Cold Cream Lip Cream
0.5 fl. oz. for $16
Last Updated:04.01.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This tube-packaged lip balm is a very good option to help improve dry, chapped skin on your lips. Its rich lanolin and Vaseline-base does indeed have a cold cream–like texture and it's relatively easy to smooth over the lips. The mix of oils and waxes helps protect against moisture loss while the mineral pigment mica leaves a subtle shimmer finish.

This lip balm contains fragrance, although the amount is low so it shouldn't be cause for concern. A greater amount of antioxidants and anti-irritants would be nice, but on balance this is one of the better lip balms out there, especially if you typically use standard ChapStick!

  • Contains rich emollients and oils to soften and protect dry, chapped lips.
  • Tube packaging makes this easy to apply and portable.
  • Rich formula doesn't wear off quickly and leaves a subtle shimmer finish.
  • Would benefit lips even more if it contained a higher amount or greater range of antioxidants and anti-irritants.

Ultra rich lip care provides immediate relief and protection against severely chapped, flaky, cracked lips.


Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Lanolin, Petrolatum, Ozokerite, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Squalane, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Cetyl Esters, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Aluminum Sucrose Octasulfate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Mica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Fragrance (Parfum), Glyceryl Linolenate, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylparaben, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopheryl Acetate

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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