Posing with Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion
Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion Review

Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion is designed to be a day product to tackle pronounced wrinkles, deep furrows, and loss of firmness. This is enriched with Ascofilline to restructure the skin, Hyaluronic Acid Mono-Oligomers to intensively stimulate hyaluronic acid synthesis to replump the skin, and Pre-tocopheryl to protect the skin and preserve its luminosity. 


Packaging and Scent: This is packaged in the same way as the night time balm in the sense that it's a completely sealed tube and the nozzle cannot be screwed off. The nozzle has no accessible hole, and the nozzle only opens the hole for the product to come out during dispensing, so this is also the super hygienic packaging that will not allow for excess product to be returned into the tube. In terms of the scent, this also smells like the night balm and has a very light spring water fragrance. 

Product Texture: This has an emollient and smooth texture that we expect from an emulsion. It's a bit thicker than other emulsions I have tried, but generally still within the definitions of emulsion. This has a very hydrating feel and is lightweight enough for the daytime. It's in that state wherein it's not that thick to be categorized as a heavy night cream, but with the context of daytime, I find this to be quite thick for daytime emulsion, and it's more like a daytime cream. It gets absorbed at a reasonable amount of time and gives a hydrating feeling to the skin. 

Hydration vs. Oil: Like other PhysioLift items, this has both hydration and oil supply. This is perfect for those with sensitive skin that's both dehydrated and dry (devoid of oil). In my case, since I have dehydrated oily skin, this was able to address the dehydrated part but was a bit too oily for my needs. I perfectly understand though that I am not the target consumer of this product, and that those who are in need of the anti-aging properties are also people at the life stage wherein their sebaceous glands are already less active, thereby making their skin drier than the baseline state. 

Skin Texture Refinement: Over time, I felt that this was a good assistant in improving skin texture. I could feel this refine textured acne scars I had to a slight degree. I was not expecting this to even be able to tackle those kinds of textured scars, so even if the change was very slight, I still took that as a good sign that this was indeed working to refine the skin's texture.  

Radiance Boost: Like the night cream, there was no radiance boost that I have observed with this product. While there are very minuscule pearl pigments in this, giving it a bit of a hologram, there are no whitening nor brightening ingredients in it. 

Value For Money: At $48.00 for 30mL, I'd say it's also mid-tier pricing like other Avène products. In terms of the amount, based from my experience, I'd use 2-3 pumps each time to cover both face and neck, so I think this will run out faster than other Avène products. This is the kind of formulation that's not very spreadable, so while it's lightweight, one will need more than the usual amount to be able to reasonably cover the desired treatment areas.

Overall Feedback: I do think that there are more affordable anti-aging options, but a lot of anti-aging ranges in the market do not cater to sensitive skin nor to dehydrated skin. Most usually just try to target lifting and replenishing oil in oil depleted skin. So I'd say that for those who are really specifically looking for something that can balance the needs of those with aging, dehydration, dryness, and sensitivity concerns, this is a good product to buy.

Box Scan of Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion
Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion Box Scan

pack shot of Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion
Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion Pack Shot

bottle front of Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion
Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion Front

Bottle rear of Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion
Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion Rear

nozzle of Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion
Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion Nozzle

smear of Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion
Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion Smear

dollupmari posing with Avène PhysioLift Day Smoothing Emulsion

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