Another day, another retinol cream. This one from famed French brand, Avéne, earns high marks for being “one of the mildest retinol products on the market” that “still packs a punch,” according to one fan on Dermstore.
With 0.1 percent retinol and a patented pro-elastin peptide, it makes fine lines “softer and smaller” and skin “brighter and even-toned.” Because of the gentle formulation, users report little to no irritation—even with daily use and even around more sensitive areas like around the eyes.
Again, patience and consistency are key when using a product with retinol. As another reviewer explains: “I am on my second bottle and the most noticeable results came when I was 3/4 done with my first bottle, so give it a little time.” Though it may take a while to notice a difference, “it really does work well.” Beyond addressing fine lines, it also “helps with hydration, acne, and my hyperpigmentation.” To which we say, oui oui!