Now it's VERY unlike me to write a review of a product the day I've received it. I usually give it at least a week, or even a month when it comes to a skincare product before I'll type something up. Well, things changed today when I received a beautiful package from a French brand I've never heard of before called Jean D'Aveze. Like every other beauty blogger out there at the moment, I have a strange and compulsive obsession with French pharmacy - I'm yet to try the Bioderma micellar lotion! Have you ever noticed how a large proportion of French women have amazing skin? OK, so maybe not all French women but every French woman I've personally ever met has flawless skin. My beautiful friend and resident Frenchie, Annabella has the most BEAUTIFUL skin I've ever seen in my life so they must be doing something right?!
Anyway, I'm getting off topic. As I said I was sent a beautiful package from the brand and to be honest I really wasn't expecting much but I went ahead and gave their Fluid Equilibrant Zone T (which I guess loosely translated means T-zone balancing fluid) for oily to combination skin a try after my shower. Here is what Jean D'aveze has to say about the product:
"This T-Zone balancing fluid regulates the skins hydrolipidic balance for a smoothed and shine-free complexion. Thanks to its bioactive complex, it improves skin elasticity, increases the skins water content and helps to balance excess oil production. This mattifying fluid is an ideal make up base. Apply twice daily after cleansing"
I double cleansed my face then applied some of the fluid onto a cotton wool pad and smoothed it all over my face. I guessed it would be like a toner but I was quite wrong. In terms of consistency its in-between a toner and a serum and I can't even begin to tell you how nice it feels on the skin. It's wonderfully refreshing and leaves your skin looking and feeling super smooth and matte.
I like the product so much after just one use that I'm already adding it to my payday wish list. It's 34.90€ for a 30ml bottle from here which does seem like quite a lot but I can't tell you how nice it was to use this product. I don't know about its claims to improve the skins elasticity or increase the skins water content without trialling it for longer (I only got a small sachet) but in terms of it providing a matte, smooth base I couldn’t agree more.
I’m really excited to try the rest of the products in the range now after trying the t-zone fluid. Have you ever tried anything from the range? What’s your favourite French skincare brand?