to the sources of beauty
The first protagonist of this story is Dr. Prosper Haller (1869-1946). The second protagonist, a non-human living being, is the Lucas spring.
Among the nine springs exploited by the Compagnie Fermière (seven hot springs and two cold springs), the Lucas spring has anti-inflammatory properties. Formerly known as the source of the scabies, already celebrated by the Romans, this cold spring (27°) is the most mineralized of the Vichy waters, notably rich in potassium, lithium, magnesium and manganese. It is used as a drink or spray to treat certain dermatological conditions: redness, irritation, dryness…
The third protagonist of the success story is the industrialist Georges Guérin, director of Grenoville perfumes. In 1931, the Independent Society of Dermatological Hygiene of Vichy (SIHDV) was born.
Twenty years later, the success of Vichy products is not denied, but struggles to cross the limits of France despite the name of the city known on all continents.