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Cracking the Thermal Water Code – What’s the Science Behind It?

Cracking the Thermal Water Code – What’s the Science Behind It?

Ever heard of thermal water? French women swear by this miraculous water and its countless benefits for their skin. But what exactly is it? How is it different from regular tap water? Why should we use it?
We’re here to answer all your questions about thermal water, so it’s for you to take advantage of its therapeutic benefits. Read on!

What Is Thermal Water?

It’s the water that originates in hot springs, or thermal springs. Since this water comes from deep underground, it is often heated due to geothermal activity from the crust of the Earth (also known as the Earth’s mantle). There are several natural ‘hot springs’ or ‘thermal springs’ around the world, including Europe, China, Iceland, New Zealand and Japan, which attract a lot of tourists every year. It is believed that bathing in thermal baths can help treat skin conditions and relieve body pain.

Among the purest sources of thermal water are the natural hot springs of the Alps of France, from where Uriage Thermal Water is obtained. 



Thermal Water Composition
As thermal water passes through the rocks and soil to reach the spring, it gets enhanced with various trace elements and minerals from the Earth. Depending on the source and packaging, the mineral content of the water differs. It needs to be collected correctly to retain its purity and healing properties.

Here’s the mineral composition of Uriage Thermal Water for your reference: 


Some of these minerals, such as chlorides, potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium, are also present in the natural moisturising factor of the skin. Which brings us to the next question: Is thermal water better than regular tap water for skincare?


Thermal Vs. Regular Water

There’s a substantial difference between what ‘normal water’ does for your skin vis-à-vis thermal water. Numerous studies have tried to shed light on the effect of the latter on our skin cells. It appears that low mineral water (or even very high concentrated mineral water) may affect the skin cells adversely. In comparison, Uriage Thermal Water contains the right concentration of minerals to prevent fluid loss from the skin’s membrane. In other words, it keeps the skin hydrated, soft and supple for longer because its composition suits the human skin.



Moreover, this water is obtained from the crust of the Earth, away from pollution and germs. This means that it is it even more pure and clean; an apt choice for skincare.


Now that you know the science behind the claims praising thermal water, all that’s left to do is try it out! Adding thermal water to your daily skincare routine is simple as it is a versatile multitasker. You can use it as a toner, a moisturiser, a quick pick-me-up after a workout, or even as a soothing agent after shaving. It’s not just a woman’s beauty product – the whole family can use it!

Uriage Thermal Water - contains the purest thermal water sourced from the heart of the French Alps, packed directly at the source to ensure that all its benefits stay intact. Naturally soothing, hydrating and protecting, it is suitable for all skin types. Explore the Uriage range of face and body care products that contain this 100% natural thermal water to take your skincare to the next level.