Ask any beauty junkie worth their salt, and they are likely to tell you that Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray is the gold standard when it comes to face mists. It can soothe sensitive, intolerant, and allergic skin, and has earned more than 1,000 positive reviews on Amazon.
However, did you also know that the brand also has other amazing skincare products? We’re highlighting, in particular, the Hydrance range (click to find out how you can improve dehydrated skin).
This cult favourite hydration range is also made with Avène Thermal Water (yes, the same one in the face mist!), which is recognised for over two centuries for its soothing and anti-irritation properties, making this perfect for all skin types and lifestyles.
The products in this range form a hydration ritual that revitalises dull skin, keeps skin supple all day and comes in a range of smooth and comforting textures that are easily absorbed by the skin. Even sensitive skin can use this without worrying about breakouts or allergic reactions, thanks to the fact that it is developed by a brand that has over 270 years of expertise in caring for sensitive skin.
We checked out five of the best-selling products from the Hydrance range and our favourite is none other than the Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum – read on to find out what we love about it, as well as other best-sellers that have also won our hearts!
Besides being formulated with high concentrations of the iconic Avène Thermal Spring Water that soothes and softens skin, it is also made with patented Cohederm (a trio of fats that helps to restore skin barrier and prevent water loss) and small particles that gradually release Avène Thermal Spring Water and Cohederm throughout the day.
This serum immediately recharges skin with hydration for 24 hours, so the skin can feel comfortably hydrated and strengthened with every use. In fact, clinical tests have proven that it improves hydration of the skin by 45% even after four hours! For those who suffer from fine lines due to dehydrated skin, you’ll also be delighted to know that this serum can effectively smooth away fine lines in just seven days.
Hydrated skin also equates to healthier skin, so with consistent usage of the Intense Rehydrating Serum, you’ll find that your skin’s natural hydration and the protective barrier will be restored and strengthened as it fights against environmental stresses.
You are encouraged to apply this both in the day and at night before moisturiser. This is because the Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum can calm the skin throughout the day by creating a reservoir of Avène thermal spring water in the epidermis so that your skin can keep soothing itself, so by applying this at the start and end of the day, you will never have to worry about dehydrated skin again.
Sounds a little too good to be true? We thought so too, so we put it to the test ourselves! We applied the serum on our skin and tested the hydration levels before application, immediately after application, and 24 hours afterwards to see if the product really lives up to its claims.
We were thoroughly impressed by the serum’s efficacy – there was indeed an immediate burst of hydration as seen from the huge increase in skin moisture, which remained at a healthy level even 24 hours after its application.
With overwhelmingly positive customer reviews and proven results, we are convinced that this serum is THE holy grail we all need!
Avène Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum (30ml) retails at SGD79.90.
Other best-sellers from the Avène Hydrance range that we love
While we adore the serum, other best-selling products from Avène’s Hydrance Range are also essential in a complete skincare ritual for well-hydrated and plump skin. You are encouraged to use these for anti-pollution protection in the day, and as a way to detoxify your skin at night!
If you are a fan of Korean skincare routines, you’ll definitely know how important an emulsion is. Especially for us living in a hot and humid country, an emulsion is a fantastic option to keep our skin cool and light in the heat, while still delivering the hydration it needs.
This lightweight emulsion from the Hydrance range ticks all the right boxes: it has a non-greasy texture that moisturises the skin immediately and leaves it soft and supple for the next 24 hours – great for the days you need to work overtime in the office. It also provides comfort and hydration without the unwanted shine, so those with normal to combination sensitive skin can use this without worrying about looking too greasy at the end of the day.
For best results, it is recommended that you apply this in the morning and/or evening after layering on the Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum to seal in moisture / nourish the skin!
P.S. if you are looking for a version of this emulsion that comes with SPF, opt for the Hydrance Optimale UV Light – it protects your skin from the sun while providing comfort and hydration.
Sensitive skin is particularly common in Asia, so there’s nothing better than a product that can moisturise your skin and prevent potential inflammations while you are sleeping.
Formulated for Asian sensitive skin, the 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 detoxifying and antioxidant proven properties.
The innovative aqua-gel texture of the Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask actually turns into water when you apply it to your skin, resulting in immediate comfort and a soothed feeling that lasts throughout the night. All you need to do is apply the cream and let it do the work for you while you sleep, so you can finally say goodbye to the mornings where you wake up to tight, dull/tired-looking, itchy skin!
Avène Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask (50ml) retails at SGD69.90.
For those of us who have dry to combination sensitive skin, you must have this lotion in your skincare routine.
The Deep Moist Lotion has a light water-like texture that hydrates and refreshes the skin just after cleansing. It not only provides hydration for 24 hours but also prepares the skin for the application of other products in your daily routine, so you are recommended to use this before slathering on other products.
The lightweight texture, coupled with the absence of alcohol and fragrances, make this the perfect toner to get your skin ready for the day – now go forth and give your skin the TLC it deserves!
Avène Hydrance Deep Moist Lotion (125ml) retails at SGD49.90.
Forget 10-step skincare routines – all you need is one product that can give you intense hydration, protect your skin from pollutants and oxidants, keep sebum under control, as well as even out your skin tone. By that, we are referring to this multi-purpose moisturiser that really works like a dream, especially if you are a busy lady who needs a do-it-all cream
The Aqua Cream-in-gel has a unique texture that you won’t be able to find in other products: it hydrates like a cream, but the gel-like texture immediately melts on skin and feels incredibly refreshing. You just need to slather a small pea-size amount of the product in order to cover your entire face, but you can also opt to just apply this on the dry areas of your face if you have combination skin.
Avène Hydrance Aqua Cream-in-gel (50ml) retails at SGD49.90.
How to create your own hydrating skincare routine
We know that skincare routines are not the easiest to figure out, and not everyone has managed to pull together a 10-step routine.
To make things easier for you, here is a handy guide to how you can use these five products everyday for best results:
- Step 1: Deep Moist Lotion (after cleansing)
- Step 2: Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum
- Step 3: Hydrance Light Hydrating Emulsion OR Aqua Cream-in-gel (day use), Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask (night use)
Interested to try this best-selling range from sensitive skin expert Avène?
The Avène Hydrance range retails in Watsons, Guardian, and Unity stores islandwide, so you can easily get your hands on these products in your neighbourhood or near your workplace!