Why is La Roche Posay water so good?

Recognised as being of public utility by the French government in 1869, La Roche-Posay became the first spa in Europe entirely dedicated to dermatological ailments. More than 8,000 people come each year for the healing properties of the waters.

The waters are a result of slow filtering through chalk beds. The hot springs at La Roche-Posay percolate from a source at a depth of 30 to 80 meters.

Elements in the water are responsible for the spring’s dermatological, anti-inflammatory healing and soothing properties. The water is lightly mineralised and contains calcium bicarbonate, silicates and selenium. The temperature at the surface is 13°C.  No specific taste it is very pleasant to drink

Present in significant quantities in the waters at La Roche-Posay (40 to 60 µg/l), selenium is a trace element that has been known to be invaluable to life since 1970. It is a constituent of many enzymes and proteins and serves a vital role in regulating cellular metabolism.

A unique water with undeniable therapeutic to treat skin ailments (eczema, psoriasis, scarring of burns, skin treatment result against cancer …), thanks to its silica content and selenium.

Selenium has an effect:
- regulator of the immune system;
- anti-inflammatory via cell control
Langerhans and modulating the production of cytokines;
- anti-oxidant and protector of UVA and UVB.
Silica:
- soothes the irritated and inflammatory skin;
- accelerates the healing process;
- improves the suppleness and elasticity of the skin.
Bicarbonates and Calcium:
- are essential nutrients for renewal of the skin.


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