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30/09/2014 - The journal web

On the trail of the Avène Thermal Spring Water’s secret, encounter with the skin microbiota.

On the trail of the fascinating secret behind the Avene Thermal Spring Water, we offer you a meeting with a privileged partner: Skin microbiota.


The microbiota refers to the set of microorganisms that inhabits our bodies. There are tens of billions that share our daily lives. As a matter of fact, we host ten times more germs than we have cells! We call it a “privileged partner” as its intention are good. Its role? Defend the epidermis against invasions of ill-intentioned bacteria.

However, the skin microbiota is vulnerable. Its balance can easily be disrupted as in the case of atopic dermatitis.
Indeed, we know that the skin of children with atopic dermatitis is colonized almost permanently by ill-intentioned bacteria named “Staphylococcus aureus”. During an inflammatory flare-up, skin microbiota’s natural diversity decreases until it consists almost exclusively of Staphylococcus aureus.
When the flare-up improves under treatment, the staphylococci are no longer predominant and the natural diversity gradually returns. Symptoms such as itching, dryness and irritation are reduced.
After 12 years of multidisciplinary work, researchers from Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique Laboratories discovered thatAvène’s very deep and crystalline thermal waters contain a treasure, a unique microflora never defined before.
Registered in 2001at the Pasteur Institute under the name Aqua. Dolomiæ, this microflora has led to the development of aunique biotechnological active ingredient called I-modulia, the major active ingredient of the XeraCalm A.D range, dedicated to atopic dermatitis.
XeraCalm A.D emollient applied twice daily protects the skin from possible secondary infection while maintaining good microbiota’s balance.
> To learn more about XeraCalm A.D visit: www.xeracalm.ca
> To learn more about the Avene Thermal Spring Water’ secrets, visit www.aveneefficacy.com

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