Beauty Buzz: Hydrance Aqua Gel by Eau Thermale Avene

As we inch toward the sun of summer I’m finding my usual thicker moisturisers are making way for those with a lighter touch and texture and this brand new beauty from Eau Thermale Avene has become a firm favourite of late…

Inspired by Japanese beauty rituals, the Hydrance Aqua Gel by Eau Thermale Avene is an all-in-one ultra hydrating skin care solution that is specifically suited to those who struggle with dehydrated, sensitive skin.


What’s the secret to radiant skin?


Hydration! A fundamental step in every beauty routine.

Skin consists of 70% water, so it constantly needs water to stay healthy and defend itself against daily external aggressors.

Dehydrated skin lacks water.

When skin is dehydrated, the hydrolipidic film (protective film on the skin surface) is altered. This affects the barrier function of the stratum corneum (superficial layer of the epidermis).

When skin lacks water, this can cause the cells at the surface of the skin to lose their cohesion, which can lead to excessive evaporation of water contained in the epidermis.

Signs of dehydration in skin

  • Fine lines
  • Tightness and discomfort
  • Lack of suppleness
  • Dull, rough complexion


Offering 24 hour hydration, the formula of the Hydrance Aqua Gel contains a 3D mesh of active ingredients that create a gel network containing droplets of emollient, Cohederm complex and Avene’s renowned Thermal Spring Water (known for its’ ultra soothing and softening skin benefits!)

The Cohederm is made from a carefully selected trio of lipids including esters and sterols (Isocetyl stearoyl stearate, Triethylhexanoin and Phytosterol) with intense hydrating properties, CohedermTM acts on the skin strain caused by dehydration, aids rehydrates and fortifies the skin barrier to prevent water loss, restoring water reservoirs and boosting radiance.

Dextran Sulfate and Pre-tocopheryl work together to decongest and revitalise the skin resulting in a powerful anti-fatigue combination, while also protecting the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals.

With a fresh aqua-gel texture this is a dream to apply to hot, dry or dehydrated skin and I’ve found my own skin has been lapping it up and leaving me with a dewy, fresh finish.

Use this skin solution in a variety of ways…

Day Cream –  apply by smoothing outward from the centre of the face and neck

Sleeping Mask – apply a thick layer as a mask for a fresh complexion in the morning

Eye Cream – apply from the inner to the outer eye contour area to refresh this sensitive, fragile zone.

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Available now at Clicks (in-store and online), Dis-Chem, and selected independent retailers.

R349.00 for 50ml


Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 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!

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