Eau Thermale Avène
Hydrance OPTIMALE Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector
OVERALL RATING
Size 40ml
AVAILABLE AT CLICKS & DISCHEM. RSP R199.95

AVAILABLE IN 2 TEXTURES: Light - for normal to combination skin and Rich - for dry skin.

This product is one of the newest editions to the Eau Thermale Avène range and is subtly tinted to suit most complexions. Hydrance OPTIMALE Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector provides optimal hydration and a healthy glow while perfecting skin tone.

KEY BENEFITS:

HYDRATES: The combination of 2 actives, Meibosérine and Lipomucine® ensures even diffusion of Avène Thermal Spring Water in the skin and prevents evaporation.

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

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

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

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.

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RUBIES RAVES

OVERALL RATING
 
  • Natasha
    Avène hydration treat - 20 Jun 2017
    Watched the application video online and diligently read through the information pamphlet in the packaging. Product feels great on my skin even though I was a bit worried it would give an oily look and feel. Did apply a bit of powder to set product. After a full day of wear my skin still feels as hydrated as when I applied it this morning.
    Colour is a bit too dark for my skin and also had my sister test it and she found it too dark for her complexion as well. Had to blend a lot but powder a bit so that the contrast wasn't bad
    If the product came in a even ligter tone I would definitely put it on my shopping list.
  • Jani
    I love this - 13 Jun 2017
    I've always used la girl bb cream, which is a lovely product, but this just gives me so much more coverage. It is slightly orange toned, but I mix it with some light concealor to get the perfect shade. I struggle with dry skin (especially around winter time) and this is perfect for my skin.
  • stuart
    hydrance - 12 Jun 2017
    my gf is over the moon about this as she suffers from blotchy dry skin especially in the colder days and loves it!
  • Caitlin
    Great product - 12 Jun 2017
    I really enjoyed using this product. I found I could use it in the place of a foundation as it really evened out my skin tone. It was incredibly hydrating an reduced the appearance of fine lines.
  • nadia
    Avene Hydrance Optimal Hydrating skin tone perfector - 7 Jun 2017
    I like the tube that doesnt drip and dispense too much at once.Very light to carry.No oilyness no aftermarks no sweating.I LOVE it
  • nadia
    Avene Hydrance Optimal Hydrating skin tone perfector - 7 Jun 2017
    O my gosh what value for money.I am so glad i recieved a sample i LOVE it.No dryness No oilyness No lines.Thank you Rubybox Thank you Avene
  • Lizaan
    Avene Hydrance - 6 Jun 2017
    I have tried it for 2 weeks. not bad. when you apply it to your skin,it feels grainy. but it does help to put moisture back in your skin. the color is to dark for my skin type.
  • Lisa
    Avene Hydrance Optimale light - 6 Jun 2017
    I was truly surprised by this product and now I use it everyday! I don't like wearing a lot of product and make up, such as foundation, so I was super excited to learn this is tinted and has an spf of 30.
    It essentially does the same job as a bb cream but feels much lighter on my skin, and the peachy tint leaves my skin looking bright and healthy.
    I was also impressed by how gentle this product is on ones skin. My skin is easily irritated by many products and I can wear this without worrying about my skin!
    I also don't have to put any make up over it which is awesome!
  • Jessica - Lee
    Avene Hydrance Optimale - 6 Jun 2017
    This is a phenomal product, it adapts perfectly to your skin tone! It has the perfect dewy finish and it also has an SPF which is a great added plus! Definitely worth your buck!
  • Brogian
    Hydrating Skin Tone Perfecter - 6 Jun 2017
    I was not impressed with this product the colour was way too orange for my face... it dried out my skin and left my skin feeling tight and dehydrated.

