I live in a climate where summer is somewhat brutal. So each summer I gather my summer supplies. This includes several different formats of sunscreen, from the kind I apply like skin care, to a spray version and even a few stick formulas, to a new set of sunglasses (both stylish and necessary ), a new beach towel even if it is only going to the back yard and not the beach, and bottles of spray thermal water which generally get stashed near the back door.
I know it sounds a little bit extra and perhaps it is, but I have found a bottle of spray thermal water to be one of my favorite tools for surviving summer. Even without the extra weight loss themed walks, I still spend a lot of time in the garden, well gardening. There are always tree limbs that break off during summer storms and various other little tasks other than gardening to do as well.
After working in the sun I find a quick spray of water on my face does me a world of good. First off water is hydrating. As most of my skin care is designed to pull moisture into the skin in an effort to plump up those fine lines, giving my skin an extra hit of water isn’t a bad thing. The light mist is also cooling and refreshing on skin that has had a little too much heat and sun as well. So it feels like an instant pick me up.
Normally I stock up on spray bottles of Avene Thermal Water. It has been my water of choice for a while now. I will keep one bottle around in the winter for when I have spent too much time inside with the heater running for too long, but generally speaking, the spray water is, for me, a summer essential. While I did my usual stock up of the Avene Thermal Water, in a recent subscription box a travel sized bottle of Uriage Eau Thermale appeared. I had never heard of the brand and so I looked it up.
Uriage Thermal Water is a skincare water for daily use, a powerful treatment formulated with trace elements and mineral salts, a source of radiance for your skin. Thanks to its high concentration in mineral salts similar to the skin’s NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factors), it offers unique moisturizing benefits. It soothes sensitive skins, thanks to its high content of calcium and magnesium salts. Silicon reinforces the skin’s hydrolipidic film. It also helps restore the cutaneous barrier, thanks to mineral salts.Uriage
There is no ingredients list as the ingredient is essentially mineral water. In the mineral composition break down there is a high concentration of calcium and magnesium salts.
The water feels really good on the skin and absorbs easily dur to the vine mist that is sprayed. I think the mist is one of the most important factors. If the mist is fine enough you can spray and let the water absorb. If the mist isn’t fine enough you just want to wipe the water off of your face instead of letting it dry naturally. This is fine enough that there isn’t the need to wipe down the face.
The mist is not quite as fine as that of the Avene spray but it is fine enough to work well.
The Uriage Thermal Water has no scent to it. It is a good thermal water.
Would I use it again? Yes.
Will it replace Avene Thermal Water as my summer go to? No.
While nice, the spray is not quite as nice as the Avene and to me the Avene is just a little bit more refreshing. Perhaps it is because I am accustomed to the mineral mix of their thermal water. I think in this it is more of a personal preference more than anything else. They are both good waters. And I think it is really hard to go wrong with a spray thermal water. It is one of the few skin care products that you can’t really go too overboard with. You won’t do damage by overuse. You might just end up being a little damp. While I prefer the composition (and the spray) of the Avene, the Uriage is a very close second and I would definitely use this again.
And regardless of brand, I will always keep a bottle of spray thermal water stationed by the door to the back garden. For me it is just a summer essential.
Speaking of summer essentials, I personally consider sunglasses to be a summer essential. Not only do they cut the glare when driving but they keep you from squinting into the sun and undoing all the work of your fine line correctors. If you are looking to treat yourself to a new pair this summer, you might want to give Tomahawk Shades a look. They currently not only have 30% off and free shipping with your first order, but if you sign up for texts they have a buy one get one free offer going on right now. They have a wide variety of both women’s and men’s shades. Personally I am debating between the Quimby and the Ebekos styles in the women’s. Of course with the deal, I may just get both.