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Focus on Avene Skin Recovery Cream

An interesting product from Avene is their Skin Recovery Cream. Also known at Cream for Intolerant Skins, a translation of the French name 'Creme Pour Peaux Intolerantes' or CPI for short. As you can see from the reviews below and as for all cosmetics products, it doesn't work for all people all the time. Still it can be very effective and the reviews list some of the problems helped. One interesting review highlights a point that we make all time. The reviewer was very happy with the item purchased in Europe and then disappointed with the same product purchased in Canada. As unabashed francophiles, we of course maintain that cosmetics made in France for the French market are superior. There is for example anecdotal evidence that the Avene Hand Cream for sale at some US drugstores is not as good a quality as those available in France. The review apparently had a a similar experience with the CPI cream. Still we will always lose this argument against the customer who wants the product NOW and can deal with any modifications made for the local market. For you to judge, as always"

I never thought an Avene product would work for me, since everything I've tried so far hasn't. Then while I was on a trip in Europe, I had this horrible allergic reaction on my face, and my skin was red, rough, itchy, just horrible. The anti-allergic gel they gave me was leaving it even drier, so I went back to the pharmacy for some moisturizer. Avene had a huge display, so I just picked this cream, it just...looked appealing at the moment. Well, it's become my HG moisturizer. It literally saved my face because the irritation subsided soon after I started applying this cream, and I was able to put on foundation without it looking like a pancake. I kept using the tube, now I'm 2 months into it and I still use it nightly, and I've been waking up to the nicest skin I've ever had - even, no pimples, smooth, soft and moisturized but not greasy. I used to be oily now I'm combo, and this little tube works amazingly on me! I will most definitely buy again, when I'm done with this one. Although it may not happen for a long time, because I haven't even used a quarter of it! EDIT JUNE 2013: I will leave the high marks I'd given this previously, because that tube was really THAT good, but if I were to rate the new version (bought in Canada 3-4 months ago) I would give it a 2! This new version (or maybe because it's not the Euro one) is not even close to my first tube. It makes me oily, my skin doesn't look calm, and I suspect it gave me some pimples. It just doesn't feel right, and I bought both the regular and the rich versions. Not to mention the packaging, the top gets nasty with product accumulation which dries and it's just...ugh. Hate it. Why did they have to change an awesome product???

I have sensitive fair skin, prone to flushing in cheeks, dryness and general irritation. With consistent use (and sleep!), this product diminishes them all and makes me glow. I always think "oh, there's probably something better for my skin out there" and try new products, but end up coming back to this. Ie. I just tried the Dermalogica Ultra Calming line, which broke my forehead out with over 50-60 of those tiny skin colored bumps. Three days back on this and they're all gone, 99% smooth. This is the only product I actually run out of and re-buy. HG. Thanks Avene, my skin wouldn't be the same without this.

This is a review for the Rich version (Rich Skin Recovery Cream). I have struggled to find a rich moisturiser for my very dry, VERY blemish-prone, mildly sensitive skin for years. All the rich moisturisers were comodogenic, and it just seemed to me like all the non-comodogenic/anti-acne products were geared towards oily skin types, so I just put up with those products and watched my skin spiral into pimply, flakey disrepair. Then two months ago I decided to spend a little more than I normally would on a moisturiser (I'm but a poor uni student). The price point's a little much here in Australia, where it's AU$40 for a little 40mL tube (it's $31 at Chemist Warehouse though!). But it's worth every penny - my skin is happier and healthier than it has been in years, and no breakouts (except for the occasional pimple because of a topical antibiotic I'm using). It says to use it until your skin is back to its normal balance, but when I don't use it, my skin's still dry and tight. And realistically speaking, no moisturiser can permanently change your skin type. My skin feels supple and balanced, perfectly hydrated but not at all greasy. This is quite possibly my HG moisturiser!

