Back to Journals » Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology » Volume 6

Thermal waters as cosmeceuticals: La Roche-Posay thermal spring water example

Authors Seite S

Received 12 October 2012

Accepted for publication 3 December 2012

Published 10 January 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 23—28

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S39082

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 2


Sophie Seite

La Roche-Posay Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Asnières, France

Abstract: The curative use of thermal spring water is well known, but further investigation of its biological properties and therapeutic benefits is necessary. This present article reports all available scientific data concerning La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water and provides a better understanding of the biological mechanism of action of this water in regard to its composition and physicochemical properties and its clinical benefits for patients. These data justify the use of this selenium-rich water as an active or “cosmeceutical” ingredient in topical formulations to increase quality of life and compliance in patients with chronic disease.

Keywords: thermal spring water, selenium, biological properties, curative use

Creative Commons License This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at https://www.dovepress.com/terms.php and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4.2 and 5 of our Terms.

Download Article [PDF]  View Full Text [HTML][Machine readable]