Holiday Beauty Tips From Avène, Klorane, René Furterer, and A-Derma

Yup, it’s that time of year again! The busy holiday season and cold weather is upon us once more, so I’ve got some Holiday Beauty Tips from Avène, Klorane, René Furterer, and A-Derma. These products are my winter staples and keep me moisturized from head to toe and will do the same for you.

Holiday Beauty Tips from Avène, Klorane, René Furterer, and A-Derma


First, radiant, moisturized skin is a must for all of us at this time of year. And I promise that’s what you’ll get if you start using Eau Thermale Avène products in your skin care routine.

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Eau Thermale Avène

After using a gentle cream cleanser to cleanse your face, spritz some Eau Thermal Avène Thermal Water Spray on your face, and let it sit for a few seconds before gently dabbing dry with a towel. Instantly your face will be less red and blotchy-that’s what it does for me. I can’t live without the stuff, and this travel sized version is great to keep in your purse (50 ml-$9.50) to freshen up your makeup whenever you need to. After the spritz, slap on some Avène Hydrance Optimal Hydrating Serum (30 ml $44) to keep the moisture in your skin. This serum is one of my faves too, and it will really help keep your skin hydrated and flake free this winter. And don’t forget the Avène Soothing eye contour cream! It’s so gentle and will keep your under eye area looking awake and hydrated.

My favourite tip to make sure I look dewy and radiant? I use the Avène Soothing Moisture Mask as a moisturizer before my foundation. I’m telling you guys, it’s AMAZING. Put on a thin layer and let it absorb for a couple of minutes before you apply your favourite foundation, BB or CC Cream and you’ll be surprised at how great your skin looks! You can also swap your night cream with this moisturizing mask as well. Apply a thicker coat and let it soak in for at least 15 minutes. If there’s any excess just wipe it off with a tissue, or do what I do-put it on your hands! And then voila! You’ll wake up with hydrated plump skin on your face and hands!

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Klorane Smoothing Relaxing Patches

Not having enough beauty sleep this holiday season? Fake it with these Klorane Smoothing Relaxing Patches(7 packs of 2 $17.25)! Put them in the refrigerator for a boost of freshness! They really work well anytime you want to look like you’ve had 10 hours of sleep. Check my review HERE.

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A-Derma Moisturizing Body Lotion

The A-Derma Moisturizing Body Lotion (400 ml $26) is a must have for me at this time of year. Use this after every shower and you won’t have itchy, dry winter skin EVER. It absorbs quickly too, so you can get dressed immediately, which is perfect to use before a holiday party to make sure any exposed skin looks its best.

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René Furterer Absolue Keratine Ultimate Renewal Mask

This René Furterer Absolue Keratine Ultimate Renewal Mask ($65) is WOW. It is specially designed to repair and reconstruct extremely damaged hair. This camelina and plant based keratin formula is also silicone-free, and will help repair dry, brittle hair. It’s SO hard to find a hair mask that’s silicone-free-a lot of them have silicones to coat your hair, making you THINK they’ve done something good for your hair, when in fact, they just fill in damage and not actually help repair it. Distribute this mask through shampooed hair and leave it on for 5-8 minutes. It smells SO good-fresh! And for me, it’s one of those hair masks that your hair really drinks in because when you rinse it out, it really doesn’t feel like much goes down the drain. It’s all in your hair, working to make it look smooth and shiny. Really worth the splurge!

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Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, René Furterer Dry Shampoo, Klorane Desert Date Leave-in Day Cream

Klorane Desert Date Leave-in Day Cream($12.95) is another must have for me. It’s a creamy leave-in styling treatment that instantly penetrates the hair fiber to help it look and feel silky and moisturized. Silicon-free and Paraben-free, it coats the hair to seal in moisture and prevent split-ends without weighing hair down. It helps keep my curly hair frizz-free during the winter and it smells SO GOOD-spicy, yummy!

René Furterer Dry Shampoo($20) is great to have on hand when you don’t have time to wash your hair. It’ll refresh your hair with absorbent clay in minutes leaving it light, luminous, and perfectly healthy, without using water. I like this one, but it’s better for darker hair that’s for sure. It left my silver hair kind of orange looking which looked kind of cool to be honest hahaha! If you have lighter coloured hair, then the Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is the way to go. This travel sized version(50 ml $6.10) is also perfect for your purse to get some instant volume in your hair whenever you need it. I use it where my hair is thinning and it instantly gives my hair a boost of volume. It’s also really great to use in your hair before you put your hair up in a pretty bun or, a high ponytail which is my preferred dressy hairdo. It gives your hair some oomph so it doesn’t look so flat. Love the stuff!

You can find most of these products at the drugstore. René Furtherer products are available in select salons and hair boutiques across Canada. Call 1-877-441-2011for a salon near you.

What are some of your favourite products and tips for looking radiant and moisturized this holiday season? 

  • That’s a solid selection of some my favorite French brands you’ve got here! When I was a kid my mom used Klorane’s makeup remover with cornflower. Love this stuff!

    • Oh I love that makeup remover too! I think it’s about the only one that doesn’t sting my eyes.

  • I definitely need to try the Avene moisture mask because my skin is going through a weird flaky period because the temps suddenly dropped below 80 in CA, HAHA

    • LOL LOL MARGO HAHAHAHA I know Marky told me! It’s been really cold at night or you guys!

  • WOMAN, you’re kidding me 😀 I’m trying out that Avène eyecream as we speak, including the Klorane eye patches as maintenance (long days, shorter nights), and that A-Derma bodylotion is going live Friday. Great minds 😉 I always pick the Furterer dry shampoo over the Klorane, the latter being too white sometimes and Furterer adds a invisibly lighter effect if you ask me, that orange hehe. Carrot top!

    • Hahaha we do think alike! That’s why we are friends! LOL carrot top hahaha yeah for me it looked like I had sunset hair! It works well though! Just too orange for me! 😉

  • Love the Hydrance Optimale serum and now I need that Moisture Mask! The RF hair mask is AMAZING and check out their new 5 SENS enhancing dry oil – it’s to die for. I wonder if we have A-Derma in the US – not sure I’ve seen it (off to check it out!). x

    • That moisture mask will always be one of my faves! It’s so simple, yet works so well. I’ll look for the oil for sure it sounds awesome!

  • Emma Bovary

    Avene mask will be mine!! *heart eyes*