Review: Avène Thermal Spring Water Facial Spray

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Several blogs ago, I reviewed the Evian facial spray and mentioned that I’ll get the Avène Thermal Spring Water to compare. Between the two, Avène’s spring water facial spray is more popular. In fact, I can tell you that at least 5 people recommended this product to me. This was back when I posted a picture of the Evian facial spray on Instagram (review here). Of course, I’m intrigued!

Essentially, both products are canned spring water that you spritz all over the face. You can do this to freshen up the skin during a hot day, remove powderiness from makeup or to prep the skin for skin care. So, without further ado, let’s review!

What is it: Avène Thermal Spring Water

Here’s what the brand has to say about this product:

Originating as pure rain mixed with sea-spray rich in mineral salts, Avène Thermal Spring Water makes its 50-year journey through the Cévennes Mountains in Avène, France.

It gradually becomes infused with trace elements and silicates, and comes in contact with an ancient microorganism Aqua.Dolomite, which was first identified by Avène in 2001. This remarkable biological property combined with the well-known mineral properties of Avène Thermal Spring Water ensures gentleness and tolerance, creating a unique double signature that does not exist anywhere else in the world.

At PhP800+++ per 150 ml. spray bottle, the Avène Thermal Spring Water is a little steep for what it is but the product earned rave reviews so I suppose the premium you pay is worth it. Also, anything French made isn’t dirt cheap.

Performance

Judging by the spray bottle alone, you can tell that a lot of thought went into the packaging. Just like the Evian spring water facial spray, the Avène Thermal Spring Water comes in a spray can, albeit a better looking and feeling container. Avène’s facial spray bottle looks and feels heavier.

Avène’s facial spray feels more robust and the overall quality of the spray can is impeccable. The spray delivers a fine mist of spring water better than the Evian’s facial spray, which can be a little splotchy.

As far as the ingredients go, the Avène Thermal Spring Water is more mineral-rich than Evian’s facial spray. These nutrients – calcium/magnesium bicarbonate – help soothe skin irritation and improve skin texture. My skin does feel smoother after I started using this although I’m still unconvinced that this product has anything to do with that.

This product works great as a pre-skincare prep. I mist my freshly washed face with Avène Thermal Spring Water before I apply my moisturizer and serum. And then I spray again once I’ve applied my skincare products just because. It cools my skin instantly!

Final Thoughts

Although I’m still unconvinced over the benefits of Avène Thermal Spring Water on my skin, it made a great addition to my skincare routine. My moisturizer and serum glide easily when I spritz my fez with this product. It hydrates my skin ever so slightly.

The Avène Thermal Spring Water complements my skincare products too, which is something that my dry skin appreciates. Yes, it’s expensive but it’s French and it’s fancy.

Will I repurchase? If my local Watsons doesn’t carry this product, I’d say no. I noticed that my local Watsons only carried Evian facial spray so I bought this product when I visited the city. But a few weeks ago, I saw that Avène Thermal Spring Water is now available here in the province so there’s that. I now have more excuse to burn cash on a bottle of water.

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Tina Lee

Tina Lee-Almazar is a writer with an insatiable appetite for all things bright, shiny, and beautiful. She's a beauty junkie, a shopping connoisseur, a book collector, a purse addict, and a budding mom-tepreneur. Tina has a long-standing (and well-documented!) but one-sided love affair with cats. Special talents include: the ability to eat again an hour after eating, shopping at 3 different malls in 1 day, and taking a 3-hour power nap every day including weekends.

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