When the temperature plummets to -30˚C (-22˚F) you know it’s time to step-up your skincare routine. On Saturday night the winter wind was especially bone-chilling as I ran from the car to the movie theater so I knew it was time to break out my Avéne products. This brand is family friendly, hypoallergenic and formulated for sensitive skin which means everyone in your home can use it including children 3 and up. The first ingredient in almost every bottle is 80% Thermal Spring Water – valued for its hydrating properties that protect and soothe.
I enjoyed the movie we chose for date night (The Commuter) – Liam Neeson never disappoints but I was looking forward to getting out of the cold and into a warm, relaxing shower. There aren’t too many products on the market that can be used on the face and the body but the Nutri-Fluid Cleanser (24.00) can. The bottle is quite large and the fragrant gel is soap-free so it does not strip or dry out the skin. The light, refreshing lather gently eliminates oil, dirt and impurities that can build-up from outdoor pollution. When used as face wash it also helps remove stubborn makeup to clear pores while maintaining your natural moisture barrier.
The TriXera Nutri-Fluid Lotion ($30.00) is available in two formulas – dry sensitive skin and very dry sensitive skin (fragrance-free). The creams can be used on the face and body to make bath time easier for everyone and the delicate scent is very pleasant. Usually in the winter I opt for thick body butters but this formula is lightweight and milky which makes it easier to spread consistently. Although the texture isn’t rich, the moisture is! Dry, uncomfortable skin and itchy patches are alleviated quickly for smooth, supple results that last all day. Along with Thermal Water there are also plant extracts and oils that fortify, replenish and heal with no greasy residue. On rough hands, elbows, knees and feet the lotion keeps skin supple and flake-free.
Avéne is available at pharmacies throughout Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca