Skincare products by Avène Eau Thermale. Image supplied.
It is very important to us here at FashioNZ to make sure that the content we provide our readers are stories that we believe in and the brands that we introduce you to we are actually passionate about. If you have been following our beauty content for a while now, it’s no secret that I have had my battles with adult acne and skin issues and after trying product after product and brand after brand I was pretty excited to have found a brand that has transformed my skin. So, I want to pass on this knowledge to you and introduce you to this French skincare brand that is healing skin conditions all over the world with none other than water!
Avène Eau Thermale is a skincare brand that began in a small village in the south of France, located in the Orb Valley in the Haut-Languedoc Regional Park called Avène. The secret to Avène is the thermal spring located within the Regional Park. All the way back in 1736 people discovered the healing and soothing properties of this spring water after a horse suffering from stubborn pruritus was cured after only a few swims in the spring, the spring water was then used by America to help treat burn victims of the Great Chicago Fire. After the spring was discovered to help aid skin conditions a hydrotherapy centre was constructed to treat patients from all over the world and since its various expansions from 1990 onwards, the hydrotherapy centre along with the Dermatological Laboratories now house 2600 patients a year who benefit from products that are available in France and close to 100 countries, now including New Zealand. Numerous clinical studies have been conducted over the past 30 years by Avène Dermatological Laboratories, however, all of the springs secrets are yet to be uncovered.
Today Avène products can be found in pharmacies all over the world, and I was lucky enough to be introduced to this brand through my work as a beauty editor. These products have transformed my skin, where now instead of dealing with constant hormonal acne breakouts, I am now only dealing with healing the residual marks left behind. Avène has a few different ranges of products to target different skin types, with ranges of products created for sensitive skin, oily skin, skin needing hydration, adult acne, skin prone to redness, skin prone to dermatitis and itching and even products to use on young children and babies who suffer from skin conditions. But one of the best products they have is a spray bottle filled with water directly from the thermal spring, a few light sprays of the water on affected areas such as eczema, dermatitis or irritated skin from things such as shaving can show drastic results in just a few applications. The healing properties from this magical spring is literally in the palm of your hands and just a few sprays away from relief.
So, if you are suffering from acne or painful skin conditions, I urge you to try these products for yourselves. For more information on Avène Eau Thermale or to purchase their products, you can visit their website here.