I have totally and utterly fallen in love with Avène over the past couple of months. From the hand cream which works miracles on my dry hands to the facial spritz which I used every last drop of during my holiday to Paris in the sweltering humid city climates, this brand can do no wrong!
More recently I’ve been using Avène Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream. It treats my face the way the hand cream treats my hands, makes the skin soft, supple and restores the moisture.
The perfect moisturizer for those of you with dry / sensitive skin:
Avène Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream is ideal for normal to dry and even sensitive skin types that appear dull and uneven in texture with visible dry surface skin lines. By restoring the skins hydrolypidic barrier, this rich moisturiser helps facial skin maintain its moisture balance by providing deep down hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It is such a light cream in texture and absorbs into the skin immediately. The natural properties of this brand really shine through in each of their products, particularly noticeable in the hand cream and face cream because there is never any trace of oiliness or grease when applied. The Avène thermal spring water must be the magic ingredient, whatever it is, it truly works!
The perfect moisturizer for those of you with normal / combination skin:
Avène Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream is the equivalent of the hydrating cream above, but is for oilier skin. A gentle light moisturiser that penetrates quickly and works best on normal to combination skin, Avène Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Cream actively works to boost dull and uneven complexions by providing long-lasting hydration while absorbing excess oil for a shine-free finish that lasts around the clock.
A lot of fine lines on the face are caused by dehydration, so be sure to keep your skin hydrated from both the inside and the outside! I religiously drink 2 litres of water a day (and on the days I don’t I feel awfully guilty). Remember prevention is the best cure!
How to use: Apply on cleansed and dried face and neck in the morning, an excellent make-up base that will also complement anti-ageing treatments.
Price: €24.90 40ml. Available at Unicare, Doc Morris and Boots stores nationwide.
Hydrate yourself and keep your skin young!