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A few from Avène

The disruption to blogging from moving house means once I was sorted I realised I have several Avène products that I've been sent at different times that still need reviewing. So I thought I'd put them together to make a little combined Avène post. I've tried several products from Avène now and they're a brand that has always managed to impress me. Their Hydrance Optimale Hydrating serum is still my favourite hydrating serum to use. 

Avène products

The first product I'll talk is about is actually the one I've received most recently and is the Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector*. I'm usually more of a higher coverage girl but in the summer when we do actually get some warm weather and wearing make-up is the last thing you want to do I do try to embrace lighter coverage and tinted moisturisers. This one is for normal to combination, dehydrated and sensitive skin and provides an SPF level of 30. As with all Avène products it contains Avène Thermal spring water to hydrate the skin as you wear it. 

Although I have the light shade I have found this too dark for my pale skin and it does make it obvious that I'm wearing something as it is a little on the orange side. This is sheer coverage, so I do need to use concealer to try and hide redness, dark circles, scaring etc, but it does help to even out my complexion, it's just too dark for me. 

I was a little cautious about accepting the Mousse Cleansing foam* because I have had a bad experience with my dry skin and a cleansing foam before. But I do trust Avène, so I thought I'd give it a try. This one is for normal to combinations, sensitive and oily skin, but despite my skin being dry I haven't had a problem with it. I did avoid using this when my skin was quite dry when the weather was cooler in case it made things worse, but since the weather has warmed up I've been using it daily. Again this contains Avène's Thermal spring water to provide moisturisation. 

I like that this feels like a rich foam, it doesn't feel like it's just full of air. I apply to dry skin, massage around a little and then rinse off with a few splashes of water. I find this quite a light cleanser so I think it's perfect for a morning cleanse. Because it's quite light I wouldn't try and remove make-up with it and for me it's not really a second cleanse product either as I don't think it would get right in there to get all the rubbish out. I really like this and would consider purchasing it for my morning cleanser. 

Finally there's the TriAcnéal Expert Emulsion*. I've previously tried the Clearance Expert Emulsion, which is designed to help prevent and treat acne, and when I mentioned scaring in my post on that one Avène contacted me and asked if I'd like to try the TriAcnéal Expert Emulsion. This one also helps to prevent and treat acne, but with the addition of Retinaldehyde, which helps reduce residual marks while providing anti-ageing benefits. 

As I've had a lot on my mind recently with moving I haven't really paid a huge amount of attention to monitoring how long any breakouts I've had have taken to fade away. But my chin is currently looking pretty good and when I did move the stress triggered off a pretty bad breakout that took some tackling. So I'd say this works pretty well.

Have you tried anything from Avène?

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  1. I love Avéne, they're such a great reliable brand xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. They are aren't they. I'm rarely disappointed by any of their products x


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