    I would not recommend this product or purchase it
  • Jane
    The tone of it put me off - 6 Jun 2017
    I have to say that I would be willing to give this product another chance if there was a lighter color option.
    I didn't like the orange-ness as I have a yellow undertone to my skin which obviously looked very pink when I had the product on. But as I said it felt good but the big negative for me was the color. I'd like to see if there were lighter less pink color options.
  • Juzet
    Cover perfect - 6 Jun 2017
    Great coverage not to heavy. I struggle with really dry skin and with this new product I have no more worries! Love to be able to use in winter time when skin needs even more moisture.
  • Nicole
    Avène Hydrance OPTIMAL - 6 Jun 2017
    what an amazing product, will definitely keep on using it, love the way i feels on my skin and it also gives my skin a healthy glow
  • Bianca
    Soft skin - 6 Jun 2017
    My skin felt very nice after using it a couple of days but it makes me look a bit orange after applying it. Don't know if it is because of winter (my skin goes extra fair then).
  • Elle
    I will totally use this forever!!! - 6 Jun 2017
    I am so obsessed with this brand. I now buy everything from their range.

    The SPF 30 is amazing!!! I am in love.
    I love the shade ; ) It is like magic. It changes over time and then just looked perfect on me. My friends thought I had gone for a facial!
  • Nicole
    Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance - 6 Jun 2017
    Lovely to use when you don't want to apply a lot of foundation.Gives you skin a healthy glow. #rubybox #HydranceGlow
  • Melenishia
    Great Product - 6 Jun 2017
    I used this for some time and for me it worked perfectly I keep on recommending it to family and friends.
  • Safiyyah
    Good for sensitive skin - 2 Jun 2017
    I haven't tried this particular product of the range but have tried the cold creams and face mists. I have dry and sensitive skin so it moisturized my skin and had no break out. Would definitely want to try new products of this brand
  • Cleopatra
    Mama's Fav! - 31 May 2017
    I haven't tried this product myself but my mom uses it and swears by it. She won't stop raving about how her skin is so amazing thanks to it.
  • Nadia
    HYDRANCE AVENE - 29 May 2017
    I received a sample from my friend to try out and I'm so impressed. The colour blended perfect and because I struggle with very dry skin this is the perfect base for me. Will recommend all ruby's to give this amazing product a try.
  • Melissa
    Delivers - 27 May 2017
    While the colour didn't quite match my pale skin the product did deliver on what it claimed to do. It left my skin feeling moisturised and less sensitive to the winter air. If they could make a tone for fairer skin I would definitely use it again in the future.
  • Lindi
    Hi Ruby Box - 26 May 2017
    very light to carry and very light on skin.Not oily not drying out my skin and i don't use a lot a little goes a long way
  • Catriena
    Perfecto - 25 May 2017
    First of all, this product smells amazing, I thought it would have that "make-up" smell but it smells so good. Also, it blended very well with my skin and didn't feel like I had a cover on my face. I don't wear foundation or a lot of make up so this is perfect to use as a cover should there be some imperfections on my face. Would definitely recommend it to my friends.
  • Caroline
    Not my Type - 25 May 2017
    Before I start my review I have to put out there that there will never be a product that suits every skin type and every skin tone. In saying this I am not saying this is a bad product. I have read the other reviews and it seems to work for a lot of ladies out there. However this product did not work as promised for me. I have Eastern European very pale skin and this cream left me with a little bit of a peachy tint that made me look like I put on foundation that was at least two shades too dark. I also have very dry skin and I could not use this product without an extra layer of cream underneath.

    I do have to say that this product did work nicely under foundation which is a great positive.

  • Cherise
    Perfect Blend - 25 May 2017
    I received my sample from Rubybox a week ago.

    This product provides a clean look, a soft feel. It accommodated my skin type and color with absolute ease.

    I have a lot of difficulty finding the right product for my skin type. I definitely feel that I have found a perfect match.
  • Bianca
    Natural, dewy glow! - 24 May 2017
    Hi Rubies xo

    If you want a healthy glow, then read some more...

