To be perfectly frank, yes it could.
In France, thermal spring water is treated with reverential awe. So much so, legendary French pharmacy brand Uriage has its own thermal spa centre located at the foot of the French Alps and has been tending to the sensitive skin of thousands of people since 1823.
Do you live in France and have chronic eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin, arthritis or even sinus issues? Well then, chances are your dermatologist has already prescribed you with a plethora of treatments available at Uriage-Les-Bains Thermal Centre. Heck, even Coco Chanel visited in the 1920s.
But, fortunately for us folk south of the equator, you don’t have to travel 10, 000 miles just to benefit from this holy water of sorts.
Uriage Thermal Water Spray – which starts its journey at the top of the Alpine Massif of Belledone in the French Alps and then takes 75 years (yes, 75!) for the water to reach the bottom, collecting precious vitamins and minerals along the way – can be used to moisturise, soothe and refresh the skin.
Not only is Uriage Thermal Water Spray moisturising and soothing but it’s also deeply healing, anti free-radical and anti-inflammatory. It also contains more sodium, calcium and other precious minerals than both Avène and La Roche-Posay’s version.
And, here’s the best part: you don’t even have to have sensitive skin to reap its many different benefits. Aside from the obvious – refreshing and cooling the skin – this spray can also be used to seal makeup, soothe sunburn, eliminate red patches, treat nappy rash or simply rehydrate dry skin during both winter and summer.
Sure, while all of Uriage’s skin care products contain this unique water, there’s no denying it’s the spray that sees this cult product as a firm favourite amongst models, makeup artists, beauty editors and celebrities.
If you aren’t a thermal water convert yet, you soon will be.
To shop Uriage’s skin care range, click here.