With December just around the corner, there is no escaping it winter is coming. Game of Thrones jokes aside frigid temperatures and cranked up heaters mean one thing… dehydrated skin. As someone who suffers from dehydration I was ecstatic to see the release of the Hydrance Optimale Serum.
What I love most about Avène is there products are not gimmicky. They don’t make ridiculous claims of ‘overnight face lifts’ while giving ‘72 hour hydration’ like other brands. If I can speak quite openly Avène just does no bullshit skincare with reputable results, outstanding ingredients and all at an affordable price point. Hydrance Optimale Serum lives up to this standard, it’s effective at treating dehydrated skin.
Hydrance Optimale hydrates and the skin in two very important ways. The first way is this recreates a shield of hydration to the skin. This hydration barrier not only helps moisturize but it also helps lock in moisture. The second way is actually by hydrating the skin we don’t see, which in return helps ensure our future skin will look healthy and plump. Also, for good measure Avène threw in some of their miracle thermal water into the mix. Dehydrated skin can often be irritated and red and the thermal water does its magic by eliminating that. Genus choice!
I love my product’s that are meant for dehydrated skin. However I can’t escape the feeling that most of these offerings are heavy and sometimes slightly oily. Granted this is might be something my dry, dehydrated skin needs, but most times (especially mornings) I want something quick, easy and effective. Totally unique Hydrance Optimale light gel texture absorbs instantly into the skin making it suitable for oily skin types too.
Hydrance Optimale is an easy product to love it absorbs effortlessly, has a handy pump dispenser, sets nicely under foundations, smells great, feels incredible, it’s affordable too, but most importantly it works! If you’re a dehydrated skin sufferer I can’t recommend this enough.