    Basically what the Avene Hydrance Optimale Hydrating skin tone perfector does is;

    * It hydrates your skin
    * It protects your skin thanks to the SPF 30 in it
    * It contains mineral pigments and illuminating pearlescent pigments that instantly correct your skin tone imperefections

    Let me just add- when you first apply it- it seems waaay darker then your skin tone and kind of looked orange on me. BUT do not fear because magically it adjusts to your skin tone and blends in perfectly. Funny enough, when you do apply this- it doesn't seem too moisturising, but once it's on, it has a very dewy effect which is perfect for my dry winter skin! Your skin does feel moisturized and soft. The pigments give you a subtle coverage and glow. This is perfect for all my ladies who don't want to wear foundation everyday, but want their imperfections covered.

    Really loved this product! You can view my before and after images on my blog post - fabbybee.blogspot.co.za and follow me on Instagram- @fab_by_bee_blog

    Talk soon xoxo
  • Lolly
    Hydrance Glow - 24 May 2017
    I absolutely love the scent of the product, it has a very fresh smell which i find great for mornings, helps to wake me up happy. I found the product was not too oily, it spreads quite well and absorbs into the skin almost instantly. The colour is not too overpowering which makes it great for lighter skin such as mine. I suffer badly with my skin and as yet i have had no reaction to the introduction of a new product which is great as i usually suffer when introducing any new product which has not happened with Avene. Great product, i would definitely recommend it above others
  • Christine
    Bitter sweet feeling - 23 May 2017
    I absolutely love the whole Avène range - I use their facial products daily; from the face wash, spring water spray, Cleanance Hydra cream, eye cream, lip balm... YOU NAME IT... Their products are of the highest quality and I am so glad my Dermatologist introduced me to this range. I was extremely excited to test the Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin tone Perfector - but to my disappointment, the Light shade was still too dark on my fair skin :( I must admit, I do have a very fair skin tone and a lot of bases / concealers are too dark for my skin. I just so badly wished that this product would be perfect for my skin tone... sadly it made me look orange. However, despite the colour mismatch, I really enjoy the light feeling on my skin and the hydrating aspect of this product. Should Avène develop such a product for people with fair skin, I will be first in line to purchase it.
  • Marie
    Glow - 23 May 2017
    I love the smell and feel of the product. It gives a very nice glow to the face, wount use it for a everyday foundation doenst have coverage. But for a beach day or if u dont feel like alot of make up and want the nice glow look this will work wonders.
  • Yonica
    Hiking Hydration! - 23 May 2017
    I received the product the day before leaving for a weekend of camping and hiking. I decided to test it with the elements as it has a 30 SPF in. I was surprised at how well the product lasted on my skin with the hiking! My skin was hydrated and the colour fantastic. Definitely recommending this product!
  • Nadine
    No need for Make up! - 21 May 2017
    When applying it to my skin, the texture of the product is harder than most moisturizers. I found that it didn’t spread as easily over my skin as other products do… this made me wonder how on earth it could actually do anything for my skin. But once I had applied it, damn. My skin was glowing. No really glowing! I don’t know how they did it but my skin tone was perfect and looked incredibly healthy. And not only did it look good, it FELT great too! My skin feels so soft and smooth- and it lasted all day!
    This product definitely surprised me!
  • Pauline
    Avene Hydrance Optimale - 21 May 2017
    I received the product yesterday and have tried it twice now.
    There are some pros and cons to it but all in all very happy with the product!
    The product spreads very easily and does not make ones face oily which is a huge plus! The only concern is have is that even though it says it is for light skin tones, I find it a bit too dark still for someone as pale as myself. Once spread down my chin it blends in much better.
    Great product!
  • Tayla
    Does what is claims - 21 May 2017
    I was nervous or the colour as it was quite orange and I'm pale but it blended in nicely. It didn't irritate my sensitive skin and definitely evened my skin tone slightly. I'll probably repurchase it in future if I can afford it.
  • Daniela
    Is this really my skin?? - 19 May 2017
    I was so thrilled to receive my very own Avéne Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector. This product has blown my mind! My skin is usually is dry, dull and a little sensitive. On the very first application of this product I immediately noticed a difference; my skin definitely had that healthy glow, I couldnt believe it was actually my own skin. My favourite things about this product would have to be the non-greasy formula as well as having an SPF 30 (to protect my very fair skin). A product worth purchasing anytime in my books!
  • nadia
    Avene Hydrance Optimal Hydrating skin tone perfector - 19 May 2017
    Very light to carry and very light on skin.Not oily not drying out my skin and i dont use a lot a little goes a long way
  • Marizanne
    Avène Hydrance review - 18 May 2017
    I have more glowing skin and my skin tone is more evenly perfected
  • Michell
    Glow - 18 May 2017
    The Avenesa Hydrance Glow makes you skin feel soft and hydrated you really can see a glow after applying this great product!
  • Anoecha
    Perfect natural look! - 18 May 2017
    This is the only base i have ever used that has a natural look. It looks amazing you can even use it as a light cream. I am loving this product!!! Your face does not feel smothered with base! LOVE !!!!!
  • Victoria
    Amazing product - 18 May 2017
    It keeps my skin so hydrated and provides great coverage! I love it and use it every morning
  • Bianca
    Amazing! - 18 May 2017
    This product is amazing! It's hydrating, adjusts to your skin tone and give you a long lasting glow all day!
  • Megan
    Product from heaven - 18 May 2017
    So I received this product last week and all I can say is WOW,

