Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Balm Review

If you have sensitive skin, this is a skincare update you need to take note of. Avene’s popular Skin Recovery range has had a face lift for 2021 – think shiny new packaging, more innovation and a new range name: Tolerance. One of the products having a revamp is the best-selling Skin Recovery Cream Rich now called the Skin Recovery Balm. Luckily, the special formula isn’t too different from the original: here’s why we love it…


The Most Important Thing About This Soothing Skin Recovery Balm Is…

It calms uncomfortable, tingly, hot and itchy skin in just 30 seconds, all thanks to D-Sensinose, an ultra-calming postbiotic active ingredient. It also contains the iconic Avene ingredient, Avene Thermal Spring Water, to hydrate skin for 24 hours; plus, it promises to restore the skin’s barrier in just 48 hours.


What Skin Type Is It For?

Dry, very sensitive, reactive, intolerant and allergy-prone skin.


You Will Love This If…

Your skin is very delicate, and you’re prone to flare-ups. If your skin often feels uncomfortable, this balm is the ideal addition to your skincare stash.


Hero Ingredients:

Ultra-calming postbiotic active ingredient, D-Sensinose, is the star of the show; this new ingredient powers the 2021 reformulation, and it’s the reason behind the Recovery Balm’s incredible calming abilities.


Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Balm Review

What Does It Feel Like?

It has a thicker texture than your average moisturiser, but it’s still very easy to apply and blend into skin. If your skin is dry, you’ll love its rich, comforting feel on the skin.


What Does It Smell Like?

It’s fragrance-free.


How Do You Use The Product?

The balm fits into your AM and PM routine as the final step. The balm can also be used whenever your skin feels uncomfortable.


What’s Special About The Design?

The innovative Sterile Cosmetics packaging; the airtight cap keeps the formula sterile throughout use, ensuring high tolerance and optimal hygiene as it protects the formula against outside air and bacteria.



Fragrance-free, paraben-free, colourant-free.


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