Reveal the beauty of sensitive skin.
Les Essentiels

Les Essentiels

Reveal the beauty of sensitive skin.

You CAN achieve a beautiful and radiant complexion, even when you have sensitive skin. We consider it a right, and we strive to offer it to these skin types that deserve special attention and suitable treatments to preserve their balance and vitality.

Faced with daily aggressors and the oxidative stress that weakens them, we offer adapted cleansing and care solutions to soothe, protect and, above all, to make you feel better in your (sensitive) skin.

As a specialist in sensitive skin, Laboratoires Dermatologiques Avène has developed a range of cleansers, makeup removers and daily skincare products that awaken the natural beauty of all sensitive skin with protective and energising treatments. All of this while guaranteeing tolerance, simplicity and sensorial appeal. Perfect for anyone wanting to refocus on the essentials!



Micellar Lotion

  • 3-in-1: Cleanses - Removes makeup - Soothes
  • All types of sensitive skin. Face - Eyes - Lips

The first step to beautiful and healthy skin is proper daily cleansing! To gently remove makeup and impurities, opt for the Micellar Lotion. It removes makeup and cleanses (even pollution particles), and provides softness and freshness in one quick and easy step. A no-rinse product, it respects the integrity of sensitive skin and soothes it thanks to its high concentration of Avène Thermal Spring Water.


My skincare, my hero!

3 actionsCleanses, removes makeup, soothes
98%¹Anti-pollution effectiveness
96%²Skin is more hydrated, supple and soft



Revitalising Nourishing Creams

  • Intensely nourishes dry to very dry skin
  • Long-lasting relief from discomfort

Rich in comforting emollient oils and Avène Thermal Spring Water, the Revitalising Nourishing Creams restore comfort, suppleness and soothe, in a creamy melting texture. The result is a fresh, radiant complexion all year round!

Discover the Revitalising Nourishing Cream



Soothing Radiance Mask

  • Intensely soothes and hydrates the skin.
  • Leaves the skin supple, soft and beautifully radiant

Wrap your skin in this enveloping creamy texture that intensely hydrates tired, sensitive skin. Rich in Avène Thermal Spring Water, it contains a cocktail of nourishing and hydrating agents that restore the skin's barrier for visibly soothed skin. The skin regains its softness and radiance while being better protected against daily aggressors. 

Soothe my sensitive skin


This mask is fantastic. I recently discovered it, and it's a real joy in my skincare routine. I now use it twice a week after the Avène Gentle Purifying Scrub. My skin feels baby soft after applying it, along with a drop of thermal spring water. I would recommend it.

Audrey, 28 years old16/03/2019

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At the heart of our care range

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    Natural red fruit extractPatented active ingredient that restores the barrier function and energises the skin.
  • <h4 class="">ProVitamin E</h4><p>Powerful<strong> </strong>antioxidant with a reservoir effect that protects against the harmful effects of free radicals.</p>
    ProVitamin EPowerful antioxidant with a reservoir effect that protects against the harmful effects of free radicals.
  • <h4 class="">Av&egrave;ne Thermal Spring Water</h4><p>Provides all its<em> </em>soothing and anti-irritating properties.</p>
    Avène Thermal Spring WaterProvides all its soothing and anti-irritating properties.


Caring textures adapted to each sensitive skin type


The galenic formulas of the Les Essentiels skincare products are treasures that satisfy each sensitive skin type and respond to their needs with the most pleasant and effective texture. We’re here to tell you everything, case by case. 

All types of sensitive skin

Radiance Serum

A fresh texture with a powdery pink finish that combines the smoothing action of Refinyl with blurring agents to reduce signs of fatigue and subtly illuminate the complexion.


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All types of sensitive skin

Soothing Radiance Mask

A light, oil-free texture rich in mattifying powders with a “ nude skin ” feel. Free from signs of fatigue, the complexion is visibly clearer and more radiant.


(Very) dry skin

Revitalising Nourishing Creams

You have two options: an irresistible melting cream with comforting emollient oils that fuses with the skin and gently plumps it up without feeling greasy or sticky; or a smooth cream, rich in emollient oils, shea butter and nourishing waxes, which leaves a soft satin finish on the skin. 

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Do you have a question or concern? We’re always here for you

Start with a gentle exfoliation by massaging the face and neck using light circular movements. Then soak 2 tissues in thermal water and apply to the right and left sides of the face, like a sheet mask, for 10 minutes. Finally, apply a thick layer of a hydrating and soothing mask that penetrates the skin and protects it.

Yes, it’s possible with a gentle product adapted to sensitive skin, the texture of which must be smooth and comfortable. When the skin is sensitive, we recommend exfoliating only once a week. Use circular movements, not pressing too hard, and then rinse well with clean water. When it’s time to dry, gently pat the skin with a towel.

The Milk Cleanser allows for a very gentle make-up removal from the face and eyes. It can be massaged into the face and neck using circular movements and then removed with a cotton pad soaked in lotion or water. Alternatively, apply the milk cleanser to a cotton pad and apply from the centre of the face outwards.
If you feel the need to rinse with water, you can of course do so. To neutralise the hardness of tap water, simply finish your cleansing with a toner or a spritz of the Thermal Spring Water.

1Clinical test carried out on 24 subjects (single application, particles tested between 0-80µm, results after 3 sweeps with cotton pad). 2Test carried out under dermatological and ophthalmic control on 30 women with sensitive skin, 82% also have sensitive eyes.

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