Sustainable development

Avène recognized for its commitment to tackling allergic conditions

March 11, 2015

The Avène Hydrotherapy Center and the Eau Thermale Avène brand are now partners of the French Association for the Prevention of Allergies (AFPRAL), which aims to help inform the public about allergies.

This association works with the various stakeholders concerned by allergies (industry, patients, and doctors), particularly regarding the ingredients used in formulas, ensuring clear labeling, and helping select products or services specifically adapted to patients and consumers with allergies. 

As part of this initiative, AFPRAL has developed two types of certifications: 


  • AFPRAL Distinction for establishments or innovations that help patients and consumers with allergies to live better with their condition
  • AFPRAL Recommendation for treatments and products designed and produced to prevent allergies

Avène's Sterile Cosmetics and Hydrotherapy Center have both received an AFPRAL Distinction, for their good consideration of the daily constraints related to allergic conditions.

Avène hydrotherapy and the Eau Thermale Avène brand products benefit from Sterile Cosmetics technology, and have received AFPRAL Recommendations.

The Avène Hydrotherapy Center is the 1st hydrotherapy center in France to receive this distinction and this recommendation.

These new distinctions award the commitment of Pierre Fabre Laboratories and the Eau Thermale Avène brand in helping those with sensitive skin.