My choice for product of the month comes from Avéne, the leading skincare company in France. They have designed this combination of products to help provide relief for the over 30 million American affected by atopic dermatitis, otherwise known as eczema. The duo of Avéne XeraCalm’s Lipid-Replenishing Oil & Lipid-Replenishing Cream is also fantastic for individuals who are just prone to severely dry or itching skin, even without a diagnosis of eczema, and can be used by infants, children and adults.
This duo contains patented ingredients like I-Modulia which helps calm itching, soothes redness and irritation and helps support the skins natural defense system. It also contains the mineral rich Avéne Thermal Spring Water, included in all of their products, that helps to soothe, soften and calm the skin and Cer-Omega which is rich in omega-6 to nourish and hydrate the skin and ceramides that help restore the skin barrier. These products are free of fragrance, which can aggravate irritated skin.
The first step is the XeraCalm Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil. This is for use in the shower or the bath and helps to defend against the drying effects water can have on some skin. It will also help to hold in moisture. The other half of this dynamic duo, the XeraCalm Lipid-Replenishing Cream, is the perfect follow up to a shower or bath. Of course it can also be used any time dryness or itching is a problem.
I am a big fan of these products, as is Dr. Doppelt and his family. I have had many patients of all ages use these products with great results. They report an improvement in dryness and relief from the constant itching sensations that can accompany it. It is so nice to see the smile on their face when they come back in the office!