This is a great moisturizer when I need a little extra. Normally I can use skin recovery but sometimes in the winter I need more. This sinks right in and doesn't cause any irritation. Your skin really feels well moisturized.
I love this moisturizer! I have problem skin, with occasional flare-ups of seborrheic dermatitis. Since my skin is oily, I usually avoid heavy moisturizers, but now, with winter, I had to go back to my derm because every moisturizer I've tried for the past two months has done absolutely nothing for the ultra-dry, chapped skin on my nose and general dehydration of my face. He prescribed Hydrance Optimale Riche, and I love it. It has a very creamy consistency, very comforting for cold weather. I've been using it for two weeks and the overall appearance of my complexion has improved. This moisturizer doesn't clog pores, feels very light (even with the creamy consistency) and does wonders in protecting dry skin from a cold environment.
Great moisturiser. I have problem skin (now improving, thankfully, largely thanks to MUA advice) which is prone to oil production and clogging. Yet I successfully use rich moisturisers and oils. This cream absorbs well and my skin is less affected by temperature fluctuations, dry airconditioned air, etc. and produces less of its own oil as a result.
I must say that I only have compliments for the Avene skincare range! I have been using the skin recovery cream and now this rich hydrating cream. Both are great! They seem to instantly calm the skin and skin feels soft and smooth for hours on end AMAZING! It might just be my imagination but they seem to have fadded a few blemishes,maybe it is because the overall condition of my skin has improved ;-)
This is a great basic hydrating moisturiser. A nice thick cream - which i love! I find that it does do a great job of moisturising,leaves a nice velvety semi matte finish and has caused absolutely no breakouts or irritation. But now that the colder weather is a coming, my skin is getting a bit more drier and I find i need an even richer cream after cleansing to feel super duper suppleness. So i will repurchase, but after the harsher colder months.
this is my favorite moisturizer.
it's thick and hydrating. perfect for dry and cold weathers. perfect for day and night use.
i like the light version as well. i use the light one in hot humid weathers. it's perfect for my skin. i also mix the light version with any thick sunscreen, and it's good. continued >>
I can think of lots of great things about this product - it calms my sensitive skin, doesnít cause pore clogging or breakouts, hydrates and moisturises, has a very subtle scent, doesnít cost much, the packaging is convenient and hygienic.
And cannot think of one bad thing.
Iíve been using Darphinís Hydraskin and occasionally Dermalogicaís Intensive Moisture Balance but this is just as good and a fraction of the price.
Iím yet to find an Avene product that I donít like. Itís rapidly overtaking Darphin as my favourite skincare brand and my bank account is loving me!
This is one of my all-time favourite moisturizers. It's a nice, basic no-frills hydrator that glides on beautifully and keeps me hydrated all day or night. It's over $30.00 Canadian, which isn't cheap, however, it does hydrate my very dry skin well, so it's worth it. It has a nice, light smell and absorbs quickly. Another winner from Avene!
I've taken a note of this for my winter, dry, flaky, sensitive, yucky skin. This one really made my skin moisturized. The feel was great as well, smooth and well-absorbed. I took this with me skiing and I had no problem having it under my Avene Sunscreen Spray 50+. I felt this harsh, burning sensation on my cheek when it was 4 degrees out and this cream soothed it.
I have very dry sensitive skin and a the Canadian winter can wreak havoc with my skin. The moisturizer is very effective, absorbs fast and does not leave the skin looking greasy. I wear it during the day and apply a layer of sunscreen over it; no more flaky, irritated skin in the winter!