Herculane is Europe’s oldest spa resort.
Legend has it that Hercules fought the Hydra in Herculane. Hercules and his Argonauts, in search of the Golden Fleece, reached the Danube Boilers.
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, the mythical hero 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.
The Romans called them “Ad aquas Herculi sacras.”
During the time of the Roman civilization, the Cerna Valley resort was a major draw for Ancient Rome’s aristocracy, attracted by the extraordinary healing powers of the sacred water in this Valley. The Romans arrived in Dacia, and developed a type of spa cult named after Hercules.
In the Nineteenth Century, Austrians contributed to the construction of the resort as it looks today.
The resort was visited by great personalities: in 1852, the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph, 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 Spring Water is beneficial for all skin types
The composition of each hot spring water is different, with springs that have either a higher or lower level of mineralization. Highly mineralized thermal waters (very salty), or hypertonic, can lead to water loss from the cells by osmosis (dry skin), and are often incompatible with the active ingredients used in cosmetic products.
Herculane Thermal Spring water in Ivatherm products comes from a thermal saline spring, and has average mineralization (2500 mg/l), ideal for cosmetics use.
Because it originates at great depth, it is bacteriologically pure, free from any urban or industrial pollutants, and contains Ca, Mn, Zn, Cu, Al, Fe, Mg, all elements that are essential for the skin’s health.
Considered a “living water,“ Herculane Thermal Spring Water has important benefits for the skin:
- Calcium: anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect
- Manganese: protector by anti-free radicals action
- Zinc and Copper: antibacterial and scar healing
- Aluminum: antibacterial and protective by forming a thin skin film
- Magnesium: skin protection
Herculane Thermal Spring Water is recommended in dermocosmetics and dermatology for multiple problems.
Herculane Thermal Water is beneficial for all skin types. Its effects have been proven for all degrees of skin sensitivity, from sensitive to intolerant, or allergic. The soothing, decongestant effect is immediate.
- Dry, dehydrated skin
- Aging skin
- Facial Erytheme
- Burning skin effect
- Make-up setting
- Make-up removal
- After depilatory hair removal
- Sensitive and reactive skin
- Acne-prone skin
- Atopic skin
- Urticaria (hives)
- Inflammatory Dermatoses
- Sun Erythema
- Diaper rash Erythema
- Fragilized skin post dermatological treatment
- Damaged skin
Directions of use
Spray a thin layer on the skin
Allow to act for a few minutes, then gently dab dry.