I first fell in love with this brand during my first visit to Paris years ago. Avène is a French skincare line carried in most drug stores across Europe. It is super affordable and highly accessible if you live in that area of the world but not so much in North America. A few years ago a friend of mine got a job at a cosmetic center and gave me a few samples to try. I quickly recognized the products from my trip to Paris and asked for more. Since then, I’ve been able to order directly from her facility.
Here are some of the items I’ve been using over the last 2 years and why I love them. You can order these directly from the company's website or on Amazon. However, I've added direct links below to make it easier to shop these products.
HYDRANCE OPTIMALE HYDRATING SERUM
I love pairing this serum with my night cream. Especially in the cold winter months when your skin feels tight. It instantly provides a calming/soothing feeling on your skin. It is super hydrating without feeling heavy or greasy. Just a little bit goes a long way.
HYDRANCE OPTIMALE SPF 25 HYDRATING CREAM
If you like light, non-greasy feeling moisturizers like me, this is perfect for you. I love that this moisturizer is not heavy. It provides an adequate amount of long lasting hydration. I normally use this for both night and daytime.
SOOTHING EYE CONTOUR CREAM
I’m fortunate enough to not have any visible problem skin under my eye area, but I still religiously use under eye creams as a preventative measure. This eye cream is perfect for adding a little extra hydration under your eyes. I feel it leaves my under eye area feeling smooth and plump.
GENTLE MILK CLEANSER
I normally like to use foamy face washes, but I also love this no-rinse milky cleanser to help remove makeup. It’s just a gentle way to clean your face because it provides moisture and anti-oxidant protection. It’s perfect for people with sensitive skin and anyone who just doesn’t like harsh products.