A journey to preserving
the health and comfort of your skin.

It's possible.

Cancer treatment has changed considerably over the last few years: alongside surgery, radiotherapy and “conventional” chemotherapies, cancer specialists now have a range of new, effective treatments, providing targeted action on the multiplication of cancerous cells, the vascularization of tumors and anti-tumor immunity. (more)

These therapeutic innovations have a significant impact on the way the disease develops and the quality of life to which patients can aspire.

However, this breakthrough in terms of efficacy is unable to overcome a certain number of side effects related to the way these molecules react. Side effects range from mild discomfort to extremely disabling situations which can even prevent patients from continuing with the cancer treatment itself. These side effects very often affect the skin: intense dryness, inflammation and pain in contact zones, crevices, cracking and acneiform eruptions are among the most frequently observed reactions.

There are solutions to help alleviate the unpleasant side effects on the skin caused by cancer medicines and, in some cases, radiotherapy. These easy-to-use back-up treatments are based on dermo-cosmetics that meet the most stringent quality requirements. Used in conjunction with recommendations about how best to care for your skin, they have become an essential complement to allow patients to continue their cancer treatments whilst minimizing skin discomfort and preserving quality of life.

Consultant Dermatologist Avène Dermatological Laboratories


Active and powerful water that is soothing by nature.

Benefit from the soothing properties of Avène Thermal Spring Water day after day, thanks to the spray format.
Your trusted ally for sensitive skin.
Keep the spray in the refrigerator to increase its calming effect and to temporarily anesthetize
the skin against sensations of burning or itching.

  • Before radiotherapy
    Spray directly onto the skin and leave for 2 to 3 minutes, then dry by dabbing gently.
  • If you have skin discomfort
    Spray directly onto the irritated areas, on both the face and body, leave for 5 to 10 minutes, then dry by dabbing gently before applying your skin care products.
  • If you suffer from discomfort of the oral mucosa
    Spray onto the affected area as often as required.
  • In more severe cases**
    Apply compresses soaked in Avène Thermal Spring Water for 10 to 15 minutes on the areas to be soothed.
  • Reduced skin sensivity*
    • -30% IN 5 MINS
    • -64% DURING THE 1ST WEEK
*Dermatological study carried out on 6,368 subjects with sensitive skin. Simple, non-pathological sensitive skin with inflammatory dermatosis or following a superficial dermatological procedure. Evaluation over 7 days, with an application twice/day. Application of spray alone or in combination with drug-based treatments and/or other cosmetic products.
**Dryness or irritations resulting from radiotherapy, redness, skin rashes, itchiness due to dry skin.



  • Canadian Cancer Society

    Eau Thermale Avène is proud so support the Canadian Cancer Society. TOGETHER, let’s help and relieve patients on their journey to HEALING
  • Skin Cancer Foundation

    Approved by the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation. Their mission is to prevent and eradicate skin cancer through education, awareness, advocacy and research.



  • étude clinique

    A clinical study conducted at the Avène Hydrotherapy Center showed that patients significantly improved their overall quality of life, whilst alleviating the main sources of cutaneous discomfort associated with breast cancer treatments (chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy).*

    A thermal cure can be a valuable way of rebuilding your strength, both physically and mentally.

    • Dryness: -100%
    • Itching: -61%
    • Lymphedema: -43%
  • Thermes

    Over the past few years, the Avène Hydrotherapy Center has been extending its dermatological expertise to the side effects on the skin caused by cancer treatments.

    Throughout the years, the Hydrotherapy Center has constantly sought to offer its patients alternative forms of support in a friendly, welcoming environment. Patients are mainly women of all ages seeking time out to rebuild their strength, both physically and mentally... The road to recovery is long when your energy has been depleted by treatments.

    The thermal cure is synonymous with a period of reprieve, a safe haven in which patients and caregivers interact in a spirit of warmth and mutual consideration. (more)

    The Thermal Spring Water present in the daily skin care treatments has a soothing effect on patients’ painful skin. And the workshops give them a valuable opportunity to share their stories and discuss the hard times, while enjoying a few lighter moments. In this safe environment, they discover or rediscover the pleasure of massaging their skin and giving it the moisturizing care it needs, redefining their facial features - on which accumulated treatments have taken their toll -, letting go by learning valuable relaxation techniques and, finally, rebuilding their energy reserves with Christian the physiotherapist, who administers advice and restores movement, all in a spirit of cheerful good humor.

    But let’s not forget: it is Avène Thermal Spring Water, sourced from deep inside the Earth, which, through its soothing, anti-irritant and softening properties, offers us these positive smiles, these shared moments of joy and humanity. Thermal Spring Water with a power that humbles us again and again... There is no more poignant proof than the radiant faces which start to emerge after a thermal cure of several weeks: a transformation that has been dazzling us for over two and a half centuries.

    Marie-Ange MARTINCIC
    Directrice des thermes d’Avène

    See the center’s website

    *Dalenc F et al, Eur J Cancer Care 2017 Aug 22.
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