Avene XeraCalm A.D Lipid Replenishing Balm Trial Team
20 members who suffer from severe dryness and skin prone to atopic dermatitis looking to relieve redness and irritation.
Star rating during this trial*:
Avène XeraCalm A.D Balm is a lipid-replenishing balm for severe dryness and skin prone to atopic dermatitis.
The formula was created using minimum ingredients, including the I-Modulia complex; a result of 12 years of scientific development, which helps to reduce itching sensations caused by skin dryness and soothes redness and irritation caused by the skin's hyper-reactivity.
This complex is combined with Cer-Omega; lipids which resemble those found in the skin, that help to repair, nourish and strengthen the protective film, giving the skin better resistance against external aggressions.
Members were particularly excited with the timing of this trial, as many were suffering from dry skin as a result of the change in season. The Avène XeraCalm A.D Balm was described as a 'lifesaver' by many, with members praising the product for curing long lasting eczema within the first week of use. Majority of traillers described their skin as being silky and noticeably smoother.
The substantial size of the bottle was a win with members, as was the easy to dispense lid ,which users said distributes enough product with just one pump, while also recognised as being very hygienic.
For some members, the balm was too thick to wear during the day so they favoured it as a night time cream. Those who were applying the balm during the mornings were impressed when they could see it washing off in the shower at the end of the day, proving that it would last on the skin for up to 12 hours, providing all day hydration.
Triallers described the balm as being thick and silky, with majority noticing the relief in flakey and itchy skin. While some members saw a difference to their overall 'winter skin', others used the product as a spot treatment, which they reported cleared and calmed eczema and dermatitis patches on the neck, inner thighs and wrists.
Members who typically get headaches from stronger scented products were also grateful that product contains 0% frangrance, noting it also contains 0% preservatives and 0% parabens.
*Stats are based on a survey of 20 beautyheaven Trial Team members.
The products for this Trial Team have been provided by Avene for the purpose of trial and review.
All reviews submitted are the honest, authentic and genuine sentiments of the beautyheaven members participating in this trial.
"I have sensitive, dry and flaky skin with occasional eczema which flares up in Winter. I used this balm once and instantly could notice my dry skin transforming. I love the way it doesn't take too long to absorb into the skin. An added bonus is that the product has no preservatives, which has my sensitive skin jumping for joy." - May.s, Read more here...
"The cream is thick and silky and absorbs beautifully into the skin, but keeps your skin hydrated allllll day . It's quite emollient, as to be expected from a balm. I have noticed you can feel this washing off in the shower at the end of the day, so it definitely protects for hours and hours." - Rebecca D MUA, Read more here...
"GAME CHANGER ALERT! Whilst I have tried many hydrating relief creams and lotions before I have never found any which provide this level of moisture and relief for well over 12 hours." - emms32, Read more here...
"As someone who suffers from dry skin and eczema, I really fell in love with this cream. This is a highly moisturising and nourishing replenishing balm." - Linda561, Read more here...
"First off the bottle is HUGE. So much value. When I first pumped out the balm I was shocked at how thick it was ( think sunscreen look and consistency), but when I spread it on my face it was like silk. It isn't oily, doesnt feel heavy and spreads well. Best bit is that it felt amazing on my face... no stinging at all! The next morning my face still felt like silk." - Jacinta Mills, Read more here...
"This balm hydrated and moisturised my dry skin within a day of using it. My skin is now less irritated and noticeably smooth and softer. The itchiness and irritation has subsided and it genuinely has improved the appearance of my skin." - Amanda 738, Read more here...