dry skin, beause vitamin a tends to dry out the skin.
And a little warning: There are women, who really don´t react very good to vitamin a. You should test it on your arm, because it can irritate the skin.
In the wintertime, I have to add argan oil and a moisturizing serum underneath the cream, because otherwise, my skin wouldn´t have enough nourishing ingredients over night.
Still,I love this cream very much and it works!! I really don´t have any wrinkles at all and I´m 34.
I just got this a week ago, and it has eliminated my undereye cirles completely. This is really amazing, since they were really dark.
This is bad - I tried using it as day cream and night cream, it just didn't work either way. For day, it's too heavy and BALLS UP when I tried to apply makeup ... for night, it's not hydrating enough even I applied hydrating serum ... bad bad bad ...
Ugh, I'm through with any product that touts days worth of stinging as a good thing! I'd go outside into a gentle spring day and my skin would begin to tingle and burn after only a minute, even wearing a large brimmed hat and staying in the shade. To me, that's just ridiculous. I'd like to live my life like a normal person rather than slowly burn my face off in the search for eternal youth. Oh, and I did suffer through a couple of weeks using every other or every third day; not much happened results-wise. I'm not going to stress my skin and avoid daylight like a troll when there are better alternatives,lol. I'll pass, thanks very much!