Sunday, May 4

- Avène Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Cream...

I've been using the Avène Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Cream as my daily moisturiser for a few months now. It took me a while to discover a moisturiser that I was happy enough with to repurchase. When testing certain brands, I found they were either too heavy on my skin, broke me out, caused a reaction with my sensitive skin, or weren't worth the high-end price tag. In my opinion, French skin care brands are some of the best (Bioderma & La Roche-Posay, for example) so that's when I decided to try Avène.

The main ingredient of Avène's products is the Avène Thermal Spring Water which contains properties that are naturally soothing and anti-irritating. Before buying this hydrating cream in full size, I discovered you can get a free sample off their website. On Avène's website there is a 'skin diagnosis'; this is a simple way for the brand to match your skin type with a suitable recommended skincare routine made up of their products. If you already know which products you wish to try, Mistry's also give out free samples of a number of Avène products.

For me, the light hydrating cream absorbs into skin at an impressive rate and is suitable to wear underneath make-up. It has a light, fresh scent which isn't off-putting at all. A huge bonus is that it contains SPF 20 which is really important now we're entering the Summer months.

I have been really impressed with this product and am keen to try some more from the range, such as the Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray and the Cleanance Mask. Overall, this is a well established, trusted brand and I will continue to use their hydrating cream on a day to day basis. It currently retails in Boots for £13.50 which I think is definitely worth it!

Have you tried this product? Which daily moisturiser do you recommend?


  1. I neeeeeed a decent moisturiser- I've honestly tried hundreds! I should give this a go considering the price ain't bad at all haha! Xx

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

  2. No I've never tried this product before. Currently, I'm using thermal-aqua by Vichy, it is really good though. However, I think I'm gonna change after using it up. xx

  3. This sounds really lovely - I've tried an Avene moisturiser which I really liked but now I use an Aloe Vera gel which leaves skin feeling lovely! :)

    Layla xx - hope we can follow each other xx

  4. I'm always on the look out for a great moisturiser, great review!

  5. Great review, I am tempted to try it now - sounds great!

  6. Love Avene! They have some great products. I'm currently using La Roche Posay Hydraphase which I love! :)


  7. I love your thorough review Karen! I use Clean and Clear's daily moisturizer :) Its the only one i've really used because my skins really sensitive.
    Thanks so much for the follow back ;)
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  8. I know I love the Thermal Spring Water spray so I’ll definitely have to check this out.

    Dejhana || Waite a Little

  9. Great recommendation! Will have to try it... I use Sicily and Kiehl's moisturizers on my skin. Have been very happy with them. Great post!

    xo, Bekka
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  10. Great advice I love Skin care products.
    Great blog.