Since 1743, when the first Hydrotherapy Centre was built near the Sainte-Odile spring, the vocation of Avène has never changed: The Hydrotherapy Centre is entirely dedicated to dermatology. The therapeutic properties of Avène Thermal Spring Water has been used at the Hydrotherapy Centre to address a variety of dermatological conditions and skin concerns such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and burns.
The brand is centered on Avène Thermal spring water and its soothing properties. Originating as rain, the water filters through the Cévennes Mountains absorbing minerals and trace elements for until it reaches the mouth of the ancient Sainte-Odile spring. Its composition is thought to make it effective for the care and management of sensitive skin. Over 150 stringent biological, pharmacological and clinical studies on Avène Thermal Spring Water have been conducted by the Company and independent researchers.
The Eau Thermale Avène skincare brand was launched in 1990. Its products are formulated with Avène Thermal Spring Water and bottled directly from the source of the spring.