Does this sound familiar? You crawl into your warm, comfy bed, ready for a refreshing nights sleep, only to start wriggling around trying to itch your own back because your skin is so dry it’s uncomfortable. I swear every night my husband and I have been doing this. It’s like you don’t realize how dry and itchy your poor winter parched skin is until you get under those sheets at night! Well I have found something that has finally given me relief. No more itching sensations. My skin no longer feels tight and irritated but rather feels soothed, comfortable, and soft thanks to Avène XeraCalm A.D.
Before we get into the details on XeraCalm let’s get familiar with Avène. The Eau Thermale Avène brand revolves around it’s main component; the thermal spring water of Avène. The composition of Avène Thermal Spring Water is beneficial in skincare thanks to its perfectly balanced “calcium/magnesium” ratio that guarantees efficacy and tolerance helping restore skin balance. Its low mineral content and the presence of silicates also makes it exceptionally gentle. Skin is soothed thanks to the active substances derived from this ancestral microflora. Their properties have been proven to act on the factors causing inflammation and itching. If you have sensitive skin Avène is a brand you can turn to. If you want to learn more about what makes the thermal spring water of Avène so special then I recommend checking out this video revealing some of the secrets of the Avène Thermal Spring Water.
Now we can dig into the details of what has saved my winter parched skin. After 12 years of biotechnological research, Avène Laboratories have created the first range of emollient skin care specifically targeting itching sensations, XeraCalm A.D. A.D stands for Atopic Dermatitis which is the fancy pants name for eczema. There are many factors that can contribute to having itchy skin. Whether it be a skin condition or general dryness XeraCalm A.D can provide you the intense relief that comes from alleviating that itching sensation. The range is safe for babies and adults alike.
XeraCalm A.D Lipid-replenishing Cream and Balm ($27.99 CAD/200ml)formulas works to relieve this itching and dryness thanks to the following components:
- I-modulia – A biotechnological innovation developed by Pierre Fabre Laboratories after 12 years of research. It reduces itching sensations due to dry skin, soothes redness and irritations due to skin hyperreactivity, and allows skin to protect itself once again.
- CER-OMEGA – Repairs and nourishes the skin and strengthens the protective hydrolipidic film.
- Avène Thermal Spring Water – Soothes, reduces sensations of discomfort, and softens the skin.
The balm is dispensed through a really unique opening. You squeeze on the end of the tube to first pop out the centre of the opening and then the product is dispensed.
Once you release the bottle the opening retracts back into the cap leaving it clean and mess free every time. Not to mention it’s totally air tight!
What I really love is that the XeraCalm A.D. Balm doesn’t feel sticky or waxy like some intensive moisturizers can. I can use it all over my body, on problem areas of my face, and even as a hand cream with total comfort. It relieved itchiness immediately and has worked to ease my dry skin in only days.
XeraCalm A.D Lipid-replenishing Cleansing Oil ($27.99 CAD/400ml) – This unique cleanser is a kind of hybrid between a straight cleansing oil and a traditional foaming cleanser. It contains the same beneficial ingredients listed above. Unlike typical cleansing oils you do not apply this directly to dry skin, but rather lather it with water in your hands prior to application. It lathers into beautifully soft lush bubbles leaving my skin soft and comfortable with no stripping sensation. It is fragrance free and soap free so it won’t sting eyes if used on your face. It can even be used during eczema flare-ups. The cleanser is dispensed via a handy twist lock pump.
To really amp up the benefits of your routine you can apply a light mist of the Thermal Spring Water ($18 CAD/300ml) prior to applying your Cream or Balm.
Find out more about Avène XeraCalm A.D and their Relieve Me campaign here. You can find Eau Thermale Avène at Canadian drugstores like Shopper’s Drug Mart, London Drugs, and Rexall Drugs.
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