    It has been amazing on my skin and it gives a nice cover without it feelings heavy on your skin , amazed yet?
    This product is abit orange at first BUT then changes to suit your skin tone I mean how amazing is that!!!!

    Would really recommend this product to everyone !! My skin is at its best its ever been with a product ! #rubybox #aveneSA
  • Tasmyn
    Skin Tone Perfector - 18 May 2017
    I received my product yesterday and tried it out immediately. At first I was not a fan because otherwise was far too dark on my light complexion and clung to the dry patches on my face. However, after leaving it on for a few minutes I looked in the mirror and was surprised at how healthy and natural my skin looked. The colour had settled down and was not noticeably darker like it was upon initial application. My dry patches had calmed down and the redness around them wasn't as prominent. After washing my face that evening I didn't feel the need to slather on a million moisturizers like I usually do. My skin felt plump, soft and calm. This was extremely unusual because after washing, my face usually feels tight and sensitive. This product made a huge difference with just one application and I am so excited to continue using it during the harsh winter months that suck the moisture out of my skin
  • Tayla
    Avène awesome! - 17 May 2017
    The skin tone perfector is available in 2 textures, light for normal to combination skin and Rich - for dry skin. I tried the light texture skin protector. On opening it the scent is devine! The way make-up should smell! This skin perfector is subtly tinted to suit most complexions. If hydrates your skin while providing good coverage. This skin perfector also provides a higher spf protection than most base products, which is absolutely superb!
  • Shandré
    Glow baby, glow! - 17 May 2017
    This is a great product ( as is most of the stuff rubybox reccomends). It hidrates the skin amazingly. It has a great spf in too which is great for us pale girls out here.

    The only problem for me was that it was a bit dark for my skintone and i had the lightest shade, however I mixed it with my nomal moisturiser and it worked perfectly.

    It made my skin feel silky smooth and it smells fantastic.
    All in all, it's definitely a must purchase if you're in the market for a tinted moisturiser!

  • Kirsty
    Amazed at this product - 17 May 2017
    Really happy to have reviewed this product as it is something I will invest in for my beauty regime. It is a great hydrating cover up that blends easily to cover blemishes and allows make up to set nicely on top of it. I highly recommend it
  • Yolandi
    Inlove with this product - 17 May 2017
    I received this product on Friday and I have been using it since then,what a wonderful product. Perfect to wear if you are looking for a minimal coverage and want hydrated skin.Would definitely recommend this product!
  • Simone
    You Glow, Girl! - 17 May 2017
    The product packaging feels so high-end and luxurious, the bottle was so nice and easy to use. The product, although admittedly a little too tan for my face, was amazing. It works great if you just rub into the skin and carry on with your day, or as a primer, which works so well, especially if you're a diva who loves make up. My skin, already suffering from season-change splotchiness and dryness, really benefit from the hydrating and evening properties in the product. Would totally recommend to everyone. This one is worth it. Get your glow on, the natural way, with Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance OPTIMALE Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector.
  • Soretha
    Glow - 17 May 2017
    Great product. It smells amazing and after the first application I could feel my skin is much more hydrated- perfect for winter.
  • Alexandria
    What a luxury product! - 17 May 2017
    Love this product, the packaging looks very valuable, it smells incredible and the texture is smooth and radiant.

