It’s that time of the year where the breeze gets cooler, the nights get longer and our skin gets duller. It’s not only the weather that plays a part in this. Dehydration is a common cause of lacklustre skin.

To protect your body from the cold you stocked up on embroidered parkas, pom-pom hats and velvet boots. But what should you be doing for your skin?

As the temperature begins to fall, so does the moisture in our skin. Have you noticed your foundation isn’t sitting right? Sad because your $29 lipstick is no longer graciously applied?

Eau Thermale Avéne  is just what you need.

In light of their recent launch into South Africa, I was kindly sent a press pack, consisting of an “Hydration Jar” filled with everything I need to rehydrate my skin and bring back that healthy glow.

The “Hydration Jar” which arrived just in time for Winter, was filled with three necessity Eau Thermale Avéne products required to tackle the seasonal skin nightmares.

Dehydration occurs when the water naturally contained in the skin evaporates in an excessive manner. It occurs in all skin types! Dehydrated skin can often feel rough, tight and your complexion will appear dull. Dead skin cell build-up causes flaking, skin is irritated and fine dehydration lines can appear.

Avéne Thermal Spring Water


WHAT IT IS A naturally soothing source for sensitive skin since 1743, Avène Thermal Spring Water’s unique composition is clinically shown by over 150 studies to calm, soothe and soften the skin.  Ideal for red, sensitive or irritated skin and perfect for post-workout, travel, outdoor activities or to freshen up makeup.


  • At the heart of all Avène skin care products
  • Clinically shown to soothe, soften and calm skin
  • Reduces skin sensitivity and helps restore skin balance
  • Soothes redness
  • Calms itching sensations
  • Safe for infants, children and adults



Hold upright. Do not shake. Spray onto the skin in a fine mist. Leave on for 2 to 3 minutes, then gently pat dry. Use as often as necessary. AM PM

I only started using the Avéne Thermal Spring Water a few months back, but I am obsessed already. I have sprayed myself through one 50ml can and I am already onto the next. I have previously reviewed the Avéne Thermal Spring where I thoroughly indulged in my attachment for it.

Avéne Thermal Spring Water retails for ZAR149.95 and is available for purchase from Dischem.

Avéne Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum


WHAT IT IS A unique serum enriched with a high concentration of soothing and calming Avène Thermal Spring Water provides the skin with a boost of continuous hydration for 24 hours. Use this serum as a first step to enhance the effectiveness of any skin care regimen.


  • Restores and maintains skin hydration
  • Relieves skin tightness and irritation
  • Provides 24 hours of continuous hydration with time-released hydrophilic matrix



Apply 3 pumps to a cleansed face and neck. Follow with you daily skin care regimen. AM PM.

The Avéne Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum is developed with Avène Thermal Spring Water and has all the qualities of a good hydrating serum. The Avéne Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum has the ability to sink in quickly without leaving a silicone residue and it provides the skin with sufficient hydration. The texture of the serum is thick, however once applied it is lightweight and soothing.

A hydrating serum is essential for dry skin- it does wonders for redness and plumping your skin. I would ecstatically suggest this to anyone who needs a hydration boost. It is effective, my skin likes it and it makes one kick-ass primer.

Avéne Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum retails for ZAR299.95 and is available for purchase from Dischem.

Avéne Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector

WHAT IT IS This product is subtly tinted to suit most complexions. Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector provides optimal hydration and a healthy glow while perfecting skin tone



The combination of 2 actives, Meibosérine and Lipomucine® to ensure even diffusion of Avène Thermal Spring Water in the skin and to prevent its evaporation.


The SPF 30 photoprotection that shields the skin from the harmful effects of UV exposure.


The combination of mineral pigments and illuminating pearlescent pigments that
instantly correct skin tone imperfections.

  • Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector Light” – for normal to
    combination skin.
  • Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector Rich” – for very dry skin.



Warm the product between fingers before use to activate the mineral pigments and
apply evenly on the face and neck. For optimal hydration, use in conjunction with
Avène Thermal Spring Water & Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum.

I find myself reaching for the Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector more often then not. It has a slight tint and SPF30 which is an essential for the winter sun.

I have been using the Avéne Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector in “Light”. It only comes in one shade which is subtly tinted to suit most skin tones. It does look orange out of the tube but adjusts to your skin tone once applied.

It has combination of mineral pigments and illuminating pearlescent pigments which instantly enhances and corrects skin tone imperfections. These pigments are only activated when you warm the product between your fingers before use,  and if correctly applied the result is luminous sheer skin.

It has become my go-to on a daily basis with a dash of mascara and painted lips, you’re good to go!

Avéne Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector retails for ZAR199.95 and is available for purchase from Dischem.



DISCLAIMER: I received the above products free of charge from Avéne South Africa to review and share my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company.

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    1. I hope my post helped iron out things for you! I did a review just on the thermal spring water-https://roguebynablah.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/eau-thermale-avene-spring-water-review/ . I did not know what to expect when I first used it too, but now I love it!

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    1. Thanks for reading 😊 It is the only product I owned from Avene for a while too and I loved it! I would love to hear your thoughts when you try out any of their other products!


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