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Avene Cicalfate Repair Cream

0 Posted by - March 22, 2015 - Face Skincare

If there’s one thing I’m guilty of when it comes to blogging, it’s using up my most loved products before I get round to talking about them – or simply overlooking them. They’re rarely the shiny new launch, more often the indispensable little product that makes itself part of the landscape of your sideboard, makeup bag or desk drawer to the point you barely notice its brilliance anymore.

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Case in point: Avene Cicalfate Repair Cream. Unassuming metal tubes of thick white emollient that I rattle through every few months, like a grown up (and, in my opinion, better) Sudocream, ready to rescue skin from a multitude of beauty mishaps; overenthusiastic use of exfoliators and acids, that blemish that you successfully turned from molehill to mountain with fifteen minutes of obsessive prodding, sore cuticles, hair removal mishaps…the lot.

The zinc content helps to hurry along skin repair and the emollient texture feels like a comfort blanket on stressed skin (I occasionally smear a thin layer over my face to leave on overnight – or in a stripe on the affected area like Nelly circa 2002). It does contain mineral oil, but after some kind of mishap I find my skin benefits from a bit of a ‘barrier’ effect.

Tubes come in at about £6 (probably less in French pharmacies) – not bad for a reliable skin saviour.

9 Comments

  • Kate March 22, 2015 - 8:13 pm Reply

    I like some of Avene’s other products but haven’t tried this!

    Kate xo // http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • Kate March 22, 2015 - 9:07 pm Reply

    I’ve never heard this, but I love Avene as a whole. I may need to get this!

    http://brunetteglow.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Milkshake Kingdom March 22, 2015 - 9:49 pm Reply

    This seems like a great product ! I do need to try out a new cream. Might check this out.

    http://milkshakekingdom.com/

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell March 22, 2015 - 11:17 pm Reply
  • Laura Neuzeth March 23, 2015 - 2:56 am Reply

    Avène makes incredible products. I wish they were more readily available in the States but luckily I live close to Mexico so I just go there for Avène products. :-)

    http://www.lauraneuzeth.com

  • Clearing It Up March 26, 2015 - 11:49 am Reply

    Is this basically a creamy (cheaper) version of Cicaplast?

  • Katharina April 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm Reply

    Oh, this is just a sign. I got a sample of this yesterday and love it so much, I think I need to buy it. Thanks for the beautiful blog post!

    xo
    Kat
    http://www.teastoriesblog.squarespace.com

  • Caked To The Nines April 10, 2015 - 2:24 am Reply

    Yup, I definitely need this gem. I have the Avene spring water facial mist, which I love, but that’s the only thing I have tried from their brand. Definitely need to check this out! Hopefully we can get it here in the States.

    xx
    Caked To The Nines

  • ElodieR April 12, 2015 - 2:29 pm Reply

    Like a good French girl that I am, I grew up swearing by the stuff. How did I ever forget about it? I have pick a new tube up next time I’m in France! Thanks!

    – Elodie x
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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