Thermal Water: The Beauty Trend Explained

Thermal Water: The Beauty Trend Explained(Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)

Making up 60 percent of the human body, water is essential for life. From regulating bodily fluids to transporting nutrients and controlling body temperature, drinking water should already be a big part of everyone's daily health routine. Skin, the largest organ in the human body, thrives on the hydration you feed it. Without water, it's left dry, less resilient and more prone to wrinkling. Moisturizing from the inside out is great, but the latest beauty trend, thermal water, takes your skincare routine one step further. 

What is thermal water exactly? It's a mineral water spray that comes from thermal springs. Mountain rain water goes through at least a decade-long filtration process through the rocks, acquiring minerals along its journey until resurfacing in an aquifer. This mineral-rich water is now purified and abundant in benefits. Luckily for us beauty junkies, we don't have to travel the globe to get it either. Companies such as Avène and Evian have bottled it for our convenience. 

Misting it on our face and body is said to soothe, refresh and soften skin. According to a study in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine, thermal mineral water is also proven to have some anti-inflammatory properties, promote healing of skin irritations and improve skin restoration after injuries or cosmetic procedures. Because of its healing benefits, those with skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea or psoriasis will experience less irritation.

All in all, this simple mist seems like a soothing and natural way to combat skin issues. Plus, it has other practical uses such as setting makeup, relieving a baby's diaper rash and acting as a quick cool-down post-workout. Curious to try it for yourself? We searched around for the most raved about thermal waters.

Avène Thermal Spring Water, $18, at
Thermal Water: The Beauty Trend Explained(source: Avène)This thermal water is preservative-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. It's recommended as a daily care product that is suitable for those with sensitive skin. 

La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, $12, at
Thermal Water: The Beauty Trend Explained(Source: La Roche-Posay)La Roche-Posay recommends swapping out your daily toner for its thermal spring water to refresh skin. This product is rich in selenium, a powerful natural antioxidant that helps soothe unwanted irritation. 

Evian Mineral Water Spray, $12–$18, at sephora.comThermal Water: The Beauty Trend Explained(Source: Evian)Evian's facial spray has a neutral 7.2 pH rating for perfectly balanced, moisturized and refreshed skin.

Let us know, will you be trying out the mineral mist?

Poll: Would you try thermal water?
Click to vote:
  • Yes! Mist it on.
  • No. I'll stick to drinking water.
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