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Avène Skin Recovery Cream 50ml 50ml

4.6 of 87 reviews


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Avène Skin Recovery Cream is a daily moisturiser which rapidly soothes irritations, nourishes and moisturises the skin, restores the barrier protection and reinforces the skin defences for a long-lasting action.

It contains Parcerine, a patented ingredient which soothes and restores the hydrolipidic film on the skin and helps avoid irritation.

This formula benefits from the unique ‘Sterile Cosmetics’ process that eliminates the need for preservatives (0% Paraben, 0% Preservative, 0% Fragrance, 0% Alcohol).

Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

Apply morning and evening.

  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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SUPERIOR - 92% recommend

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Skin Concern:

  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing
  • Sensitivity and redness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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Avène Skin Recovery Cream 50ml Reviews

4.6 of 87 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive



I like the smell and the texture is very moist

Most Helpful Criticism

lifesaver for allergies


i think the only reason anyone would buy this is if they are looking for a cream range that will not cause a allergic reaction. It is scentless and applies well. basic moisturiser.
  1. Good


    I like the smell and the texture is very moist
  2. Fantastic


    This cream has soothed and hydrated my sensitised irritated skin. It feels very light on my skin.
  3. ok but not my style


    I have very dry skin and received a deluxe sample of this product but it was not hydrating enough for me.
  4. best thing i ever put on my skin


    it is such a light yet so effective hydrating cream that is great for eczema prone skin i just love it
  5. Gentle and soothing


    During one of my bad breakout days when my skin was terribly irritated and itchy I had opened a sample of this and used it. I was surprised at how effective it was at calming down my skin and about 10mins after application, my skin no longer felt itchy and irritated. Guess I will be buying a full size of this cream soon!
  6. My go to


    This is my go to product when ever my face is feeling extra itchy, red, and drying.

    It will restore my skin to normal the next morning.

    Best to apply a thick layer before sleep.
  7. Great for sensitive skin


    It is great for sensitive skin. My skin got damaged around my nose because I over exfoliated it and I put this moisturiser for about a week and it was all better
  8. Don’t spend big money on a moisturiser!


    verified purchaser
    This is a really soothing and moisturising product. Does everything you need for a moisturiser. I’d rather save my pennies for fancy and targeted serums and use this to lock in all the goodness. Feels super nourishing and not irritating. I like the dispenser too
  9. Strong scent, it works.


    verified purchaser
    Like the packaging, keep the product fresh at all time. Althogh it still has the scent of Avene, too strong for me. But yeah I think it really works, just that there are things out there can replace it, the scent is kinda a deal breaker.
  10. Very soothing


    I use this when my nose was irritated after having a cold. So nice and soothing. It's good to have on hand even though I don't use it every day.
  11. avene


    minimal ingredients, very very moisturising! I love using this when my skin is a bit over sensitive.
  12. Soothing cream


    I use this cream in winter when I need extra hydration as I tend to get dry/flaky skin in winter on my face, and need a bit more moisture in my routine. I don't reach for it in summer, however it's still relatively light and has not broken me out even though I have sensitive skin. Definitely recommend it, especially around areas prone to extra dryness like around the nose or cheeks.
  13. Skin saviour


    I turn to this when my skin can’t handle anything else. With minimal ingredients it moisturises without irritating. I know people don’t like mineral oil but my skin seems to love it, especially when irritated. Also this doesn’t break me out and I’m easily prone to breakouts.
  14. Very nourishing and gentle


    I have always been a fan of Avene. Decided to buy this creme to soothe the redness on my cheeks and ot works perfect. I have a very sensitive skin and it is prone to dermatitis but with this cream I had nothing but great experience.
  15. lifesaver for allergies


    i think the only reason anyone would buy this is if they are looking for a cream range that will not cause a allergic reaction. It is scentless and applies well. basic moisturiser.
  16. Incredible


    The only thing that really settles my sensitive skin. Has saved me!
  17. Soothing for sore skin


    I received a small sample of this recently, and whilst I like the concept, I didn't find it enough for my dry skin. I ended up using it on my daughter to repair and nourish her skin during a cold. It worked very well for that, and healed her skin quickly without using the usual Vaseline. I can imagine that it would be a good post-treatment cream, but I love my Aspect Phytostat 9 as my nightly mois...
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  18. Holy Grail


    I just love this. I think it's so underrated. It leaves my skin soft and dewy but doesn't have the shine that I want to avoid. My skin is prone to getting greasy so it can be a fine line to tread! Texture is good. Only disappointment is the amount you get in a bottle, but I'll keep buying it regardless
  19. Great for dry skin


    My skin has been so dry due to the cold weather, and this helped it recover so quickly. It feels so nourishing and lovely on the skin.
  20. Soothing and moisturising


    I received this as part of the gift bag promotion raising money for domestic violence. Firstly, thanks Adore for supporting the domestic violence cause!

    I really enjoy using this moisturiser. It's actually very moisturising but doesn't leave any oiliness on the skin and soaks in well. Nice soft smell, so if your sensitive to scents this is a great moisturiser for you. It also has help...
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  21. A must for sensitive dry skin!


    If you're using actives such as retinol or Vit C, you must try this moisturizer. I was suffering from slight reactions and redness after using actives and this has completely restored my skin!
  22. Ideal for oily, yet dehydrated skin


    This product is really rich and creamy but it doesn’t leave the skin oily at it. Because it is quite pricey, I only apply it on my T zone where I have Rosacea. I have only been using it for a few days but already my skin feels really hydrated, soft, and the redness has lessened. I use the thermal water before applying this cream and I love it.
  23. The quiet performer


    This surprises me that this isn’t more of a bestseller. I think there are some brilliant products in the avene line.

    This is such a gentle nourishing soothing moisturiser. It works. It has helped when I’ve overdone it on retinol and vitamin c, it works just as a great daily moisturiser, it works under makeup, at night, just always.

    I haven’t undergone any procedures but a...
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  24. Great


    This is a good moisturiser that I wear during the winter otherwise my skin can get incredibly incredibly dry
  25. Broke me out!


    This cream was hydrating but broke me out in large, deep under the skin cysts after I used it for about 2-3 days. The packaging is very nice and easy to use but the formula was just not for me.
  26. Average Moisturizer

    Bridget B

    This moisturizer was great for creating a barrier, but did not deliver enough hydration to the skin. It was very thick, and not good to wear when the weather is warm. Would not recommend for dry skin, but did not irritate my sensitive skin. The main ingredient is mineral oil which lots of people avoid.
  27. Great staple moisturiser


    This is a great staple for any skincare routine. It’s moisturising but not too heavy that you can’t use it under sunscreen or a tinted moisturiser. I am also on accutane so have extremely sensitive, dry skin and haven’t had any issues or reactions to it.
  28. yes yes yes


    love it, i apply it overnight before bedtime and is still got the moisturizing feeling in the morning
  29. does the job


    feels a little sticky but really does the job well
  30. The perfect product for dry skin.


    I bought this product when travelling as my skin was extremely dry and I needed an affordable moisturiser. I love this product! It is super hydrating and leaves skin feeling really moist. It is thick and luxurious, the perfect product for dry skin.
  31. lovely


    a great recovery cream. sue it daily. leaves my skin feeling so soft
  32. Good


    I always have this in my beauty cabinet. It helps my skin restore itself when it is too dry or irritated
  33. One of the OGs


    I have been using this on and off for many years. It has been a saviour for me for when my skin is unhappy and sensitized. More often than not, simplicity is best in skin care. For reference, I have combination-oily skin and suffer from traditional and fungal acne, and this does not trigger my skin. Though be mindful not to use too much on the oily zones as it may feel a little heavy.
  34. One of the OGs


    I have used this on and off for many years and it has been a saviour for when my skin is unhappy and sensitized. It does not have any 'trouble' ingredients and helps bring back balance to your skin. For reference, I have combination-oily skin and suffer from traditional and fungal acne and this is not a trigger. Though it helps not to use too much on the oily zones.
  35. Great


    This product really moisturises my skin esp when it is very dry. It does not make my sensitive skin red as well
  36. Great!


