I said it before but I’ll say it again – I have really sensitive skin. Lately, the condition’s gotten worse so I had to go to a derma and she recommended that I try Avene.
It’s a French brand that uses spring water from the founts of Avene (hence the name)and it’s recommended for people with really sensitive skin. I got the cicalfate, a repairing cream for my skin since I now have scaly skin that’s so dry it’s actually breaking and bleeding in some parts, from my derma (I think it’s for prescription only) but the rest can be bought at Mercury drugstores.
Hubby bought the soap for me. I used Aveeno (a Johnson and Johnson product) and while it’s still a good one, it hasn’t been able to keep up with my increasingly sensitive skin so for now, I’m using the Avene one. And I don’t know for how long, but if you purchase a regular priced item, you get a sample sized facial essence for free. Lucky me got two! A good deal and also what I need since I ran out of SKII and I have yet to retrieve my Shu Uemura goodies.
Anyway, so far so good. After just a few days, my skin is healing already so I can’t wait to also grab their lotion and lip balm. And if results are as good, then I’m definitely a convert. Prices are quite steep though – the Cifalcate is Php1,000 for 1.35 Oz (it’s a little bigger than the smallest toothpaste tube) and the soap is Php695, a tad more expensive than Physiogel (another product I recommend for those with super sensitive skin) but definitely cheaper than SKII (which isn’t even sold locally; the nearest place would be in HK).
But it’s definitely worth it than enduring itchy and painful skin.