Avene Eau Thermale Hydrance Optimale Rich

I was lucky enough to be chosen by Avene and @alexsteinherr to trial the new Hydrance Rich Hydrating Cream before it’s launch this month.


What was it?

Eau Thermale Avene Hydrance Optimale Rich is a hydrating moisturiser for dry to very dry dehydrated sensitive skin.  Based on Meiboserin which limits the evaporation of the Avene Thermal Spring Water from the skin and Lipomucine® which increases coverage across the skin. Paraben free”


How to use

The instructions state to apply in the morning and/or evening to a cleansed face and neck.  Although I do apply this both morning and evening, I tend to just apply this to my cheeks and around my eye socket (not in my eyes).  My skin is oily/combination and is prone to blemishes and breakouts, but I do find areas are very dehydrated.

My thoughts

The texture is gorgeous, very thick and creamy.  I actually think it is a lot thicker than any other moisturisers I own.  It massages well into skin and really absorbs quickly, so doesn’t need a lot of rubbing in. The cream doesn’t leave a greasy residue, although you can feel that you have used a cream to the touch, if that makes sense.

The cream does have a fragrance, which I find quite strong.  It isn’t over powering, but I find it similar to Sudocrem nappy cream.  I actually happen to like the smell of nappy cream haha but others might not.

My skin felt really hydrated after use.  As the cream is much thicker, I felt it really provided my skin with an extra boost of moisture.  The effects of the cream seemed to last a lot longer and my skin didn’t dry out as fast.  I found this to be a great cream for me, applying it to my cheeks and eye area to boost moisture, nourish and soothe my skin whilst I slept. In the morning my skin seemed more hydrated and plumped, ready for the day.


  1. Very hydrating so great for really dry skin
  2. Easy to fit into your current routine
  3. Very smooth, great texture and left my skin so soft.
  4. Calming, nourishing and soothing, not irritating to skin
  5. Budget friendly £13.50 for 40ml


  1. Quite a strong fragrance
  2. Possibly not great for oily skin on the T Zone

Although this product was gifted, everything I have written is my honest opinion, thoughts and experiences.  Thanks for reading.

You can find out more info here and purchase here

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