A precious face cream handmade in a monastery proven to provide instant, long lasting hydration.


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Crème Ancienne is proven to provide instant, long-lasting hydration.* Inspired by the world’s first cream, each jar is hand-blended in a monastery to preserve its natural ingredients and rich history. Crème Ancienne contains such fragile ingredients that each must be poured in a particular sequence at a determined temperature—requirements that can only be met by hand. Fresh turned to a monastery to hand-blend each jar because monks are an important part of the cream’s heritage. Historically, if a formula was not produced by a monk, it was considered witchcraft. Without them, the original formula would not exist today.

The Proof*

  • Proven to have a significant moisturizing effect for 28 hours
  • Proven to have a significant anti-oxidative effect for 24 hours
  • Proven to have an immediate smoothing effect on wrinkles
  • 97% felt it moisturized and prevented dry skin
  • 90% noticed a nourishing effect

*in vivo

Key Ingredients

  • Meadowfoam seed oil is a unique fatty acid easily absorbed by the skin to provide supreme nourishment.
  • Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection against wrinkle-causing free radicals.
  • Chamomile wax helps to decrease dry spots, soften the skin, and create a light, moisture-preserving veil.
  • Rosewater is notable for its soothing and balancing properties.
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How to Use

Apply morning and night to the face. Can be used daily. For extreme nourishment, use Elixir Ancien prior to application.

The Story of Crème Ancienne

“Inspired by the world’s first cream, Crème Ancienne contains such fragile ingredients that each must be poured in a particular sequence at a determined temperature all in perfect balance—requirements that can only be met by hand.”
—Lev & Alina, Fresh Founders


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"This product is the best face cream I have ever used. It is rich and creamy."

