14 September 2015

Eau Thermale Avéne Xeracalm Review

Eau Thermale Avéne Xeracalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cream (link)*

Eczema week has officially begun (13th-21st September) so to bring awareness to the skin condition that can be a long irritating problem amongst many of us. I thought I would share a couple of products which can help calm the skin condition down. With the itching ranked as the biggest struggle for suffers, closely followed by dryness and redness, it can sometimes feel as a never ending struggle for it to be gone. 
As my mum has been an eczema sufferer ever since she has been little she knows all too well about those struggles.  As the majority of her eczema is now on her hands, predominately on her fingers, where soreness/itchiness has gotten to the point of exposing broken skin. With these symptoms in mind I asked her to trial the Eau Thermale Avéne Xeracalm range of products for a month, to hear her thoughts on them from a true eczema sufferer.

First up is the cream which uses sterile DEFI technology, in english this means that the product is free from any risky ingredients, preservatives and fragrances that could upset your skin even more. The way it works is that the packaging has a unique valve to dispense the cream safely, without allowing air or bacteria into the tube. Pretty amazing-huh!? Mumma Peaches thoughts on this product was that there was an immediate feeling of hydration on the dry, irritated areas of the skin. She also found it absorbs well leaving a fine layer of moisture on the skins surface. Application wise she had to apply it 2-3 times a day, as her skin is very irritated. However once applied these sore, dry areas feel effectively more comfortable, and are not as 'angry' looking.
Eau Thermale Avéne Xeracalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil (link)*

Next up is the Cleansing Oil from the brand which cleanses and protects the skin against the drying effects of water. The Cleansing Oil is fragrance and soap-free, as well as being formulated with a minimal number of ingredients, to reduce the risks of allergies. Again it has been packaged in an air-tight bag that releases the oil when the pump is used. For Mumma Peaches this was by far her favourite product of the two, as she adored how luxurious it felt when applied to the skin.  Initially the formula feels like silk when it is first applied, but once water is added it becomes creamy and easy to use. Overall it made her skin feel very smooth and a lot calmer, than if she was to use an ordinary sensitive shower/bath wash. As for the irritated and dry areas, of her skin,  they now feel a lot more softer and nourished. 

Finally if you too are a sufferer of this skin condition then be sure to give these products a whirl, the results might even amaze you.

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