Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great Moisturizer, Comparable to Luxury Moisturizers
As a skincare enthusiast, I wanted to be thorough with my impressions of this product. I've been testing this cream for a couple of weeks and now feel confident to share my thoughts. So my general impression of this cream? Moisturizing powerhouse. I have noticed that my skin has gotten plumper and softer over the past few days, at a rapid pace, and my skin feels fantastic.
Let's start by talking about the texture. Most facial creams are lighter than this formula. Facial moisturizers usually tend to feel more gelatinous, especially the products from Korea and Japan. They tend to feel cool on the skin, which feels very satisfying. A lot of times, facial moisturizers tend to be lightly scented, and sometimes extremely scented. The Tolerance Control Cream is a very thick creamy formula, almost comparable to a hydrating body lotion. You can really feel the texture of the cream on your face, which is different from other moisturizers that are thinner and cooler on the skin. Compared to other creams I noticed my skin has been softer and plumper in a shorter period of time. The Tolerance cream is also fragrance-free, which is a feature I prefer. I like not having to smell my cream, or worry that the cream will irritate the skin.
The only part that gives hesitation is the lack of preservatives in a product that is used in the bathroom for the face when water is often used in the bathroom and could potentially contaminate the cream with bacteria. Even natural skincare formulations include a preservative to address this issue. I feel like it might be an issue down the line.
I also did a quick look up at the product's claims. This product claims to calm the skin in 30 seconds, provide 24 hours of moisturization, and help restore the skin barrier in 48 hours. I feel like most gentle moisturizers would also calm dry skin in 30 seconds. Based on my personal experiences, almost every moisturizer even heavily scented ones have calmed my skin in 30 seconds. Moisturizer will always reduce redness, make the skin feel less dry, and reduce irritation. But I do think there might be some truth to the 24 hours moisturization and claims of skin barrier restoration in 48 hours. This cream is very effective at providing moisture in a short period of time, while other creams would take a week or more to notice any effects. My skin is noticeably soft and plumper than usual. It's currently summer where I live, and the weather is hot and dry on my skin. During summer my skin tends to be drier because of the sun exposure and the drying effects of constantly blasting the air conditioner. Despite this, the areas in which this cream has been applied feel soft and moisturized, while other parts of my skin are dry.
Let's move onto some of the benefits of this cream. There are a few things I like about this cream including the lack of fragrance in it. I love K-Beauty creams, but some brands can be a little overwhelming with their scents I'm talking about you Innisfree Orchid Juju Cream.
Fragrance-free is always a great benefit. I enjoy not smelling the product and not worrying about fragrance irritating my skin. While I enjoy perfume, and I am quite a fragrance enthusiast, I prefer scentless products in my skincare line. I would rather avoid the chance of irritating my skin or dealing with scent notes that aren't to my taste. As you can tell, by the constant reviews of perfumes. The other benefit to this formula is it is also very moisturizing, which I noticed immediately. I also like the benefit of it being approved by the National Eczema Association. It means it's gentle and moisturizing enough for eczema-prone skin, which is a condition I suffer from. It seems to work as well on my Eczema as other NEA-approved creams.
So after testing this would I actually purchase this myself?
Avene's Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream is listed at $35 dollars. It's pricier than other creams I normally use. I usually spend between $8-15 on full-size facial moisturizers. But I have tried high moisturizers that retailed for $60. The Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream is definitely as equally effective as some of those luxury creams like Tatcha's. I noticed my skin felt very similar to how my skin felt while wearing Tatcha's The Dewy Skin Cream Replenishing & Plumping. The Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream and The Dewey Skin Cream have completely different ingredients but have similar results so it seems like a bargain buy for those who like the effects of luxury skincare. It perked my interest when I noticed that.
Overall I have enjoyed using this cream over the last couple of weeks. I really enjoy how effective the Tolerance Cream is at moisturizing. I would definitely recommend this cream to both those with sensitive skin and those who want the effects of luxury skincare. It's really a fantastic product. it performs similarly to Tatcha but is much more affordable. If I didn't have a bucket full of moisturizer samples, I think I would give this formula another shot. also prefer unscented formulas when I make recommendations, and I could see family members who are nervous about too many chemicals enjoying this clean-beauty formula. It's definitely a solid product, and I'm glad for the opportunity to have tried it.
Most Helpful Critical Review After sun recovery.
Avene gifted me the tolerance control soothing skin recovery cream in exchange for my honest opinion. The cream comes in a sterile packaging so it remains free from preservatives. To open it, I broke off the tip and squeezed out the product on accident. The cream has a thick rich consistency that melts into my face and absorbs quickly.
I have combination type skin and medium skintone. I like to spend a lot of time outdoors and in the sun when the weather is nice and living in Texas that's often. I wear sunscreen regularly however my skin still gets affected by the sun.
After spending a day on the lake, my face felt really dry and tight for days. This face cream made my face feel instantly softer and more hydrated after application but it did make my other skin care pill so I find that it works best if it's the first step in my skin care routine, after washing my face.
I also wish the product was more specific about what it should be used for on the packaging.
Reviewed by 1549 customers Soothing skincare
jynxjynx from California
I used this product and have seen my skin show improvement. I cream is very smooth and feels great when applying the product on my skin. I noticed less oily skin and more skin tone corrections. It has helped when I have small breakouts. I would have liked the product in a bottle that pumped out the amount needed for each use. This is a great product that I use often and I am almost out of it so I will have to get more.