Avene Product of Interest - Winner of BT Award 2012-2013

he Avene Hydrance line of products have been a staple of this laboratory for many years Recently however a popular trend is for moisturizers to have sun protection, which is what Avene has added to the Hydrance line. Now you can have the moisturing properties of the Hydrance line with SPF20 UV protection. Note that for those Francophile consumers who like to buy the Made in France for the French market, will note that the SPF on the Hydrance line is SPF20, whereas the American version is SPF 25. At frenchcosmeticsforless, of course you will only find the SPF20 French line. The popularity and value of the UV/moisturizer combination was confirmed this year when the Hydrance Legere - for Normal Skins received the BT awards, an award given by the influential French Review site Beaute-Test.Com See the following blurb on how the awards are given:

Each member has voted in each category for their favorite product. More than 33,000 votes were cast in the seventh round of 22 January 2013 to 25 February 2013. We present here the results of votes. In each product category, you can see the first three products BT-elected Awards. Certain categories rather special did not collect enough votes to provide representative results. BT-Awards is fundamentally different from other rankings that you can read in the press and in advertisements. Here, all the products involved in the voting. There are no fees, no entry fee to participate. Classification is therefore done on all products listed and not only among some who agreed to pay for the label. Another difference is that the votes are disinterested and do not earn points or opportunities to participate in a draw. How can we establish a sincere when ranking each entry gives a chance to win the selected product? The vote is obviously representative of the year 2012, with a participation of 22 January 2013 to 25 February 2013. You can see the rankings of the best products in 2013 and even 2014! Do not be fooled.

Avene New Product Update - September 2013

The quality charter Avene Avene , spa dedicated to dermatology A protected environment An international reputation A Research on the water

The Avene thermal spring water, a source declared of public interest since 1874 Active water constantly controlled A unique composition Soothing, anti-irritant

A source of a range of skin care products Designed for the most sensitive and intolerant skin Validated by rigorous tests of effectiveness, tolerance and hypoallergenic Tested under dermatological and pediatric control Elaborate for comfort skin textures

The forces of the Pierre Fabre Research Innovative assets, carefully selected International experts Expertise dermo- cosmetic peak

The Avene Thermal Spring Water , a natural asset Unique and invariable composition, Avene thermal spring water gushes at a rate of 70,000 liters per hour. After a long journey of over 40 years, Avene thermal spring water emerges clear and pure , to be captured and sent to the production unit where care products Avene Dermatological Laboratories born . And to the Baths which are supported sensitive, intolerant , psoriasis or atopic . Although today the Avene Thermal Spring Water has not yet revealed all its secrets , research for over thirty years by Avene Dermatological Laboratories , in the Pierre Fabre Group , as well as many pharmacological research and clinics allow to pierce the essential. Soothing, anti-irritant and soothing in nature, Avene thermal spring water is rich asset particularly suitable for the most sensitive skin. Low mineralization : dry residue 266 mg / liter. Profile calcium bicarbonate and magnesium . Calcium / magnesium equal to 2. Rich in silicates: 10.6 mg / liter. Rich in micronutrients. neutral pH 7,5.

Advent in the heart of a natural park Avene , rich history that begins in a small village in the south of France . The village of Avene , ancient and picturesque , is located in the valley of the Orb , in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Haut Languedoc . Here, nature is everywhere and spa guests spend their peaceful stay in a protected environment. The vegetation is lush and well-balanced climate with plenty of sunshine . But let us tell you the story of Avène from the beginning ... Avene , a beautiful story 1736 : it all starts with the healing of the Marquis de Rocozel horse , suffering from a persistent itching is relieved in some swimming ... We discover the soothing and anti -irritating properties of Avene Thermal Spring Water . 1743 : The first hydrotherapy join the Orb valley and Source Sainte- Odile . 1871 : America turn marvels of the virtues of Avène Thermal Spring Water which treats burns the fire of Chicago. 1874 : The Source is declared Public Interest . 1990: renovation of baths. Creating Avene Dermatological Laboratories . 1993 and 2003 : extension of the production unit . 2004 : Thermal expansion . 2007: creation of the Laboratory of Water on the site Avène -les- Bains. 2010: Avène Dermatological Laboratories have confirmed their position as an international leader. The spa Avene now hosts 2,600 patients a year treated by excellent products available in France and in nearly 100 countries ...

