Dermatologist Review of Avene
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Avene skin care products are made in the French town of Avene located in southwestern part of the country. The Avene area is home to Sainte-Odile thermal spring which is well known for the healing properties of its water. Avene Dermatological Laboratories and Eau Thermale Avene operate in this region under the umbrella of Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique, a division of Pierre Fabre Group, the second largest independent pharmaceutical company in France. This parent group of Avene provides both an on-site dermatological hydrotherapy center and a complete line of Sainte-Odile spring water based skin care products.
The water in Sainte-Odile flows from the Cevennes Mountains. On its journey, the water gradually absorbs traces of essential minerals and other elements. The spring is known for softening and soothing the skin. The healing properties of the water were first discovered by the Marquis de Rocozel, who originally owned the land in the 1700s.
According to legend, the curative powers of Avene thermal spring water were discovered by chance more than 250 years ago. Due to a terrible skin problem, a horse belonging to the Marquis de Rocozels was turned loose to roam the slopes of the Black Mountain in southwest of France. The horse found a thermal spring near the small village of Avene. After drinking from the spring and rolling in its waters, the horse's coat became shiny again and soon it was completely cured.
People have traveled to this spring for hundreds of years to enjoy the benefits of its healing waters. As early as 1860 the spring welcomed 500 patients a year. In 1871 the water was exported to treat burn victims of the Great Chicago Fire. The Avene Dermatological Hydrotherapy Center was first established in Avene in 1743. Dermatologists at Avene have studied the properties of Avene spring water from the time the Center was opened until today. The water from this spring has the approval of the French National Academy of Medicine which acknowledges the properties of this spring as beneficial for the skin.
Today, people still travel to Avene for skin treatment. The current hydrotherapy center opened in 1990. Presently a few thousand clients are referred to the clinic annually. A typical stay at the clinic consists of an intensive skin treatment program lasting three weeks.
Avene skin care products are the product of long-term ongoing research. Avene spring water is rich in silica, bacteriologically pure and contains trace minerals. These properties combine to make the water very useful for skin care for all skin types including hypersensitive skin.
The skin care line consists of a variety of formulas for daily skin care of normal, acne prone, dry, oily and aging skin. The products have been laboratory tested by Avene dermatologists and found to be suitable for sensitive skin.
People with sensitive or hypersensitive skin often have trouble finding skin care products that work without irritating the skin. Hypersensitive skin reacts very quickly to external stimuli. As a result, the skin is easily irritated by even common ingredients in skin care products. The symptoms of sensitive skin include itching, burning, and pain or skin discomfort after the use of skin care products.
The water in Avene products is especially beneficial for sensitive skin. The healing properties of the water soothe the skin and prevent the irritation that is common with other skin care products. Even people who have trouble with other products including natural skin care have had good results with Avene. Even people who have trouble with other products including natural skin care have had good results with Avene's products for hypersensitive skin.
Avene products are considered to be on the cutting edge of pharmaceutical skin care. The line is the best selling pharmaceutical skin care line in France and is popular throughout Europe. One innovative product is the Eau Thermale Avenel Retrinal Anti Aging Cream. The cream is available in three strengths. Most clients are encouraged to try the lowest strength first. If the product is well tolerated and a stronger cream is needed, the strength can be increased. By gradually increasing the strength of the cream, the skin is able to gradually adjust to the treatment. This gradual increase in strength is beneficial for the skin and reduces the risk of irritation or a negative reaction. By avoiding irritation, the cream can be used without interruption, which provides greater therapeutic value.
Clinical studies have found that the Eau Thermale Avenel Retrinal Anti Aging Cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the skin’s elasticity and promotes a healthy complexion. The product is easy to use. After cleansing the skin, apply evenly to the face and neck. Like many anti aging products, the skin can become more sensitive to the sun. For this reason, a sunscreen should be used when spending time outside. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects from UVA and UVB rays.
Eau Thermale Avene Skin Care is a quality skin care line that incorporates unique spring water with dermatologic research and oversight. Avene’s hydrotherapy center and skin care line are favorites amongst Europeans and the skin care line is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Avene has a fine product offering that has something for virtually everyone and is a pleasure experience for the first time as well as part of an ongoing regimen.
Review posted 10/29/2008.Add Comment »
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