Every now and then my skin becomes grumpy and sensitive for no obvious reason.  I suspect it’s down to my ever-changing hormones, but diet, lack of sleep and stress can also have an effect.  My poor skin goes dull and develops dry patches, and the more I worry about it, the worse it gets.

Avène Hydrating Serum to the rescue.  This light, soothing serum contains thermal spring water and glycerine to immediately hydrate the skin.  It glides on effortlessly and sinks in quickly.  I like to apply it twice for a double layer of comfort.

Even thought it’s designed for sensitive skin, it works well as an everyday serum.  I like it during the summer months when my skin doesn’t need a lot of rich moisture.  I also like that I can use it around my always-sensitive eyes without bother.

Effectiveness: 4 – quickly works to hydrate dry, irritated skin.

User Experience: 4 – melts into the skin and doesn’t have a strong scent, which is appreciated when my skin is feeling fragile.

Comfort: 4 – I usually need to apply this twice to feel it’s working.

Repurchase: Yes.  I’ll be buying this again as it’s a good-value every day serum.

Avène Hydrating Serum, £17


Posted by:elizabeth

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