Avène Xeracalm A.D Cleansing Oil is formulated to cleanse all types of skin and is gentle enough to be used by infants.
It is specifically designed for dry skin that causes irritation, soreness, and itchiness. This may occur naturally or as a result of a skin condition, such as eczema and atopic dermatitis.
Patches of dry skin can be cleansed and moisturised using this oil, which soothes the skin and helps it feel softer and less itchy. Used regularly, it also protects the skin against future dryness, by nourishing and hydrating the skin and helping to restore its protective barrier.
The cleansing oil contains thermal spring water and a derivative of evening primrose oil. It is fragrance-free and soap-free. Unlike with some common cleansers, the skin is not stripped of essential oils after use.
Xeracalm A.D Cleansing Oil can be used as part of the daily wash routine and rinses off easily. It can also be used in combination with other topical treatments prescribed by the doctor.
The ingredients in Avène Xeracalm A.D Cleansing Oil are:
Use Xeracalm A.D Cleansing Oil in the bath or shower.
In the bath, add five pumps of the oil from its dispenser to a running bath of warm water. In the shower, lather the oil in wet hands and apply to the skin.
Afterwards, rinse off and pat dry with a towel. Avoid rubbing vigorously as this may remove the protective oil layer on the skin.
Store Avène Xeracalm A.D Cleansing Oil safely out of children’s reach.
Use only externally. If there is accidental contact with the eyes, it should not sting. If it does, flush out with clean water.
If you have a hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients, avoid use and, should you experience an unexpected reaction, stop using and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
There are no recorded side effects of using Xeracalm A.D Cleansing Oil. No interactions presently exist with other medicinal products.
HelloSkin’s experts could not find any scientific data on the effects of Avène Xeracalm A.D. Cleansing Oil in psoriasis. However, the product contains glycerin which is found naturally in the skin where it helps attract and retain water from the deeper skin layers, thereby helping hydrating and moisturising the skin (1).
In dry skin conditions, psoriasis included, water evaporation is increased compared with normal skin (2).
Furthermore, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which can aggravate disease symptoms (3).
For people with Eczema
HelloSkin’s experts could not find any clinical data on the effects of Avène Xeracalm A.D. Cleansing Oil in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains glycerin. Glycerin is found naturally in the skin where it works partly to attract and retain water from the deeper skin layers, thereby helping hydrating and moisturising the skin (1).
In dry skin conditions, atopic dermatitis included, water evaporation is increased compared with normal skin (2).
Furthermore, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which may be worsening the disease symptoms (3).
NB! This product contains the natural ingredient
oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil (oenothera biennis oil) that can cause adverse reactions in people with atopic dermatitis due to a higher risk of sensitivity.