When it’s cold outside we have dry and sensitive skin. So sometimes our face is smooth and clear, other times it’s flaky and dull and almost always, at least during the chillier months, there’s some tightness across our cheeks. And we don’t want to have to use a bunch of different products on our face. Come on! Who has that time or, to be perfectly honest, the alertness in the mornings to make sure to apply the right cream? Not us.
Avène Tolerance Hydra-10 Hydrating Cream for dry to very dry sensitive skin is our current face saver. For starters, it includes our favourite skincare ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Actually, to be fair, it contains two hyaluronic acids, both with weird names: high-weight hyaluronic acid and hyaluronic acid mono-oligomers. The first one, like its name implies, is a heavy hitter as it retains up to 1,000 times its weight in water to intensely hydrate our skin. The second, absorbs quickly into the upper layers of our skin to stimulate the natural synthesis of the hyaluronic acid so that we can immediately benefit from and see the results.
It’s also 100 per cent natural, contains zero preservatives or fragrance and helps to preserve our face’s natural balance of oil and moisture courtesy of its patented biomimetic formula. Oh yeah, and it’s not greasy either, which means that we can wear it during the day and the night without ever worrying about unwanted shine. Plus, it comes with an anti-contamination sterile cosmetics pump and its hydration lasts for up to 48 hours, so there’s that. And let’s not forget the double dose of our favourite ingredient.
Avène Tolerance Hydra-10 Hydrating Cream $38.50 for 40 ml, available Shoppers Drug Mart.