It's the kind of time, where I take on every single excuse to leave the house and even if it's just the weekly shop in Lidl. So when I was invited to discover Avène Eau Thermale's secret over breakfast, I had the perfect excuse to make my way into Central London. I know I have been raving about Avène, but to be honest, I don't actually understand why it has been working so well on me, I mean, if there's something I have no clue about it's probably skincare. But you have to start somewhere, right?
So while I was nibbling on delicious mini Eggs Benedict on the rooftop of Soho House (Can I please live here? Flowers included!), I got introduced to Avène's new XeraCalm A.D range aimed at those with eczema. I'm actually not suffering for eczema, but as it comes in such a huge tube I use the cream as a body lotion and especially my feet have been loving it. So people with different skin types can enjoy the benefits of their products.
The reason why this range is so good for people suffering from eczema has something to do with the secret behind Avène's soothing and anti-irritiating effects on the skin: Loved by French royalty centuries ago, the founder of Avène found a spring that had special healing effects and only now, after long research, it was discovered that these properties come from a unique microflora: aqua. dolomiae. Which was then further developed to produce the biotechnological active ingredient I-modulia®. To sum it up for us non-Scientist (and Chemistry was definitely not my favourite subject either), this basically means that the Avène products are based on that natural spring with its unique components and thanks to that they are especially good for sensitive skin. Besides, we all know, natural is the best! So while my Mum is not particularly fond of my recent skincare product obsession and still sticks to her egg white masks and rice water toner, I think this is something even she would approve of.
You can buy Avène at Boots stores (UK) or in pharmacies (Germany and France).