Avene Extremely Rich Compensating Cream

Eau Thermale Avene Extremely Rich Compensating Cream, £16.50 from Boots

Eau Thermale Avene Extremely Rich Compensating Cream helps to strengthen the skins natural barrier against the elements which can make skin drier and age prematurely.  It is full of natural plant based ingredients like shea butter and safflower oil which nourish, hydrate and restore the skin and of course, it contains Avene’s renowned thermal spring water which is known for it’s anti irritating and soothing properties.

Despite being such a thick cream (it even comes with a spatula!), it absorbs really easily into the skin and begins moisturising from the moment you apply it.  I find that it stays ever so slightly tacky, but not greasy, on the skin for at least an hour or so after application which I personally like as some creams are absorbed so quickly that within an hour you wouldn’t know you’d applied it.  The Avene Extremely Rich Compensating cream continues to moisturise for hours!

This cream is ideally suited to those with the driest of skins, for whom it makes the perfect day cream, particularly in the winter months.  However I would still say that those with oily skin can benefit from this cream.  I myself, have combination to oily skin and wear this cream at night.  I always have noticeably softer skin when I wake up in the morning after I’ve used this.  Its fantastic to use if you have a cold too.  I first started using this cream after I had a cold and I was hating how the middle of my face was rough and flaky from blowing my nose too much.  This cream really soothed my skin and restored it back to good health!


  1. Ewelina
    February 23, 2012 / 12:38 am

    Sounds amazing! I also have combination skin but this winter had no mercy for my skin and I hate the tight feeling i get when i get home from the cold. I am looking for good night cream and definitely give it a try 🙂

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 24, 2012 / 12:28 pm

      I really hope it works for you. Theres also a rich compensating cream, as well as the extremely rich, so you may find that even that one is ok for you for during the day time, the extremely rich is best for night time like you say xxx

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