We adore Avene skin care for so many reasons, and you will too, especially if you have sensitive skin. Avene products are gentle and never harsh but pack a wallop of active ingredients to protect and restore the skin. There is the serious science behind Avene skin care products. All Avene products are developed under the watchful eye of Pierre Fabre Labs, the independently held French pharmaceutical powerhouse. Every product is infused with a healthy dose of Avene Thermal Spring Water, world-renowned for its healing properties. The spring flows through the ancient Cevennes Mountains of France and produces therapeutic pure water with a 2-to-1 calcium-to-magnesium ratio that is low in minerals and high in trace elements and silica. We aren't chemists, but we know that this all adds up to dewier skin and a healthy epidermal barrier. Silica soothes and calms.
Avene skin care products may be tender to the skin but are tough on free radicals, those pesky unstable atoms that cause us to develop fine lines and wrinkles. These products are packed with antioxidants and retinol along with other ingredients that keep aging, acne and eczema at bay.
Speaking of combating antioxidants, we've added Avene's free radical fighter, the A-Oxidative Antioxidant Defense Serum, to our favorites list. This serum is rich in vitamins E and C and protects the skin against environmental aggressors. We let this sink in after cleansing, and our skin is smoother, brighter and protected. We banish those little lines around our lips and eyes with Ysthèal Eye and Lip Contour Care. Among the goodies it contains are retinaldehyde and pre-tocopheryl, both mild exfoliators. This finely textured cream visibly removes fine lines without irritating our skin. Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser is a hydrating soap-free cleanser that cleans of our makeup and grime. Best of all, no water required. Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid moisturize and protect skin against free radicals. All Avene Skin Care is paraben-free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic.