Avène are a French brand I haven't heard much about but have often walked past their collection in Boots. Avène essential care offers daily solutions that are formulated with Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe and soften the most irritated skin types. This makes they products sound very refreshing.
What they say about their soothing hydrating serum -"Get a highly concentrated boost of repairing and protecting power for your skin with the Avène Soothing Hydrating Serum.
This intensely soothing and hydrating formulation is ideal for sensitive skin, or skin that is easily effected by stress, pollution, or irritation. With its high concentration of Avène Thermal Spring Water, the serum works to soothe and heal the skin with each and every application. This soothing sensation has a long-lasting effect thanks to patented lipsomes, which work to diffuse the ingredients gradually into the upper layer of the skin.
Added Glycerine provides deep nourishment, hydration and comfort for the complexion. The silky serum glides on luxuriously, leaving skin feeling supple, smooth and soft."
The serum is best applied morning and night, after you have cleansed your face and neck. I pump about a 5p sized amount onto my fingers and gently massage it into my skin. It feels lovely and soft when applying and it sinks into the skin very quickly, which is great as you can apply your moisturiser and makeup straight after. The serum is a silicone gel like formula, it's lightweight and feels really refreshing on the skin.
I have been using this for the past two weeks, morning and night and I have seen a difference in my skin. My face feels plump and the redness has been reduced. I also feel that it creates a lovely base for my makeup. Also as it's lightweight, I don't feel like it's clogging up my pores.
I'm always a bit wary of trying new skincare as I have combination skin but I had no problems with this and would consider buying it in the future.
If you are looking for a product to help your dry, dull or dehydrated skin, I would definitely recommend you checking out the Avène Soothing Hydrating Serum* especially if you have sensitive skin.
Or if you are looking for some new skincare in general, I would recommend you checking out Avène on Escentual as they currently have some amazing deals on along with other French pharmacy brands.
Avène Soothing Hydrating Serum* retails at £17.00 30ml but is currently on offer for £12.75.