This Thermal Water was in my Birchbox a couple months ago. I was really on the fence about reviewing this because I felt I had nothing nice to say. I still have nothing nice to say, but this is my blog and I’m going to say it.
This is what Birchbox says:
Dermatologists and beauty editors agree: this hydrating, rebalancing mist—sourced from the medicinal springs in Avène, France—is both refreshing and incredibly powerful. Backed by over 300 clinical studies (not to mention centuries of dermatological treatment), this multitasker soothes redness and calms all sorts of skin troubles—from sunburns to allergic reactions to eczema and itching sensations. Use it as a morning toner, spritz it as a mid-day refresher, or keep it in your purse for moments when skin is stressed. Bonus: It also works to set makeup.
Let me get one thing out of the way – THIS IS JUST WATER.
The only two ingredients listed are water and nitrogen.
This also costs $14.00 USD. FOR WATER IN A BOTTLE.
I feel like this product is a gimmick. And I think it’s marketing is misleading, as a “rebalancing mist”. It’s only water, because at the end of the day what really is thermal water? Do we really believe in magic springs? Does it matter if it comes from France or Cleveland or Chicago or Des Moines? It’s WATER.
You spray it, it gets your face wet. Yup…because it’s water.
It doesn’t work to set my make-up.
It doesn’t work as a mid-day refresher. It just makes my face wet and then it dries, and it’s back to what it felt like earlier.
I normally don’t write negative reviews, but I really feel like this product is an attempt to dupe us into buying something unnecessary.
Have you tried the Avene Thermal Spring Water? What did you think?