I like Avene.
But unfortunately if you get the crappy American reformulations, they suck. It gives my skin little white clusters of small but hard pimples and it's everytime I get anything Avene from Derma stores. (which I am convinced it's because they carry only the American formulas and packaging.)
I've bought both the American...I'm assuming which had English translations either directly on the box or on the tube.
Then I bought the other "European" ones with just French and other germanic languages (?) on it, there is absolutely nothing in English on these tubes, box's, or papers inside.
Avene that I've found like this leaves my skin radiant with a glowing dewy radiant complexion. It brings out the golden tones cancels redness, absorbs literally in seconds, doesn't smell like sunscreen, and hydrates beautifully... I adore this as my makeup base. Also it provides the basic spf solar protection which is it's only downside, if they provided a 5o spf they would be hard competition for LRP anthelios spf 50. Which I might have to get next since I live in the mountains . ????
I've actually gotten this light version one for combination skin and also a completely different product Avene tolerance extreme from the Derma store and it just sits on top of your skin and doesn't absorb, and I've noticed mineral oil in them. I've bought these alot from other small owned french dermatologist stands and they didn't do this. They never broke me out. Beware. Avene shouldn't break you out they shouldn't have bad formulas since they pride themselves on there scientific medical centers and research. What's going on why does America have different ones. I know it wasn't expired either. I give the French on let four star on star off for price and the American one I would give a one. Don't buy this one.