Avene: Rich Compensating Cream
Another great Avene cream for extra sensitive skin types that I’m surprised I haven’t reviewed yet. This is a reliable cream that I have been using for years for extra dry, eczema afflicted skin. I recently took advantage of the strong AU dollar and bought some more recently from the Pharamundi amazon store here at a much better price that you find in Australian priceline stores and with a fairly cheap delivery fee too; international delivery is one thing that can negate the benefits of purchasing skincare overseas, but in this case it’s not a problem. I can vouch for the quality of the cream as it was the same old cream I have always used, really good at hydrating extra dry skin and no problem at all to use on eczema flare-ups.
It has a lovely scent which is unusual for creams that I can use on active eczema. It absorbs well and doesn’t leave a greasy sheen even though it is super hydrating and provides the perfect amount of moisture for really dry skin.
The only down-side to this cream is that I tend to have to use quite a lot of it when my skin is extra dry. I think this is because it absorbs into the skin very quickly. The flip side of this is that it tends to do the job and spread well and it also makes it suitable to use on normal-combination skins, you can just use a little bit less and adjust the amount of hydration you need by the amount you use. This actually makes it a very versatile cream but in the end I do go through it quite quickly is my skin is dry and I am using it daily. Even so with the cheap price on Amazon it makes for a good daily HG cream for sensitive skin, of any type.
You can buy Avene’s rich compensating cream for around $35 at the Pharamundi store on Amazon below: