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How To Get The Best Summer Skin – Avène

Ahhh Avène! One of my favourite skincare brands is helping me look glowy for summer. Running. Ab workouts. Clean eating. Body scrubs…you name it, I’m doing it to get prepared for the best time of the year. A diehard, solar-powered sun worshipper, I take advantage of our short summers to have as much fun as I can outdoors. On top of the workouts, I get my skin in tip top shape for all the cute summer dresses, rompers and shorts that become favourites in my sunny wardrobe.

Avène Skincare

Skincare is a love of mine that I take pretty seriously. I moisturize like it’s my full-time job, and the thicker and richer the creams, the better. Don’t even come at me with that “fast-absorbing” wimpy stuff. I like the super creamy, thick and rich heavy hitters like the ones I’m about to review right now.

Avène Trixera Nutrition Nutri-Fluid Face and Body Cleanser

Avène Skincare

I’m going to start by saying that this is one of the top three cleansers I have ever used – and I’ve tried a lot. Thick and rich, it is the best cleanser I have ever used to remove stubborn makeup. I find most cleansers drying, leaving your face tight and ashy. Many aren’t very effective at removing eye makeup too, which is my true test of a cleanser’s worthiness.

This Trixera cleanser is truly stellar. By the way, it’s formulated as a body cleanser too! Score! It accompanies me to the gym for workouts as it does great double duty. It has a light, fresh, citrusy smell, and washes very cleanly. My skin never feels tight after using it which makes sense as it is specially formulated for dry to very dry skin. I noticed that dryness on my legs disappeared after a few days of using it also.

This formulation is soap-free and totally hypo-allergenic, so it is safe for those with sensitive skin. It lathers beautifully too. Hope you guys like bubbles!

Avène Trixera Nutrition Nutri-Fluid Face and Body Lotion

Avène Skincare

I really loved this thick and rich body lotion! I brought it along with me on my recent trip to New York City to test out. Just as well too as I forgot my makeup bag (SIGH!!!) which contained my beloved face cream. I used this lotion daily after showering from head to toe and it was beautiful.

Like I said, it’s nice and thick, yet felt light and comfortable on my face, but moisturized my skin effectively which usually tends to be on the dry side. It smells exactly like the cleanser mentioned above: light and refreshing. It was a pleasure to use first thing in the morning.

This lotion was so good, such a crowd pleaser, that my cutie cousin Danielle swiped it. I can’t blame her.

Avène Trixera Nutrition Nutri-Fluid Face and Body Balm – Fragrance-Free

Avène Skincare

This lotion is a gem just like its fragranced counterpart and is an excellent choice for those with dry to very dry, sensitive skin. A fragrance-free formula, it is comfortable, creamy and effective. Non-oily, this balm may be a better choice for those who actually prefer a light, more fast-absorbing option to the fragranced version. This cream features Sélectiose (which reduces skin reactions and speeds up cell turnover).

In addition, this version would be a great option for all members of the family including toddlers.

Avène After-Sun Repair Creamy Gel

Avène Skincare

I think it should be mandatory for all humans to own this gel. After gardening for hours last weekend in the sun, I took a shower and slathered this all over. Bonus tip: place it in the fridge for a nice cool-down treat.

This product really cools a sunburn, greatly diminishes peeling, and prolongs a golden glow. Light and creamy, this gel offers an immediate cooling effect, restores the skin’s barrier and prevents moisture loss. It’s non-greasy and fast-absorbing too, which is nice if you have a bit of a burn. Best of all, for a gel, its really moisturizing, maybe due to all of that great Avène Thermal Spring Water that comprises most of this formulation. Definitely one of my favourite summer skincare products.

Have you tried any of Avène’s great skincare products? Let me know in the comments! Be sure to try out there lip balm too – amazing.

*Products provided in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you, Avène!

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. June 15, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    How did you find out about this product line? If I can find it in my city I would definitely try the lotion

    • Dominique
      June 15, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      Hi Lulu! It’s sold at local drugstores in my city. It’s a beautiful line from France. You can order from their website too!

  2. June 15, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I really need a new skincare regimen, I travel so much my skin is starting to hate me, I might have to give this a try!!


    • Dominique
      June 15, 2017 / 1:25 pm

      This line is fantastic for sensitive skin. Good luck!

  3. June 15, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    I got a really bad burn last weekend and I have been caring for it so carefully. These look like great products to try out also. My skin is so sensitive this time of year.

    • Dominique
      June 15, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      So sorry to hear that, Steph! Arm yourself with some good unscented moisturizer and aloe gel! Take care! Try out that After-Sun Repair if you can. Really good.

  4. June 15, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Skincare is so important in the summer!! This stuff sounds amazing, I need to try!!

    • Dominique
      June 15, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      It’s really great, Sami! A must-try!

  5. June 15, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I am a big fan of lotions and creams, I can’t tell women enough that the secret to young looking skin is moisturize – moisturize – moisturize! I especially love your last tip for refrigerating the gel. I bet our skin would love soothing moisture after a long day at the beach!

    • Dominique
      June 15, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      I’m with you, Christine! Moisturizing like it’s my full-time job is my secret weapon! LOL!

  6. June 16, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    My sister lives in France but works in Switzerland and i LOOOOOVE Avene. She has to smuggle it for me into the states because it’s not sold here but whenever she visits she brings me lots of avene moisturizer and Bioderma micellar water lol

  7. June 19, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    Skincare is my vice, I am so obsessed with taking care of my skin and having a natural glow! I also burn so easily so I need to try that aftersun gel!

  8. June 22, 2017 / 9:20 am

    I love Avene. I’ve been using it for the longest time, it does wonders for my skin so I can’t wait to try these!

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