03.17.2015
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Soothing Moisture Mask
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1.69 fl. oz. for $26
Category:Skin Care > Facial Masks
Last Updated:03.17.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Other than oils (mostly mineral oil) and emollients that make dry skin look and feel better there isn’t much of interest or benefit about this creamy mask. It doesn’t contain even one state-of-the-art ingredient and ends up being an average option for normal to dry skin not prone to blemishes. If dryness is a concern, it’s best to leave this mask on overnight rather than rinsing after 15 minutes.

Claims

A rich and creamy mask that instantly restores suppleness and moisture as it helps restore comfort to stressed skin.

Ingredients

Water, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Stearic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Carthamus Tinctorius (Hybrid Safflower) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, PEG-6 Esters, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), PEG-100 Stearate, Butylparaben, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Propylparaben, 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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04.12.2014
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As a Retin-A user with oily acne prone skin this mask is a life saver. Retin-A can be harsh and irritate the skin. When ever my skin gets irritated I use this mask. I leave it on for about 30 mins instead of the 15 mins. Doesnt make me breakout and soothes my skin

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