Avène |Avène Thermal Spring Water, Eau Thermale Avène

About Avene

Usually, I prefer to have a simple and quick to do skincare routine and by saying that, I don’t have a lot of skincare products from different brands but sufficient number of items to have for what my skin needs.

The basic items on my list are the cleanser, scrub, toner, moisturizer and sometime serum. Occasionally I will apply face mask whenever am in the mood of pampering my skin; prep for some events or whenever I feel like my skin is in needs of that extra boost of tender, love and care.

With that being said, one of the brands that I have been using for years is the Eau Thermale Avène.

Eau thermal avene

Source: https://www.aveneusa.com

Eau Thermale Avène is a brand from Southern part of France, in the small town of Avene.

The brand has a rich history and it all begins because of an animal;

a horse.


Source: https://www.aveneusa.com/history

With that discovery, the owner of the site was kind enough to build the first thermal spring water facility in Avène to treat patients who suffer from various skins problems such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and burns.

Atopic Dermatitis






Over the years, the Avène Thermal Spring Water has gained its reputation due to its therapeutic properties among doctors as well as the Father of French Dermatology – Jean Louis Alibert.

Jean Louis Alibert.PNG

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1365-4362.1984.tb04068.x

45 years after, America discovers Avène.

They discover the virtues of Avène Thermal Spring Water that has been sent to the country for the purpose of soothing burn victims of the Great Chicago Fire.

Certainly, the incident has resulted in ever growing reputation of Avène Thermal Spring Water and a short few years after, the French government has acknowledged the Avène Thermal Spring Water to be of “public benefits” and what’s more? In 1966, the Avène Hydrotheraphy Center has been approved for reimbursement by the French Social Security System.

Following that is the acquisition made by the Pierre Fabre Laboratories, which is the second largest private pharmaceutical company in France to date and is the second largest dermo-cosmetic laboratory in the world.

Piere Fabre

Source: https://www.pierre-fabre.com/fr

With that acquisition, a full line of skincare products have been created with the birth of Avène brand in 1990 as well as with the opening of a new Avène Hydrotherapy Centre. The Avène Hydrotherapy Centre is dedicated entirely to dermatology and skin conditions treatment with reference from dermatologist worldwide for their patients who seek for skin conditions related treatment.


Source: https://www.aveneusa.com/history

Today the brand has its presence in over 100 countries around the world and is still constantly growing, and eventhough the miraculous Avène thermal spring water is found in the small town of Avène, the Brand has decided to establish itself initially in Japan due to cultural reasons. This is a country where water is seen as a very symbolic link to purifying religious rituals and adding on to that, is the country where the designer of Avène spiral’s reside.

The renowned, influential and award-winning Japanese designer that am talking about is,

Mr. Takushi Mizuno.

Now, let me guide you through the Genesis of the Avène spiral.

In 1990 when the Brand was first born, Mr. Takushi Mizuno drew the infinite spiral where the curve outline Avène’s destiny; which is to be protected by people and to protect them in return.

In 2001, 2 pink dots have been added which symbolise energy.

8 years after, the Brand decided to simplify the aesthetic of the spiral and made it blend with an even purer and elegance decor; to stand true to the Brand’s genuine values for distinction and elegance.

Avene logo1

Source: https://www.eau-thermale-avene.ca/en_CA/news/201406191353/avene-thermal-spring-water-faces

Genesis of avene spiral1

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Source: https://www.eau-thermale-avene.ca/en_CA/mizuno

The wonder of Avène Thermal Spring water doesn’t just stop right there. In 2013, after 12 years of research by Avène scientific researchers; they discovered another signature of Avène Thermal Spring Water, which is a unique microflora called “Aqua Dolomiae.”

The genesis of water.PNG

Source: https://www.eau-thermale-avene.ca

Aqua Dolomiae – The dual nature of Avène Thermal Spring Water lies in its name.

AQUA refers to the thermal water in which it grows and DOLOMIAE to the varved dolomite rock through which the thermal water flows underground in Avène.

This microflora doesn’t exist anywhere else, and that is why it is so precious and will always be something which make Avène Thermal Spring Water “stand out from the crowd”.

A naturally soothing water

Source: https://www.aveneusa.com/about-avene

In celebration of Avène’s 20th anniversary, 6 drawings have been specially created for Avène Spring Water Sprays product range; inspired by different patients faces at the Hydrotherapy Center, only to be gradually revealed…

year after


Different faces

2014 The child girl.PNG

2016 The flower woman.PNG2017 Refinement.PNG

2018 The dreamer.PNG

2019 Adolescene.PNG

 Source: https://www.eau-thermale-avene.ca/en_CA/mizuno

Avène does have quite a wide range of product categories. It ranging from body care, cleanser, exfoliater, eye care, lip care, mask, moisturizer, sun care and toner; developed for different skin types and needs. Some of the products which I have tried before (that I remembered) are the Gentle Toning Lotion, the Hydrance Optimal Light Hydrating Cream SPF 20 and the Skin Recovery Cream.

Gentle Toning Lotion 

Alcohol and oil-free bi-phase toner softens and protects the skin against external aggressors.

