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
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.
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