French pharmacy products have always been a mystery to me. Everybody talked about them so highly but I’d never visited France, nor was I planning to jet set off any time soon. Wandering aimlessly around Boots one day I spotted them. Adorable Avène. There they were, looking ever so elegant and pure. The gleam from their white cocoons drew me in.
Feeling a bit bedazzled, my eyes followed the labels looking for the perfect product to try. This year I travelled around a bit, having been to the Czech Republic, Spain and Romania, and I know how dehydrating plane journeys can be. When I spotted the Thermal Spring Water in a cute miniature sized bottle I knew it was a must-have. Nothing makes you feel fresher and more sophisticated than a fine misting of water over your face. This followed by moisturiser is a godsend to me. It automatically makes me feel alive (slight over exaggeration) and is perfect come winter or summer. In the former, your skin needs all the help it can get in the moisture department and in the latter it’s great for cooling down. Yes some may say it’s just water in a bottle (including my boyfriend who gave me a puzzled look) but boy, does it feel great to spritz your face with this little piece of heaven.
Still on the moisture theme, the next thing I noticed was the Skin Recovery Cream. Again I was looking for something I could carry around with me for emergencies and this looked the perfect size in it’s teeny tiny tube. It promotes itself as a calming formula, specifically for sensitive and irritated skin. I have been using this on all my dry, red patches and it is working a charm. The product is very concentrated and although it feels lightweight it actually creates a protective layer over the skin. 10 minutes after putting this on a patch of eczema under my neck the area felt smoother, less agitated and less irritated. My only gripe now is that the packaging is too small and it’s running out! This paired with the Thermal Spring Water make a deadly combination for combating the dreaded dry winter skin.
After being so impressed, I’m going back and see what else Avène has to offer. Have you tried anything? Can you recommend what I should test next?