The origin of Avène

If you love french pharmacy products you must have come across Avène sometime. A dermatological brand with thermal water from their own source in the composition of each care.

The history of the thermal source that names the brand heads back to 1736. By that time, a horse belonging to Marquis of Rocozels, suffering from alopecia, rolled in the water Avène Thermal Spring regularly to soothe its itching skin. Plus it has been told that the horse’s coat was restored to its original shiny and healthy condition. Therefore the water was thought to have therapeutic properties.

In 1743, the first patients arrived at the newly built thermal water center in Avène. Throughout the years, the thermal spring has been recommended by doctors worldwide. So, in 1847, the thermal spring was declared by the French government to be of official “public benefit”.

Avène Hydrotherapy Center was later acquired by Pierre-Fabre Laboratoires who published extensive research to prove the effectiveness of the thermal water. However, only years later, in 1990, the first Eau Thermale Avène products were produced and a new hydrotherapy center was built.

Avène unmissable products

Avène is a french brand full of great products. Dermatological products based on the spring’s thermal water help with a lot of skin conditions such as acne, atopic skin, xerosis, and rosacea. Even though is it not easy to choose only a few, we selected four products you really can’t miss. Let’s check them!

Avène Cicalfate+ Repairing Protective Cream

Avène Cicalfate+ Repairing Protective Cream repairs, purifies and soothes irritated skin quickly, accelerating healing.

Contains C + Restore which, along with zinc oxide, promotes skin repair, and combined with copper and zinc sulfate reduces the risk of bacterial proliferation. Rich in Avène Thermal Water, it instantly soothes skin to fragile and damaged skin. It is indicated for the treatment and healing of non-exudative irritations: peri-oral dermatitis, diaper dermatitis, fold dermatitis, eczema, erythema, burn, sunburn, fissures, radiodermatitis, sutures.

Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel

Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel gently cleans oily skin prone to acne development.

Regulates sebum production and mattifies thanks to the presence of Monolaurin. The Avène thermal water offers soothing and anti-irritating benefits. The skin is clean, fresh, and purified.

Avène Tolérance Extrême Mask

Avène Tolérance Extrême Mask is a care that respects the skin balance of sensitive skin, privileging high security. Ideal for daily hydration of the face.

It is adapted to dry hypersensitive skin or in crisis situations (allergies, acute irritations, after interventions such as laser and peeling). It can also be used in cases of intolerance to traditional cosmetics. It is composed only of essential active ingredients and responds to the physiological needs of the skin.

Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Sheet Mask

Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Sheet Mask is a sheet mask that provides protection against pollution, thanks to its antioxidant action.

With a strong moisturizing capacity, fills and smoothes the skin. It Lets the skin be luminous and revitalized. Formulated with a complex antioxidant shield, pro-vitamin C and E, cell energizer (gp4g), and thermal water, leaves skin radiant and smoothed. It can be used on all skin types.