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Avene Eluage is a product line that is supposed to provide top of the line defense against deep lines and wrinkles. According to the company website, Avene Dermatological Laboratories operates under the umbrella of Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique. Avene Eluage was the first skin cosmetics company in Europe to dabble in pharmaceuticals. The company was first built on the Avene thermal spring that became well known for treating a whole host of skin problems. Avene spring water is one of the key active ingredients found in the Avene Eluage products.
According to websites that sell this product, Avene Eluage Firming Gel is effective in treating deep lines and wrinkles with results after just a few days of use. The gel is peach-tinted and comes with a slight fragrance for more enjoyable use. The firming gel is meant to work in tandem with the Avene Eluage Cream, working into the deep lines after the cream has been applied. It is recommended that those with sensitive skin only use the product every other day to ensure that skin irritation does not occur. It is also advised that you wear a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher while you are using these products. While we could find very little information about the products on the company website, we were able to get a complete list of ingredients off of websites that sold this product.
The main ingredients in the Avene Eluage firming gel are Retinaldehyde and H.A.F., or Exclusive Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid. H.A.F. is basically hyaluronic acid in its optimum molecular weight which can be used for greater effectiveness. Hyaluronic acid is an important ingredient in anti-aging products, whether it is applied by injection to diminish the look of wrinkles or applied topically for supreme hydration. Retinaldehyde is an immediate precursor to retinoic acid that is found in the body, and is credited with thickening the epidermal layer. However, there are no other known anti-aging ingredients found in these products, like matrixyl 3000 or collagen, which leads us to wonder if Avene Eluage gives users enough bang for your anti-aging buck.
- This product contains H.A.F. which has proven wrinkle fighting properties.
- The spring water will keep your skin nicely hydrated.
- Some anti-aging ingredients that have a proven track record are missing from this list.
- The company website provides little information and we could find no money-back guarantee.
- Products were designed to be used together, which means more for customer to purchase and apply.
The Bottom Line
Avene Eluage Firming Gel is an interesting product with some good ingredients inside. Hyaluronic acid can certainly help in the fight against aging by providing optimum hydration. However, with a lack of other proven anti-aging ingredients and a difficulty finding and purchasing Avene Eluage, you may be better off spending your anti-aging budget elsewhere.