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August 17, 2020 3 translation missing: en.blogs.article.read_time

If you were a true Francophile or Parisian at heart, you would have noticed the increasing trend behind beauty mists and thermal water sprays.  

You would have certainly heard stories about French dermatologists sending people to Thermal “spa” to treat a skin issue (yes we are talking fully funded by the French Medicare), you would have seen the famous bottles in Pharmacies, spotted them behind the scenes during fashion week or even seen them on the beach ready to refresh the skin of the whole family.

So what is the craze about?

We got the opportunity to deep dive into Uriage, a thermal-water based dermocosmetics brand whose thermal center saw the visit of celebrities like Coco Chanel to treat and soothe skin issues thanks to the purity and unique mineral composition of its water.

What is so special about Uriage water?

A thousand years old story

Did you know that Uriage water was discovered 2000 years ago when the Romans stopped on their journey over the Alps where they found a spring in the foothills of the Belledonne Mountains. The story tells that they were amazed by the healing properties of this water, healing grazes and irritated skin so they decided to build Roman baths there. On the exact same location, it eventually became the first thermal center of Uriage.

A unique water in its composition

Pure and exceptionally enriched by nature, Uriage water is sourced in the French Alps, at an altitude of 1600m, and a temperature of 27ºC. The water is naturally filtered by mother nature and rich in trace minerals and salts (calcium, magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron, etc.), making it one of the most balanced thermal water and offering soothing, moisturizing and protective benefits for the skin. 

A water truly recognised in dermatology

Patients with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis come from all around the world to seek treatment at the Uriage Thermal Centre, with treatments ranging from mini thermal cures to post-cancer thermal treatments and ENT care. 

A water suitable for everyday needs

The specificity of Uriage water is that it is isotonic (water that is near identical to skin’s water) which offer endless benefits: it hydrates the skin, seals make-up, refreshes the skin after exercise, soothes skin irritations after shaving, post cosmetic procedure or nappy rashes, and the list goes on!

A skincare range powdered by thermal water benefits

Step 1- Cleanse with Uriage Thermal Micellar Water

Formulated with highly cleansing micelles, hydrating cranberry extracts and soothing Uriage Thermal water, this gentle micellar solution cleanses impurities and removes make-up while respecting the skin's natural balance. 

Step 2 – Soothe and moisturise with Uriage Thermal Water Spray

This light Thermal Water mist rich in minerals and trace elements moisturises and protects the skin from free radicals. A true multi-use product to soothe everyday problems.

Step 3- Hydrate with Uriage Water Serum

The Water Serum contains powerful moisturising agents found in the Hydro-Thermal Complex, further reinforced with Hyaluronic acid that hydrate dull and dehydrated skin deeply and restore the skin barrier to limit water loss. Combined with the Thermal Water Light or Rich Cream, skin will be intensively moisturised feeling softer and looking more radiant.

Step 4 – Target puffiness with Uriage Water Eye Contour

This eye cream helps reduce the appearance puffiness and dark circles while moisturising gently this delicate area. Fragrance-free and hypoallergenic, it is suitable for contact wearers and for anyone with sensitive eyes.

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