Shhh: We found a secret ingredient for a hydrated glow and it’s not hyaluronic acid…
We know, it’s tough to keep your skin plump and hydrated when you’re constantly under the AC. If you’re a serial serum stacker (newsflash: there are only so many serums you can layer on top of your skin) or a face cream hoarder (grabbing every hyaluronic acid product you see?) in a bid to keep your skin glowing, it might be time to give the Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance range a go.
Here’s why: With long term use, this line of products promises perpetually supple skin, keeping dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles at bay. The fact that it’s formulated for sensitive skin is the cherry on top. The secret? The brand’s Thermal Spring Water comes to mind (it’s in all its products and is incredibly soothing for sensitive skin), but that’s only one part of the equation…
The star ingredient here is Cohederm, a patented active formula that dives into your skin to plump it up from within. This means long-lasting hydration and restoration of skin barriers to lock all the moisture in, keeping your skin happy throughout the day. Another mood-booster: We’re pleased to report that all the Hydrance products come in a blissful floral scent that’ll add a little more joy to your beauty routine.
Where do you start? We spotlight the must-try products to get your hands on…
This way for serious hydration
Slather on the Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum (30ml, $79.90) to counter any dullness and tightness from exposing your skin to pollutants, or from downing too many cups of coffee instead of water. This serum forms a veil on the skin that acts as a barrier against environmental stressors – so say hello to calm and radiant skin.
If you want hydration but can’t let go of breathability, emulsion is your new best friend. As the next step after serum, the Hydrance Light Hydrating Emulsion (40ml, $46.90) features a lightweight texture that means your skin stays hydrated without feeling smothered.
As someone who prioritises comfort and how skincare products feel on the skin, these fast-absorbing and breathable formulas have won me over (and gifted my skin with a ton of hydration).
Wake up to pretty skin
Oh, how I love the convenience of a leave-on mask. With the Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask (50ml, $69.90), I’m greeted by the plumpest, most awake-looking skin I’ve had in awhile. And that’s before my dose of caffeine.
Now, let’s address the elephant in the room: Does it get messy? Well, this product surprised me and transferred a lot less than expected. Pro tip: Give it a few minutes to absorb into your skin before hitting the pillow, and there’ll be less transfer even if you’re tossing and turning throughout the night. Aside from giving your skin a boost of hydration, this mask is said to have detoxifying properties to rid your skin of toxins too.
When you’re up, keep the hydration going with the Hydrance Aqua Cream in Gel (50ml, $49.90), an all-in-one product that promises to soothe, hydrate and protect your skin from free radicals. This lightweight moisturiser absorbs quickly and layers beautifully under makeup, setting you up for hydrated skin all day long.
What’s your routine?
If you need a quick skincare routine to follow, Eau Thermale Avène’s experts recommend starting with the Thermal Spring Water and the Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum. Next, choose from the Hydrance Light Hydrating Emulsion or Hydrance Optimale Aqua Cream-in-gel for daytime use; or give your skin an overnight treat with Hydrance Aqua-Gel Night Hydrating Sleeping Mask before bed.
Interested in more products from the range? Check out the entire range of products from the Hydrance line!
This post is in partnership with Eau Thermale Avène.