Avène has over 270 years of expertise in caring for sensitive skin and is trusted by millions worldwide. At the heart of the brand is Avène Thermal Spring Water, a natural soothing source clinically shown by over 150 studies to soothe, soften and calm the skin.


The Avène Hydrotherapy Center, the only one of its kind dedicated to dermatology, annually provides care to nearly 3,000 patients suffering from skin conditions like Atopic Dermatitis, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis, burns and skin side effects from cancer treatments. Each patient’s three-week-long therapy session consists of dermatological appointments with a physician, baths, showers and many other hydro treatments using water drawn directly from the Spring. The Hydrotherapy Center has developed educational programs to assist patients in understanding their skin condition better and therefore optimizing the treatment benefits. The Water Research Center is an institution active in the fields of geology, hydrogeology, physicial chemistry, microbiology and molecular and cellular biology. Its multiple disciplines allow for a better understanding of the Avène Thermal Spring, its origins and its mode of action. As a result, the research contributes to the clinical studies conducted at the Hydrotherapy Center. Treatments are prescribed by an on-site dermatologist and provided by physiotherapists, nurses, hydrotherapists and hydro-estheticians. Hydrotherapy Center patients are prescribed a daily treatment, every day for 3 weeks, including: showers, baths, localized treatments, body wraps along with at-home maintenance for overall improvement in quality-of-life. The first hydrotherapy center dedicated exclusively to dermatology to receive the “Aquacert HACCP Thermalisme” certification which guarantees compliance with good hydrotherapy practices in terms of quality and healthy safety, including water microbiology. Aquacert HACCP Thermalisme is valid for three years and an audit is required before each renewal.