I have already changed my cleanser to one suited to acne prone skin, also an Avéne one: Cleanance, and I am quite liking it. Its gentle and its not stripping my skin.
I was offered the opportunity to try Avéne Hydrance Optimale, a day cream which comes in two variants: Light and Rich. I went with the Light variant.
|Eau Thermal Avéne Hydrance Optimal UV Light|
Avéne Hydrance Optimale UV Light Cream provides a good SPF20 as well as UV Filters, anti-oxidants and Avéne's fantastic Thermal Spring Water.
|40ml tube that comes with a foil seal. So its fresh!|
This is an odd one for me. Its a lovely light formulation, but it doesn't glide onto skin like most moisturisers do. I basically spread a 10c (euro cents) sized blob between my fingers and then pat it onto my face and press it into my skin. This works for me, cos then I am not pulling and faffing at my skin.
It is very light, absorbs super quickly (hence pressing it into my skin), and controls shine for a good 6hrs. My foundation (when I wear any, I am trying to give my skin a break) sits really nicely on my skin, it doesn't slip around and still looks pretty good come dinner time (6pm in my house). The skin on my cheeks feels hydrated without feeling oily, and my forehead looks fantastic.
But this isn't for me at the moment. Its got nothing in it to help heal my spots and nothing in to to really help underlying bumps. So its going into my stash of lotion to use when my skin calms down. Because I really like the way it makes my forehead feel and I hope that when my skin is sorted that it will make the rest of my skin feel good too.
You can get Avéne Hydrance Optimal Light and Rich for €24.90 per 40ml tube, from Avéne stockists (see this post at the bottom of the page).
PR sample gratefully received