Avène Cicalfate Hand Cream gets 10/10!

I love a good hand cream and Avène Cicalfate Hand Repairing Barrier Cream may just be the best I’ve ever used.

Avène Cicalfate Hand Cream gets 10/10

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This is what Avène has to say about their new hand cream that’s been available at Clicks and Dis-Chem since end of May:

Avène Cicalfate HAND repairs, soothes and protects very dry, irritated and chapped hands with faster action. Fragrance-free, paraben-free.

REPAIRING – Sucralfate, an original ingredient, facilitates epidermal repair.

PURIFYING – The combination of copper sulfate and zinc sulfate reduces the risk of bacterial proliferation.

SOOTHING – Rich in Avène Thermal Spring Water, it soothes fragile skin. Its rich, nourishing texture spreads easily. Rapidly absorbed, transparent when applied, it forms an insulating barrier on the skin for “second skin” protection.

The skin on my hands is very (very!) sensitive and because I suffer from eczema, I have to be careful when I choose a hand cream. My hands are also EXTREMELY dry. Avène is a brand that I trust when it comes to my eczema-prone skin, so when I heard about the new Avène Cicalfate Hand Repairing Barrier Cream, I couldn’t wait to put it to the test.

The moment I put it on my hands, I knew I loved it. It was thick and creamy and my skin felt soothed. It was like it sighed with relief. But whilst I was rubbing it in, I knew that this was a night cream. There was no way that it would work during the day, it was just too thick… BUT WAIT! Not even a minute later it was all absorbed. No oiliness or stickiness. My hands actually felt quite matte. I couldn’t believe that this cream could go from that heavy to almost nothing in a matter of seconds.

 I think this is the miracle hand cream eczema sufferers have been waiting for!

This cream gives all the care and nourishment dry, stressed skin needs. If you suffer from eczema, dry skin, sensitive skin or you just want to take care of your hands, go get this cream!

And at R130 for a 100ml, it’s not priced badly either.

10/10 Avène!

xoxo

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SVR Dermatological Skincare now available in SA!

Whenever I get an offer to try skincare products, especially when it’s a brand that’s new to our shores, I grab the opportunity with both hands. I love skincare products and I love looking after my skin. I have been trying out a few products by world-renowned French brand SVR over the past 2 months and I am impressed.

 

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SVR was developed in 1962 by a French pharmacist couple and their key aim was to create ‘beautiful skin’.  Today, SVR is prescribed by dermatologists in over 45 countries and has proved itself to be a star in the field of dermo-cosmetics.

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SVR is now available in South Africa and you will find this amazing brand at Clicks stores as well as at select salons and doctors.

I have been using a few SVR products over the past couple of months and here are my thoughts:

Sensifine FLUIDE

SVR Sensifine Fluid

Sensifine FLUIDE moisturizes, soothes and reduces skin reactivity of the most intolerant skin. SVR takes care of sensitive skin and innovates with this gentle care specially formulated for skin intolerant to poly-allergic, without surfactant, silicone or minéral oil. Its fluid and soft texture, mild, non-greasy touch, absorbs instantly to hydrate normal to combination skin. Inspired by the medical field and developed with a dermatologist-allergist, Sensifine is the new and complete range uncompromising reactive skin intolerant poly-allergenic.

I started using Sensifine Fluide just as my skin started to feel the effects of change of season. Think blotchy, scaly, red, irritated skin. Sensifine Fluide was such a treat to use as it was extremely soothing. It left my skin feeling (and looking) comfortable and calm. This is a must-have for sensitive skin retails for R355.

Hydraliane Légère

SVR Hydraliane moisturising cream

Because no spring can equal the water in your skin, SVR Laboratory has created Physio-Adapted Water.
This ideal water, concentrated in trace elements, is the exclusive innovation at the heart of Hydraliane, the moisturising range that offers an immediate, lasting and intense hydration. The strength behind Hydraliane? Imitating the natural moisturising factors of the skin to quench it for 24 hrs straight.

Hydraliane Légère is a feather-light lotion that melts into the skin. It leaves the skin looking radiant and it’s a perfect base for your make-up. Think radiant, plump, super hydrated skin. And once again, perfect for even the most sensitive skin. This gorgeous cream retails for R210.

Liftiane Eye and Lip Contour

SVR Liftiane Eye and Lip Contour

 

Laboratoire SVR has created LIFTIANE, the anti-wrinkle and firmness solution that combats all the signs of skin aging for visible results after 7 days. 

LIFTIANE is the combination of 2 of the most powerful anti-aging active ingredients in the highest concentrations:
Pure, latest generation Resveratrol:
• Powerful antioxidant to combat free radicals
• Activates sirtuins, cellular longevity proteins, for a global anti-aging effect

Two ultra-complementary Hyaluronic acids:
• High molecular weight for an immediate micro-filling effect
• Low molecular weight for a regenerating anti-aging effect

LIFTIANE YEUX+LEVRES is an eye and lip contour cream that claims to erase wrinkles from the eye contour and lips, puffiness and dark circles. I can’t expect anything to do that in only a few months, but what I can say is that it definitely smoothes and depuffs in an instant. I’m really enjoying this cream and it is definitely top of my shopping list once this one runs dry. RRP415.

Clairial Peel

SVR Clairial Peel

Clairial Peel – Accelerator of depigmentation for optimised results.
Exfoliates and eliminates surface pigments.
All types of brown spots and skin tones.
Hypoallergenic.

When I read the word ‘peel’ I immediately get excited. And the Clairial Peel did not get me excited for nothing! I have noticed that the dark spots on my forehead have lightened quite a bit in this short space of time. This product is very effective, yet still super gentle. I highly recommend this product if you suffer from pigmentation. Well done SVR. Clairial Peel retails for R625 for 30ml. And that 30ml goes a long way.

Physiopure Cleansing Gel

SVR Physiopure face wash

Make-up removal, the first step in the beauty ritual, is too often seen as a constraint. To make this step a genuinely enjoyable experience, Laboratoire SVR has created PHYSIOPURE, the 1st range of cleansing & make-up removing skincare with Oxygenating Magnesium. This star active ingredient in PHYSIOPURE, a precious trace element, plays a fundamental role in the cellular respiration process and in energy production. The skin is perfectly oxygenated, it is free, it breathes! Enriched in Oxygenating Magnesium, PHYSIOPURE formulas are more than just cleansers, they provide genuine active skincare.

I saved the best for last. You’re probably thinking how in the world can a cleanser impress as much as the amazing products I’ve already mentioned? Well, it can! Oh my word. This cleanser may just be the most fabulous I have ever used. I love a foaming cleanser, but most can be a tad stripping when the weather gets a bit cooler (and my face thinks I live in the arctic). This light and delicate cleanser foams beautifully and leaves my skin clean and purified without drying it out. AT ALL. It does not irritate in the least and I will recommend it for every skin type, even eczema-prone like mine. And you only need the teensiest, tiniest drop of product. This stuff lasts and lasts. I am so impressed with this cleanser and I can’t imagine spending money on another anytime soon. And R230 for 200ml is an absolute steal!

I am extremely impressed with SVR. This brand provides high quality, extremely effective products at very affordable prices. If you are looking for a new range to try, especially if you have sensitive skin, I urge you to try Laboratoire SVR. You won’t regret it.

Visit  www.labo-svr.co.za for more.

xoxo

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