Question: What are thermal waters? Is there a difference between them?
Thermal waters are basically mineral water sprays that come from thermal springs. These waters claims to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, with clinical studies to back them up.
Thermal waters help reduce redness and soothe and rebalance your skin. However, be aware that the mineral content in them can cause dermatitis or Rosacea to flare for some people. Thermal waters may also irritate those with sensitive skin.
There are several products on the market, but the difference between all the thermal waters is their varying mineral content:
- La Roche Posay’s thermal water has more selenium.
- La Roche Posay also has a Serozinc one which has zinc sulfate.
- Vichy's thermal water has more sulfur.
- Avene has silica.
- Evian's thermal water has minerals and a pH of 7.2
Some of these facial sprays also have a finer mist than the others.
You might wonder, since thermal waters are just like spraying water on your skin, can’t you just make your own? Well, you could if you wanted to, but regular water would lack the minerals thermal waters have and it would be hard to find a spray bottle to spray as finely as the thermal mist.
Thermal waters aren't necessarily products in your skin care routine, but they can be used for extra hydration, setting makeup, and freshening up skin.
Last updated: September 27, 2012
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