Beauty Review: The Best of Avène

This week Rayne shares her thoughts on four products from the Eau Thermale Avène range

Take it away Rayne…

This has very quickly become one of my favourite face and body brands! Read on to find out why…

First up the D – Pigment Light dark spot lightener, this little baby contains ingredients such as melanyde and retinaldehyde which are depigmenting and lightening active ingredients. It works best with normal to combination skin and my skin is currently dehydrated and it worked like a charm. I use it before applying my primer and foundation and it definitely makes a difference to the look of dark spots. Or, in my case, the current uneven skintone on my right cheek from an old breakout. It does actually specify on the packaging that it is meant for night time use but I find it works just fine under make-up. R360,00 from Clicks

The Avène Tolerance Extreme – Cream  is another product from the range which is geared towards a skin type that is not mine. This intense moisturising product is for hypersensitive and allergic skin. This cream supplies intense hydration in the form of a very thick cream. I actually felt like it measured up to a face mask consistency but it is indeed a facial cream. This can be used morning and night, which I find to be a huge bonus. R299,95 from Clicks

The Soothing moisture mask is the one product which is 100% suited to my skin. This mask is a super thick, intensely hydrating and intesively smoothing one which is suited to dehydrated (me, me, ohhh me!) and over-stressed skin. It specifies that it gives targeted hydration to the upper skin layers. It is fragrance free and does not cause any irritation on the skin. This mask actually contains a huge amount of the Avène thermal spring water. R249,95 from Clicks

And finally, the creme de le creme of the range and probably their best seller, the Avène Thermal Spring Water.  I can say with 100% sureity that I would not have made it through spending Christmas in Paarl with my boyfriend’s family if not for this life saver.

This spray has a light, soothing, refreshing and calming effect on tired and parched skin. One of these bottles is sold every two seconds world-wide and I am not surprised. It is amazing and so long lasting. The nozzle releases a light mist, not a great spurt of liquid. Therefore you can spray it over your make-up for a quick cool down and it will barely move your make-up application.
It can be used for numerous things; nappy rash, rehydrating the skin, damaged skin, after sports, after shaving, after being in the sun, after an operation, and so much more! R150,00 from Clicks

Currently you can only purchase Avène products from Clicks stores. BUT the blogger vine has hinted that from March/April it will be available in another well-known store…


Thanks so much for this lovely review Rayne


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Images: Rayne Alexander


Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for almost 6 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. I’m definitely going to try Avène Thermal Spring Water! There is an Avène Mix and Match 3 for 2 promotion at Clicks until 11 April 2017.

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