Review: Avène Tolerance Extreme
I've noticed that I have recently become more focused on using products that are natural and environmentally-friendly. Not only does this make me feel morally sound, my skin feels the benefits as well. More recently, I was lucky enough to get to try Avène's new Tolérance Extrême range (due for release, nationwide, on September 5th this year). What sets this apart from the rest of them is that Avène has found a way to narrow down the ingredients to just eight - that's right, eight. They have taken away anything that is superfluous and only kept what really matters. Many products have chemicals in their formulas meant to allow the product to be used for longer. If you haven't noticed, there is an expiration date on these things, and constantly opening and closing the lid and just life in general will allow foreign elements to get into the container. This is where the chemicals do their thing to ensure those foreign elements don't grow mould, among other things. Avène have designed containers that lock after each use so that it doesn't need those chemicals.
The Tolérance Extrême range is made to cater for people with sensitive to hypersensitive skin which makes it very versatile, and its main target is hydration. As soon as I started to use these products, I could instantly feel that my skin was softer and fresher. It is absorbed into the skin so quickly so you aren't left with that heavy feeling. First, you use the Tolérance Cleansing Lotion which is also a great make up remover. This is a type of cleanser where you can simply apply without having to wet your face, and then wipe off with a damp towel - great for people on the go. Then, we move onto the star of the range, the Tolérance Extrême Emulsion. This product is so quickly absorbed and your skin just feels amazing. Lastly, I apply the Tolérance Cream, which is also very light and leaves your skin feeling velvety-soft.
This really is an amazing range, I recommend it to anyone out there who is looking for something light, low maintenance and hydrating.