AVENE | SOOTHING HYDRATING SERUM



a couple of weeks a go myself and other beauty bloggers were offered the chance to try this serum, from avene, by the lovely people over at escentual and i jumped at the chance. it was actually perfect timing being offered this as my skin had become uncharacteristically dry and very dehydrated and i'd been desperately trying to find something to help it. this claims to be 'a highly concentrated, highly soothing and hydrating formulation ideal for sensitive skin, or skin that's easily effected by stress, pollution or irritation'. having never tried a hydrating serum before i was very excited to give this a go.

as i said, i'd developed these sore, flaky, dry patches on my cheekbones, no idea why or what was causing them. i'd tried several moisturizers and hydrating masks, but if anything it'd just made it worse. my foundation and concealer was clinging to it too, not a good look! so when i read what this could do for your skin i had a feeling it was going to be a miracle worker. it's got avene thermal spring water in it which helps soothe and heal the skin, it has special lipsomes in it which help diffuse the ingredients into the upper layer of the skin over a long period of time and glycerin which helps provide deep nourishment and hydration. clever stuff huh? and boy does this stuff work. within three days of applying this morning and night the dryness had completely gone and my skin looked healthy, glowy and plumped up!

as you can see it's a very light-weight, gel serum that glides over the skin with ease, it feels so luxurious and soothing. i could tell my skin was in need of hydration as it sank in straight away, it doesn't leave behind any sticky feeling, just leaves the skin so soft and calm. i was slightly worried about wearing this in the day under my foundation, because i have oily skin, i thought it might cause excess oil. but it didn't at all, it actually locked so much moisture into my skin and made my make up sit so nicely on my skin. this serum has transformed my skin and added a much needed step to my skincare routine. i also love the packaging, the bottle is a beautiful frosted glass and the pump dispenses the perfect amount of product.

i can't thank escentual enough for letting me try this, i'm so impressed with it and it will definitely become a staple piece of my skincare routine from now on! it's worked wonders on my skin and i can see it being particularly effective if you have very dry or sensitive skin. i'm really interested in trying the avene clearance mask, the avene thermale spring water spray and the avene soothing moisture mask. also escentual are currently having a french pharmacy event where it's all up to 1/3 off so go grab some goodies! have you tried this product or any other avene products? do you have any recommendations?

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*pr sample
although this was a gifted item, i am not being paid for this post, all the opinions are mine and one hundred percent honest and true.

4 comments :

  1. This stuff sounds amazing! I like the packaging too, frosted glass makes everything feel so luxurious.
    How often do you use it?
    Kelly x

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    1. it really is! i never thought i'd fall in love with a hydrating serum! yessss! i agree, frosted glass is so pretty and chic!
      i use it morning and evening, before moisturiser, you ant to let it sink in for a few minutes before applying your moisturiser.
      x x

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  2. Literally perfect timing for the post!!
    My skin has been a roller coaster the past few weeks & long with some blemish's I have also developed some odd patching. I was looking at this the other day & debating whether to buy this, but great review I think it will definitely be on my shopping list this week :) x

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    1. ahhh, i'm glad this post helped you! exactly the same thing my skin was doing! it was so uncharacteristic of my skin type! you should get it, its really fantastic! as i said, i personally never thought i'd like a hydrating serum, but i'll never be without it now! its such a good investment! hope you get it!
      x x

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