Avene Skincare

Avene Hydrating Serum


Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum

I like using a serum and enjoy this step in my skincare routine, I use one morning and night after cleansing but before moisturising, I think being in my mid thirties it is a step my skin really benefits from. I’ve used quite a few over the years and have a few favourites I call upon when needed. This Avene one came at the right time for me as I was told about 6 weeks ago that my skin was quite dehydrated, so I have been using products this past month or so to try and hydrate my skin. It has worked a treat. I was excited to try this Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum* as I have heard lots of positive reviews of this brand and also of French Skincare in general.

Avene use their Thermal Spring Water in each product which is clinically proven to be naturally soothing and have a calming effect on the skin so with this added benefit this serum is perfect for sensitive skin as it is gentle, calming and protects the skin. I used it in the morning before applying the rest of my skincare, The serum is very lightweight and it felt cooling on my skin. I would apply it before my moisturiser and let is absorb in to the skin for a good few minutes, then apply the rest of my lotions & potions.

‘The thermal water is carried by lipsomes in a patented system to ensure an optimum long lasting diffusion of moisture  in the upper layer of the skin. The glycerine improves the skin hydration, suppleness and comfort. Thanks to the delicate formula of the Soothing Hydrating Serum the skin is silky smooth and rebalanced.’

I found after a few weeks my skin looked brighter, smoother and generally healthier. I do suffer from quite noticeable redness, from some broken capillaries so this wouldn’t stop that but I will say that it helped calm redness around a few angry blemishes I had and helped my skin heal a little quicker after the blemish had gone.

Avene Serum

I like to layer up my skincare but I don’t like to feel that I have applied anything to heavy or greasy, and this Avene Serum slotted into my routine well, as I said its lightweight, almost gel like in texture and non greasy so once absorbed it left my skin feeling instantly smooth and ready for my moisturiser. I have dehydrated skin but suffer from a terribly oily t zone and this serum worked well for me. I had no problems with excess oil and it really helped give my skin a boost of hydration and helped make it look plump and less dull.

This serum comes in a nice glass bottle with a good sturdy pump dispenser, this is so handy and hygienic. It dispenses just the right amount of product in two pumps for my face and neck. Only using 2 small pumps a day this bottle will last a fair amount of time. Which is always great, I hate it when skincare lasts all of a month. It never feels like good value for money.

If you’re looking for a serum to hydrate, calm and protect your skin then this Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum would be a good fit for you. Have you tried any French Skincare? Let me know what your must haves are.

Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum 30ml £17.00 available from www.escentual.com 

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

21 thoughts on “Avene Skincare

    1. I do too, my skin often gets a little red & this was very soothing. It was lightweight but still hydrating. Its worked well in my skincare regime

  1. £17 sounds so good for a serum! I love some of the Avene products – especially the Skin Recovery Cream, that’s saved me a fair few times when I’ve had reactions to some iffy products!

    I’ve put this one on my list to get once I’ve finished my Jurlique serum, thanks for the amazing review, it’s really helpful!

    Faith xx
    Music and Eyeliner

    1. I am loving a Jurlique Serum too. This Avene one is so lightweight and really calms my skin. I think you will like it

  2. This looks really nice, I love Avene skincare and feel I need something that will help with redness a bit and my odd dehydrated skin with an oily T-zone that sounds very similar to you.

    Fee x

    P.S Loving your blog atm 🙂 need to comment more!

    1. That is so sweet of you to say, I really enjoy reading your blog & try to comment as much as I can xx This is great at calming angry skin, hydrating and controlling Oil. I think you would get on well with it

  3. Ive been going serum free over the last few months and to be honest, i HAVENT MISSED IT! big shocker for me with my crazy skincare line up! I think I could do with maybe a hydrating serum just for that extra layer of moisture.
    Becki xx

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