There’s a reason why Avène is considered to be a skincare classic – it’s an iconic French pharmacy staple, made famous by its dry and sensitive skin-friendly formulas which focus on hydrating and soothing damaged skin. The key ingredient in all of Avène’s formulas is its Thermal Spring Water, a naturally pure water which is pH neutral and contains a balance of calcium and magnesium, which help to improve skin’s balance and tolerance.
Avène’s product range encompasses over 40 products for face and body, but these 11 are the ones you absolutely need to add to your skincare shelf.
3. Avène Hydrance Aqua Gel
Oily and breakout-prone skin is often dehydrated, so needs moisture just as much as dry skin does – but chances are you’d rather not apply a thick cream to your face. This light gel-cream textured moisturiser is a perfect substitute. It’s soothing and cooling, but still packs skin with moisture.
4. Avène Hydrance Rich Hydrating Cream
Dry and sensitive skin types especially will benefit from using this rich moisturising cream – which offers an impressive 24 hours of continuous hydration. It’s best applied the final step in your evening skincare routine – layer it on thick and you’ll wake up to skin that feels noticeably softer.
7. Avène Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream
If your skin has had an unexpected allergic reaction, is feeling hypersensitive, or has a damaged barrier, this is the cream to have on hand for sensitive skin emergencies. It’s incredibly soothing – calming skin and relieving sensations of tightness and stinging instantly while working to restore a healthy skin barrier within 48 hours.