Avène began in a small village in the south of France. Starting as a medical rejuvenation center featuring therapeutic Spring Water Baths, the Avène spring’s remarkable properties were discovered to soothe and relieve skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and burns. Avène’s thermal spring facility has been recommended by countless dermatologists and backed by more than 150 clinical studies. In the 1990’s, this breakthrough line was introduced to the public, after 15 years of research and development. Avène’s products are specifically designed for sensitive and reactive skin, using little to no preservatives, and maintaining the purity of its mineral-rich water source.