Herculane Thermal Water stays at the core of all Ivatherm products.
The water is proven to treat and calm sensitive,
allergic or intolerant skin.

Herculane Thermal Water
Natural & Pure

From Europe’s oldest spa resort

It springs in a natural protected area Domogled National Park.
Deep into the Carpathians Mountains
2000 metres deep
Protected from any urban and industrial pollution
Rich in minerals and oligo-elements essentials for the skin`s health

Its properties have been scientifically demonstrated
for all levels of skin sensitivity

Highly concentrated in Ca, Mg, Mn, Zn, this unique water
protects the skin against the oxidative stress

Herculane Thermal Spring Water in Ivatherm products comes from a thermal saline spring,
and has average mineralization (2500 mg/l), ideal for cosmetics use.

Herculane Thermal Water

Has a unique composition, containing mineral and trace elements essential for the skin’s health:
Calcium, Copper and Magnesium have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic action
Manganese and Selenium protect against oxidative stress
Zinc and Iron have a healing role

Actions: Inflammation reduction, maintenance of osmotic skin balance and protective film formation

Benefits: Soothes and calms, decongests, moisturizes, heals and protects the skin eco-system (microbiome)

The Historical Heritage

Hercules, the mythical hero, son of Zeus and protector of thermal waters, fought the Hydra in Herculane. Hercules and his Argonauts, in search of the Golden Fleece, reached the Danube Gorge.
Because they could not cross the boilers by ship they tried to find another way, climbing up the Cerna Valley.

After bathing in the miraculous hot springs, he gained new powers and beheaded the Hydra. In memory of these glorious times, a bas-relief of Hercules was carved.

Documented in 153 C.E., Herculane is known for the miraculous therapeutic effects of its thermal spring waters

“Ad aquas Herculi sacras."

During the time of the Roman civilization, the Herculane spa resort was a major draw for Ancient Rome’s aristocracy.

Attracted by the extraordinary healing powers of the sacred water, the Romans developed a type of spa cult named after Hercules.

Loved by Austrian Emperors

Franz Joseph, the Austrian Emperor considered
Herculane "the most beautiful resort on the continent,“
and Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known as Sissi,
wrote in her personal journal that the Herculane Baths
are a “distinct and charming presence”.

Herculane Thermal Water

Calms and soothes all
sensitive skin types!

An ex vivo study performed by Societe d'Etudes en Pharmacologie (SEPhRA), France, in 2006,
showed that Herculane Thermal Water has an important anti-inflammatory effect:

-56% reduction of histamine release
in human skin grafts

In 2019, an in vivo, split-face study on 90 pacients with Herculane Thermal Water applied only on one cheek after
dermocosmetic procedures (Dermabrasion, Microneedling, Chemical peeling, Laser resurfacing),
showed a statistically significant reduction of inflammatory signs: oedema (swelling),
erythema (redness), cutaneous temperature, pain and associated sensations (stinging, burning, tight skin sensation)

-51% reduction of redness (Erythema)
-44% reduction of swelling (Oedema)

Protects skin against
oxidative stress!

In 2019, in vitro SEPhRA study proved that Herculane Thermal Water (c=20%) has an important anti-oxidant
effect by inhibiting the release of free-radicals (Reactive Oxigen Species) up to 34% in cultured human keratinocytes.

Significant antioxidant action:
-34% reduction of free radicals level


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