Avene trying to pull a fast one
ThermalWaterStillGood from NY
For years, YEARS, I had searched trying to find the right regimen for my sensitive dry skin. Everything caused a bad reaction. Only the most basic, simple things I got the Skin Recovery Cream from Avene a few years back and I have never, ever strayed from it. It was perfect.
Unfortunately, Avene decided to discontinue the product and said this would be a good replacement. So I got it and it was terrible. The cream was more like a lotion. My skin started getting very dry, like patches everywhere. I don't know if they put more fragrance or what but it was irritating.
Also, the old creams used to be 1.6 oz and now they're 1.3 for the same price? I'm disappointed. I was the biggest avene fan.
KateDoc from Philly, PA
I REALLY enjoyed this recovery cream. I wish it were a full-sized product and not just a sample, because I would definitely still be using it! I might need to buy a new one! It made my redness calm down a lot!
Change back to the old formula
Martinl from WV
I absolutely loved the old formula. I have ordered it so many times and it's the only moisture I've used. It was perfect. When I went to reorder it, I saw it was switch to this and thought it would be the same but a different container. I was wrong! It feels greasy on my skin and doesn't absorb well. I've had a rash break out shortly after applying this around my chin, nose and forehead. This was the only thing that was different in my routine. Please go back to the old formula!!! It's soooo much better! Why change things that work!?!?
Chele from Philadelphia
This cream made my face feel nice and hydrated. I didn't really notice a decrease in the redness on my face, but I really like that it left my face feeling nice and not oily. I would purchase this product again.
Ddiaz2103 from Chicago
My 2 star review is because as we all have different skin and reactions to different products. This didn't sit well on my skin. It irritated it. What doesn't work for me might work for another.
Slight Irritation but Good Results
Duchessofdorks from Denver, CO
The first couple of days I had some slight irritation and rash under my eye area and around my lip but after the fourth day, it got better and my skin is smooth like butter. I wish I would correct my pigmentation but other than that, it's okay. It's not something I would highly recommend but I would bring it up as a suggestion if asked.
Make my dry skin better
Tracie from Houston
Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream is great. I have used it couple times and I love it. I usually use it after my peeling routine, my skin at that time is weak and feel so dry and uncomfortable. Just that cream can make me feel better and recover my skin
Thick and creamy
SLLEAL87 from San Antonio
This cream was very thick unlike most facial creams that are light and watery. My skin soaked it up and immediately felt plumpier. The cream itself had no harsh odors or fragrances. It went on smoothly and soaked in fast. My skin felt moisturized and fresh after applying.
Tolerance control soothing sling recovery cream
Tammy from Texas
I really didn't notice any difference using this product. My skin will have random redness and this didn't seem to affect that. Nice enough product though.
Perfect for Sensitive Skin
Nicole from San francisco
The texture of this cream is incredibly smooth and doesn't leave a weighed down feeling. Dries beautifully and causes no irritation for my sensitive skin. Definitely something I am adding to my ongoing skincare routine.
OD from Philly, PA
It helped with the dryness under my nose but it's very heavy on the skin. It's thick like hand cream.
Definitely only for winter.
It was okay
Sc from Chicago
I received it very late
Soothing and hydrating!
Cindy from Miami
This creme is amazing, makes my skin feel hydrated and smooth. It doesn't irritate my skin. It's not light but it makes a protective barrier over the skin.
Farah from Los Angeles
Love this for my sensitive skin. There is no scent and I love that. Leaves my skin soft and not heavy
Dena from Houston
My skin was dry and had a few bumps but after using it, it disappeared!!
Violet from Texas
This soothing not only hydrate and calm hypersensitive skin and restore healthy skin function. Formulated without preservatives, parabens or fragrance. Also great for a great healthy skin.
Soft, smooth and floral
Violet from Dallas, TX
Really invigorating smell, super floral and soft. Easy to use and effective at soothing and smoothing out my skin.
Excellent moisturizer, very soothing!
Darciemc123 from Latrobe, PA
I loved Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream! I really appreciate the fact it's unscented and doesn't have any preservatives. It sinks into the skin very nicely,and feels great from the second you put it on. I have rosacea, and after using this for a week my skin looks and feels so much better. The redness is nearly gone! Highly recommend!
Lish1520 from Philadelphia
I really liked the Tolerance control soothing skin recovery cream. I used it after I got some sunburn and it really soothed my skin. I'd recommend.
Vv from Texas
Worked as it should just wish it was in a sample size that way I could have got in the full experience.
Erica from san antonio ,TX
this product wasn't for me it left my skin feeling tacky and it was a little heavy on my skin.
My skin is very happy about this
Alejandra E. from Chicago
I am very grateful to try this cream it has made a huge difference in the way it makes my face skin feel. I was diagnosed with Diabetes and that comes with very dry skin ever since I have tried moisturizers but had not found the right one some leave your skin not moisturized enough others will leave your skin feeling greasy. I really enjoyed the way this made me feel and made my skin look so much better also. I actually had people comment on my skin. I am very happy It is on the pricier side but it works well and I will continue to use this product. I recommend this very much.
Smoothing My Sensitive Skin
Allie from Chicago
While I only got a small sample of this product, it's hard to tell any longer
term effects as of yet. But on my first applications, it feels like this would be great for my sensitive skin headed into a dry winter. The smell isn't super noticeable (not in a good or bad way - just not overwhelming, which is nice). And it feels like a little will definitely go a long way!
Recovered and repaired
Tsteph327 from Chicago
I was able to see on my skin how well it helped calm irritation while making it long lasting