05.22.2014
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Cold Cream
Rating
1.2 fl. oz. for $20
Category:Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:05.22.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

The name for this product is exactly what you get, an old-fashioned cold cream containing mostly mineral oil, water, and beeswax. You could easily replace this greasy formula with pure mineral oil and do far better, and save a lot of money. This is a dated way to expensively remove makeup, and its cleansing ability is minimal. It definitely requires the use of a washcloth to avoid leaving a greasy film. Cold Cream is recommended only for dry skin not prone to blemishes.

Claims

Helps protect skin against moisture loss and provides nourishing relief for extremely dry skin.

Ingredients

Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Water, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, C20-40 Pareth-10, Cetyl Phosphate, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Triethanolamine

Brand Overview

Eau Thermale Avene At-a-Glance

Strengths: Some excellent cleansers; well-formulated sunscreens; moisturizers that help to treat very dry, fragile skin; praiseworthy lip balms.

Weaknesses: Can be on the pricey side.

Eau Thermale Avene’s most prominent claim to fame is the thermal spring water in its products, which the brand maintains is curative due to both historical and scientific evidence. Unfortunately, there isn’t much evidence that we could locate that was in the form of published, peer-reviewed research. Without the research, thermal water is ultimately more about marketing than fact—however, the good news is whatever the factualness of their claims about the ingredient, at least thermal water isn’t going to harm your skin in any way.

Thermal water aside, what is clear is that Avene’s goal is to provide formulas for those who battle sensitive skin concerns. With that in mind, we can say there are quite a few successes among the brand’s range of offerings. There are also a few products we saw as missteps for reasons noted in their respective reviews.

Overall, Eau Thermale Avene’s more praiseworthy qualities is the range of options provided for those that have exceptionally sensitive skin, i.e. who may have been unable to tolerate more advanced anti-aging formulas. While we would have liked to see more in the way of complexity of anti-aging formulas from Avene (and fewer claims about thermal water), the particular direction the brand takes towards skincare is one that has its audience.

For more information about Eau Thermale Avene, call (866) 412-8363 or visit www.aveneusa.com.

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