Avène has over 270 years of expertise in caring for sensitive skin and is trusted by millions worldwide. At the heart of the brand is Avène Thermal Spring Water, a natural soothing source clinically shown by over 150 studies to soothe, soften and calm the skin.


The Avene Thermal Spring was discovered deep down in the heart of Southern France more than two and a half centuries ago. A quaint town within Haut-Languedoc national park, Avène is rich in cultural and natural heritage, protected by the park’s focus on sustainability. 

The benefits of the water for sensitive skin were instantly recognised and today the Avene Thermal Spring Water forms the basis of the Avene skincare range designed specifically for all levels of skin sensitivity  from mildly sensitive to atopic (allergic).


Over 2,800 patients each year are referred by dermatologists worldwide to visit the Avène Dermatological Hydrotherapy Center to treat skin conditions including atopic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema.


Avène Dermatological Laboratories have reinvented dermo-cosmetics and introduced to the world the concept of sterile cosmetics with its perfectly air-tight, D.E.F.I packaging. D.E.F.I (Device for Exclusive Formula Integrity) – developed and patented by Pierre Fabre. The guarantee of a pure, effective product without preservatives or paraben is thus obtained by this unique association of a “Sterile formula and D.E.F.I.”.


A Revolution for Hypersensitive Skin: Without preservatives, it is usually impossible to protect most formulas (in aqueous form) from outside bacteria once the tube has been opened. For the first time, a new revolutionary technical process has solved the problem of preserving sterile formulas in large tubes, without using preservatives, and protecting them from outside contamination. Each time it is used, the closing system allows the product to be expressed but prevents bacteria in particular from entering the tube.