Tuesday 15 May 2012

Avene Hydrance Optimale UV Light SPF 20 Protective Hydrating Cream - Review

Still on my quest to find a moisturiser with a high SPF that would suit my skin and leave it nicely moisturised I purchased - Avene Hydrance Optimale UV Light SPF 20 Protective Hydrating Cream.

Last year I filled in a form on the Avene website where they would suggest products to suit your requirements and send out tiny samples to try. This was one of the products sent.

Claims -

This moisturiser is listed as being suitable for normal to combination sensitive dehydrated skin. A hydrating moisturiser to protect the skin from daily aggressions and help prevent skin ageing caused by the sun. It also has a light mattifying effect. As with all Avene products, the ingredients include Avene Thermal Spring Water. Paraben free.

My thoughts -

This is a bit of a product rave..

In short this is perfect for my skin type, It doesn't irritate or make it react at all.

The product comes in a squeezy tube container. The scent is so gentle, it is barely detectable but is similar to the soapy smell of the Gel Cleanser I recently reviewed. Texture wise it is a light fluid that absorbs into the skin immediately leaving my skin feeling hydrated and soft all day. As it has a mattifying effect, the skin doesn't glow (though it is bright) but on the upside I don't get an oily t zone as the day goes on. For an SPF product I am so pleased it moisturises whilst protecting. I would definitely repurchase.

I bought the Avene Hydrance Optimale UV Light SPF 20 Protective Hydrating Cream 40ml at Boots, I cannot find my receipt but I am sure I paid around £14 for it.


  1. I use the rich version of this and it's just the best thing for dry skin for the price, Ive repurchased about 7 times! X

  2. It is part of my daily routine. I agree with you on everything, it is really perfect for sensible skins. And the UV protection is perfect for my speckles.

    Ana Inácio


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