January 4, 2021
Avene Eau Thermale ~ Thermal Spring Water
Essentially this is an aerosol can of spring water meant to hydrate your skin. When I received this in my summer 2020 FabFitFun package, I was fairly skeptical that it would be something I'd find useful. Obviously, using this when I have a full face of makeup (not waterproof!) on wouldn't be happening at all; I don't want to have water hit my face to ruin it more than I did when I rushed to put it on this morning.
Actually, I did try it once and my foundation looked really blotchy and my mascara on my right eye did run.........which caused my mascara to burn out most of my cornea for about 15 minutes. Not fun. Also, I'm not saying that it initially reminded me of spray cheese in a can.......but......ok, it did remind me of that.
However, after a bit of trial and error, I did find a time when this works GREAT for me. Hot flashes. Oh, my fucking christ.......hot flashes have become the bain of my existence in the last 8 or 9 months. I have a small fan on my side of our bed just in case a hot flash hits. That poor fan. My poor husband. Sometimes that fan just ain't enough!!! Enter: Avene Eau Thermale!
It really does feel great to spray that on my face, neck, and chest when I'm flashing red hot. Sometimes I'll add the fan to blow on my skin after the spray, but most times the spray is enough to cool me down and let me fall back to sleep. Sometimes I use it to just spray wet my pajama top so it'll keep me cool for a bit longer. Try to be mindful of the spray itself. It sprays a good 2 foot. It's misty, cool, and evenly sprayed. It's hypoallergenic and unscented as well. Let me add in that there is a calming effect and makes me feel less agitated in the middle of that damn hot flash. That's a big perk in my book.
I'm nearly done with this first can. Sooooooo yes, I'll be buying another one. Maybe too if we get to keep on track with our vacation next summer to the Bahamas. It does exactly what it says it does.
I give it a solid 4 out of 5 shots!