Monday, 23 July 2012

Review: Avene Cicalfate Restorative Cream

My face had been becoming really tight, dry and itchy lately with red blotches- not a pretty sight. I might have had a little bit of ezcema on my face but I'm not too sure (I don't usually get ezcema though). I've been eyeing out for a good restorative, thick moisturiser for sensitive skin, so I stumbled upon the Avene Cicalfate Restorative Cream.

Touted as a technologically advanced cutaneous barrier cream to help soothe and restore damaged, dry, cracked and non-oozing atopic skin, it definitely sounded like something I needed. Avene also describes the Cicalfate Restorative Cream to have anti-bacterial properties to help improve the appearance  of cracked skin, and its famous Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe irritation.

Sounded perfect for me, as my skin was super dry! I managed to purchase it for $9 with my friend's discount at her pharmacy (my pharmacy doesn't sell Avene, *sob*) but it retails at $11.95 for 40mL, which is very inexpensive considering the rest of the Avene range is quite pricey.

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!

1 comment :

  1. Ooh sounds like a great night cream! I've been getting dry patches too cos of winter!


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