Eczema
in detail

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic, inherited skin condition involving inflammation.

L'atopie en détails
  • WHAT IS IT?

    Atopic dermatitis is mainly characterised by dry, red and inflamed skin that is intensely itchy. It is an ongoing continuum involving flare-ups and periods of remission

  • WHERE?

    Depending on age, dry, thickened and scaly red skin can form on localised areas.
    In newborns, it is first found on the cheeks, forehead, arms and legs, but within a year it may appear in skin folds such as the neck, elbows and knees.

  • WHY?

    Eczema is a complex disease associated with:


    Skin with a damaged barrier that cannot completely repair itself, allowing microorganisms, allergens and irritants to penetrate, whilst losing moisture excessively.


    A heightened immune system with increased sensitivity to triggers, causing the skin to be more reactive.

  • WHO IS AFFECTED?


    Eczema is an extremely common disease, with 1 in 5 Australian children under the age of 2 affected.* https://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2016/may/atopic-dermatitis-in-children/

    Un enfant sur 5

Causes of eczema

Eczema is a complex disease associated with: Skin with a damaged barrier that cannot completely repair itself, allowing microorganisms, allergens and irritants to penetrate, whilst losing moisture excessively.
A heightened immune system with increased sensitivity to triggers, causing the skin to be more reactive.

NORMAL SKIN
THE SKIN ACTS AS A PROTECTIVE BARRIER:


  • Skin cells, and the 'cement' that binds them together, are normal in composition and levels.
  • Water evaporates at ordinary levels.
  • Thus, allergens are unable to penetrate through the skin.

ECZEMA-PRONE SKIN
The skin cannot fulfill its function as a protective barrier:

  • Skin cells, and the 'cement' that binds them together, are impaired.
  • Too much water evaporates.
  • Skin is dehydrated and dry.
  • Allergens can penetrate the skin and cause inflammation.

Managing
your eczema

For flare-ups, whereby the skin is red and inflamed, please see your doctor.

Use a suitable moisturiser twice a day, everyday, even when you're not having a flare-up.

This will help hydrate your skin and soothe itching sensations.

There are many tips to help stop you scratching, which can cause further problems for your skin.

CER-OMEGA

lipids which resemble those found in the skin, helps to repair, nourish and strengthen the protective film, giving the skin better resistance against external aggressions.

I-MODULIA COMPLEX

result of 12 years of scientific development, reduces itching sensations caused by skin dryness and soothes redness and irritation caused by the skin’s hyper-reactivity. It's the first active ingredient derived from Avène Thermal Spring Water and directly targets the signs of eczema, especially itching sensations*.

Avène Thermal Spring Water is at the heart of all skin care administered at the Avène Hydrotherapy Centre. It has natural soothing and anti-irritating properties and reduces uncomfortable sensations in the skin.

Cleanse
and protect

XeraCalm A.D Lipid-replenishing cleansing oil

400ml
Helps repair, nourish and strengthen the skin's protective film.
Soothes itching sensations caused by skin dryness.

Cleanse
and protect

hydrate and calm itching sensations*.

XeraCalm A.D Lipid-replenishing cream & balm

400ml
Nourishing - Anti-irritating - Anti-scratching
Soothes itching sensations*.

moisturise and calm itching sensations*

See product details

*Caused by skin dryness.

Soothing

"Has helped my dry itchy skin a lot, I will be moving to the product permanently!"


Chanel | Posted: 31/07/2019

Gentle, mild skincare

"Nice formulation which is light and easy to apply.
love that it is mild and it is great for sensitive skins. everyone can use it in the family."


Silvia | Posted: 31/07/2019

Super soft feeling

"I was so excited to receive the Avène XeraCalam cream, and it didn’t disappoint! my skin is so lovely and soft it doesn’t leave a wet, sticky feeling after using it. it’s wonderful! would highly recommend to anyone."


Kayla | Posted: 30/07/2019

Soothing, sensitive, dry skin

"Avène’s XeraCalm moisturising cream is easily absorbed and leaves skin feeling smooth without irritation and strong smell of some creams."


Anna | Posted: 29/07/2019

Soothing, moisturising, classy.

the XeraCalm AD cream was very moisturizing for my dry hands that suffer from dermatitis/eczema and kept them soft. my husband used the wash for his facial dermatitis. the water spray was refreshing!"


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Gentle, moisturizing, natural

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Light. soothing, protective

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Dry skin begone!

"Instant relief on my dry skin! Noticable difference in appearance. Love this product."


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Gentle, moisturising, quality

"We love this product! The gentle formulation is a huge win and I love that it’s one product for the whole family. it really works too!"


