13 August 2013

Avène Eau Thermale | Thermal Spring Water

''Avène Thermal Water Spray  provides soothing care for sensitive, hypersensitive, allergic and irritated skin. Providing relief from skin irritation caused by sunburn, after anti-acne treatments, nappy rash, razor burn or hair removal. The spray  provides a comforting and refreshing sensation when used. Avène Thermal Water Spray can be used  to complete cleansing, set make up, after outdoor activities or when travelling''.
(Avène, 2013)

I had a sample of this product a few years ago but I had no interest in using it, didn't even pay attention as to what it really was so pushed to the back of my beauty product cupboard. Packing for Jamaica earlier this year I thought I would take it with me and give to my mum as she often finds use for things I no longer want. Mum took one look and it and shoved it in the fridge to remain cool. As you're probably aware the Caribbean can get very hot, and of course it comes hand in hand with biting insects. I was quite lucky to not get many bites on my trip, however I did get badly sunburnt which was sore for a good few days. Unable to get comfortable, I remembered mum had put the spray in the fridge so I quickly got it out and applied to my sunburn; it was incredibly soothing. After use I decided to pay attention as to what the product really was and what it can be used for and etc.

Avène Thermal Spring Water is basically just water in a can. The packaging provides detailed information about the water properties; its mineral composition and etc, which if I am honest appears to be ''gimmick'' information getting the consumer to believe it's something scientific! The can is filled with information (majority in French as Avène is a French brand) which I found a little time consuming trying to translate/find the English. Having fathomed my way through the French text, I noticed at the bottom in fine print what the product can be used for:

Razor burn
After hair removal
Facial redness
Diaper rash
Various irritations
After exercise
In summer
During travel
To complete makeup removal
In complement to drying treatment

Having discovered the uses for this product I was quite surprised. I honestly didn't think it was that versatile in its uses. Of course the can I took to Jamaica for my mum, I eventually used. However as of late I have been experiencing the 'hot feet' syndrome at night . .you know the ''can't sleep, feet are too hot, so hang them out of the bed'' . . yes that. So I nipped to Boots to get a can, and as expected, this product soothed my feet enabling me to get some sleep. Although the product is reasonably cold at first use, I put it in the fridge so it's extra cool.

Overall thoughts
It's a really nice product; very convenient, does what it promises to do by soothing any irritations, and the can does hold a lot of product. However I can't help but think this product is slightly gimmicky, which takes me to the closing question - will I be repurchasing? No. Perhaps I am missing the point, message, thinking behind this product but at face value it's just water in a can!

Avene Eau Thermale  | Thermal Spring Water is RRP £6.50 for 150ml from Boots.

Have you used this product? Or do you believe it's simply just a gimmick?


  1. I have never heard of this brand before, thanks for sharing.

  2. I originally thought the same when I bought this, since essentially it's water in a can - but I absolutely love it after having used it! I haven't used it in tropical environment, but I did have it during our latest 'heatwave' and it was pretty awesome at cooling me down when I wasn't sitting in front of a fan. Since then I've been using it after working out and just for when my face feels kind of gross mid-day when I'm out...sometimes I wonder if I have bought willingly into the gimmick though...ah well! Very nice post :)