Hypoallergenic, Non-Comedogenic, Soap-Free, Paraben-Free, Oil-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free.

Gentle toning lotion.PNG

Skin types: All skin types


  • Bi-phase toner softens and protects the skin against external aggressors
  • Physiological pH, will not over-dry skin
  • Light fragrance, tolerated by sensitive skin
  • Alcohol and oil-free base
  • Activated by shaking

Key Ingredients:

  • Natural silicates provide a protective film on skin
  • Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes, softens and calms the skin

Climate Which I Use It: Tropical

Hydrance Optimal Light Hydrating Cream SPF 20

A day cream that is both moisturizing and protective against daily aggressions (pollution, stress, UV rays) helping to prevent natural skin aging.

Non-comodogenic, hypoallergenic, paraben free.

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Skin types: Sensitive normal to combination skin


  • Mattifies: Sebo-absorbing microspheres absorb excess oil and have a mattifying effect on your complexion. Hydrates upper skin layers. In addition, its hydrating ingredients increase the absorption and diffusion of Avène Thermal Spring Water and limit water loss.
  • Protects: SPF 20 protects your skin from the sun which causes premature skin ageing.
  • Hydrates: The hydrating ingredients increase the absorption and diffusion of Avène Thermal Spring Water and limit water loss.
  • Soothing: Rich in Avène Thermal Spring Water, soothing, anti-irritating, it wraps your skin in a veil of softness.

Key Ingredients:

  • Avène thermal spring water with soothing and anti-irritating properties.
  • 2 biometric actives (reproducing the moisturizing and protective lacrymal film) which guarantee a perfect biodisponibility of Avène thermal spring water to the skin.
  • Lipomucine favors its homogeneous spread and optimizes its diffusion. Meiboserin organises in a continue and stable lipidic film which limits the evaporation of Avene thermal spring water.
  • It contains also a filtering system which protects your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and a anti-oxidant active (pretocopheryl) which stimulates and reinforces the natural defenses of the skin.
  • This cream penetrates instantaneously on your skin and provides it a feeling of freshness and immediate appeasement. Its aerial texture makes your skin more supple and matified.

Climate Which I Use It: Tropical

You may click on here to watch a video by Avène on the application of the cream onto your face and neck in order to reap its maximum benefits.

Skin Recovery Cream

Soothing and protective moisturizing cream is formulated with minimal ingredients for the highest level of tolerance for hypersensitive and irritated skin.

Sterile Cosmetics

Hypoallergenic, Non-Comedogenic, Preservative-Free, Fragrance-Free, Soap-Free, Paraben-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free.

Skin recovery cream

Skin Types: All skin types


  • Formulated with minimal ingredients for maximum tolerance
  • Helps reduce redness and irritation
  • Protects the skins barrier
  • 100% sterile and safe

Key Ingredients:

  • Parcerine calms irritation and redness while restoring the damaged hydrolipidic barrier
  • Plant Squaline nourishes and protects
  • Glycerin moisturizes
  • Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes, softens and calms the skin

Climate Which I Use It: Tropical

To further learning about the brand itself, I have watched all videos under “I AM”.

  • I am Water  “I am the source of everything. At Avène, I have built all that surrounds me. There, they take care of me, as one takes care of a loved one. And with all my strength, my purity and my benefits, I am here to share my power.”
  • I am CuriosityWhen, through my force, people come face to face with nature, the outcome leaves me in awe. I am the question that longs for an answer; that insatiable desire to reach new heights. Behold, this endless research that brings understanding and preservation to the virtues of Avène thermal spring water.”
  • I am Revelation “Though frozen in time, I act in an instant to unveil a truth that was waiting to be revealed. Through my discovery, what was once a mystery is now recognised. And for Pierre Fabre, this recognition ensures that the entire world can benefit from the virtues of Avène Thermal Spring Water.”
  • I am Unique “Proud to disrupt conventional wisdom, it is I who break free from the status quo – to show the world that nothing is beyond our reach. At Avène, I transformed a small village into a unique environment, and turned its springs into a rich treasure of unparalleled benefits.”
  • I am Reflection “Mankind sees a profound image in me. By reading into my being, they are able to delve into their own deep secrets as well. And yet I am merely the response to their needs. Simple, pure and natural.”
  • I am SinceritySince the dawn of time, I have channelled my energy, my strength and my resources to improve the well-being of others. In body and soul, I give my all to this personal mission. And only those who truly understand me are able to unearth my finest abilities.”
  • I am TrustOnce they discovered me, they learned to believe in me and to heed my promises. Because of their respect and appreciation of my existence, I now share my benefits with them. And my promises have become their certainties.”

Latest CSR initiative done by Avène was the “Kindness is Power” campaign partnered with Kind Campaign, an initiative for the expansion of of its #AveneHope programe which was held last year in recognition of  Eczema Awareness Month and National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

Here is the mission statement of Kind Campaign.

“Kind Campaign is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying through their global movement, documentary file, in-school assemblies and educational curriculums.”

Finding kind.PNG

Source: https://www.kindcampaign.com/

From moi,

Ẇaves of Style ღ


Last update: 4 Sept, 2018


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