Avène Thermal Spring Water: my dry skin savior

Recently I had a bad tummy and I couldn’t drink a lot of water. As a result, I suffered from dehydration and my skin became very dry. My cheeks felt taut and tight and was extremely uncomfortable.  As I had already moisturized my face, I wasn’t keen to slather more moisturizer for fear of clogging up the pores. So what did I do to relieve my skin of the dry feeling? I decided to use my trusty Avene Thermal Spring Water facial spray.

Ratings from Makeupalley
I have been using a few brands of facial sprays; common ones I use are from Evian and Vichy. However, I still found Avene to be the best as it provides me with instant soothing. And when I say instant, I mean INSTANT. No more dryness! No wonder it received 4.3 out of 5 rating from 302 reviewers at Makeupalley. Even Tine of Beautyholicsanonymous mentioned that it was one of the products that saved her skin from wreaking havoc recently.

Unique composition to restore skin’s natural balance
This thermal spring water packaged in a sterile unit is ideal for sensitive, fragile skin because it contains a unique composition of silicate and trace elements that have been demonstrated by over 300 scientific studies to soothe, soften and restore skin’s natural balance. In fact, it was used since 1743 in the Hydrotherapy Center to treat serious dermatological conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema (source). And because it comes with pH 7.5, the water does not sting or burn skin.

Directions for using
Avene Thermal Spring Water is great to be used whenever your skin is irritated such as:
– after excessive sun exposure
– after dermalogical treatments
– after waxing
– after shaving

In fact, I would even go a step further to recommend that you use it as a toner to mist on prior to applying your moisturizer. And one important lesson I learnt over the years is that I should always use a tissue paper to pat dry after using a facial spray or my skin would become drier with the evaporation – this does not apply when I use it prior to moisturizing. For other ways to use a mist, you can also read my post on 10 different ways to use a facial mist spray.

Price and availability
This product is readily available at leading pharmacies and the 50ml bottle cost S$9.90. I like the small bottle because it is portable and I can always carry it in my bag. And even though it is formulated for sensitive skin, this product is actually suitable for all skin types.

So are any of you also loving Avene Thermal Spring Water?

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  1. Fernleafify says

    ME!! I use it with paper mask when I have stressful week at work to prevent my skin from breaking out or when I feel that my skin needs some hydration.

    Also, whenever my man has some rashes on his body, I’ll use it too. Love this spray!!

    *Avene in Singapore use to sell paper mask to be used with it, but now, you can only find it in Malaysia.

    • sesame says

      I think I saw their paper masks before…the other one to try is those paper masks from Muji. I’m going to give this one a try…have not tried it as a mask.

  2. flym says

    yes, this is an excellent product. I use it as a toner (though with cotton pad)when I feel I need more cleansing/clarifying. I also keep a can in the fridge and mist it over my son’s raw and itchy skin when his eczema flares up. It calms and soothes his skin instantly.

  3. stella says

    i love this product and have gone thru’ many bottles in the last few years too–i always stock up compulsively on the 300ml twin pack when it goes on sale for $29.90, which is half the price?!

    i use this day and night before my toner/sheet mask, it’s great–keeps my skincare and makeup on better for the whole day

    and of coz, it’s excellent for soothing sensitive skin, i always spray this on my skin generously after laser resurfacing procedures which always leave my face red, swollen and stingy… this spray soothes all of those symptoms tremendously

    great stuff!

    • sesame says

      Oh yes, saw the twin pack at $29.90 at Guardian’s. The bigger ones are truly more economical but I usually get the smaller ones. They also have 3 for $19.

  4. Audris says

    Great stuff! I also use it to spritz my foundation for a damp application of my mineral foundation.

    Soothes rashes and abrasions as well.

    Had a Vichy spray as a GWP before but that didn’t measure up to Avene.

  5. says

    This really calmed my skin during that bout of skin issues I had for a week. Handy size, cheap as chips. This sure is a winner in my eyes.

  6. says

    I love this. It helped my skin when I had a bad bout of allergic rashes on my skin too.

    You can read about it here:

    • sesame says

      Ah yes, I just read how you used it to calm and soothe your rashes. This is indeed a skin savior!

  7. Johnny says

    i love Avene products!!. i have most of their skin care . After i have a chemical peel my skin is super sensitive 2 everything. Only Avene thermal spring water soothes my raw fragile skin. it really does ease the pain instantly.

    • sesame says

      I read that…that it’s really good for those who have done any dermatology procedures. I must try it the next time I do derma rolling.

  8. Happy Feet says

    This is my staple! I use it as a toner and my mid-afternoon spritz to freshen up my skin. I simple cannot live without this. I am interested in the their new sensitive whitening range. Wonder if any of you have tried it yet? Care to give your reviews?

    • sesame says

      I haven’t seen the sensitive whitening range. This is the only product I use from the brand. I’ll check out their counter the next time and see if it’s available.

  9. says

    I get awfully red with the heat in summer and this is my savior. love it! calms my skin down instantly not to mention helps provide the necessary hydration.

