Avene Thermal Water
Finally! Now, for the most famous, extremely popular special water, the Avene Thermal Water!!!
Avene Thermal Water is actually my third brand of facial mist. I have been using DeCosmet Miracle Swiss Essence and then Evian Braumister as a moisturizer ever since I started my skincare regime.
Since I was looking for a cheaper alternative to the very expensive DeCosmet water, I decided to buy Avene after reading a whole thread of raves about it.
I will roughly compare Avene with my other 2 facial mists, since Avene is like the King of facial mists.
Avene Thermal Water
Available: Watsons, Guardian
Volume: 50ml (promo bottle)
Star Properties: From the Avene spring in France, and with a truckload of uses.
I think the aluminium bottle is okay. Evian uses aluminium bottle too. However, the DeCosmet one comes in a thick, thick plastic bottle that looks aesthetically much more appealing. So I guess, the best packaging actually goes to DeCosmet (Mind the price tag though!).
Evian's pump is clearly inferior to the other two. It's sort of unstable when the water goes low. Like you will feel that you are pressing the left or right side down more... Also the dispense is not uniform. When full, the water "gushes" out. But when nearing the bottom, there is so little water. I am guessing this is due to bottle of the aluminium bottle being an inverted semicircular dome.
DeCosmet's pump is the regular shape kind, that you find is standard perfumes.
Avene's pump is a short fat cap.
The Spraying Motion
For Evian, the dispense is not uniform. When full, the water "gushes" out. But when nearing the bottom, there is so little water. I am guessing this is due to bottle of the aluminium bottle being an inverted semicircular dome.
Avene's bottom is also an inverted semicircular dome. But I have not used it to the bottom, so I don't know about the spray then.
DeCosmet spray is good. Very steady throughout the bottle, and still feels the same at the bottom. This could be because DeCosmet's bottle is rounded at the bottom, instead of flat, or the inverted dome.
I don't really notice any difference here. But there are reviews that say Evian's droplets are larger, and Avene's is finer. It doesn't really matters to me though.
Seriously, all the water are the same to me.
No particular really good effects from any of them. Although DeCosmet's is said to balance the skin's pH.
Evian just says it's for refreshing and setting makeup.
Avene gives a whole long list of uses for its water. And touts it to be anti-irritating and will soothe sensitive skin.
So I don't exactly think there is a winner. But since I normally choose skincare based on effects, rather than packaging or dispense effectiveness etc, I think I would choose Evian as the champion.
There are no visible effects from any of the water, so if you just want to spray something on your face, for setting makeup, or for cooling effects, just choose the cheapest facial mist will do. And that is Evian.
Anyway, for Avene Thermal Water,
I love it: 3 hearts.
I am not a facial mist person. To me, they are not a must in any skincare regime if you already have a tub of moisturizer. Even though I use water as my moisturizer, I still think there is no difference as to where the water I use comes from. As long as it's clean.