Two Skincare Products You Must Try From Avene

I have to confess, I thought Avene was pronounced as “Aveen” (instead of “Aven”). That’s what I get for not paying attention to letter symbols! And I almost embarrassed myself by almost blurting it out during Avene’s Micellar Lotion launch event, which btw I was really excited to go to. I have been dying to try their Thermal Spring Water spray but couldn’t get myself to buy it cause of my skepticism.

“It’s just (expensive) water?” — for those of you who have the same doubts, i hear ya! — if you look at its ingredients, it’s mostly just a bottle of unspoiled, unscented, paraben free spring water from France. It’s as simple as that, and yet it’s known to heal skin diseases, burnt victims skins and so on…


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Healing Spray

From my personal experience (warning this is the part where i overshare), Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray completely healed a rash spot i had on my bum — in a span of 8 days! I was really impressed. I also sprayed it once on my occasional morning allergy leg rash. Not only did it make the rash disappear faster (compared to when i take meds) but it also reduces my urge to scratch and spread it (side story, I once managed to spread this rash onto my face and lips — I looked like a Platypus LOL).

It’s particularly made for sensitive skin — while i haven’t experienced its anti irritant properties directly on my face because it’s (thankfully!) clear atm — i’ve heard other bloggers say it can also heal facial redness and other impurities. For me, this spray is my go-to when i want to hydrate / freshen up my sticky post-work out face. It’s also now a part of my night time skincare routine. It balances my skin — meaning my face feels and looks like it’s not too matte, or too oily.


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The Lazy Girl’s Bestfriend

Avene Micellar Lotion or as i like to call it— us lazy girls’ BFF — is a facial cleanser and make up remover all at once, and the best part of it is it doesn’t have to be rinsed off after use. No more excuses to skip removing makeup before bedtime. So this bottle now sits in my bedside drawer and aids for nights when i’m wearing makeup and I’m too tired to walk to the bathroom and wash my face.

If like me, you’re already an avid fan of their Thermal Spring Water Spray, you’ll be thrilled to know that this “lotion” is  infused with it’s same soothing and anti-irritant properties. It’s super hydrating and safe for those with sensitive skin. It feels light like water (no greasy feels!) and it has a calming soft scent. It’s just as effective in removing waterproof makeup as my other more expensive micellar water cleanser like Bioderma.

I honestly have nothing bad to say on both products. Although, those of you with sensitive skin might benefit more from it compared to those who doesn’t have sensitive skin like me. But even so, I would still repurchase these simply ’cause I’m a sucker for good skincare products. I like it when I feel that my skin is clear and hydrated enough that on most days I feel confident to not wear makeup at all ;)

Have you guys tried Avene yet? What makeup remover / cleanser do you use?

Avene Philippines | facebook | available at selected Watsons and Mercury Drugstore
Avene Thermal Spring Water Sray 50ml – PHP 530 | 150ml – PHP 825 | 300ml – PHP 1,050
Avene Micellar Lotion 200ml PHP 735. Disclaimer: These products were given to me to test out and review. All my opinion and experiences stated here are 100% honest and true. 



  • reylen castro says:

    I haven’t tried any of Avène ‘s products, bec of financial constraints but I would really loved to. Even volunteered to post a post-event PR of this. To know what happened during the event :) But with what you’ve written…I’m impressed! ♥

    • Shayne♥ says:

      Thanks sis! True its expensive nga :( sana they go on sale at some point. Do you know if nagsale na sila dati?

      • reylen castro says:

        Parang wala pa yata? Hopefully soon… as they launched a new product. For us commoners to try and experience what you’ve experienced too hehe sample! Sample! ;)

  • Lily Ayala says:

    Hmmm, I haven’t tried the lotion but I did have a sample of the spring water at one point. I didn’t think it did much for me, but then again I didn’t have any problem areas at the time. Glad you like these products! I LOVE Philosophy’s Purity cleanser, my fave!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Vanessa says:

    (Oh….sht….I pronounce[d] it like ‘aveen’ too LOOOL)(#uncultured)
    I haven’t tried anything from Avene, but I was skeptical of their water spray too (y’know, like a normal cheap person). Slightly less skeptical of it now, but still not something I’d rush to try out. It’s healing properties sound amazing though!
    The term ‘micellar lotion’ is confusing…is it a liquidy substance or lotion consistency???

    • Shayne♥ says:

      Hahaha! GMTA? I actually still sometimes pronounce it as aveeen even now that i know its wrong. The spray is really good esp if youre prone to breakouts.

      I was also confused by that. They shouldve just called it cleanser imo. Accrdg googled it can still be considered as a lotion cause its moisturising etc… it feels just like water / bioderma.

  • Yes to both!!! I have 2 sample sizes of the micellar water. As for the thermal water spray…. I haven’t restocked since I finished mine up a few months ago. SO $$$$$$ KASI but it really does work wonders!!!

    • Shayne♥ says:

      Siss whered you get the sample sizes? And how do they look like (for travel purposes haha). Oh and how long did one bottle lasted for you? Napaparanoid ako feeling ubos na ung akin soon!

      • The saleslady in Watsons bombarded me with samples of almost everything when I purchased the thermal water! I’ll post a photo here later when I get home :-) I don’t use it regularly kasi so I still have it – I use Biore cleansing oil kasi to remove my makeup every night :-)

  • Natasja says:

    I actually have the spring water myself. It is good to my skin, especially during hot summer months. I love the pictures btw :)

  • Diana says:

    I haven’t tried their makeup remover ( not sure why…I believe it’s because every time I reach for a Micelar water or something like that from the Pharmacy I tend to get Bioderma without considering anything else) But I might give this one a try – I’ve come tired of my Garnier Micelar water for some reason…

    Their Thermal Water is amazing!!!! I love it for the summer time <3 ( although I've been using the Caudalie version infused with grape extracts and such). It's what saves my face when it's super warm and hot during the night times.

    I'm so happy that your posting again <3 I've missed your posts :3

    • Shayne♥ says:

      Thank you di!! when you do get one you can make a comparison review :) here avene is cheaper than bioderma. Not sure if its equally priced there.. Is it? :) also whats the price range of caudalie?

      • Diana says:

        I can actually do that yes :3 Avene is really cheaper when compared to Bioderma in terms of Micelar water and thermal waters. Caudalie…it depends. There are products that are more or less at the price range of Avene and Bioderma but there are others – like their clay masks, serums and more fancy products – that are in fact more expensive than Bioderma and other brands here. The good thing is that they have a wide range of bottles and sizes so I can get a travel size version of products like their toners and cleansing oils, before committing to a full-size one.( If we ever make another swap I would be more than glad to get a few bits and bobs from them :3 )

        Take care*

        • Shayne♥ says:

          Yas! Travel sized sprays would be nice… Although di i think the cans will explode during shipment lol. Btw i can also send some color pop stuff in case you want :)

  • Shireen says:

    Eek! I have always pronounced it as ‘Aveen’ too! OMG, embarrassing! I am one of those ladies who thinks the thermal spray is just glorified, over priced water but reading that it actually helped you with your rash, I need to pick up a travel size and give it a test too!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Shayne♥ says:

      I think it wont do much for girls with less sentive skin cause it really targets skin irritants etc… Although i havent tried it on a zit. I guess ill have to wait for one to test it out lol. It has slight mattifying properties :)

  • Sangeeta says:

    I haven’t explored Avene as a range. Need to try it out. The thermal spring water sounds amazing.

  • Iqra says:

    I have the small size of their thermal water and I really like it, the mist is so soothing! I need to try the makeup remover next, I’ve been having too many of those nights where I don’t feel like going to wash my makeup off thanks to Uni stress and boy does my skin hate me for it >_<

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

    • Shayne♥ says:

      Iqra! ^^ I agree! I think mines almost used up cause i keep spraying it on my allergies when the rashes pop up haha! It soothes the itch – k this sounds so wrong!

  • now I’m really keen on trying the spray. I have sensitive skin and get rashes all over my body…I also thought that Avene spray is just an expensive water and the healing part is a frosting to prettify it

  • Tine Despares says:

    Awww parang ang galing ng product sis. Kaso medyo may kamahalan but pretty sure it’s worth naman the price! Love how it helped you a lot! I think bongga talaga siya and it will be my bff too coz I’m a lazy person! ahahahah lol

    love lots,

  • Lhourdes Mercadero says:

    Read a lot.of good review about the makeup.remover. It a very good one for me who is always lazy to remove makeup specially if I’m dead tired.
    Thanks for this review Ms.Shayne

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