About Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask
Formulated for Asian sensitive skin, the Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask is an all-in-one product that keeps hydration levels ideal and detoxifies your skin so that you can wake up to a fresh and luminous complexion.
This is possible due to the combination of two key ingredients in the sleeping mask – Pre-tocopheryl and Dextran Sulfate, which have proven detoxifying and antioxidant properties.
It has an innovative aqua-gel texture that is visibly dense texture but easy to apply. It breaks into water upon application for immediate comfort & a soothing feeling.
Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask (50ml) retails at SGD69.90 and you can check out the rest of the Hydrance Aquatherapy range at the Avène website.
Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask
All of our reviewers agree that the Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask is good to use on sensitive skin and even around sensitive areas of your face, such as the eyes.
All commended the product’s light and water-like texture as it is even easily absorbed by combination and oily skin, although some with oilier skin types have had minor breakouts at the beginning.
Most reviewers also appreciated the scent of the sleeping mask, although it may be a little too strong for those who prefer completely fragrance-free products.
Many of them have high praise for the mask’s abilities to keep their skin hydrated throughout the night, and having moisturised skin actually helped their makeup to go on better the following morning as well. Some have compared this to previous sleeping masks they have used before, and agree that this one from Avène felt less sticky and actually worked better for them as well.
One common sentiment shared by the reviewers is that it will take time and consistent usage of the Avène sleeping mask in order for radiant and plump skin to be visible, so you are encouraged to continue using this for a period of time in order to see best results.
5 readers review Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask
Jacqueline Goh, 28
Skin type: Combination-dry, sensitive
Skin problems: Dehydration, dull & tired-looking skin, pigmentation
I am an avid fan of sleeping masks and absolutely love the ones that really hydrate my skin and make it glow.
When I first opened the Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask, I was happy to see that it came with a mini spatula to help scoop the mask out from the tub, which is more hygienic and less messy. The texture of the mask is not too watery or runny which makes it very easy for application as well.
I felt an instant cooling sensation on my skin when I first applied the mask on my face. I love that the product was absorbed really quickly without leaving behind a sticky feeling. The next morning, I saw that there was a slight glow on my face and it felt very hydrated – even my makeup application became much smoother!
Personally, I felt that the scent of the mask was slightly too strong for my liking, but overall I felt that this sleeping mask from Avène is a good mask that really delivers what it says it can do.
I would continue using this sleeping mask as it does help to hydrate my skin and give it a radiant look, which is what I am looking for in an effective sleeping mask. I also like the fact that my makeup application has become smoother, and that my pores actually seem visibly smaller after one week of usage. Another interesting observation is that the Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask managed to calm some of the little bumps I have after just three days of application as well.
Would I recommend this to other people? Definitely!
Samantha Li, 25
Skin type: Combination-dry, sensitive, acne-prone
Skin problems: Dull & tired-looking skin
I love Avène’s Eau Thermale, which I often repurchase because it is the best facial mist that I’ve ever tried without breaking my face out and soothes my face.
However, I have previously tried a sleeping mask from another brand that was alright on the first use, but subsequent frequent uses caused me to have break out. Hence, I was initially a little apprehensive about using this sleeping mask.
My first impressions of the Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask were good: the packaging was really nice to the touch, and the product had a soothing smell – like the scent that you would smell during a luxurious spa treatment! The texture of the mask itself was light and did not feel sticky nor tacky.
I have sensitive skin so I was a bit wary of the effects of the mask on my face. To my surprise, it did not even sting the area around my lips, which were the most sensitive.
I also found that I did not need a lot of the product to fully cover my face, and it did not transfer much onto my pillow either even though I tend to sleep on my sides.
Although my skin did not feel much different the first night after I used this, I was surprised to find that my face felt plumper and smoother as I was washing my face on the night after my first use! It was as though the effect was delayed, but it was definitely still good for my skin! I also felt that my makeup could go on much better the next morning.
I used this sleeping mask consistently every other day for one week, and even though it did not lighten my acne scar marks, I did notice that my skin became smoother and I can see a glow from within.
The Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask has worked better for me than others that I have used before and did not irritate my sensitive skin, so I would highly recommend this to everyone.
Do take note that it takes time for results to appear, so you need to be patient if you want to see results!
Samantha Chan, 29
Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin problems: Dehydration, dull & tired-looking skin
I am familiar with Avène as I have used their Eau Thermale before. I found that the facial mist effectively soothed my dry skin at any time of the day, so I hoped that the brand’s sleeping mask would work just as well for me.
For my skin type, I’ve experienced mixed results from other brands’ sleeping masks – one left my skin sticky, while the other managed to give me hydrated, glowing skin the next day.
I found that this one from Avène has a smooth, water, non-sticky texture, coupled with a mild, pleasant fragrance that is not too overpowering. It also comes with a spatula, which is a nice packaging feature that I really loved.
The sleeping mask not only soothed my skin upon application, but actually managed to calm my skin overnight as well! I woke up to skin that was still hydrated the next morning, and with consistent usage over a week, I saw that my skin became moisturised and plump.
I would continue using the Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask as I love that it is very gentle and soothing. If you have dry and sensitive skin, you will love this light yet moisturising mask as well!
Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin problems: Fine lines caused by dehydration, dull & tired-looking skin
Having attained glowing skin from previous usage of sleeping masks, I was curious to find out if this one from Avène would work just as well as my favourites.
For starters, I did like the fact that the scent of the sleeping mask was quite pleasant. The product itself had a fine and light texture that was easily absorbed by skin. Its fragrance was also not as strong as other sleeping masks that I have tried before.
I felt that the effects of the sleeping mask were not very strong on me, which may be due to the fact that I have only tested this product for a week.
However, I would still recommend the Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask to those with sensitive skin. This is because I did not experience any skin irritation at all throughout the review period, even if I applied it on my eye area, which is a good sign that this is suitable for use by all skin types.
Skin type: Combination
Skin problems: Dehydration, fine lines caused by dehydration
I have used another type of sleeping mask before but did not see much results from using it.
This Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask has a texture that feels like water and is absorbed easily, so it doesn’t feel thick and heavy on the skin. It also has a nice scent that does not smell too strong either.
It took just one application for my skin to feel smooth and stay hydrated when I woke up the next day. While I did spot some signs of a breakout, the good thing was that there was no skin irritation at all, no matter which part of the face I applied this sleeping mask on.
I am still continuing my usage of this sleeping mask in hopes that I will see even more obvious results after I have finished using this so that I can also recommend this product to my family and peers.