Review: Avene Skin Recovery Moisturizer

While I was in Paris, everyone there was telling me to try the French beauty products.  I figured they couldn’t be much different from the products back home, but I tried a few things anyways.  This Avene face moisturizer was one that my friend Helene recommended as she knew I had very sensitive skin.  I must say, it keeps me hydrated without breaking me out- yay!!  I wanted to review this for you all to get you exposed to products you may not hear of or haven’t seen in your local stores.

Avene is known for products that are specifically designed for sensitive skin but work well on any skin type. Most creams have preservatives in them, however, Avene’s blend of all natural ingredients don’t allow for them to have any added preservatives or fillers. These are very pure with literally only 4 or 5 ingredients listed on the packaging. The reason they can do this is because of the unique and innovative design of the tube the cream comes in. The end of the tube has a vacuum seal on the end of the cap. So basically when you squeeze the tube it dispenses a small amount and then literally sucks it back up into the tube locking the vacuum seal. This keeps the cream bacteria free as no air can get trapped inside the tube.

Avene Skin Recovery Cream is a face moisturizer designed for sensitive skin. It goes on extremely smooth but is very hydrating for the skin without being heavy or making your skin feel weighed down. It doesn’t leave a greasy feel to the skin and my skin doesn’t feel near as dry as it has been in the last few months. This is going to be perfect for most skin types unless you have extremely, overly dry skin and this may not be intense enough so I would advise you to use the Embryolisse Cream.


  • Great for sensitive skin.
  • Hydrates very well.
  • Unique packaging allows for no bacteria to penetrate the bottle and the need for fewer ingredients.
  • Doesn’t cause breakouts.


  • Small tube.
  • Can run a little on the expensive side.

You can find this on  and  (Avene Cream for Intolerant Skin) for $26.00 USD. You can also find this cheaper on Amazon and eBay.

I hope this was helpful for you in finding a face moisturizer! This is the one I’ve been using all summer as it’s not too heavy, but keeps me hydrated.

Have a great week, makeup geeks!!

Posted in Face Products, Product Reviews on (last modified: August 20, 2012)