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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170 products

5,076 reviews

70% would repurchase

Recent Eau Thermal Avene Reviews

Moisturizers -Eau Thermal Avene -Extremely Rich Compensating Cream

on 4/18/2018 10:43:00 AM


Despite some cons, this is a great product. For me, it has certain uses and I am really loving it.

I use after Derma-rolling, when my skin is red and inflamed. I use after waxing my lip. I use it on any irrited spots. I also use it as an occlusive last step on nights when my skin needs extra TLC. It is extremely calming and soothing, and works fantastically on getting rid of redness. It is also quite moisturizing thanks to the Shea butter and plant oils, which are very high up on the list, right after the first ingredient (thermal water). Many creams, even some Avene sunblocks, irritate my sensitive eye area. This one absolutely doesn’t, it’s so soothing.

Consistency is thick, but it’s not super dense. It warms and pats on easily, unlike La Mer which has been my go-to rich cream for a while. It sinks in nicely, but not fully; it does leave a tacky feel on the skin, but it is not greasy. It’s an intense moisturizer and IMO it’s for those with very dry skin, or very irritated dry skin, skin with a compromised moisture barrier. The best way I’ve found to apply it is to put a pea size or two in my palms, and rub my hands together quickly, then pat on everywhere
It has a light fragrance that’s dissipates quickly.

The cons might be a dealbreaker for some: When applied over serums, it can pill/ball up a bit. (I find when I apply it over a light layer of oil, it behaves just fine. On its own, applied to dry skin, it behaves just fine). Some of the ingredients may be comedogenic for some folks. I’m not acne prone and don’t get acne, so they’re fine for me, but still worth mentioning.

I’ve been looking for a suitable replacement for Creme de la Mer since 2015. This is the closest match I could find so far. I’m quite happy with this cream.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

Skincare - Face -Eau Thermal Avene -Thermal Spring Water

on 4/16/2018 12:43:00 PM


Really value for money, does what it's suppose to do. But every single can that I've purchased, the cap/nozzle does not work anymore after awhile.

Skincare - Face -Eau Thermal Avene -Avene Cicalfate Repair Cream 40ml

on 4/16/2018 12:40:00 PM


I had eczema on my philtrum (area between upper lip and nose) and nothing worked till I applied this cream. It cleared up within a week and had little rebound. It might seem expensive for a small tube but it lasted me till it expired.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Moisturizers -Eau Thermal Avene -Antirougeurs Jour Redness-Relief Moisturizing Protecting Cream SPF 20

on 4/11/2018 7:49:00 AM

It's the only cream that actually does something to soothe the redness on my skin. I tried a lot of them: Bioderma, La Roche-Posay, Clinique, you name it. This one works best. It doesn't really have a smell (which I really appreciate), it's quickly absorbed and works well for dry skin. It comes in a plastic tube, which may not be fancy, but it's perfect for travelling - since it's light and you don't have to worry about breaking it.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Sunscreen -Eau Thermal Avene -Very High Protection Emulsion SPF50+ (2010 FORMULA)


My HG sunscreen. I use sun protection all year round, and this product never failed me. I have normal/combo skin.
I admit, it’s a tricky product to work with. You have to work fast in order to avoid streaks but if you apply it correctly (evenly) it leaves your skin plump, moisturized and prepared for makeup. It hydrates pretty well too!
What I like:
- broad spectrum sun protection,
- convenient packaging,
- it doesn’t contain denaturated alcohol, an ingredient that makes me break out like crazy.
There are very few sunscreens that don’t break me out and this is one of them.
It does leave white cast but I don’t mind it. I have fair skin plus my face is about shade darker than my neck so it actually evens out this difference.
I could go without its “powdery” scent but since it doesn’t irritate my skin I can deal with it.

*It has many common qualities with Shiseido SPF 50 Cream, so yes I copied those from my Shiseido review.*

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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