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Begin with Avène Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion to gently whisk away impurities without irritating sensitive skin.


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Hypersensitive skin deserves hypersensitive treatment. Soothe and hydrate extradry, irritated skin with this intensely healing cream that’s ideal for those suffering from rosacea or eczema. Rich in Avène Thermal Spring Water, it delivers incomparable calming benefits to restore skin’s balance. There’s no risk of burning, stinging or irritation—this exclusive formula contains minimal ingredients to ensure maximum tolerance.

How it Works

You won’t find any preservatives, fragrance, alcohol, colorants, or other potential irritants. The gentle formula is stripped down to just the basics and features only 12 active ingredients to soothe and protect stressed skin. Parcerine reduces skin’s reactivity and restores the hydrolipidic barrier while glycerin offers moisturizing benefits. Avène’s patented Device Exclusive Formula Integrity (D.E.F.I.) system ensures the cream remains sterile and shielded from bacteria.

How to Use

Apply to face and neck after cleansing.

Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Mineral Oil (Paraffinumliquidum), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Squalane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Clycohexasiloxane, Serine, Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Water (Aqua)

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Dry Skin Savoir!

If you have dry skin, this is the product for you. My dermatologist recommended this brand to me because I have very sensitive, dry skin. I use this cream once a day at night after I wash my face. It leaves my skin moisturized and feeling great!

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Watch that lid

This is a high quality facial cream. Emolliative as well as moisturizing. The feeling on the skin is a little rich and creamy. However, it's mild and light, not "heavy duty." Extremely light scent, not bothersome at all.

I have Rosacea. Recently it's taken a strange turn and refused to respond to medication. Therefore I am trying Avene products. The Rosacea has not been "cured" but I also am not getting "flare-ups" - and at times the redness calms down.

Please make a note on this tube of Cream. Do not squeeze too hard, especially when you first open it! There is a gizmo on top of the lid designed to let lotion out, yet also keep air out, for the "sterility" of the product lifelong. (After all these are the people that gave us Pasteur.)

If you're not an engineer, at first glance it makes no sense. The tube might seem stuck. You squeeze, and, ugh! expensive cream all over the place.

Once you SLOWLY and GENTLY press the tube, triggering this odd mechanism the first time, the way it works will be obvious, and subsequent openings manageable.

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Great lotion, a little heavy

I love Avene products because my skin can be sensitive. E lotion has zero unnecessary additives and is very moisturizing. It is on the heavier side and you can "feel" it on your skin. I tend to use it at night or with my powder foundation to help matte my face.

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Best hydrating cream ever!

I get severe dry skin in the winter, where I can apply face lotion up to seven or eight times a day (no exaggeration). I'm super sensitive to everything so I was a bit hesitant. But I received a sample of this and tried it. What a difference it made! My face was no longer irritated or dry, it lasted all day and made my skin feel softer than it has ever been. I would recommend this product to everyone!

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