  10. says

    Wow, you just convinced me to go grab a bottle! Maybe I’m gonna try it on my dog who has skin problems too. Think it should relief her of her itchiness too right? Anyone tried on your dogs bodies before?

    • sesame says

      Haha…that’s cute but yeah, I think it might help cos I know some dog owners use essential oils on their dogs too.

      Update: I found that pH of dog’s skin is much more neutral, averaging a pH of between 6.2 and 7.4 – so this should work okay.

  11. ktee says

    i used this when i had bad allergic rashes a few years ago. It did give instant relief. Now, whenever i need a pick-me-up, i spray generously onto my face, with or without makeup on, and blot the excess with tissue paper. This instantly give me a refreshing look. It also hydrates my skin rather well.

    • sesame says

      Yeah, it’s really great. I usually don’t spritz this during the day but during the night cos my skin gets drier then. Instant hydration!

    • sesame says

      It’s from France so perhaps it’s not so popular in States…the brand does well here. A lot of raves on their sunscreen too.

  12. says

    Thermal water is a gem! I always rebuy it. When I happen to come to a pharmacy I get my hands on Avene or La Roche Posay. When I only get to the supermarket, I buy Evian. I always got a bottle in my fitness-bag. It really is a good refresher on the face after training.

    • sesame says

      Yeah, that’s what I read too…great for after exercise pick-me-up! I think I have tried LRP’s sometime back but can’t remember how well it fared. I usually have Evian and Vichy and of course Avene.

  13. fwy says

    Hi, This query has nothing to do with this topic. Are you aware of any supplements that can help with weak bladder? I know you are a fan of Kordel’s products. Any recommendations? Thank you in advance.

    • sesame says

      I like Kordel’s but I’m not certain which of their supplements work for bladder. Need to ask the SA.

      I also had weak bladder and used to wake up a few times at night. After taking Fit Solution, I gradually go once a night and this week, I didn’t even wake up to go to the toilet anymore and just sleep through.

      Because it’s an all-in-one supplement, so it cost more. I reviewed the product here:

  14. Curious says

    Hi… this is off topic but. i am thoroughly confused as to whether i can use a foundation with spf over my sunscreen. cos i read somehere it might affect the stability. can you please do a post on whether foundation with spf is not recommended to be used over sunscreen and what ingredients should we look out for.


    • sesame says

      I don’t see a problem with most foundations. As far as I know, uncoated titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) can degrade avobenzone so it is best not to layer non-micronized mineral makeup with an avobenzone containing chemical sunscreen.

      My preference is always for mineral sunscreens with titantium dioxide or better still, just zinc oxide. Most foundation contains these two ingredients too so there is compatibility.

  15. Amanda says

    I use this Avene mist when I am traveling; especially on long plane flights! It helps to give a bit of hydration in such a dry climate.

    On that note, I will be visiting Singapore this year :)

    • sesame says

      Yes, this product is great for traveling…beat the dryness up in the air! :)

      Hope you’ll have fun when you come over. 😉

  16. says

    hi, wanna know where can u buy this avene spray in US? specific pharma pls.. or in SG what is the exact name of pharmacy or exact store name pls.. i’ve been using this avene spray for a month now and i just love the way it works on my face. i have zits breakout and went to visit a derma to check for it then my derma prescribed me this avene spray and it just work so good in my face and i so love it. and this time m running out of it that’s why m asking where can i buy this product in US or in SG. i need to have stock some coz its really hard to find this anywhere. pls lemme know.. thank you so much.

  17. says

    hi, wanna know where can u buy this avene spray in US? specific pharma pls.. or in SG what is the exact name of pharmacy or exact store name pls.. i’ve been using this avene spray for a month now and i just love the way it works on my face. i have zits breakout and went to visit a derma to check for it then my derma prescribed me this avene spray and it just work so good in my face and i so love it. and this time m running out of it that’s why m asking where can i buy this product in US or in SG. i need to have some stock of this coz its really hard to find this anywhere. pls lemme know.. thank you so much.

    • sesame says

      You can get this easily in the major pharmacies in Singapore (Watsons and Guardian) but I really don’t know where you can get this in US or if it’s even available.

  18. says

    Hi, I have not used any facial spray before and often I get itchy patch on my face after toner. Maybe I should try the spray. So do you think Avene or Vichy is better? Thanks. =)
    Stephy last post is: Palmer’s Organic Therapy Heals My Waxing Bumps

  19. NasuhaIBM says

    Which one is better Avene or Vichy? I am having dilema wether to try out Avene or Vichy? I need something to really hydrates my combination skin so I can bring it to school. In my school its really hot cause my school is right next to the beach so it can get so hot most of the time.

  20. Germaine says

    Hi Sesame! have u ever tried using Avene Thermal Water facial spray with Marie Veronique Anti-Aging Oil+ before? i intend to replace MVO anti-aging mist with Avene Thermal Water facial spray once i finished using the anti-aging mist.. because i feel that the MVO anti-aging mist is too expensive and quite fast finish.. 😛

    • Sesame says

      You can get it from Muji. Alternative, used a couple of cotton pads drenched in the water.


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