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

Avène Skin Recovery Cream D.E.F.I.

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50 ml or 1.70 oz.



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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 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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My favorite moisturizer

I love this moisturizer. My skin has become super sensitive, and rejects every moisturizer I have tried, even ones by La Roche Posay (which has two for sensitive skin, and it known, like Avene, for being gentle). This moisturizer is a bit thicker than I had expected, but it absorbs nicely. My skin loves it, feels more plump and healthy than it has in a while. It reduced my redness, especially coupled with the no rinse lotion cleanser. You don't need much of this moisturizer, and the advice reviewer "Gen88" gave of press really gently until you get the hang of how much comes out the top was really helpful when I first got this product. It is now one of my baseline products, and something I can't live without, so glad I found it.

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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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Love this

This a great product. It does not affect my psorisis, and feels great. Very rich and does exactly what it says it will do.

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Great hydrator

Great face cream, goes on smooth and light. I love all the ingredients used because they don't seem to irritate my sensitive skin.

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So calming

This is an awesome moisturizer for my eczema-prone skin. It calms it down so well. My only complaint is that it doesn't seem to moisturize my skin under foundation.

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