Review : EAU THERMALE Avène Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Cream, Day Protector tinted SPF 30 PA+++

January 13, 2017

I have sensitive and dehydrated skin problem as i keep mentioned in my beauty review. There are many factors to caused sensitive/ dehydrated skin, maybe due to the bad weather, pollution, and stress. It is so irritating when my skin is sensitive like on and off, sometimes i can't go to the shopping mall where just 10 minutes from my house with bare face because the sensitive and dehydrated skin problem caused my skin looks so dull and tired like maid. But even though apply makeup, it does not on stay on and flawless too.
I am glad that I attended EAU THERMALE Avène Malaysia’s More Than Just Water Workshop to learn more about sensitive skin and discover their Hydrance Optimale Skincare and Sun Protection range.
We always say we have sensitive skin but what kind of level of sensitivity? To better cater for the consumer needs, EAU THERMALE Avène categorizes different degrees of sensitivity into 3 types:
From here, i found that my case is fall under the first-degree sensitivity, with complicated skin problem which is looks oily but actually has very dry skin. 
In this 21 days, I got myself to try their basic set of skincare.
EAU THERMALE Avène Gentle Cleansing Foam 150ml
Retail Price : RM95
1st Step : Cleanse 
This foam is amazing. Why?? The fluffy foam doesn't disappear but rather spreads really well and goes a long way. With just one pump, it is more than enough to cover my whole face. 
The soap-free gentle cleanser rich in EAU THERMALE Avène Thermal Spring Water that can soothes, softens and calms the skin, so it cleans but doesn't dry my face. It also helps regulate excess oil and removes make-up leaving skin perfectly matte. 
EAU THERMALE Avène Thermal Spring Water 150ml
2nd Step : Soothe 
EAU THERMALE Avène Thermal Spring Water is the STAR product and has been recognised for its soothing and softening properties by a study on more than 500 subjects with particularly sensitive skin, almost 90% discomfort sensations disappeared! It is a MUST-HAVE item!
What is so amazing of this mist?
  • Reduces the sensitively so the skin becomes less sensitive.
  • Balances the skin
  • Reinforces the efficacy of the key cells in our immune defence system

