French pharmacy brands are all about the spa water sprays – but what exactly are they?
Four of our biggest French skincare imports La Roche-Posay, Vichy, Avene and Caudalie are big on this thermal water with its incredible skin benefits, and each have their own products that harness its complexion soothing capabilities. We dug a little deeper to find out what exactly these much lauded products do, and how they can enhance your skincare regime…
1) La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water Spray
La Roche-Posay’s thermal water is derived from the rain water that filters through chalky, Selenium-rich rocks. This almost pH neutral water is very pure and undergoes no processing before being packaged, so all of its components remain unchanged and intact.
The water has incredible antioxidant and protective qualities, it soothes and decongests the skin, and acts as a treatment in its own right for sensitive and irritated skin. It can even be used all over the body to soothe after shaving and sun exposure.
2) Vichy Purete Thermale Spa Water Spray
Vichy’s thermal water is a truly natural, active ingredient infused with minerals from the core of the Auvergne magma rocks. These fortifying and soothing ingredients are brilliant for the skin, working to calm the skin and reinforce its tolerance daily.
With a wealth of mineral salts and trace elements, sensitive skin is made more resistant to external aggressors. It can be used all over, at any time of day for a boost of hydration.
3) Avene Thermale Spring Water Spray
Avene’s offering is a clinically-proven, very low mineralised water that is rich in silica and trace elements. Instantly relieving and hydrating, the water is perfect for any skin type that is in need of a bit of comfort.
The multipurpose water can be used on sunburn, acne, nappy rash, razor burn, and to set make-up – the entire Avene range is infused with this wonder water due to its exceptional calming capabilities.
4) Caudalie Grape Water
Caudalie’s hydrating water is slightly different to the others in that it’s made up of grape water rather than thermal water – and they’re 100% organic grapes at that.
Caudalie harnesses the soothing and nourishing properties of the grape in each and every one of their products, and the Caudalie Grape Water perfectly showcases the hydrating and soothing properties of the vine. This mist detoxes, refreshes and moisturises the skin at any time of the day.
If you want to find out more about the beneficial capabilities of thermal spa water, take a look at this brilliant article from La Roche-Posay.