Kindness Is Power With Avène USA

Manda Lee Smith |

October is national bullying month and I've partnered with Avène USA and Kind Campaign to bring awareness about the negative effects of girls bullying other girls. Below is a clip of Carissa Chilean's story whom suffers with eczema. She was bullied relentlessly for her condition. Carissa was treated at the Avène Hydrotherapy Center in the southwest of France where she's made immense progress but no child should be bullied and especially for something they have no control over. As a mother this hits so close to home. As a woman, this is all too personal. It's very rare, in my experience, to find a girl or woman that's never been affected by some type of bullying. With the rise of social media it's become even easier to hurt others through careless words and actions. 100% of proceeds of this KINDNESS IS POWER XERACALM CREAM KIT and this $5 KINDNESS IS POWER TOTE BAG will go to Kind Campaign whom I feel have a realistic and action geared understanding on how we can all contribute to stop bullying in it's tracks.

We aren’t asking for everyone to become best friends…that’s simply unrealistic. However, we are suggesting something very simple: to STOP the competition, STOP the cattiness, STOP the hate, and to change your world by BEING KIND.
— Kind Campaign



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Manda Lee Smith |

Avène care solution for eczema is personally something I've began using on my daughter. When she was a baby I was always searching to find something that would sooth and heal her eczema. As she's gotten older it's diminished but is still present in small amounts from time to time. When it shows up, it's very uncomfortable for her and she gets upset with the itchiness. She becomes very specific about the clothes she'll wear for how they feel against her skin. What we've been using.

Avène Thermal Spring Water: A perfectly balanced mineral and biological composition which aids in preventing the skin from drying out. The calcium and magnesium ratio improves skins texture. The neutral PH reduces sensitivity. Lipopolyacchairides, amino acids and sugars calm itching and irritation.  In addition to B using it, I've been using it to freshen up my makeup and daily as the weather is changing, becoming harsher on my skin.

XeraCalm: Powerful and perfect for daily use, it replenishes the skins lipids while restoring natural hydration to sooth itching sensations, irritation, and dryness. The Sterile Cosmetics delivery system ensures the formula is free of any preservatives, paragons, fragrances and it's a 2016 Allure best of beauty winner. Both products are suitable for infants, children, and adults. 

Manda Lee Smith |