Ingredient

HYALURONIC ACID

A microbiome-friendly ingredient found naturally in the skin, capable of deeply moisturizing and plumping the skin.
With a strong hydrating and plumping power, our hyaluronic acid is pure and 100% natural.
Our formulation teams use a hyaluronic acid which ensures a maximized synthesis of the molecule in the skin, multiplying it by 6. Its plumping and hydrating properties are enhanced. Extracted from wheat, it is obtained by an organic fermentation process using lactic bacteria. Its extraction requires no organic solvents, preservatives, sulfates or fragrances, making it a pure molecule. Natural H.A. is the key ingredient to firm and deeply hydrated skin.
Origin
Plant-Based
Source
European Union
Patent
With patented* properties
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High-weight hyaluronic acid

The key ingredient for skin that is naturally and intensely hydrated

Our body is made up of 60% water. It circulates in the blood before evaporating through the epidermis. It is this water that gives our skin its suppleness. When our skin is dehydrated, it becomes dry, wrinkled and uncomfortable. This is where hyaluronic acid comes in. This pure and natural molecule ensures water retention in our bodies, to moisturise it daily, restore suppleness to our skin and strengthen its barrier. 

In our Avène Thermal Spring Water products, we use natural hyaluronic acid, which is extremely pure and has a high molecular weight. It forms a protective film on the surface of the epidermis, like a natural barrier that captures water and prevents it from evaporating through the epidermis. This form of hyaluronic acid naturally protects the skin from external aggressors while providing long-lasting hydration.

By regularly using skincare products and creams with hyaluronic acid, your skin will be lastingly hydrated and naturally regain its suppleness and softness.

 

A FEW WORDS FROM OUR EXPERT

Our skin is smart and looks after itself. To take care of all skin types, we have proven that imitating its components delivers maximised benefits: the hydrating power of a mimetic formula goes beyond that of a traditional formula.

KATIA RAVARD-HELLFEREau Thermale Avène Innovation Project Manager.

NEW TOLÉRANCE HYDRA-10

The first 100% natural-origin biomimetic moisturizing skincare products. Rich in hyaluronic acid and Avène Thermal Spring Water, they soothe and moisturize sensitive to reactive skin.

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Low-weight hyaluronic acid

The key ingredient for plumped-up skin

While high molecular weight hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps the skin on the surface, our low-weight hyaluronic acid (HAF 120) is composed of smaller fragments, allowing it to work deeper.

Perfectly compatible with the keratinocyte receptors, it immediately activates the hyaluronic acid production signal. The skin is thus firmed in the long term.

Our formulation teams have developed a synergy of two types of natural hyaluronic acid in the Hyaluron Activ B3 range to act against signs of ageing both on the surface of the skin and deep down.

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A FEW WORDS FROM OUR EXPERT

Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is an active firming ingredient. It boosts the skin's synthesis of hyaluronic acid.

For optimal tolerance and effectiveness, it is preferable to choose treatments that are highly concentrated in high and low weight hyaluronic acid

DR. ARIADNA ORTIZ BRUGUESDermatologist

NEW HYALURON ACTIV B3

The first Avène face care products that act on the cause of skin aging to stimulate cellular regeneration.

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GO EVEN FURTHER

High and low molecular weight: what is the difference?

 

High molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HPM) is a molecule that, due to its large size, cannot penetrate the epidermis and thus acts only on the surface of the skin. It provides skin with a plump, moisturised appearance.

Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HAF 120), on the other hand, acts deeper. Perfectly compatible with keratinocyte receptors, it maximises the synthesis of hyaluronic acid in the skin and firms skin.

THE LANGUAGE OF SKIN

Let's decipher the expert lexicon

All of the skin's fibres that hold hyaluronic acid. Its role is to produce and regulate the quantity of this molecule in the skin according to its needs.

These are cells that make up the epidermis (the surface layer of the skin) as well as the nails and hair. They protect against external aggressors and act in particular on the receptors that enable the synthesis of hyaluronic acid to be activated in the skin.
 

At Eau Thermale Avène, the low molecular weight HAF 120 Hyaluronic Acid has been selected for its size which is perfectly recognised by keratinocyte receptors to ensure optimal synthesis of the skin's natural Hyaluronic Acid.

DISCOVER OUR OTHER INGREDIENTS

The ingredients in our products are carefully selected for their effectiveness.

Niacinamide

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Reduces wrinkles and skin pigmentation and improves elasticity.

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Avène Thermal Spring Water

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Provides all its softening, soothing and skin rebalancing properties.

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Active Bakuchiol

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A natural and powerful anti-ageing active ingredient as effective as retinol.

*Patent association HAF 120 + RAL: WO2005/082327 a1 - topical compositions associating sodium hyaluronate fragments and retinol useful for cosmetic and medical dermatology

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