Avene Light Protective Hydrating Cream (Hydrance Optimale SPF 20)

4.0

34 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Octocrylene, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Cyclomethicone, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Benzoic Acid, Beta Sitosterol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carbomer, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Glycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Poloxamer 188, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum


on 7/5/2015 8:21:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have extremely sensitive skin and was about to guve up on moisturiser altogether as my skin would I burn and breakout no matter which moisturiser I would apply. I was surfing the internet one night and came across this brand. I thought I would give it one last go and ordered this cream. I'm so glad I did because so far it's all good and i haven't broken out or got pimples or a burning sensation. It's just great. The only downfall for me is that it doesn't feel hydrating enough so next time I repurchase I may get the one for dry skin. I would highly recommend for those with super sensitive skin! Thumbs up.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I have a very unbalanced skin, dry, oily, sensitive and it reacts very easily. This cream works very good! It's not a miracle cream but it calms my skin and give it a matte finish, which i like. My skin absorbs it so fast and i feel soft and moisty. I think this will be to light for the winter so it's good that it comes in a riche version, i have not tried it yet but i will when the winter arrives! The scent is lovely, light but still a bit floral, and then the spf! I love spf because of my fair complexion that so easily burns in the sun. So it's a perfect gentle cream. The only cons with it is that it run out fast and the cream is a bit runny so you can get to much when using.


on 3/27/2015 4:40:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Other

It protects your skin because of spf. If you have oily skin and you don't want to put rich heavy creams it's really good. You can put a little and it's enough , it gets absorbed immediatly and you don't fill it on your face bacause of it's light texture.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

It's quite a good cream (3.5). I like the light texture and the fact that it doesn't leave my skin greasy like many creams containing SPF do. Yet I wish the cream was a bit more moisturizing.
You also run out of it pretty quick .


on 12/10/2014 5:06:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This review is for the Hydrance Optimale Light (without the SPF). This moisturiser is too rich for my skin, even for night time. It doesn't really absorb, it sits on top of my skin, leaving a shiny and sticky residue behind. In the morning my face is super oily. I think this caused me to develop a huge pimple on my nose due to the oily film, but I cannot be certain. To use it up, I have been using it on my neck and it works fine there. I would not buy again and I would only recommend it to people who don't mind a sticky film or for people who have drier skin. Mine is combination/normal.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 12/10/2014 8:39:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This is a GREAT moisturizer - absorbs quickly and nicely (no sticky feel), is moisturizing but still light enough for the hot and humid weather of Singapore. Plus it has sun protection. So when I discovered this, I thought my search for a daily wear sunscreen/moisturizer was over...until almost a year later, I realised it had no UVA protection! I hope someday that it will be reformulated with UVA protection too, but sadly until then, it is back to Biore (which has very good full spectrum sunscreens) for me.


on 9/21/2014 7:37:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Had to resort to this moisturiser while on holiday in Italy recently as I had left my other behind.

This is a VERY light moisturiser, goes on great & absorbs lighting fast - so fast that it feels like you've never put on any!!! I have dry skin so I think I absorb rather fast anyway, but this was surprisingly fast. The smell is actually quite nice, not overpowering at all - just pleasant.

Ive had no break outs, no problems with it at all & Ive been using this on & off for 2 months. Because I have dry skin, I probably wouldnt use this in Winter because it wouldnt be moisturising enough but for summer, this is super light & convenient.

Highly recommend.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is my new favourite moisturiser for my combination, acne-prone skin. It absorbs quickly and is very light - so light, that in the winter or on dry-skin days I need to add a few drops of glycerin to it. My nose is oily by noon, but that's better than most other lotions, where I'm oily by 10am. I've yet to find a better lightweights day lotion with SPF (Body Shop Aloe Soothing SPF15 is my second-favourite).

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 8/21/2014 4:32:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I have just bought my second tube of this stuff. PERFECT as a summer moisturiser for all you picky skins out there. I have combi/oily skin and this tones the oil down so much it makes my skin look normal. I also have sensitive skin, and this doesn't make it flare up or break out. It's a white cream that has a certain suncream-ish smell to it I suppose - very light though. The tube is hygenic so I really like that. I tend to put a little too much on the back of my hand so I can use the rest for my decollete area.

During the winter though, my skin hates this moisturizer. I usually use something heavier because my skin will get super dry.

I cleanse with bioderma then apply this right afterwards. I don't wear make up unless I'm going to a party/bar and I cleanse well before going to bed!


on 3/10/2014 5:14:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

What the hell, Avène?! For something designed for sensitive skin, you sure are smelly and irritating! Felt great going on, but that Cloying grandma-ish rose scent is just too much. Broke me out after a week of use. This was recommended to me by SO many people, but I have tried 3 or 4 Avène products now with the same results (mattifying cleansing foam! Useless!). I have better results using good ol' Moisturel on my face, which has fewer ingredients, is cheap as all-get-out, and leaves my skin dewy not greasy like this did. Expensive, and all hype. Pass.


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