I’m so happy Avene is now in Manila!!! For years I’ve been hoarding them during my trips abroad, now I can rest well knowing that it’s available in Mercury Drug outlets. Thanks to Avene Philippines for sending me a pack of my favorite products! The first time I discovered this brand was during a trip to Athens. Like I mentioned before, I have very sensitive skin that reacts even to the the slightest changes in weather, external factors like pollutants and even pollen from specific plants. I have a few trusted brands that my skin is “hiyang” to and this is definitely one of them. The secret they say is in the thermal spring water that can be found in the small town of Avene in France (hence the name!). This miracle water has been proven to treat, heal, and repair different skin sensitivities.
Avène Very High Protection SPF 50 Cream
It covers a very broad spectrum UV protection using a combination of exclusive active ingredients: SunSitive Protection from Pierre Fabre Research. Its photoprotective complex is optimized, stable and effective for extended periods of UV exposureFor dry skin with a rich and non-greasy texture. Rapidly absorbed without leaving any white marks on the skin.
MY NOTE: I have yet to try this but I’m excited to use it this summer! I’ve been on the lookout for SPF creams that are for sensitive skin 🙂
Avene Skin Recovery Cream
This is ideal for naturally sensitive skin. Created to be hypoallergenic for sensitive skin, Avène Skin Recovery Cream soothes and moisturizes skin that is prone to redness and irritated by climatic conditions and other aggressors.
MY NOTE: When my skin feels flaky or starts to crack, I whip this out as my emergency product. It saved my life when I was in Hong Kong battling the cold weather last December.
Avène Gentle Toner
This is an alcohol-free, oil-free toner with softening silicates protects the skin against external aggressions. Enriched with Natural Silicates, it protects the skin against external aggression without altering skin’s protective hydrolipidic film.
MY NOTE: I’ve steered clear of toners for years because they always seem to dry my skin leaving it dull and lifeless. But this toner is extremely gentle on my skin. I’ve been testing it for a week and I like the results so far!
Avene Thermal Spring Water
It is suitable for redness-prone skin; for inflamed Keratosis-prone, scaly skin; for Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis; for allergic reactions/sensitive skin/irritation; for burning/stinging/ itching/tingling sensations. This is suitable for daily concerns like: after cleansing, after shaving/after waxing, after exercise, during travel, sunburn, burns, diaper rash and to help set makeup.
MY NOTE: I love this product!!!!! It’s the purest form of the thermal miracle water! It’s amazing on my skin! It’s great to use before and after makeup application to seal in the moisture.
Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser
This cleanser is for intolerant Skin is a no-rinse cleansing gel that effectively removes impurities and minimizes skin irritation. Its formula has been specially developed with a minimum number of ingredients, all selected for their gentleness. This very fluid, oil-free, refreshing cleanser leaves sensitive skin perfectly clean and comfortable without drying.
MY NOTE: Of all the Avene products, this is the one I use religiously. I slather this on my face, massage it in a circular motion then take it off with facial tissue. For those who are allergic to soap and tap water, this is perfect for you!
Some info and text above were provided by Avene Philippines.