Review: Eau Thermale Avene mattifying fluid

I’m still working my way through the first batch of goodies Avene gave me and I’ve made good friends with Eau Thermale Avene mattifying fluid (R239, Dis-chem).

Hello hun bun!

A hydrating but ultra-lightweight fluid, its ideal for peeps like me who’ve got an combination skin and are looking for ways to moisturise without aggravating oilies. Ingredients-wise, it makes use of Avene’s soothing spring water and glycerin to hydrate and includes a calming licorice extract.

As far as mattifying goes, they’re using a particular polymer that’s able to absorb oil without drying your skin while having an ultra-mild primer-like effect. They’ve got the amount just right so there’s no powdery finish or a tightening sensation no matter how much of it you use. This also means it plays nicely with anything I layer on top of it, be it sunscreen or foundation.

I took it with me to the Port Elizabeth to visit my folks over Easter along with a trusty back up hydrator in case it turned out to be a ball of kak but it’s not. It’s awesome. This is something I’ll totally use up as opposed to trial then pass on. High praise from a fussy, product-swamped beauty blogger.

Love, love


9 thoughts on “Review: Eau Thermale Avene mattifying fluid

  1. Hi Leigh

    This is such a great post thank you…Can I ask a question off topic, a while ago you posted on Instagram about the launch of the new Ganier sheet masks, any idea when it will be available in stores?


    1. Hi skat! If I remember correctly they’re coming out in August or October but I’m not sure. I’ll ask the PR later today and get back to you when she responds x x

      1. Me again! I spoke to the PR on Friday and she said it’ll be out in October. Quite the wait but maybe it’ll be worth it. I haven’t been given one to try yet but when I do I’ll be sure to create a review.

    1. Morning Leigh

      Thank you for getting back to me:)
      yes, that is quite the wait…hehehe…looking forward to the review:)
      By the way, loving the new layout!!
      Have a super Monday


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