Used in many international brands of beauty products and cosmetics, the efficacy and benefits of thermal spa water are well known.
But what is thermal spa water and what is its real impact on the skin?
Flashback on the history of this water throughout the ages and civilizations!
Thermal spa water is unlike any other water, it is, in fact, a “super water»! In France, to qualify as ‘thermal’, water needs to comply with the requirements of the strict national regulations based on the public health code. In addition to being highly charged in minerals and trace elements, the water needs to come from an underground spring and be protected from any impurities.
These medicinal properties, these ‘’super powers’’, must also be recognized by the National Medicine Academy of France.
Although the therapeutic use of thermal spa water in hydrotherapy is a common practice today, the first springs and their healing effects were discovered during Roman times. At that time, the thermal spa activity was more recreational than medicinal, but many modern thermal spas are built above old roman baths.
All of the many French thermal spas have their own unique and very specific waters used for the treatment of specific medical conditions: skin problems (rashes, irritation, skin dryness, eczema), joint pain, digestive tract conditions etc.
The properties of each thermal water are linked to their geographical origin and the locality of the springs. Even though some of the mystery remains, scientists confirm that thermal water properties arise from their underground natural environment.
Rich in minerals and nutrients, the unique composition of the water used in Actessens cream balances the pH of the skin, accelerates regeneration, delays aging and maintains its tone.