Avene Skin Recovery Cream (US name: Cream For Intolerant Skin)

4.1

233 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

US cream for intolerant skin: Water (Aqua), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Squalane, Benzoic Acid, Carbomer, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine. ------------------------------------ US Avene skin recovery cream: Avene Thermal Spring Water (avene Aqua), Mineral Oil (paraffinumliquidum), Glycerin, Glycerylstearate, Squalane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Clycohexasiloxane, Serine, Carbomer, Tetrasodium Edta, Triethanolamine, Water (aqua).


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I just love this cream, it makes my hands SO soft! It's perfect for when my hands get all dry and flaky during winter, it clears things right up.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I recently had an allergy which made my hands and feet very dry. The head of the dermatology department in one of the top hospitals in Asia suggested this to me. I use this as my hand cream and would sometimes use it as body lotion. A bit pricey but very very worth it. My hands was very dry to the point that it peels a lot but after 3 days of using this product as hand cream my hands now is very very soft! My boyfriend loves holding my hands now. Hehe I LOVE this product and will definitely buy again. This is my all around moisturizer! This is my first Avene product.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This cream helped me a lot when my skin was dried out from harsh acne gels(with too much BP/salicylic acid)! It's not comedogen, so it doesn't clog pores!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I purchased this product as a last resort after using a BHA treatment and having a really bad reaction. My skin was swollen, scaly in places, itchy and so dry. After using this cream my face went back to normal in just a couple of days. When I first applied it, it stung a little bit but now I find it to be a lovely ultra moisturising night cream. I don't know if I'll continue now that my face is better because I'm prone to acne but it is a great emergency cream if you ever need it.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've only been using this for a week - l just wanted to say that there are 2 different ingredient lists for the same cream in the UK. Avene sent me a sample with the ingredients listings found on UK websites (see bottom ingredients list), but a 40ml came today from Garden Pharmacy with an older style logo and different ingredients (see top list: not added by me).

Aha! There are 2 creams- the normal one and the 'calming formula' (on the photo) which is 40ml instead of 50ml. The calming formula seems to be the only option on Australian sites and UK Amazon and a few other retailers. The original 50ml is available at Boots, where l shall be heading off to first thing tomorrow morning!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Emergency aid for irritating skin. Great skin restorative - restores skin to normality. I use when I don't learn my lesson that my skin can only be treated gently. When I forget (or more truthfully ignore that and try something that will miraculously take 15 years off me) I use this to take away the irritation. I did use it as my main moisturiser for a few months, but now I only keep for when I need it. It is thin cream, and there is a rich version, which I have not tried.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I got a sample tube of this in a giveaway once for spending a certain amount of money in store. I didn't use this as first, but I decided to give it a try.

I get really dry cracked skin &on my hands & my face dries up easily. I find I only need a small amount of this for it to go far. It is unscented to me which is good & I have sensitive skin so this is suited for those with sensitive skin just like mine.

The product itself is amazing. I use it every single day as a moisturizer & I use it for my hands & it never fails me. The formula isn't greasy & it's easily absorbed into the skin. I have found myself reaching for this product so much more than anything else that I have.

For a full tube in store it is a little pricey in Australia; but I will be purchasing it once my sample tube runs out; and I have had that tube for months now & I still have quite a bit of product left.

It is an amazing cream & I can honestly recommend it to anyone looking for a deep moisturizer that is not greasy & works for sensitive skin & people with dry skin. A definite thumbs up from me!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Suuuuper good! I had a really bad problem w the area around my eyes starting 2011. Lots of itching and therefore scratching. Redness and inflamed skin that made me look so sick for the longest time. Randomly picked this up at the start of this year and it has worked wonders! The redness has almost completely cleared up. Sometimes it does come back. But only if I neglect my allergies and such.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I've picked out this moisturizer after seen all the good reviews.
I use this one for winter time when my skin is all dry and dehydrated from the cold winter temperature. I use this day and night and I absolutely LOVE it! HG for winter moisturizer. It's a pretty thick and rich cream and take a short while to be fully absorbed (less than 5 min). My skin feels so supple and soft after using this. I stopped having dry patches during winter and my skin never feels tight. (I use about 3 tubes per winter. I live in Canada so our winter is from late October until end of March). Never had a pimple with this cream.

packaging: It's nice that it's well sealed and bacteria proof but I sometimes struggled to open the moisturizer because it was shut so tightly...

price : it is an expensive for the amount you get. But it's worth every penny!

I strongly recommend this to everyone! It's worth a try. If you're not sure, you can always use it as a mask to recover from a dry, dehydrated skin. I'd rebuy this next year for sure!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I am very much on the fence with this moisturizer. On the one hand, I love the packaging, and I like the way the formula feels. I may have been setting myself up for failure, hoping for some kind of miracle product. My skin has been very out of whack lately, all kinds of little breakouts, smatterings of white and blackheads, and pimples popping up on my chin and forehead every so often. I also have mild rosacea, and try to avoid using anything too drying or too intense as that tends to make things worse.

That being said, I can't tell if this moisturizer (the only new product I've introduced lately into my admittedly sparse skincare regime) is making me breakout. I also don't know if it is really doing much of anything good, either, and if the tube hadn't cost be ~$35, I probably wouldn't still be using it.

I've been applying it once a day, at night, after washing my face and in the place of my usual Nivea cream. I am tempted to switch back to Nivea for a few weeks, and see if that calms things down (if I do, I will update this review.) To be honest, there is nothing inherently awful about this Avene moisturizer, and I'm sure for some people whose skin isn't quite as persnickety as mine, it might work wonders. But I haven't found anything spectacular about it either. All and all, it is a bit of a wash, potentially an acne causing one, for me.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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