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Clean, effective, special

"The product made my skin feel really clean and fresh. Did not clog my pores as some products tend to. I did find the need to replenish the moisture of my skin after cleansing. The lotion in the pack is great. I loved that the lotion had a mattifying effect. It put the moisture back into my skin without making it oily. I have used the water mist before and found it easy suited to my skin so I skipped that step. I still have a large bottle of that from a previous purchase. I'd use the cleanser and lotion again. In fact I am considering in changing over from the current range I use once that is finished. Thanks Avène"


Catt | Posted: 24/07/2019

Gentle, hydrating, soothing

"Love the cleansing oil and how the moisturiser isn't greasy!"


Lauren | Posted: 23/07/2019

Life changing

"I loved this range! It has calmed my daughter's dry itchy skin, it's fragrance free which is great and the spray even helped stop her itching. Some products can sting dry skin but we didn't have that problem at all. Highly recommend!"


Jana | Posted: 22/07/2019

Soothing, gentle, family friendly

"I love the selection that came in the package and it really helped to soothe my flair ups and that of my daughters"


Romana | Posted: 19/07/2019

Calming, soothing, refreshing

"The moisturiser leaves you face feeling calm and hydrated, without it feeling greasy or over-dewey. The cleanser is soothing and leaves your face feeling clean regardless of the oily consistency of the wash."


Georgia | Posted: 19/07/2019

Soothing, Moisturising, Beautiful

"Love that the range is safe for the whole family to use including my baby son who has eczema."


Zana | Posted: 19/07/2019

Beautiful, clean, love

"absolutely loving it! my skin has been extra dry this winter and it’s feeling soft and silky. I also been using it on my daughter ( 8.5yo ) and her skin has shown no signs of irritation which is amazing as she has sensitive skin."


Nicole | Posted: 19/07/2019

Amazing, hydrating, calming

"I loved it! the cleansing oil was so nice on my skin and didn’t leave a dry feel to it. The cream was thick and not greasy. Super hydrating and felt relief instantly."


Tehnae | Posted: 18/07/2019

Soothing, calming, luxurious

"it was soothing on my itchy and inflamed skin. it left me hydrated."


Anna | Posted: 16/07/2019

Calming, smooth, relief

"I have really loved using Avène XeraCalm, it’s so soft and nourishing. I’ve also used it on both my kids with great results. Will definitely keep using!"


Meg | Posted: 16/07/2019

Love, works great and perfect

"Love love love it have dry dermatitis on my hands and has cleared it up so much already."


Tegan | Posted: 16/07/2019

Non-itchy, calming, sensitive

"Really loved this product. Both the shower gel and the moisturiser especially. My daughter suffers from severe ezcema and most moisturisers sting her skin. We were so happy to say that this range did! Which is a huge huge win for us!!! The spray was great for when she woke up hot in the night and we could spray it over her body to help relieve the irritated skin."


Silvia | Posted: 15/07/2019

Soothing, calming, soft

"Best skincare product I have used. Stopped my flaking skin and itching."


Kellie | Posted: 15/07/2019

Soothing, multi-purpose, sterile

"I love the products. They have actually been incredible for my dry skin. The cleanser is also one of my new favourite products too"


Jess | Posted: 15/07/2019

Sensitive, Light. Soothing

"I love that the products cater to those with eczema and sensitive skin. Too often I’ve tried products that make my skin break out and leaves me in pain than trying to help solve dry skin. Using this range I haven’t had any issues and it feels great being able to moisturiser without fearing it will cause a break out. Never used the spring water spray before but I loved it! Found the products light and absorbed quickly."


Natalie | Posted: 15/07/2019

Moisturising, hydrating, non-greasy

"The products are not greasy or sticky. Rubs in nicely to the skin to moisturise. The product don’t have a terrible smell like some. Hydrating the skin."


Erin | Posted: 10/07/2019

Calming, nice, creamy

"So far it’s been good. My hands are actually really dry to the point of cracking between the fingers. I put the cream on and straight away my skin soaks it up and looks a lot better."


Ann-Marie | Posted: 09/07/2019

Soothing , hydrating and simple

"Very soothing and moisturising for dry itchy skin. Our skin has never felt so soft and hydrated."


Nicola | Posted: 05/07/2019

Goodbye flaky skin

"This is the first time we are trying Avène products and we are loving it. I can actually see and feel the difference avene brings to my skin within few days. Thank you so much for the opportunity trying on the Avene products. I would highly recommended this products to anyone and will be buying this in the future for sure!"


Lady | Posted: 04/07/2019

Deluxe, luxurious, softness

"I love that the products cater to those with eczema and sensitive skin. Too often I’ve tried products that make my skin break out and leaves me in pain than trying to help solve dry skin. Using this range I haven’t had any issues and it feels great being able to moisturiser without fearing it will cause a break out. Never used the spring water spray before but I loved it! Found the products light and absorbed quickly."


Ellyse | Posted: 30/06/2019
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