Product Review: Avène’s Thermal Spring Water

Hello my beautiful BWA darlings, today I am reviewing Avène’s Eau Thermale- which is French for the infamous Avène thermal spring water- hypoallergenic and preservative free. It claims to “soothe and soften” sensitive skin and I thought I’ll give everyone a heads up about this lovely product.

I purchased the 300ml/ Net Wt. 10.58 Oz./300g to get my value worth of product, seeing as it is another expensive item, retailing at approximately $28.95 at most leading pharmacies.

PRODUCT:

I know some of you guys might be asking, but isn’t this just pure spring water in a sterile can?

Well, to put it quite bluntly, yes and no- yes it is spring water, but this spring water is derived from the Avène-las-Bains thermal spring in France which has been dermatologically proven to have skin benefits, especially for those who suffer from ‘sensitive, hypersensitive and allergic skin,’ like myself. As stated on the can “This thermal spring water’s unique and constant composition gives it soothing and softening properties for sensitive skin” and for me this is true! Spray the ultra fine mist straight onto one’s face ensuring no product is wasted on a cotton pad – additionally it doesn’t strip skin of all its natural oils, like many other toners I’ve tried. The product can also be employed as a makeup setting spray, settling skin after removal of hair, sunburn relief etc… Avène recommends usage for cleansing, during summer, after outdoor activity, during travel, and it is even safe to use on baby skin!

PACKAGING:

The cans are packaged on site; this ensures that the thermal water arrives to you sterile. I purchased the largest size, it comes in the travel size at 50mL and a 150mL can- on a side note Avène does offer a range of other products also containing this thermal spring water, but I thought I would just go straight for the actual goodness itself. Product appearance- matte white metal spray can with sturdy plastic lid something reminiscent of a hair spray, or a deodorant and the product is dispensed in the exact same way!

APPLICATION:

It has become an essential in my daily skincare routine for morning and night- I scrub/cleanse my face, pat dry and spray this all over for toning purposes. Let the fine mist settle for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, and apply your favourite moisturiser. I feel it helps my skin absorb the moisturiser/night cream better and at a quicker rate, so no product is left sitting on the surface of my face- now complexion is dewy and fresh!

It’s a must have for me, I won’t rate this one as everyone’s skin is different and I can’t vouch for all skin types, but if you suffer from combination skin- aka oily T-zone and dry cheeks, I hope you give it a try!

Purchase here for $22.99  at Chemistwarehouse.

Love,
Midnight*fish

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57 Comments

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 30th March, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Buying water just seems so unnecessary.

  • Reply Stensen Saturday 2nd March, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    So glad you guys love this too!

  • Reply Shirley Thursday 3rd January, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I bought two bottles today from Chemist warehouse – the 300ml ones. They’re having a special! 2 for $25 =)

  • cotyss
    Reply cotyss Thursday 15th November, 2012 at 12:15 am

    This is great for summer, calm down your skin after long hot day under the sun.There’s always half price offer for 2 in my chemist and chemist warehouse. worth for the sale price!

  • Reply T1NA Monday 16th July, 2012 at 9:54 am

    it would be nice to try a sample

  • Reply ozproductjunkie Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Hmmm sounds good. Will have to give it a go!

  • Reply keppers Thursday 7th June, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Sounds like a strange and expensive spray bottle of water 😛

  • Reply BellaB Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Interesting, but it’s very expensive water.

  • Viggy
    Reply Viggy Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Sounds like something I better try!

  • Reply xoxoMayy Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 10:40 am

    would love to try!

  • kailaferrelli
    Reply kailaferrelli Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 9:57 am

    This sounds interesting, I never knew such a thing existed.

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I’ve heard of the spring before and always wondered if it really worked! sounds like I might go and try some avene products

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 9:04 am

    i’ve got sensitive skin but I’m not convinced that thermal spring water is going to be the thing to turn my complexion around… although my mum does use this and swears it’s worth it

  • Reply Tessa Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I want to give this a try…

  • Reply tessarella Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Never heard of this before, sounds interesting

  • Reply Zerotolove Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Great review! xo

  • Reply ichigolove01 Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Sounds amazing

  • Reply thugsy Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I would love to try this

  • Reply doogs Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 8:06 am

    a bit expensive

  • Reply bardie Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 8:00 am

    sounds great

  • Reply jarjar Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 7:56 am

    would love to try

  • Reply whatsupmonkey Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 7:53 am

    What is in this water that makes it so great?

  • Reply juliew Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 7:38 am

    looks quite interesting

  • Zoe93
    Reply Zoe93 Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Not for me…

  • Reply darling Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 6:22 am

    kewl

  • Reply ladadidah Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 3:00 am

    We’ve got some at home for free since my mum is a dermatologist, and we’ve always wondered what it could be used for. so nice to know it actually helps!

  • Reply Claireo Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Awesome!

  • Reply dapperdolly Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Interesting, though you can take high mineral and amino acid content supplements/powders for the same effect and benefits the inside body too.

  • Reply MsKimo Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I didn’t know water with magical properties existed.

  • Reply kymheaton Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    sounds interesting.

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Always one I’ve wanted to try.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Not for me

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I have never heard of this stuff before now, thanks for that!

  • Myra
    Reply myra00 Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Sounds great!

  • Reply mandystsai1 Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Interesting review, had no idea there was a thing like this!

  • Reply balibabe7 Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Sounds nice but a little pricey..

  • Reply JENNIFAARRH Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    sounds nice

  • Reply KNY Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    This one is amazing, I love it!

  • aimzybabe
    Reply aimzybabe Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I can’t believe the max bottle is only 300ml and is $28.95!!

    I know I’m pretty tight with my money but I’ll have to think about this one..

    • Reply midnightstarfish Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Hi there, yeah it is quite dear, but try getting it at some discount pharmacies I just picked up some backups the other day for $10 a 300mL bottle (sadly I don’t know if this retailer has stores interstate, I’m based in SA)

  • Reply AmberB Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I might have to try this

  • Reply chocolatelace Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    a must try!

  • Reply shell0606 Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Great stuff

  • Reply lieuloves Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    love this product!

  • Reply anitae Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    wow – sounds gorgeous … i’m going to try it!

  • Reply fifi73 Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Sounds great, I’ll have to see if I can find a sample to try it….

    • comebacks
      Reply comebacks Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      yes! what a good idea!

  • Reply tina_cats Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 10:58 am

    amazing stuff

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 10:36 am

    ..interesting…but, I’d still baulk @ paying that for water in a can…

    • Reply ethereal Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Yeah, me too!

    • flossyfewclothes
      Reply flossyfewclothes Sunday 12th February, 2012 at 10:35 am

      ..WOW…I already had some of this!!…and didn’t know…lol…someone gave me a Business Class Airline complimentary leather pouch thingie last year and it was in it!! lol :laugh:

  • Reply teekendall Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Not for me, but sounds interesting.

    • Reply stels Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      ditto

  • Reply chrystal Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Sounds interesting

    • Gjenia
      Reply Gjenia Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      I know! I’ve never heard of anything like this before!

  • Reply livi Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 9:24 am

    This is one of my must haves it is amazing 🙂

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