Beyond spring water, Avene has a long-standing history established in dermatology and hydrotherapy. Its products are backed by 260 years of expertise managing every skin type. The discovery of the medicinal qualities of the Saint Odile spring, in Avène, happened all because a horse, belonging to the Marquis of Rocozels, that was turned loose to roam the slopes of the Black Mountain due to a severe skin disease. It found a thermal spring near Avène. After drinking from the spring and rolling in its waters, the horse's coat became shiny again. Soon after, it's skin disease was completely cured.