Today I will be reviewing the most sought after cream in dermatology and would like to share whether it stays true to its claims or not.
If you are following me closely,you would know that I have sensitive combination skin which turns drier during fall-winter season.This year I vowed to take extra care so as to not to flare up like last year. :-\ I got myself this cream and I must say,this is going to stay with me forever.
Availability: This is available only online as far I know,on all the renowned sites like Amazon,purplle etc in India.However,if someone knows any store in Delhi-NCR,do let me know. I got this from Abu Dhabi. This cream comes in 2 variants-200 and 400 ml.
Price & quantity: It is sold for INR 1500 for 200 ml on these sites but currently it is selling cheap for INR 1425 on Fortishealthworld.com, Keep a lookout for discounts online. The customs have made this a pricey affair so if possible get it from abroad like I did. For 200 ml ,this is indeed very costly but when it comes to skincare related to eczema,I can’t take any chances.
Fragrance: It doesn’t have any and it is also mentioned on the tube.
• Avène Thermal Spring Water (50%) – Calms redness and irritation, soothes and softens
• Selectiose® (1%) – Helps control the skin’s inflammation response
• Lipidic-Trio (Essential fatty acids, Ceramides 3, Plant sterols) – Restores the skin’s barrier
• Glycine – Relieves itching
Packaging: It comes in a cardboard box which I threw away. Sorry. Inside it,there is a pamphlet which has details about the brand and their products description from Trixera+ line. The pamphlet is very helpful as you can choose products based on your skin. The tube is simple plastic white tube with flip cap. It is sturdy so no spillage.
Texture: White cream which comes out easily of the tube. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.It glides on the skin like a dream.
Usage: Apply 1/2 times in a day on very dry areas of the face and body.
What it claims:
• Patented Selectiose® reduces skin hypersensitivity and irritation and controls skin inflammation response
• Relieves itching
• Restores the skin’s barrier
• Prevents moisture loss and soothes irritation
• Suitable for infants, children and adults
• Fragrance-free, paraban-free
• Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe and soften skin
• Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
My views: I have been using this judiciously and reviewing this after 15 days. After cleansing my face,I use it on my cheeks which have a mild flare up now. I prefer this at night as it makes it look bit greasy and sticky.Also,at night skin products work the best as your skin is free from any pollution effects. I spread it on my cheeks gently and then start dabbing it lightly so as to not to irritate my skin further.
Only a pea sized amount goes a long way when you are applying on small areas like cheeks or chin. So I would say this tube will last me for a long time.
Honestly,this cream is not a miracle cream which will make your dryness or eczema go away in a jiffy. But in these 15 days,my skin looks smoother,less itchier and flaky.Also my skin looks softer.The redness has also reduced. I still have the flare up,but it is not noticeable now. 🙂 It hasn’t broken me out so that is a sure sign that it doesn’t clog the pores. I will keep on using this and will update after a month on my instagram.
Overall I am happy at how my skin is reacting to this. Avene is indeed a trustworthy brand and I did my research on it well before buying this stuff. Infact,I have bought many things from their range and soon I will post my thoughts on them too.This is not a promotion at all.If you are suffering from dry skin,eczema or sensitive skin,go ahead and buy this.This does work.
Stay healthy and happy.See you all in my next post. Byeee XOXO :-* 🙂