5 Best Avène Products to Buy

Earlier this year, I shared my five favorite French beauty brands to buy. I hope it inspired you and helped you navigate the French pharmacy. One of my favorite featured brands, Avène is having a flash sale this week for 20% off, and I wanted to share some of my favorite items. The brand has been buzzing lately between my dermatologist, esthetician, sister, and neighbor. Skincare and sunscreen are essential, and I love that we can share tips and product recommendations. Avène has a lengthy product selection, and this post was designed to help you narrow it down with my five favorite Avène products. Identify your skin type and concerns, and you can choose what is best for you.

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5 best Avène products

Avène thermal water is a French girl staple product. I recently read this article on the French pharmacy secret to cleaning your face that will convince you to add this to your skincare routine if you don’t already own it.

Avène thermal water

Avène Hydrance Cream

I discovered this Hydrance Rich Cream at Citypharma in Paris; the one I picked up had sunscreen SPF 30. Even in the winter, I need to wear sunscreen, and I love a richer cream with sunscreen protection. The US formula does not offer sunscreen, but that can easily be added with the tinted compact or an additional cream at the end of my beauty routine. My skin is very dry, and I enjoy this rich hydrance cream in the colder months. There is a lighter version for spring/summer.

Avène XeraCalm A.D.

XeraCalm A.D. is a dream moisturizer for dry skin, and I use it year-round. The large bottle sits in my medicine cabinet, and I apply it right after a shower. XeraCalm A.D. is a richer, thicker formula that soaks into your skin, hydrating it with a mild scent that isn’t florally or perfume-based. It is perfect for him, too.

5 Best Avène Products Cicalfate Restorative Corrective Cream

I highly recommend having Cicalfate Restorative Cream in your medicine cabinet. This cream will amaze you at how much you reach for it after seeing this cream’s magic healing wonders. Cuts, burns, scrapes, you name it, cicalfate cream has got you covered. I also have the hand cream on my desk and in the kitchen; it was the one product that helped heal my chapped hands during the winter months.

Avène RetrinAL Eyes

RetrinaAL Eyes is a three-in-one product that helps with under-eye lines, puffiness, and dark circles. Everything I am looking for in one product. I recently switched to using this nightly after a recommendation from my esthetician. This is one of the products I will ensure I have a backup so I don’t run out. When using this product, use sunscreen during the day.

I also alternate nightly using their RetrinAL 0.1 intensive cream for anti-aging.

RetirnAL eyes Avène

Avène Mineral Tinted Compact

Avène mineral tinted compact

This compact is a dream for those who want more coverage and sun protection. Several readers and my sister included, asked me about this one. Beige is the best color for me, so if you have similar coloring, that is which one you will want to choose. If you have a darker skin tone, then honey is your color. I also love their mineral sunscreen, which I will bring to Italy this summer.

mineral sunscreen Avène

avène beauty favorites

Photo of me is by Magda for Katie Donnelly Photography

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