My choice for the product of the month is the Cicalfate Hand cream from Avene. With cold winter weather comes lower humidity, and with lower humidity comes dry skin. Our hands are often one of the first areas we notice this dryness. This wonderfully rich cream helps to combat the dryness and the chapped feeling that can come along with it.
This formulation contains sucralfate, a copper-zinc complex and the famous Avene thermal spring water. Sucralfate is attracted to damaged tissue and helps to repair the tissue. The copper and zinc complex work together to further promote skin health and also provide a healthy environment for the skin’s recovery. The Avene thermal spring water is a part of all Avene skincare and this cream is no exception. This mineral-rich water helps to make it even more gentle and tolerable so even the most sensitive skin types will love it.
This cream works wonders for anyone, from the young to the elderly and everyone in between. Many people suffer from severely dry hands, sometimes with even cracks in the skin. I always recommend the Cicalfate Hand Cream to those patients. We also have several patients with hand eczema who use this cream to repair and protect their hands year-round. This product also lasts through five hand washings which makes it great for people who are constantly washing their hands, like in the healthcare field. You don’t have to constantly reapply. I also find that men like this hand cream more than other hand creams on the market because it is fragrance free and non-greasy.
I personally love this cream for several reasons. First, it provides immediate relief for my dry hands. They feel instantly hydrated. It goes on thick, but absorbs very quickly and does not leave your hands feeling greasy or tacky. Then it works to protect my hands for several hours. I keep a tube in my purse and at my sink at home.