    This cream is a must have in your routine, I always have one on my desk! Extremely moisturising
  37. Good cream


    I use this on my daughters eczema when it flares up and it’s great at calming it.
  38. Lovely and creamy


    This cream is great if your skin is feeling dry or tight. I love to use this after a run in winter when my skin has really been exposed to the elements.
  39. Very important to use when skin is dry


    Very important to use when skin is dry, I find this really transforms my skin.
  40. Great


    This cream is great for sensitive skin. It helps to calm and soothe the skin. Recommend.
  41. Good


    This product is really rich and creamy but it doesn’t leave the skin oily at it. Because it is quite pricey, I only apply it on my T zone where I have Rosacea. I have only been using it for a few days but already my skin feels really hydrated, soft, and the redness has lessened. I use the thermal water before applying this cream and I love it.
  42. Good Recovery cream


    This is the best cream for my skin when is sensitive.
  43. Great plain cream for dry skin


    I have chronically dry skin, and thought I'd give this a go. I find I don't need to use it heaps, and rotate it in when I've been in lots of drying environments. I'm using it as a night cream more than a day moisturiser.
  44. Amazing


    This is so good for my dry skin during the winter. This does not irritate my skin and also doesn't break my skin out
  45. Saved me in a time of need....

    Liz (Staff Member)

    After a pretty unfortunate incident with my sensitive, rosacea prone skin and a new SPF left me with underskin bumps...over my entire face....while on honeymoon - I was desperate for something to calm my reactive skin. Enter, stage left : Avene Skin Recovery Cream. Perfectly hydrating for my combination-dry skin type this calmed my skin and let it recover in its own time. Absolutely no scent which...
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  46. Great


    Absolutely a saviour in winter. It really helps to banish stubborn dry patches. Quite a small tube, which makes it great for travel
  47. so soothing


    one of my go to products when my skin is dry and irritated. it does an amazing job of calming & hydrating
  48. Good


    This soothes my skin when it's irritated. Feels really nice after applied
  49. Must Have


    Can’t rave about this cream enough. I have super sensitive, breakout prone skin and this cream never ever irritates it. It’s moisturising without being clogging, really soothing and just makes skin feel so calm. I use it at morning and night and have repurchased many times now.
  50. Too intense for my skin


    I find this cream to heavy for my face and I feel that while it makes my skin feel super hydrated initially, it ultimately dries my skin out.
  51. Avène Skin Recovery Cream


    I have very sensitive skin and adult-acne prone, this glides on without any irritation and moisturises very well. Ive already bought a second tube before I’ve even finished the first.
  52. Perfect for sensitive skin


    Absolutely great for those with sensitive skin, I found this calming and gentle enough for my rosacea
  53. Great for sensitive skin


    My skin is very sensitive, and this cream goes on like a dream. It doesn’t sting and it isn’t too heavy. My face feels so much better since I’ve started using it.
  54. Great winter salve


    Absolutely a saviour in winter. It really helps to banish stubborn dry patches. Quite a small tube.
  55. Super calming


    I have very sensitive skin with a bit of redness, so my dermatologist recommended I switch to this moisturizer. It is really gentle and feels great on the skin, however I usually only use this at night as it is quite rich
  56. Super Calming


    This cream would be perfect for those who have very sensitive skin, it has a cooling effect and is scentless. Great for my skin as I occasionally suffer eczema flair ups
  57. Calms eczema on my eyelids


    I have been struggling with eczema/dermatitis on my upper eyelid/below brow area for at least 10 years now, and this is the only moisturiser that helps to keep it under control. I have tried so many other moisturisers, serums, and oils, but they all tend to sting and irritate the area more, so I always go back to this one. I've lost count of how many tubes I've gone through. It's good as a face mo...
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  58. great post peels


    I love this cream. It's not a heavy cream; It's NOT a gel, but it has a gel like texture. Sinks right into the skin. No fragrance. I really have nothing bad to say about it. My cosmetic dermatologist has recommended this to me. After my skin peels, I need to use light products.
  59. Great


    I purchased this after having a reaction to a cleanser (not Avene brand) and it moisturised my damaged skin without irritating it further. I have continued to use this at night as it is a great gentle moisturiser. I have taken one star off because of the high price
  60. Best treatment cream


    Moisturises severely dry irritated skin. Have been using this cream for years. It’s my go to for getting rid of red patchy skin. Great for sensitive skin
  61. Perfect SOS for the skin


    This product absolutely lives up to its name. It is really good at calming and hydrating the skin.
  62. my holy grail.


    I’ve reviewed this product before but it deserves another.I’m on my 4th tube of this & will never use any other moisturiser ever again.I have extremely sensitive skin & have tried more creams than I can count.I hit the jackpot with this one! It leaves my skin so moisturised & plump.It’s not greasy and my skin always feels so soft & moisturised for so long & really sits well under makeup.I get aske...
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  63. Skin saviour


    This brand was recommended to me by a dermatologist as I suffer from rosacea and my skin is extremely dry and sensitive.
    I was pleasantly surprised by the range and this product in particular as I find it so hydrating and nourishing for my dry skin.
    This cream is definitely heavier than other creams I have used but find it is better suited for my skin.
    I think it might be too hea...
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  64. A nice cream


    I have dry, rosacea prone skin. This is a nicely textured, low irritation moisturiser. That said, I feels like it only deals with run of the mill dry skin - for areas prone to scales or persistent tightness - which unfortunately my skin does when I've been swimming regularly - you need something with more oomph. My search continues.
  65. Beautiful and simple occlusive moisturiser


    If you want something simple, fuss free, and gentle this is probably exactly what you're looking for. It is a very wonderful occlusive I use when I already have an oil or serum underneath.
  66. well-loved, cant go wrong


    well-loved, cant go wrong cream that acts as a barrier against pollutants -- super simple and pared-back skincare that is a fallback for irritated, sensitive skin!
  67. Very hydrating


    I have highly sensitive dry skin and this cream has been very hydrating and calming on my skin. While it is oily at first it is quickly absorbed.
  68. Lovely, but save your money


    This cream would be perfect for those who have very sensitive skin... it has a cooling effect and is scentless.

    Nice, but way too over priced for the amount you get.
  69. A nice cream but not my favourite


    This is a nice hydrating cream however can leave me feeling a little oily.
  70. Gentle


    This is a rich cream ,very rich and easily absorbed .I have used this for a few years for itchy skin from bites and plant allergies as well as dry spots on my nose .It is great no smell and cooling .I have very dry and sensitive skin and I am recommending it for similar skin .
  71. well raved by influencers


    This cream has been well talked about by so many influencers and for such reason, I knew I had to give this product a go. I absolutely love how nice and hydrating this cream leaves my skin. I feel like my skins more plump and gentle after every use. I love it and will recommend to those looking to give this product a go


    This product is really rich and creamy but it doesn’t leave the skin oily at it. Because it is quite pricey, I only apply it on my T zone where I have Rosacea. I have only been using it for a few days but already my skin feels really hydrated, soft, and the redness has lessened. I use the thermal water before applying this cream and I love it.
  73. Morning ritual moisturiser


    I have combo dehydrated skin with rosacea around the upper cheekbones. This is a great moisturiser for the summer when you want a hydrating product that doesn't build up on your oily areas. Really great and balancing for people with combo skin struggling to find a good moisturiser. It's also airtight so a big plus if you have sensitive skin too.
  74. Great gentle moisturiser


    This moisturiser has been fantastic for my combination type skin. I find it is very soothing for the drier parts of my face and not too heavy over the oiler regions. You don't need much for great moisturising effect, otherwise it can feel a bit heavy if you apply too much. Will definitely buy again!
  75. a must for sensitive skin!


    if you have irritable, sensitive skin that breaks out or (worse!) has allergic reactions to perfumed creams, this is the one for you. it does not irritate skin and keeps you hydrated and perfectly balanced. good to use under makeup as well.
  76. best face cream I've ever used.