CRÈME ANCIENNE is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 68.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little greasy I really hoped this would be more minerally for some reason. It was more oily. Absorbs eventually but not soon enough for me.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product For the creme one, it's very good for winter usage. It's very moisture.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from effect good This is my second jar of ancienne cream. It makes my skin smooth in winter. The only deficiency is that the manufacture date is not so new. The one I received was produced one year ago.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing Short of Magical This cream is amazing. It is hard to justify the price but I was able to snag a sample of this to try it first, the results were unbelieveable and it definitely proved it's worth. It is a thick cream that I use only at night, you don't need too much and while you sleep it works magic on your face. I wake up looking like I slept for days. I have soft, smooth skin that is clear, calm and hydrated. Absolutely amazing!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best moisturizer I love this moisturizer. I'm a flight attendant and also tend to have dry skin and I find that this cream really works for me. I wear it under my makeup and it helps me look fresh all day. It also doesn't irritate my skin like other moisturizers do. It is definitely pricey, but worth the investment. It would make the perfect gift.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I really love this product! I use it on dry zones on my face. A little goes a long ways. Feels great and moisturizes. This is the perfect gift!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Impressed Used this product for about 30 days, I didn't notice the difference in my skin.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too Thick I was not happy with this cream - too thick and could not see any results at all.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it I love it! Great cream! my skin feels and looks great
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I always comeback to this cream There's nothing like this cream ancienne This, for me, is the most hydrating and feels so good on your skin. I have very sensitive skin and this is just perfect for me!
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't be any better, just love it Always have my faith in Creme Ancinne. It has never let me down. Especially with my sensitive skin. It always keep my skin hydrate and does not irritate.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too Oil It's hard to absorb,after using it,i don't feel very comfortable.It feels like i put some oil on my face.
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like it so far I've only used this product for a couple weeks but like it so far. The creme is a bit thick but using it after the serum allows for easier application. Like the non-greasy feel and the ability to wear under make-up without feeling heavy.
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing texture The first thing you notice about this creme is the texture. It's airy yet dense at the same time. Because this creme is quite rich I prefer to use at night. I use only a small dab that I warm between my thumb and index finger prior to applying. Once applied the creme disappears quickly and the skin is immediately hydrated and smooth. Although this product is pricey, it's so rich that only a small amount is needed. Women with dry or normal skin may like to apply am and pm but for those with combination skin, one application at night is enough. This would make the perfect gift for anyone because it soothes and moisturizers without a heavy scent or greasy residue. As little as is needed, a one time splurge could last for months. #sweepstakes
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Moisturizer! I absolutely love this moisturizer! It is perfect for my sensitive skin. I have rosacea, and most products make my skin so irritated and itchy and enflamed. This is very calming. I love it.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft and Creamy It was the perfect gift for my mother. She needed a moisturizing cream and this made her skin look dewy and soft the whole day. She loved it! It is luxurious and effective.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The perfect gift! This is by far the best cream I've used. It always save my skin from trouble. I'm getting this for my mom this holiday season and I believe it is the perfect gift!
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deeply Moisturizing My 2nd favorite, second to Seaberry Oil. This is my go to night time (and winter time) moisturizer. (Slightly heavy for daytime for my combination skin). In the morning when I wake up, my skin has a perfectly dewy, extra smooth texture that lasts all day.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this cream- can’t live without it This is the most hydrating, skin quenching cream i’ve used. I have always had great skin but as i’m getting older its getting harder to keep it moisturized and mositurization is the key to preventing lines, j’ve been using this cream for over five years and believe its part of the reason ihaven’t had to get any “work”done. Hydrating the skin prevents fine lines from becoming deep lines and it plumps out my skin giving my a nice glow. I have sensitive skin and can wear this wihtout any problems. I like this much better than the new “soft cream” it doesn’t hydrate as well as the original. Once you melt the cream in your hands- and apply it works-
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only cream that works... I have very sensitive dry skin and was having issues with swelling, rashes and dry patches on my face and neck. Everything I tried would make it worse and often would sting. This is the only cream that actually has healed my skin, created a moisture barrier and helped relieve the dry itch patches on my neck. It has done wonders. I get compliments on my skin all the time. I would not be without this cream.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure Ingredients I have been using Creme Ancienne for about 4 years now. Two years ago I changed my cleansing routine and unfortunately, it stripped my face of all its' oil. (This was NOT a Fresh product!) I ended up with a severe allergic reaction called Angioedema which was horribly painful. My doctor told me to stop washing my face completely. I was to just splash cold water on it if I need to do so. Anything I applied afterward just aggravated the issue. Finally, after 3 months of pure agony I gingerly applied Creme Ancienne. I knew it was pure because I had been using it with great results in the past. I was thrilled when, after applying it, my skin did not flare up. Slowly I began to apply more to larger areas of my face with great results. My skin literally sucked the creme in and did not react negatively to it. It took months for my skin to get back to it's normal oil levels but eventually it did. Fresh Creme Ancienne was the only product that I could use when this happened. It's also the only product I will ever use!
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best treatment on the market I call Crème Ancienne a treatment and not an ordinary moisturizer. It is the only product that provides continual hydration throughout the day. Skin is soft, plump and smooth. Morning and night applications. Once a week I apply the facial sugar polish followed by the Ancienne Honey Mask. This is all I need to have wonderfully hydrated, baby soft skin.
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performed well, Was comparing to La Mer ,with better results, it stays on longer,skin stays hydrated longer,scent is mellow and sweet,skin breakouts have ceased to eruptgreat friend of my face I love you
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect gift for anyone with dry skin This is my favorite face cream. I had dry skin before I started using Creme Ancienne. I use morning and night. I little goes a long way and my skin looks great. Fine lines are far less noticable and my complexion has a radiant glow. #sweeps
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really like it, better than lamer for me I bought this product for no expectation since i tried a lot other expensive brands, like lamer, cpb, la prairie. But to tell the truth, it really works for me, though not cheap, but works! The perfect gift for me, how i wish me boyfriend can see the review!!
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luminous Okay, I admit I am a woman "of a certain age" and was intrigued when a 'Crème Ancienne' email was sent to me. After all, it's made by monks - it has to be good, right? Well it's beyond good - it's great! Since I started using this, I have had friends comment on the new look of my skin. Yippee! Crème Ancienne is the Perfect Gift for any woman "of a certain age."
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Gift for anyone with dry, sensitive skin. The Perfect Gift for anyone with dry, sensitive skin. I can hardly use anything on my skin because it is so sensitive. And it has become so dry! After trying numerous moisturizers with no success (just a red, dry, itchy face), I tried Creme Ancienne, and I am hooked! It's a high price, but highly worth it. #sweeps
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the Trick This is an indulgent moisturizer that will leave your skin feeling nourished and looking dewy. I love the smell. The Perfect Gift for any woman!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST overnight/day cream...hands down I've been using this particular product for almost 7 years now. I have never gone without purchasing it. I use mainly as an overnight cream. The consistency is very dense, but it goes on smoothly and never clogs pores. Very safe for sensitive skin. What I can't get over is that in the morning, my skin is still dewy and moisturized from my application of this product the night before. It's simply amazing, and also the perfect gift for anyone for the holidays.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from get past the price because it's worth every cent. i'm on the cusp of 50 and i owe every compliment regarding my youthful looks to this little dream, and music :)
Date published: 2014-11-06
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