A good hydrating serum has to sink in quickly without leaving a silicone residue or film, and of course it has to provide skin with a nice dose of water. Avene Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum for Dehydrated Sensitive Skin meets both requirements.
avene hydrance optimale hydrating serum
A replacement for a favourite, Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum, Avene Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum is new -- it came out last month. And like its predecessor, it's an effective concentrate I happily recommend to anyone who needs a hydration kick. My skin likes it. Its formula is a whopping 77% soothing thermal spring water, which has a trace-mineral composition skin seems to love. Glycerin is also in the mix; it attracts moisture from the air and from the deeper layers of the skin.
Avene Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum ($44 at Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall) also contains a bit of silicone and a hit of mineral oil to give it its light gel texture, but not enough to leave a film on skin to interfere with whatever you layer over it. Ingredient list:
Hydrating serum is essential for dry skin. It does wonders for reducing redness and plumping up wrinkles. One of my life missions is to get every single person with oily skin onto a good hydrating concentrate too. My oily, dehydrated skin is less slick when I use one. I've also seen what a terrific difference a hydrating serum can make: my friend Kiesha has skin even more oily than mine, and a bit troubled, too. She started using one of the serums I recommended here, and when I saw her a month or two later -- wow. She had utterly calm, dewy skin that looked as though it had never been troubled in its life. I couldn't stop exclaiming.
Do you use a hydrating serum?