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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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Watch that lid
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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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OMG and then some
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This is by far the best moisturizer I have ever tried. I have never been able to use a cream moisturizer without it breaking me out. I have now been using this product for three weeks with fantastic, redness reducing, no breaking out results! Will be a part of my beauty routine from now on!

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Soothing, moisturizing
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I have sensitive skin and rosacea, and this cream has made a difference after using it only twice! I have used the past two nights, and it moisturized without feeling too heavy and felt soothing. I have woken up both both mornings with very calm, non-red skin. I can't wait to see how well it performs with continued use!

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The best cream for upset skin
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This is a amazing healing cream for upset skin. I always keep some on hand for when my skin is irritated. It always calms down the skin. It never stings or burns but calms the skin. If my skin is red after a peel this is my go to product. I love this product. I have also used it after laser treatments. It calms and the redness goes away quickly. My derm doctor was the first to recommend this product.

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Lives Up to the Hype
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This is the gentlest face cream I have ever used. I am even able to use it around my eyes. It is very effective on my combination skin and has reduced my flaky patches with out causes me to breakout. I do seem to need more of this product then I have with other face lotions, but luckily the price is very reasonable.

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Best ever!
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I was a bit skeptical due to the price but a little goes a long way w this cream. It is very creamy but if you have dry skin that is something you'll appreciate. I know I do. My skin is intensely dry in the winter and tends to break out and develop rosacea as well. Break out products just make my skin even drier so I was looking for something geared toward sensitive skin. This along w Paula's choice came highly recommended. I use this cream at night and it has helped my skin tremendously. The redness has disappeared along w the dry flaky patches I get around my chin. I did have to add an exfoliator to get rid of the dead skin. This brand is wonderful. Please follow the first reviewer's advice. The delivery system is innovative and I'm hoping it'll help use every last drop but you can't squeeze too hard. Definitely a product I can't live without.

5
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My favorite moisturizer
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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.

5
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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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Great lotion, a little heavy
Purchased

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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