Dull and drab skin is a thing of the past thanks to this radiance-boosting duo

Did we mention, it’s sensitive skin-friendly?

Content Producer / April 15 2024

The product

Have you ever looked at your skin and thought, ‘I wish I had a glow from within’ or even ‘boy I wish my skin didn’t look so dull’? You’re not alone. The search for the product to beat away radiance-lacking, dull, drab skin is officially over

Yep, stop looking because we’ve found it! The latest launch from sensitive skin-friendly Avène has paired radiance boosting abilities with nourishing skin-loving ingredients that will work to enhance your complexion. With both the serum and the moisturiser from the Vitamin Activ CG range working hard at brightening and enhancing your complexion’s appearance, the duo help to encourage the reduction of fine lines and pigmentation.

Working in tandem, the first step in this power-packed pair is the Eau Thermale Avène Vitamin Activ CG Serum. This easy-to-apply serum is loaded with brightening vitamin C, the main radiance-boosting saviour. But the good times don’t stop there, because this serum also includes skin-loving niacinamide, along with antioxidants that help to detoxify and protect your skin from free radicals. 

The routine also includes the ultra-luxuriously thick (yet never greasy) and easy-to-absorb Eau Thermale Avène Vitamin Activ CG Radiance Intensive Cream. This moisturising cream works to give your skin a hard hitting hit of hydration; it’s a skin-plumping addition to your routine that helps to ward away the appearance of fine lines with the inclusion of anti-ageing ingredients. But of course this cream also works to leave your skin feeling nourished, and of course, brightened. 

So, let’s see what our REVIEWcrew® members had to say about the brightening, skin-loving duo…

The panel 

BEAUTYcrew sent the Eau Thermale Avène Vitamin Activ CG Radiance Intensive Cream and the Eau Thermale Avène Vitamin Activ CG Serum to a panel of women aged 18 to 35 dealing with a dull, radiance-lacking complexion.

The lowdown

The complexion-enhancing effects: If there’s one thing we could ask a genie for, it would be to have a perfect complexion. Thankfully, we can all stop going around rubbing lamps for the chance to have stunning skin, because Avène has given us (and our REVIEWcrew® members) the Vitamin Activ CG range. This duo has helped our REVIEWcrew® members to see renewed texture and tone (think hyperpigmentation help) through using this skin-salvaging pair.

The visible radiance-boosting: When we see a range claiming to boost our dull, drab complexions, we’re immediately intrigued. So we were so pleased our REVIEWcrew® members got to put the radiance-boosting to the test. And boy, were they pleased to see that the range lived up to its promises. Dull skin is now firmly in the rearview mirror for our REVIEWcrew® members. 

The hydrating formulas: Now this is going to sound like a no-brainer, right? A gorgeously thick cream has left behind ultra-hydrating effects? Well, duh. But the serious levels of hydration our REVIEWcrew® members felt warrant a shout out. With a nourishing blend of butters (and of course Avène’s own thermal spring water) the lusciously luxe cream was a standout for its moisturising properties alone.

The verdict

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Available at: 

  • Eau Thermale Avène Vitamin Activ CG Serum: $51.99 (usually $74.99) at Chemist Warehouse
  • Eau Thermale Avène Vitamin Activ CG Radiance Intensive Cream: $50.99 (usually $72.99) at Chemist Warehouse
“I have sensitive, acne prone skin and really enjoyed testing this product, alongside Avene’s Vitamin Activ CG Serum, from the same range which is aimed at promoting radiant, bright and clear skin. This vitamin C moisturiser is packed with anti-ageing ingredients meant to promote brighter, plumper skin. I found the cream very intensive and moisturising with no harsh smell or reactions. My skin did feel hydrated, plumper and brighter with morning use, before applying my makeup. I found my skin was soft, brighter and helping my acne pigmentation to fade which I would hope to continue to see improvements with further and continued use. I recommend to those with sensitive, dull or ageing skin who need an extra moisture boost.”
Natasha P
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I've been using this cream for a little while now, and I have to say, I'm loving the results! The formula is thick and silky on the skin but not suffocating at the same time and a little surprisingly goes a long way!. I’ve noticed my skin feels more hydrated and supple but it also helps with the general appearance of my skin. It's so much brighter and smoother everywhere it’s amazing! I have combination skin that tends to get oily with certain products but it hasn’t made me feel too oily or break out either. It's becoming an essential part of my skincare routine, and I can't recommend it enough to anyone looking to achieve that youthful, smooth, bright and radiant complexion!”
Lara E
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This product was an awesome way to introduce Vitamin C to my routine. When using most products I tend to feel like my skin feels heavy and greasy when using too many products with too many active ingredients, however this serum has fit right into my current routine. I’ve noticed a big difference in texture, brightness and the reduction of fine lines after introducing this to my skincare regimen. I’d definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for a new serum that targets skin’s brightness and texture.”
Ellen M
REVIEWcrew® Member
As I have sensitive skin, prone to dryness and breakouts, I was excited to give this new product a try. I also like how the serum contains vitamin C, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid – all really good skin ingredients. I found by using this daily, my skin felt more plump, looked more healthy and definitely was more moisturised! My skin did not react either which is a plus!
Biance E
REVIEWcrew® Member

Want to read more about this sensitive skin-friendly duo? Read more Eau Thermale Avène Vitamin Activ CG Radiance Intensive Cream and Eau Thermale Avène Vitamin Activ CG Serum Reviews here…

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

*This combined average star rating for Eau Thermale Avène Vitamin Activ CG Radiance Intensive Cream and Eau Thermale Avène Vitamin Activ CG Serum is based on a combined total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 16/04/2024.

Main image credit: Are Media 

Emma Allcock began her career in the world of fashion and beauty in 2015, interning for various PR fashion houses. Naturally her love for style soon extended to beauty, and Emma landed firmly in the beauty and wellness world thanks to an internship-turned-role at local Australian fragrance brand Maison Blanche. One thing that remained consistent whether unpacking accessories or creating social content? Her commitment to an always-perfect manicure. Luckily, she’s since turned her talents to helping her readers achieve the same, writing about all things beauty and wellness. Emma is now a Content Producer for BEAUTYcrew, with her words and recommendations also appearing across beautyheaven. Emma loves the process of diving deep into the world of testing (and writing) about everything from haircare to fragrance. When she’s not slathering her skin in something new, she’s going for an early morning stroll to catch a stunning sunrise (coffee in hand, of course), because life’s all about that wellness balance after all.

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