Back in the years I tried a few toners out and never really liked any of them. So for a long long time now, I have stuck to just using rose water (which is an excellent natural toner and also gives some hydration) and it works really well for me. I really like the Fab India Rose Facial Water which is affordable and pure. Though I am trying another one (shall let you know soon).
Anyway, coming to the point, I had always heard so much about the Avene Thermal Spring Water (everybody loves it so much!). Naturally, I got super curious and wanted to test it out myself.
I really like the bottle, it is sleek and handy enough to be carried in your bag. The nozzle sprays a good quantity and 2 sprays (aprrox) is enough to cover your face. More information about the product here.
It looks and feels just like a plain water spray and you might end up thinking what exactly is sooo special about this one?! Which is what I did initailly too. But it ends up doing a lot more than plain water!
The fine spray instantly soothes your skin and makes it a lot supple. Not to mention the refreshing feel it provides. It takes care of the dry stretchy feeling I get sometimes after washing my face and provides some hydration. It works on soothing rashes and irritated skin (after shaving, waxing, epilating etc) too and brings any reddness down. It does not leave any residue behind.
Having said all that, it hasn't done wonders for me yet (maybe I need to use it more regularly...I don't know). I still like my rose water equally which does half of the stuff too. Maybe it does work a lot better for people with super sensitive skin. I feel this was more of a pamper feel thing for me.
Use it :
- As a hydrating mist before moisturizer/serum (day and night)
- To soothe skin irritation/ rashes/sunburns/dermatological conditions
- Before makeup/After - To set makeup (get that dewy look) and to mist makeup sponges while blending products.
- As a pick me up on hot humid days
Price : 1099 INR for 150 ml
550 INR for 50 ml
Overall, I wouldn't say that it is a must have, especially if you have normal skin type but it is a good product for sensitive, acne prone skin. It does its job well and is such a multi tasker. It soothes, calms, cools and hydrates the skin, plus helps with makeup too as a bonus ;) I have read that it also helps treating conditions like dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis etc.
If you haven't used Avene Thermal Spring Water yet, and want to give it a go, I suggest picking up the smaller can to make up your mind.
Have you tried this before? Any other Thermal Waters you like or suggest?