    The only concern fo rme is the colour really did not match my skin tone well but I'm sure that is easy to correct with the right colour choice.

    I think it is great if you are on the go and one step less than having to moisturise AND apply foundation.
  • Soretha
    Perfect glow - 17 May 2017
    I'm in love! Received a bottle from my friend and what a difference! Perfect coverage not too heavy with a glowing complection! Thanks Juzet and Rubybox for introducing me to this amazing product!
  • Kelly (Rubybox)
    FEELING CONFIDENCE - 16 May 2017
    WOW, with just ONE application, and my first try, I can ALREADY see results, I am too excited to continue using this product. THANK YOU for this tester!!!!!!
  • Andrea
    Avéne Hydrance Optimale - INLOVE - 15 May 2017
    Recieved this product about two days ago and I am abseloutely INLOVE with it. I have a very sensitive combination skin and I honestly wouldn't recommend anything else but this for any lady out there that lives to take good care of her skin. It's soft texture yet amazing natural glow goves you everything you need to look your absolute best.

  • Angel
    i got mine and i LOVE IT - 15 May 2017
    i recieved mine , it smells lovey is non greasy and matches my skin tone , the circles under mine are gone and my skin feels flawless :D VERY HAPPY
  • Gabriella
    skin tone perfector - 11 May 2017
    My skin type is very sensitive and very uneven. I am very satisfied with the progress of this product
  • Smudged
    Very hydrating - and you only use a tiny bit at a time - 3 May 2017
    Word of warning - use less than you think! The first time I tried this I used a bit too much product and ended up looking a bit orange for a while until it settled. You only need to use a small amount of this product, and it is very hydrating! Check out the video on the Avene website for application tips.
  • Rayne
    Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector - 3 May 2017
    Originally I thought the Light colour was too dark for me and would possibly oxidise around my jawline. However, looks can be deceiving and it blended in beautifully with no oxidisation at all. It was ever so slightly too dark for me as I am basically transparent. But it still worked well enough to review and I can use lightening drops in the future if need be.

    You can definitely feel the hydration in the product while you are applying it on your face and I think this is what aids in its blending ability.

    It also has a really divine scent. Really fresh and summery. You can definitely pinpoint the SPF smell in there. Due to this, I don’t apply to product past the underneath of my eyebrows. I don’t have sensitive skin but I have had negative reactions to SPF in my make-up before and I don't want to risk it.

    If you check out some reviews online, you will see this compared to BB and CC creams. It generally gets between four and five stars per review, too. My favourite aspects of the formulation would be that it contains antioxidants and it hydrates. This is thanks to the added lipomucine, meiboserine and pre-tocopheryl. Pre-tocopheryl (what a mouthful!) contains Vitamin E which protects you from free radicals.

    The Hydrating Skin Perfector can be purchased for R199.95 from Clicks and Dis-Chem stores.

Eau Thermale Avène

Eau Thermale Avène has a rich history that began in a small village of Southern France. 1736: It all started when the Marquis de Rocozel’s horse was healed; He was suffering from stubborn pruritus and was healed after a few swims. That is how the soothing, anti-irritating properties of Avène Thermal Spring Water were discovered.

The legitimacy of Avène Thermal Spring Water starts at the Hydrotherapy Center. Inaugurated in 1990 and expanded in 2004, the Hydrotherapy Center offers an elegant architecture that blends in perfectly with the pristine site of the Sainte-Odile spring. The center is equipped with the latest medical equipment. Treatments are conducted under strict medical control and widely contribute in establishing Avène Thermal Spring Water’s reputation. To enjoy this green valley, people come from Europe, of course, but also from the U.S, Japan and China.

Eau Thermale Avène