I really love the clean packaging of the Avene products. So after a shower, I gave it a go. It was very thick as expected because it was a restorative cream. Took a while for me to get it to sink into my skin, however when it did, WOW! My skin was truly moisturised, I think this is the most hydrating cream I have ever used! It didn't make my face feel tight after a few hours ( it kept the moisture in) and it was so gentle, as well as soothing the irritation my face had. Loved it! I read a bit more on the box, and it says it contains copper sulfate and zinc sulfate which synergistically (why is there a red wiggly line under this word? I swear it's spelt right!) work to promote and maintain a healthy skin environment.
This cream receives a score of 9.5/10. No fragrance, gentle on the skin and does what it claims. The only downside to the cream is its extreme thickness which requires effort to rub into the skin. Despite this, I highly recommend it to those with dry, itchy skin- especially those who suffer from ezcema. All in all, a great $9 spent, no regrets at all. I will definitely try other Avene products.... once I manage to decide what product to get!