Review of Avene Cold cream ultra-rich cleansing gel by gingerrama
Bottle says "Cold Cream Ultra Rich Cleansing Gel for dry and very dry sensitive skin." Hence putting same review under both names listed here.
An unreserved 5 lippies. Excellent basic cleanser for sensitive skin. Does what it's supposed to. It cleans skin: neither stripping it nor leaving a greasy film. Skin just feels clean and comfortable.
Easy to use, and can be used all over. For face and neck: squeeze or pump a small quantity into palm of hand, rub hands together (it foams very very slightly), and apply. Not much is needed. As a body-wash, applied via one of those pouffy things. Little odour: a hint of orange-flower water maybe (orange and rosemary oils, wayyyy down the ingredients list). Nothing to bug this nose.
After experiments with more complicated things went wrong, I'm all for basics that work and leave skin clean, clear, comfortable, looking and feeling good. (Skin here: physically thin, irritable, can go to dry patches and to oily T-zone, cystic acne on chin; thanks once again to the redeeming powers of Avene and no make-up, skin now "normal" - neither dry nor oily, feels comfortable, looks even, smooth and fine-grained to the touch.)
Available in a 250 ml tube or a 400 ml pump bottle; the latter is more convenient in the shower. Like all Avene products (and others from the Pierre Fabre group), not tested on animals, but extensively tested in labs on sensitive-skinned humans. Prices vary widely: I paid GBP 7.00 for a 250 ml tube, then EUR 11.00 for the 400 ml bottle (online). It looks like that 400 ml bottle is going to last me a good year, used daily.
INGREDIENTS: Avene thermal spring water, disodium cocamphodiacetate, myristic acid, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, coc-glucoside, glycerin, sodium cocoyl isethionate, isohexadecane, cocamidopropyl dimethylaminohydroxypropyl hydrogenated collagen, sodium lauryl sarcosinate, ceteareth-60 myristyl glycol, beeswax, cetyl alcohol, orange oil, glyceryl stearate, propylparaben, rosemary leaf oil, salt, styrene/acrylates copolymer, triclosan, xanthan gum