Avène - Thermal Spring Water
Thermal Spring Water
- Overall rating:
For all skin types.
Avène Thermal Spring Water has a low mineral content, a neutral pH and a high proportion of precious trace elements including silica. It soothes and refreshes the skin while hydrating it.
It works to comfort a range of everyday skin irritations including sunburn, razor burn, facial redness, itching, post-depilatory irritation, eczema and nappy rash. It's recommended to be used after surgery, after laser treatments or on skin that is irritated by prescription medications. As a daily skincare product, it is suitable for toning, whilst travelling, after the gym or just to refresh the skin in the humid summer months.
- $11.95 / $19.95 / $24.95
- Pack size:
- 50mL/ 150mL/ 300mL
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Rating: Jan 18, 2015 11:24am
Handy refreshing mist but not a necessity
I got 2 of the 300ml cans for $20 during one of Chemist Warehouse's sales (which they often have) and it's a great bargain. I've been using this throughout the day all spring and summer and I've only used up half of one can. I like how it makes my skin feel refreshed and cool but I'm not sure if it actually does anything miraculous for my combination skin. I don't have much redness in my face but I wanted to try this out because it's a hygienic way of restoring my skin's moisture throughout the day. I do tend to go overboard with it and I end up with some of the water dripping down my chin but I don't really mind that since I usually use it at home, lol. It doesn't make me break out or clog my pores. It also doesn't make my skin get any oilier than it normally is either. I had an allergic rash on my left forearm from a makeup remover and I tried this to calm the itchiness but it only relieved the itch temporarily for half an hour at most.
I also occasionally use this as a facial toner and I find that my following skin care and makeup go on the same with or without it. It does take about half a minute to sink in properly into my combination skin before I can apply moisturizer. I'm less partial to this as a toner because my other toners only take about 10 seconds to be absorbed, lol (first world problems).
I really like how widely and evenly the nozzle disperses the product. It doesn't require much force to press down on the nozzle (so it's good for people who don't have much strength in their hands) to get a nice good spray and it's actually one of the best spray bottles I've tried; I only wish it was reusable.
Rating: Dec 19, 2014 5:35pm
Water in a can, seriously
I have a hard time taking this product seriously because it just feels like super expensive spring water in a can. Which I mean.. is okay! I could probably get the same effect from actual cold tap water in a spray bottle, at least for how I use the product. It's really nice during Perth's hot weather! Especially when I go out in my backyard to tan. Not having a pool to cool off in is a pain, so this stuff really helps. I spray myself a bit and it keeps me from melting, all the while enforcing that summery-beach feeling
Rating: Dec 6, 2014 1:48am
i recently discovered this product and am in love and have got everyone else in the family hooked as well. It's so soothing and has so many different uses. I use it as a toner and setting spray, and also just a spritz before moisturiser therefore I need to use less product. Yes it feels just like water,moods just like water, but this ain't just plain old water. My sister started using it for dry skin, even my mum likes to spritz this on before moisturiser, and I also used it after my skin got irratated after waxing and it helped calm it down. I don't know what makes this stuff special but all I know is that it's our new family must have
Rating: Nov 26, 2014 3:08pm
In a can? really?
When I first came across this product, I thought...thermal spring water? will make my skin feel better? yeah, right! I try the sample...sprayed it on my arm, pottered around the store I was in for a bit longer, then I rubbed my arm. Oooo, that does feel nice!!! Now I have a large can in my bathroom - spray it on my face, and my arms and legs, and a small can that I keep just for travelling - fabulous on the plane to keep my skin hydrated!
Rating: Nov 18, 2014 7:36am
great little pick me up
i keep mini bottles of this in the fridge, my desk at work and in my bag. i use this to freshen up on hot days or after work when i have to go out, i spray this on my bare face and over makeup and it never leaves any residue, the mist is really fine and there is never any reaction to my sensitive skin.
Rating: Oct 23, 2014 7:22pm
Good at plumping dry skin
I think this is a good product if you live in a moderate climate and need something quick to rehydrate skin. I am currently living in Northern NSW and this would suffice however recently moved from Darwin NT and this definitely wouldn't do much there. I imagine it would be great for flying however am not so sure there are as many benefits as the price tag would suggest.
Rating: Oct 19, 2014 3:58pm
Water in a can...
I bought a 50ml can of this recently for my travels. and I didn't think it did much for my skin. I used it in flight to moisturise my face without having to rub cream into my skin, and that worked well.
I also used this while out and about in Anaheim, just keeping cool under the hot sun. It dispersed a fine mist over my face, and enabled me to feel a little cooler, and it was quite refreshing.
However, I didn't think it made much of a difference to my skin in general.
Rating: Oct 8, 2014 5:54pm
Cannot leave the house without it!
I bought the Thermal Spring Water a few months back while prepping for a holiday... and I have not looked back! This product rarely leaves my side now as it really is a god send considering all things irritation. My skin, and my partners, is incredibly sensitive so travel, hay fever, winter, sunburn, harsh water, even a simple cold all create havoc over my face. If my skin starts to feel a little dry, tight or the least bit irritated I spray a super fine mist of this all over my face and can instantly feel the calm relief.
I also use this in conjunction with my toner, and have found my skin has been reacting better and my hyper pigmentation and blemishes are settling down quicker and more easily.
During a few hot days while I was travelling a week or to back this was my saviour. Theres nothing like being in a strange city, pouring with sweat to have you reaching for this spray every few minutes. It really was sweet relief! I own both the 50ml bottle and the 300ml and can say that there really is a size for everyone.
A great product I recommend to all with sensitive skin.
Rating: Oct 1, 2014 4:55pm
BIB review - calming spray
The nozzle is great, dispensing a very fine mist. I don't feel my face is drenched, just enough to cool my skin when my rashes were getting too warm or I've been under the sun.
I sprayed a small amount on my face, wait a little while then pat dry. This also helps to distribute the water to the edge of my face which the spray might have missed. I feel that afterwards my face is less itchy and not as warm.
Warm skin. Dry skin
Rating: Sep 30, 2014 9:47am
A relief in a bottle
I love this product! It amazes me how "water" can work like this. I do not have sensitive skin and very seldom does my skin need this kind of relief but there are times I really need the most gentle and soothing products, and Avene Thermal water is the answer.
I mainly use it when I overuse the exfoliating products and my skin dries out a bit and is very irritated and red, especially around the nose and mouth. One spray has such a soothing effect, it reduces the stinging sensation and eases the redness too. Avene Thermal water calms down the irritated skin and prepares it for other products.
My theory is that a ltf of people will not notice any effects of this water as their skin is in a good condition and does not need all of those micro elements. It may be used as a toner or just a refreshing mist and works very well as such, but only when your skin is in dire straits will you notice the amazing relief it brings along.
I like using it when I have got a runny nose and my skin around the nose is scratched because of all of these tissues and constant contact with gentle but still... paper. Avene Thermal water works very soothingly then. I used this product also when I was on Differin and my skin had periods of being extremely dry and flaky, which is a normal side effect but can be annoying.
It is so gentle that can be used on babies as a product to reduce signs of nappy rash. I sometimes spray my daughters bum on a hot day just to give her that refreshing feeling after so many hours in nappies.
I have to mention the packaging, especially the spray which gives us the most subtle and gentle mist of water. There are no big drops and sometimes it is hard to notice that we sprayed anything. I love it. I also like the fact that there are different bottle sizes so we can have a bog bottle at home and a small travel sized bottle in out handbag. :)
I believe people with very dry and sensitive skin will benefit from using this thermal water.