LA ROCHE-POSAY: In the heart of France, in the region of La Vienne, is the spa town of La Roche-Posay. Here is the source of a unique thermal water rich with selenium and fundamental part of care products LA ROCHE-POSAY and at the same time origin of the brand of the same name. The thermal spa of La Roche-Posay is one of the most important thermal centres in Europe specializing in skin problems. Today, inspired by the latest findings of dermatological research, sophisticated care formulas, that are specifically designed for the needs of sensitive skin, are created in the Dermatologiques Laboratoires La Roche-Posay. The EAU THERMALE is a classic and one of my favorite products. I am very happy to speak with two experts, Anne-Kathrin Bedoy, Head of Public relations, La Roche-Posay, and Catherine Schneider, a junior public relations representative, who have all the good reasons why this thermal water is an absolute must for skin care.
Which active substances should be included in the water so that it has a healing effect?
AKB: Every thermal water is unique in its mineral composition. The content of the individual minerals provides the specific characteristics of the water. The water from La Roche-Posay is, due to its balance of minerals and trace elements and its high concentration of selenium (53 micrograms per litre), particularly valuable and healing.
What is so special about products that use the thermal water from La Roche-Posay?
CS: All products by La Roche-Posay contain the skin soothing thermal water. Thanks to its calming effect the sensitivity of the skin is reduced and the tolerability especially for sensitive skin guaranteed.
Can the water be taken as a toner after cleansing?
AKB: Definitely. The thermal water from La Roche-Posay, also called „Velvet Water“, is particularly soft and nearly pH neutral. It completes the cleansing routine, as it repairs the pH value of the skin.
Can I use the thermal water over my finished make-up as a fixer?
CS: The thermal water not only hydrates the skin but allows for a better binding of the makeup pigments. Many make-up artists use this trick, especially at the fashion shows when it needs to go fast.
Can you put the spray bottle in the refrigerator so that the water has a refreshing effect?
AKB: Yes. In our office there are always a few bottles of thermal water in the refrigerator. Especially now in summer the fine spray is a cool refreshment. But even in winter the thermal water is our „must-have“ against dry, heated air.
Can I use the thermal water as a protector after bathing in the sea? Does it protect the hair from drying out, or from too much sun exposure?
CS: Hair also needs a certain moisture level to make it look healthy and beautiful. Ideally, healthy hair in a dry state contains about 10% of water. Spray after washing or bathing with thermal water spray from La Roche-Posay: it’s the best Hydro Spa in between. The antioxidant activity protects against free radicals and thus also against environmental influences such as UV radiation or pollution. In addition, the scalp is soothed and any redness can be alleviated.