• Anastasia Pentias

TBN: Briliant Basics Edition- Avène Revitalising Nourishing Cream Review

Updated: May 26, 2020

This is a micro-review for both the normal and the Rich version. For the sake of accuracy, I will say there's just one difference between them: both are true to their name, very nourishing, but for my 40's skin, the Rich version gives a more sumptious kick. The normal one is, predictably, lighter in finish and I would recommend it for young or acneic or oily skin. All others would benefit from the Rich more.

I find this to be brilliant. Every morning I reach for it over other creams in my drawer at four times the price; that's how much I love it. It feels very comfortable, it impressively feeds my skin but never looks oily. It acts as a primer for makeup and plays well with all serums I've thrown at it (oils included), as well as various SPFs. This is a very versatile product in the sense that it would suit many different skin types. A closer look into the product confirmed my instincts: ingredients I usually love are in there. Glycerin, shea butter, soybean extract- among other emollients and occlusives- make up this simple but high-performing formula.

Is this, then, the perfect little moisturiser? Well, there's no product that's perfect for all individual complexions but at this price point, of 20 euros, isn't absolutely worth a try to see if it is for you?

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