Find out why Avène's new BB Cream is a summer essential

If your skin is itchy, red or dry you need a daily spritz of this healing water. Editor Trudi Brewer shares a pure skincare range and new BB cream you need this summer.

Editor Trudi Brewer on TV3’s The Cafe with host Melanie Homer.

Skin is dynamic, and changes from season to season and often not in a good way. If the airborne pollen floating around in our atmosphere during spring brings on asthma, or sneezing, chances are your skin will be reacting as well. Here’s how to calm and correct sensitivity and dryness using a skincare range make with pure spring water.

Editor Trudi Brewer’s simple Avène beauty routine.

Avène Cleansing Foam, $40. Avène Thermal Spring Water, from $15. Avène Hydrance Serum, $60. Avène Day Protector Tinted BB Cream, SPF30, $49.

Everything you need to know about French skincare brand Avene.

Avène thermal spring water is from a small village in the South of France in the Orb valley in a national park. It comes straight from a natural spring into the Avène Hydrotherapy Centre, where patients with extreme skin conditions can visit and receive treatments to correct inflammatory skin diseases.

Dermatologists refer around 2800 patients from all over the world to attend the Avene Hydrotherapy Center, to treat skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.

Avène thermal spring water is amongst the purest in the world,

with its low mineral content, it's high in trace elements, calcium, and magnesium, and has been soothing irritated skin since the 1700’s.

The Thermal Spring Water is also the base to every one of the products in the Avène range.

The Avène range of skincare was created to treat sensitive to dry skin, and anyone with skin irritations. Ideal during spring when pollen is floating in the air and conditions such as eczema and hives are the result of seasonal allergies.

One of the unique functions of the lungs is that it has a direct impact on the skin. As sister organs, many people with asthma also have skin conditions such as eczema.

New from Avène is the multi-benefit Day Protector Tinted BB Cream SPF30. It contains Avène thermal spring water, vitamin E and two ingredients Meiboserine and Lipomucin that create a protective veil over the skin to keep it hydrated for hours.

Along with the SPF30 that offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, mineral pigments and brightening pearls give the skin an even-looking tint, in a universally flattering, natural beige-based shade.