The only serum you need in your morning routine

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this potent vitamin C offering

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 19 2020

The product

When it comes to daytime skin care we like to keep things simple and opt for a serum that ticks a lot of boxes. Because when you’re rushing out the door at 8am, we’d rather avoid the skin care circus of layering on a dozen separate formulas.

Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum is one such multi-tasking hero. An ultra-lightweight and refreshing addition to your morning skin care routine, it boasts a formula rich in vitamin C and GP4G, to reinforce and stimulate the skin’s natural defence against environmental aggressors. 

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this revitalising and protective serum to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum to a panel of women aged 18 to 35 with tired and dull complexions, who were looking to brighten skin, smooth fine lines and help prevent further signs of ageing.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum.

The way it improved skin tone and texture: Reviewers noticed a marked improvement in the overall tone of their complexion with continued use of the serum, “I noticed visible improvements on the texture on my skin and an overall brighter appearance.”

How hydrating it was: Our members were impressed by the hydrating formula, which left their skin feeling comfortable and moisturised well throughout the day and into the night.

The sensitive-skin friendly formula: Those of our members with sensitive skin found the formula gentle enough to use everyday, “I would definitely recommend this product to everyone, especially those who have sensitive skin!”

The verdict

“This serum is fantastic! I have been trialling it for 3 weeks and have noticed visible improvements in the texture, brightness and hydration of my skin. It doesn't have a distinct smell and is smooth to apply. I found it fine to layer under moisturiser, SPF and makeup. I have been using vitamin C everyday for a few years but at a much higher price point. After this trial, I would happily swap to this cheaper alternative as I believe it generates just as effective results.”
Eleanor H
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I'm always on the hunt for a great serum that is effective and improves my skin. My skin is quite dry and I have sensitivities to some products. On applying to skin it absorbed quickly and was the perfect base for moisturiser and make up. After using it for around 2 weeks I can feel my skin feels smoother and softer whilst looking brighter as well. It will be interesting to see the results over a longer period of use.”
Kylie P
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This product is a winner! I love everything about it and have noticed such an effective improvement on my skin. Everything from the bottle to the scent makes this product an absolute pleasure to use. I have used Vitamin C products in the past and very rarely noticed a big difference. This product is the first time I was wowed by the results. I have been using it day and night and have found it to noticeable brighten my skin and dark spots. It has a higher concentration and it definitely showed when used.”
Helen D
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this vitamin C serum? Read more Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Avène to Bauer Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum is based on a total of 20 reviews submitted and is correct as of 14/01/2020.

Main image credit: Bauer Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).