Available in 50ml (RM25), 150ml (RM49) & 300ml (RM69)
EAU THERMALE Avène recommend use it after cleanser and before toner, i just spray a fine mist over my face, wait for 3 minutes and dab it dry for absorption.
* Make sure you leave it on for a few minutes (2 to 3 minutes) to form a protective film on your skin before dabbing it dry.
I feel instantly cooling on my face and i love the soothing feeling! Since it is comes in 3 sizes, i'll bring the smallest size while on the go.
Tips : I also use it as a facial mask for a quick boost of soothing twice a week. Just spray a facial mask sheet with the EAU THERMALE Avène Thermal Spring Water until completely soaked and leave on for 15 minutes.
EAU THERMALE Avène Gentle Toner 200ml
Retail Price : RM89
3rd Step : Tone 
Specially formulated for normal to dry sensitive skin, it is very gentle and protective alcohol-free toner to moisture, soften and protect skin from external aggressions. Glad that it didn't leave my skin feeling tight and dry.
What if I say : "You can have your skin with perfect hydration like our eye?" Will you believe it?
FYI, our eye is covered by a protective and nourishing film which keeps the eye surface moist all the time. This special film contains 2 specific proteins (lipocaline and mucine) which stabilizes the protective film, curb evaporation of tears and encourage even distribution of moisture over the surface of the eyes. That's why our eyes always remain moist. Based on the study of the components that make up this film, EAU THERMALE Avène has developed Hydrance Optimale range, a new generation of moisturizing skincare inspired by this model of perfect hydration. Hydrance Optimale ensures a maximal release of Avène Thermal Spring Water into the skin to provide long lasting hydration for sensitive skin.
EAU THERMALE Avène Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Cream 40ml
(Normal to combination dehydrated skin)
Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream is available for dry and very dry dehydrated skin. 
Retail Price : RM109.00
4th Step : Moisture 
This is my 4th step of EAU THERMALE Avène skincare regime, also is my favourite product now. It is a moisturiser but the texture is similar to fluid emulsion, it contains sebum-regulating capsules which absorb excess sebum and put an end to shiny skin. 
I love its lightweight and non-greasy texture meanwhile provides long-lasting hydration. I always looking greasy when it's only midday, my face is getting shine-free after i tried this product as it does absorbs excess sebum. I knew i shouldn't do it but i love to touch my face now because my skin regains softness after so long~~ =)
Apply morning and night on cleansed and toned face and neck.
Do you know that sensitive skin is more easily affected by UV radiations, photoaging is accelerated and causes wrinkles, brown spots, lack of skin tone uniformity, loss of elasticity? EAU THERMALE Avène suncare is the first sun protection with a triple action innovation to protects your skin from wide spectrum of UV rays; short UVA and UVB rays and long UVA rays. 
EAU THERMALE Avène Day Protector tinted SPF 30 PA+++, 40ml
Retail Price : RM99.00 
Last Step : For me, it is a must to apply suncare everyday no matter stay home or go out. Formulated with a combination of mineral pigments and brightening pearls to unify your complexion by covering blemishes, fine lines, and pores. It contains UV filter system to protect most sensitive skin from the harmful sun exposure. 
Most people hate to apply suncare because of the greasy and discomfort feel on face, EAU THERMALE Avène know your concern so this suncare is in lightweight and mattifying cream, subtly tinted to match most Asian skin complexions. Similarly, it is rich in EAU THERMALE Avène Thermal Spring Water to gives soothing relief and daily protection from external stresses.
Unlike to other suncare product, EAU THERMALE Avène Day Protector tinted SPF 30 PA+++ 40ml is intended to last longer on the skin instead of washing away with a splash of water or a rivulet of sweat with its very water and sweat resistant. 
It went on smooth and absorbed quickly. 
My skin tone looks pale when i applied on my face, but thanks to its unique subtle tint shade, it can instantly matches my natural skin tone and give me even complexion and healthy-looking skin. Sometimes, i use it as my makeup base if i am lazy to put full makeup. 
Apply in the morning to the face and neck, alone or in combination with a serum. 
Look at my 'before' and 'after', you can see there are fine lines on my dry skin at 'before'. 
My skin is soft and moisture after 21 days, smoothen complexion due to the EAU THERMALE Avène Day Protector tinted SPF 30 PA+++. =) 
i love this 2 products!
Overall all products here are designed for the highly sensitive dry skin, clinically proven by dermatologists.
Here is my personalised EAU THERMALE Avène Beauty Regime :
Thanks to the amazing curative properties of EAU THERMALE Avène Thermal Spring Water and other EAU THERMALE Avène skincare products, i love it as it is really calm my sensitive skin effectively. 
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  1. Avene products are really made of quality ingredients as it really calms my skin down when I travel and the weather is different. The sunblock looks quite good and I might try it next time

  2. I always heard so much good reviews about Eau Thermale Avene products!! Their series is so soothing and gentle to our skin =D

  3. How effective this product seems to be. You look so lovely in the After 21 days shot.

  4. I agree that the product is amazing! Im doing a 21day challenge myself and boy im surprised with the results

  5. Avene is a good brand. I tried their Thermal water before. Didn't know they have cleansing range. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love this brand. I love the midst. Their product also pretty light on skin and easy absorbent.

  7. This is a very lengthy and well-covered post on Eau Thermale Avene. I can really see the difference in your skin before and after. No dry spots at all!

  8. Wow the suncare looks really good, I didn't know, they are producing it as well.

  9. Oh wow, I am really impressed with your After shot which does show improvement after using the two products. I am going to look for them. My skin does need some pampering, after reading your chart on severity of skin sensitivity.

  10. The before and after looks good Bowie and you can certainly see the difference greatly on both sides. Fab to know that the range works on you so well :)

  11. Lovely review! I've only tried Avene face moisturizer two years ago. It was ago relaxing especially at night time.

  12. have heard great things about this product. will definitely give it a try.

  13. this avene is like a good best when your skin is dehydrated!

  14. Ok. Looking at your after skin now, I have to get that too!

  15. Love these series products! They are so gentle and even good for sensitive skin usage too =D

  16. This is my favorite products. Can see the improvement on my skin.


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