Eau Thermale Avène

The leading Skincare French Brand

Eau Thermale Avène Cosmetics

Eau Thermale Avène is famous worldwide for its Thermal Spring Water Spray. In this article we will tell you more about this unique French brand and introduce some of its skincare bestsellers.


A Thermal tradition and expertise

Avène is a lovely old  village of Southern France, in the heart of a National Park. Thermal waters were first discovered there in the early 18th century. It is said that the it was discovered by the horse a local Marchioness, Marquis de Rocozels. The horse had skin diseases, but after drinking and rolling in the water, it was cured completely, which made the local people examine very carefully this spring and discover its benefits. In 1743 the Marquis de Rocozels opened the first thermal spring facility to treat patients with skin diseases. During the 18th and 19th centuries many researches conducted by doctors and faculties of medicine recommended the  therapeutic properties of the Avène Thermal Spring Water  to treat skin diseases. It increased Avène reputation and made it famous all over France: in 1874 the Avène Thermal Spring Water was acknowledged by the French Government to be of Public Benefit. The Dermatological Hydrotherapy Center continued to developed and was acquired in 1975 by the Famous French Pharmaceutical company Pierre Fabre.


Avène Thermal Spring Water as a key ingredient in skincare products

Avène Skincare products

 Besides the successes of Avène Dermatological Hydrotherapy Center, the first line of skincare products with Avène Thermal Spring Water was launched in 1990 and soon became best sellers. Thermal Spring Water is a key ingredients because of its Mineral properties: Avène thermal water comes from very old rainfall that has remained infiltrated in the ground for fifty years. It absorbed minerals and gradually becomes infused with trace elements and silicates, which participates in the soothing, softening and calming benefits of AvèneThermal Spring Water. But some recent researches also found out that the water has biological properties: there is a unique microflora called Aqua Dolomiae in Avène Thermal Spring water, which calms itching sensations and irritations of the skin. This unique mineral and biological heritage participate a lot in the efficacy of Avène products, demonstrated in many scientific studies.


Avène Best sellers

You must have already heard of Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray. But besides this iconic product, the brand research teams have developed since 30 years a line of efficient products for all types of skins, but that suits perfectly sensitive skins.


Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray

Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray

One of the reasons this facial mist became so famous Is that it can be used for a lot of different purposes: skin irritations, after sunburn, post workout or simply to set make-up. The spray reduces skin sensitivity and has soothing benefits and is of course particularly recommended for sensitive and irritated skins.


Hydrance Aqua Gel

Hydrance Aqua Gel

This moisturizer can be used as a day cream, a night mask and an eye cream and is suitable for all sensitive skin types. It hydrates, soothes and detoxifies the skin, which looks more radiant and supple. The moisturizer contains of course Avène Thermal Spring Water, Cohederm complex (a unique patented active, proven to form water reservoirs in dehydrated skin and replenish the skin barrier) for intense hydration, as well as Dextran sulfate and Pre-tocopheryl, that helps fight free radicals.

Hydrance gel crème hydratant

The aqua gel texture is really pleasant and fresh, and provides and Immediate and long-lasting hydration and comfort, by offering a delicate water-veil sensation on the skin.


Cleanance cleansing Gel

Avène Cleanance cleansing gel

This soap Free cleanser is a reference in France for oily, acne prone and blemish prone skins. It gently cleanses the face and leaves the skin fresh, soft and glowy. The cleansing gel also regulates excess sebum and mattifies your skin.


Cleanance Comedomed

Cleanance Comedomed

If you have acne prone skin, after cleansing your face with Cleanance gel you can apply the moisturizer Cleanance Comedomed. It helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and pimple from acne. After a week you skin will look clearer and smoother.


Trixera nutrition

Avene Trixera

Trixera Nutrition fluid is a lotion to sooth, nourish and restore your skin, for both body and face. Trixera is particularly recommended for dry to very dry skins. It has a non-oily, non-sticky texture, and it is absorbed quickly by the skin. There is also a balm version of TriXera Nutrition Nutri-fluid.


Avène Sunscreens

Applying sunscreen should be a daily habit year round, and not only in summer: Sunscreen protects Your Skin from UV rays, lowers your Skin Cancer risk and prevents premature aging of the skin. However not all sunscreens can fit your skin, especially if you have a sensitive one.

Avène sunscreens

Eau Thermal Avène develops a range of high protection sunscreens that suits sensitive skins. Moreover, the brand has reformulated its sun care range to limit its impact on the environment and the oceans. We tried B-Protect SPF 50+ which also have an anti-pollution protection and a beautifying effect: micro-encapsulated pigments give the skin an enhanced finish and illuminates the complexion.


Body moisturizing melt in balm

Avène Body moisturizing melt in balm

Last but not least, It’s important to care of your face, but don’t forget your body. This body moisturized protects from oxidative stress and leaves the skin feeling soft, supple and nourished. You can apply it by lightly massaging after cleaning your skin. The cream is rich and thick but it’s non-greasy finish makes it easy to get dressed right after.


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Where to buy Avène products

We hope that this article was useful and helped you get to know more about Avène. If you need more details about the brand and if you want to discover some of their other products, do not hesitate to visit Avène Website. If you have chance to visit France, you can find Eau Thermale Avène products in most of the Pharmacies. Do not hesitate to ask advices from Pharmacists, they will suggest you the products that suit better your skin type. And if you shop in Parapharmacies Monge, enjoy a special 10% discount thanks to O’bon Paris coupon.


Author - O'bon Paris Team

Photographs - Phan Thanh Thủy and Haoyi Cheng