When Oil Matters: Avene Body Oil (Review)

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avene eau thermale body oil review

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If blood is to vampires and brain is to zombies, my aging skin craves for moisturrrreee. I’m talking about my body, my arms and legs to be more specific. I notice that body butter isn’t doing the job for me lately so I had to reassess my current skincare needs. 

Drumroll to Avene Eau Thermale Body Oil ($24, 200ml). Marketed as a luxurious hydrating oil, it has Vitamins A and E to regenerate skin, avocado oil to nourish, and thermal spring water to soften skin.

Ingredients: Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG 40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado [Persea Gratissima]), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula Officinalis), Avena Thermal Spring Water, Fragrance, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

I like to apply this body oil right after shower or on damp skin. One pump is usually enough for each arm and leg. It dries fast and gets absorbed pretty quickly. It has floral fragrance which smells relaxing and lingers for few hours. It is more hydrating in comparison to L’Occitane Almond Skin Oil. The best part? I love the way it makes my gams and shoulders glisten, more like looking youthful! The only downside? I wish this product/brand is sold in more retail stores. Right now, I believe you can only get it online at Dermstore, Drugstore.com, and BeautyHabit.

SOS. Somebody needs moisture so freakin’ bad.

Have you tried Avene body oil? What’s your go-to body oil?



  1. June 5, 2014 / 1:40 pm

    I know what you mean about a body craving moisture. I'm kind of bummed that the first ingredient is Mineral Oil. It's a petroleum based oil and I try to avoid that. The other oils in the product sound great tho. I'm glad it works for you. I don't have a go-to oil as of yet. I'm still searching, but the Caudalie Divine Oil is the nicest one I have used so far. P.S. Love the zombie #NoMakeup "selfie"

    • June 6, 2014 / 7:23 am

      I've read nice reviews on Caudalie. I will consider that next time, thanks for the suggestion.

  2. June 5, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    I love body oil. Right now, I'm alternating between Nutrogena and The Body Shop. I love putting it in a spray bottle for easier application.

    • June 6, 2014 / 7:24 am

      I haven't tried The Body Shop… actually, I didn't even know they have body oil!

  3. June 5, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    Oooooohhhh love Avene. I need this, my skin craves oil too and much moisture. And one pump can do it all? Sign me up!!

  4. June 5, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    Better than L'Occitane's Almond Skin Oil? I love that stuff, may have to give this a go! 🙂

  5. June 5, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    *comes in, takes a look around* I like what you've done with the place. 🙂

    That meme! LOL

    I usually just grab a bottle of jojoba or argan or coconut oil… Whatever is closest and get to it. Sometimes I use my cuticle oil, as I have infused that with lavender essential oil. But only if I am not planning to wear a fragrance, that day. 😛

    • June 6, 2014 / 7:26 am

      that's the real me in meme, haha! what a clever idea on cuticle oil!

  6. June 5, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    I didn't realize Avene made a body oil. Guess I need to look beyond the water spray. I have a couple of body oils that I love primarily for the scent. My skin is so dry that body oils alone aren't enough. I need to apply body butter on top…or just skip the oil. But oil is my scent treat so I do it anyway.

    • June 6, 2014 / 7:27 am

      may I ask the name of your fave body oils? I'm still searching coz the more, the merrier for me 🙂

  7. June 5, 2014 / 6:02 pm

    I have not tried this, now that I am thinking about it, I don't have any body oils!

  8. June 5, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    I've really been getting into body oils lately, I'm currently using the Moroccan Infused Dry Oil from Suave but I want to branch out and this seems like a good one to try!

  9. June 5, 2014 / 11:06 pm

    I feel you, I always need moisture these days

  10. June 5, 2014 / 11:46 pm

    Hmm this sounds like it could be interesting. I know lately my skin has just been so dry. I've had to slather on all my moisturizers.

    • June 6, 2014 / 7:30 am

      it's weird because my skin is drier these days compared to winter….

  11. June 5, 2014 / 11:52 pm

    Love body oils! I haven't tried this one – and I cracked up at the last image!

  12. June 6, 2014 / 12:24 am

    My favorite oils are from c.Booth, Nuxe and Caudalie. the last two are on the pricey side, so I use them very sparingly, but I practically shower myself in c.Booth almond dry oil mist 🙂 It's amazing!

    • June 6, 2014 / 7:31 am

      I've read nice things on Caudalie, I will definitely try that next time

  13. June 6, 2014 / 12:59 am

    My skin is always craving moisture. This sounds great!

  14. June 6, 2014 / 1:37 am

    I needed this during the longest winter we have ever had…my skin was suffering!

  15. June 6, 2014 / 3:20 am

    My skin craves moisture, too!!! btw love the new layout.

  16. June 6, 2014 / 5:44 am

    I love Avene stuff. I have a few things and I don't know what i would do without them!

  17. June 6, 2014 / 11:55 am

    This sounds great. I would have needed this in the winter because with the humidity here I don't think I can handle more moisture.

  18. June 6, 2014 / 6:33 pm

    That selfie … ah! lol I love Avene produts – will check this one out!

  19. June 6, 2014 / 6:52 pm

    That picture is sooooooooooo, oooooo, ooooo creapy! And it made me laugh too of course. That oil looks fab.

  20. June 6, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    I haven't tried this yet but it sounds like something I would love

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