12.19.2014
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TriXera Emollient Cream
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6.76 fl. oz. for $29
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime)
Last Updated:12.19.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is a good, though relatively standard, moisturizer for dry to very dry skin. What is most interesting, despite the fact that it’s being sold as a face and body moisturizer (which explains the larger size), it is better formulated than most of Avene’s smaller-sized and far more expensive face products. Actually, when you think about it, that’s a bit shocking; perhaps they thought no one would notice. This is fragrance-free and an option if dryness and sensitive, reactive skin are your chief concerns. The evening primrose oil is a respectable addition because its fatty acid profile is rich in cell-communicating linoleic acid. Evening primrose oil is also a good source of antioxidant vitamin E.

Claims

Formulated with a high percentage of Avene Thermal Spring Water, Trixera emollient products soften and soothe even the driest skin and help to restore the skin’s hydrolipidic barrier.

Ingredients

Avene Thermal Spring Water, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Esters, Dimethicone, Benzyl Acid, Beta-Sitosterol, BHT, Carbomer, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Glycine, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide

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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07.02.2015
Not sure why this lost a star

Usually the research team explains why a star was left off their rating, but they don't say a single disparaging thing about this cream, other than that it's "standard". I think that a cream that's suitable for both face and body is great! The 13oz bottle is a nice size without feeling like a huge thing taking up space in your vanity, and it lasts a while.

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