(1 customer review)

A313 Cosmetic Cream

Original price was: $39.00.Current price is: $35.99.



Skin Concern:

Ageing, Dullness, Pigmentation, Visible pores

Skin Type:

Combination, Dry, Normal, Sensitive

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A  pharmaceutical-grade topical Vitamin A that helps to firm the skin, improve tone, refine texture and clear congestion.

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A313 Cosmetic Cream is a cult favourite among French women and one of their best beauty secrets.

This topical Vitamin A  is used as an over-the-counter alternative to prescription retinoids.

It’s recognised globally for its ability to deliver outstanding anti-ageing results.

Get the original and best version of A313 Cream in Australia.

We only sell the original French version, the closest match to Avibon, as opposed to the US market version.

The French version is a pharmacist-dispensed medicine in France.

Why A313 Cream?

A313 Cream is a pharmaceutical-grade topical Vitamin A product that’s known by just about every French woman.

It uses retinyl esters, in a base of Macrogol, to deliver its benefits deep into the skin.

A313 Cream firms the skin, improves tone, refines texture and helps clear congestion.

Only a very small amount is needed as it has a balm texture.

A313 Cream ingredients

This cream has a limited ingredient list that makes retinyl esters the hero.

It contains 0.6 grams of retinyl esters  actives in each 50g tube or o.12%.

The retinyl esters are suspended in a waterless bases of Macrogol (Polyethylene Glycol). This stabilises the actives and enables them to penetrate more deeply. The stabilisation also prevents the Vitamin A actives from breaking down and preserves their potency.

The only other ingredient is Polysorbate 80, which mainly comprises fatty acids. The polysorbate gives the product a light balm texture and further helps with penetration.


  • Promotes collagen production to soften the look of wrinkles.
  • Visibly improves uneven tone and pigmentation.
  • Softens the skin and smooths texture.
  • Speeds cell turnover and the clearing of congested pores.

Best for

Given the balm texture, this is better suited to those with dry, normal or sensitive skin.

Good to know

A313 Cream contains no oils, parabens, silicones or sulphates.

It uses synthetically derived retinol esters.

Fragrance free.

We express air-ship the product and correctly store it in an air-conditioned environment to protect its actives and maintain its effectiveness. Don’t risk buying counterfeit or heat-damaged product.

Warning: Do not use if pregnant or breast-feeding.

Perfect pairs

This is best paired with skin care products that reduce dryness and irritation, especially when you’re first start using this cream.

Apply Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense or another hydrating serum and follow with the A313 Cream. This will help offset any dryness or irritation but not interfere with the absorption of this cream.

Your skin will benefit from gentle chemical exfoliation when using this product. Avoid scrubs and strong direct acids when first using this product.

Using an exfoliant will not only refine the skin and improve hydration, it will also help the A313 Cream penetrate better and work more effectively. Consider the Comfort Zone Essential Peeling Enzymatic Mask or Skin Regimen Glyco Lacto Peel or Medik8 Surface Radiance Cleanse.

Brand ethics

A313  Cream is a leading brand of Pharma Development, a leading pharmaceutical laboratory founded in 1991.

Based in Burgundy, France, it manufactures drugs, food supplements, hygiene products and skin care.

This product has developed a cult following around the world, including in Australia.

A313 Cream review

After about three months of use, I noticed that my skin was smoother, more even-toned and had more of a glow… and dare I say it, it even seemed plumper. This stuff works some kind of magic overnight because when you wake up, your face just seems fuller and firmer, as well as softer and more hydrated. I’ve never had results like that from any other skin care product!

Michelle, The Skincare Edit

How to use

Dispense a pea-sized amount and dot onto thoroughly dry skin.

Gently pat or massage into the skin.

Apply a hydrating serum or lightweight moisturiser and allow to absorb before using your A313 Cream.

Use at night only:

Apply 2-3 times a week for the first week. Increase by one application a week thereafter until skin tolerates every night.

Do not apply to damaged areas of skin.

Do not use if pregnant or breast-feeding.


Active ingredients

Vitamin A 200,000  IU: Retinyl Acetate, Retinyl Propionate, Retinyl Palmitate.


Macrogol 4000, Macrogol 400, Polysorbate 80, Retinyl Palmitate 200,000 IU.

1 review for A313 Cosmetic Cream

  1. Anna Marie

    When it comes to pharmaceutical skin care, the French are world leaders. A313 Cream is one of their most famous products. You’ve probably heard that retinyl esters are the weakest among retinoids, but this product delivers results unlike others. Something about the concentration and delivery base make this an exceptional product. I’m experienced in using retinoids so was surprised to find how strong and effective this cream is. It works to improve the look of fine lines, texture, pores and overall clarity. It has a balm texture that’s smooth and velvety and doesn’t leave a greasy finish. Given it’s not a liquid serum, you do need to work it into the skin. But don’t be tempted to use more than the smallest amount. It delivers quite some bang for your buck. Five stars.

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