Avene beyond borders It is a beautiful and true relationship of trust that is established around the world , between Avene Dermatological Laboratories and consumers. Confidence in dermatological virtues of Avène Thermal Spring , where all products are enriched , but also confidence in the relevance of innovative formulations still water . And that trust is universal since after France or she displays a strong presence in pharmacies, the brand " Avène Thermal Spring Water " is recognized worldwide , the United States ( Derma Skin Corners) in Japan through China and it arrived in pioneering leader for sales of cosmetics in pharmacies today ... A privileged location Avene , nestled in the heart of the country and the Monts des Sources is located at the foot of the Cevennes to 350 m altitude. Beautiful village nestled in the meandering valley of the Orb, Avene is part of the Natural Park of Haut Languedoc between the Mounts of Espinouse and Escandorgue north of the department of Herault . A country rich past marked by cultural and natural heritage of great value . A beautiful natural park Established in 1973, the Parc Naturel du Haut - Languedoc covers 260,000 hectares. It is covered two-thirds of woods and forests . The Park charter focuses on sustainable development , both economic and social and cultural . Natural habitats , biodiversity and landscapes are remarkably preserved and the quality of the water regularly monitored . A temperate climate and sunny Crossed by the line of the watershed , the Regional Natural Park of Haut Languedoc has a double influence climate , Atlantic and Mediterranean , resulting in exceptional biological and landscape diversity. Avene enjoys a temperate climate and sunny , nature, beautifully preserved , is intact ... The spa Avene A modern website This is the spa Avene Thermal Spring Water that based its legitimacy . Opened in 1990 and expanded in 2004, the spa has a perfectly integrated into the natural setting of the Source Sainte- Odile elegant architecture. The spa offers the most modern medical equipment Spa treatments are conducted under strict medical supervision, and contribute greatly to the reputation of Avène Thermal Spring Water . To reach this green valley, one from Europe , of course, but also the United States , Japan, China.

Laboratory water Control and monitoring Strategically located between the spa and the unit of production, a multidisciplinary research laboratory is the scientific part of the rural center of excellence of the Community of Municipalities of Avene . Laboratory Water control and monitors the purity and quality of Avene Thermal Spring Water . Ongoing research Beyond its function of monitoring and control , the Laboratory Water collaborates with experts from Water and structures research group Pierre Fabre to deepen the knowledge on the origins and properties of thermal water Avene . Training and communication In addition , the Laboratory Water has an important function of education and scientific communication vis-à -vis all parties concerned by the spa physicians, pharmacists , patients. The Production Unit A privileged location Located on the same place of emergence of the source , saved in an ecological environment , the production unit Avene was inaugurated in 1989. Developed its initial area of ??2,000 m² was successively enlarged over the years (1992 , 1998, 2003 and 2010). She is now 17 000m ² with always the same essential concern environmentally . To preserve the therapeutic properties of Avene Thermal Spring Water for the treatment of sensitive skin , hypersensitive or allergic , specific provisions are implemented : Direct connection between the source and the production unit , Continuous flow operation . The site, which employs 230 workers , is dedicated to the manufacturing , packaging and testing of the products of the brand Avene Thermal Spring Water . This important activity has completely revived the economy of the entire region ...

Quality assurance of high This year, the production unit , which is a pharmaceutical company , has prepared 7,000 tons of formulas and conditioning 63 million products in its workshops. They meet ISO 9001 and 13485 certifications. ISO 9001 reflects the establishment of a system of effective quality management . ISO 13485 certification is based on the same principles but the medical device industry (Gel of Avene Thermal d ) . Moreover, the production unit is equipped with facilities for the manufacture and packaging of the product range Tolerance extreme CHALLENGE ( Device Exclusive Formula Intact ) in conditions similar to those imposed on sterile drugs. Unique in the world in the field of Dermocosmetic , this industrial process integrates particularly strict controls at all stages of production and ensuring sterility of manufactured products.

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