GIVE YOUR SKIN A FRESH START
Before you turn back the clock, change up your skincare with Avène and Glytone.
Now that the crisp days of autumn are here, the frosty air of winter can’t be far behind. The days are growing shorter and as the weather turns cooler, there’s less humidity, which acts as Nature’s humectant to help keep skin moist and velvety smooth. The result of low humidity: moisture loss, which leaves skin drier and more vulnerable to irritation. And if you’ve neglected to repair any skin damage incurred over the summer, your skin also needs special attention. All the more reason to start now to give your skin a fresh start with proven skin-renewing formulas from Eau Thermale Avène—all formulated with the brand’s signature Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe and soften skin as it calms irritation—and Glytone, formulated with Free Acid Value Glycolic Acid for optimal, skin-rejuvenating exfoliation. Herewith, our checklist of skincare must-haves to help you weather all of the seasonal changes ahead.
Avène Soothing Moisture Mask. As the temperature drops, skin feels tight and dry. Replenish moisture with this creamy mask—a cult favorite among make-up artists with A-list clients who demand flawless, well-moisturized skin before applying a stitch of make-up. Infused with 72% Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe and soften skin, Safflower oil to nourish and Glycols to hydrate, the rich, non-setting formula deeply penetrates to restore skin’s protective barrier and minimize redness. ($24 / 1.70 fl. oz. / 50 mL)
Avène Skin Recovery Cream. Switching from a light lotion moisturizer to a more intensive cream version is a fall ritual. But the smartest move—especially if you have hypersensitive skin and the skin barrier has been impaired by damage from the elements, making it more prone to irritation—is to pamper and protect your skin with this advanced moisturizing formula. The key ingredient, PARCERINE®, helps to prevent and calm irritation, while it helps to repair the skin’s hydrolipidic barrier. Keeping the number of ingredients down to 12 also ensures no risk of irritation. The patented D.E.F.I. (Device for Exclusive Formula Integrity) air-tight safety cap also keeps the preservative-free, fragrance-free formula 100% sterile from first pump to last drop. ($32 / 1.69 fl. oz. / 50 mL)
Avène D-Pigment Dark Spot Corrector LIGHT and RICH. If last summer’s sun damage has left you with dark spots and uneven skin tone, it’s time to take action. D-Pigment Dark Spot Corrector LIGHT takes care of normal to combination skin, while D-Pigment Dark Spot Corrector RICH targets dry complexions. Both formulas help to diminish dark spots and improve uneven skin tone with the breakthrough trio of active ingredients: Melanyde®, which has ten times the skin-lightening effectiveness of kojic acid, without the cellular toxicity of hydroquinone, combined with patented Retinaldehyde + Pre-Tocopheryl (a photo-stable form of Vitamin E) for improved cell turnover and antioxidant protection. ($49 / 1.01 fl. oz. / 30 mL)
Glytone Mini Peel Gel. When skin loses moisture, dry, dull skin cells can build up on the surface. And there goes your glow. To reclaim radiance, massage this light gel into your skin once or twice a week after cleansing. Formulated with Glycolic Acid, our Mini Peel Gel is like a mini spa in a tube, gently exfoliating skin in ten minutes flat to reveal a smoother, more radiant and youthful-looking complexion. ($54 / 2 fl. oz. / 60 mL)
Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash. The same retexturizing formula that preps skin for self-tanner during summer can also keep skin baby-smooth all through the long winter. Keratosis Pilaris (KP), the little red bumps on arms and legs that make you shy to go sleeveless in the summer, actually becomes worse when the weather turns colder and drier. Infused with Glycolic Acid, our body wash sloughs away KP, which flares up as a result of dead skin buildup clogging hair follicles. And when the upper layers are smoother, moisturizer penetrates more efficiently. ($28 / 6.7 fl. oz. / 200 mL)
Glytone Anti-aging Night Cream. To maximize the benefits of your beauty sleep and offset the day’s environmental damage, smooth on this rejuvenating formula enriched with a proprietary blend of natural peptides, antioxidants and Glycolic Acid. This retexturizing night cream not only dramatically improves the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, it also helps to delay them as it helps to even out skin tone. ($89 / 1.0 fl. oz. / 30 mL)