    I developed extremely sensitive skin & acne rosacea after my second child 8yrs ago & have tried,what feels like every single product to help calm my skin.Nothing ever really worked & would either make no difference at all OR it would make my skin flare up like crazy! I loved the reviews on this cream & already use their springwater mist & love it & decided I'd give this a try...I am so glad I did!...
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  77. Very hydrating


    It does what it says! Very hydrating and soothing, and I did not experience any breakouts. However, I personally think it was quite expensive for 50ml.
  78. For night time use


    I found this cream was fantastic for moisturising my dehyrdated skin (I work full time in a highly air-conditioned building which dries out my skin, hair etc!) - however I did find it too much to wear under make up - better as a night cream.My skin reacts badly to so many products & finally I have found a cream that suits me. I have noticed a big difference in my skin after only a week of using th...
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  79. awesome


    great moisturiser that really repairs damaged, dry skin. just lovely.
  80. Soft skin


    Makes my skin feel so soft and sinks right in without leaving an oily residue. All avene products seem to be suitable for sensitive skin.
  81. My HG moisturiser !!


    I'm on the 'other' side of 50...just.
    Have tried every moisturiser on the market my whole life, & battling periodic/ongoing childhood & adult acne, now menopausal flare ups & peri-oral dermatitis.
    I decided to use this cream consistently as my moisturiser morning & night for the last 6 months.
    I also stopped using all the active anti-age serums , Niacinamide, vitamin C's, Retinal...
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  82. Great for dry, sensitive skin


    This is a beautiful day moisturiser. I found it reduced redness in the skin, was hydrating, and sat so well under makeup. It is a fairly light moisturiser but was great for my dry skin. Really lovely product.
  83. A great day moisturiser


    This moisturiser goes great with the sunscreen from Avène. Used in the morning, it soaks into my skin quickly and doesn’t look greasy. It also goes well under make up. Would recommended!
  84. Amazing!


    Had my doubts but this is amazing for my dehydrated and oily skin! I've tried so many moisturisers and oils and none ever really worked for me. Some were too greasy, made me break out, too chemically, too organic or didn't have enough barrier protection to keep my skin hydrated. This is a total god-send! It calms and protects the skin and retains moisture from any serums you use before, leaving th...
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  85. Miracle worker


    I am on norspan patches for chronic pain and after the week my skin in that area is red, hot, sore, itchy and very angry. I’ve been prescribed almost every cortisone/steroid cream available and the best I get is a healing time of a week minimum. I found avene whilst waiting for another steroid cream to be prescribed, and after two days the rash had completely disappeared. This cream is an absolute...
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  86. perfect for sensitive skin


    My skin goes through periods where anything will just irritate it, this has worked wonders on my sensitive skin, this is my third repurchase love it.
  87. A must have in my bathroom drawer


    This is the best product for sensitive skin. When I get dry patches or areas of rosacea pop up, I use this immediately and find it works wonders. I use only when required
  88. Great for Winter


    This is perfect for the winter time when your skin becomes more dry. It does a good job of healing and soothing the skin without inflaming or causing itchiness to the skin.
  89. Amazing- worked instantly


    I have combination-dry skin and am prone to breaks outs around my jaw, chin and neck.
    I use a prescription, my skin gets so flakey, dry and irritated.
    this moisturizer is like a dream come true. it instantly made my skin feel soothed and i only had to apply it once in the morning and my skin didn't dry out or get flakey for the whole day!
    It didn't make my skin feel oily or caus...
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  90. I love pretty much everything Avène sells


    I had to go on accurate a harsh drug to get rid of hormonal pimples. After going on this my skin was so dry and sensitive even natural skincare products weren’t working and my dermatologist gave me a few sample bags with different brands of things and a few had Avène things and it was the online thing my skin could folerate for that 8 month period. This is an amazing cream because it really does r...
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