I know I’ve been harping on about the importance of sunscreen this year, but with Summer around the corner, now is as pivotal a time as any. Likewise, I have chatted about Avène many times this year and today I am showcasing three newly renovated favourites!
First up, my favourite; SPF 50+ Spray
Formulated for all types of sensitive and normal skin, the SPF 50+ Spray is exactly what you grab for when needing to wear a full face of make-up but still protect your skin. I spritz it into my hand in this case, and dab it all over my face. This spray is advertised for body only but I find it to work perfectly. I would advise those with sensitive skin to proceed with caution though.
Application to your body is a piece of cake. The spray nozzle allows you to cover a greater area of skin and to also be more precise. Who else hates squeezing too much sunscreen out the tube and having to waste it?!
The nozzle is topped off with a new-fangled open/stop twist top which assures that a) it won’t magically open inside your handbag. And b) your kids will struggle to get it open and cause mayhem.
The SPF 50+ Spray also contains heaps of the famous Avène Thermal Water (yes, the one you see my chat about weekly!) which soothes and hydrates the skin.
200ml Spray Bottle – R295.95
SPF 50+ Spray For Children
I obviously do not have a child to test this on as yet. One is pending, though! This is essentially the same formula as the above. But with the addition of an anti-aggression SWOP technology for easy application as well as long-lasting protection.
What exactly is SWOP technology?
Phase 1: A fluid oil-in-water emulsion, pleasant and easy to apply to a child’s skin.
Phase 2: On contact with the skin, the formula transforms into a water-in-oil emulsion, which creates a long-lasting protective film.
200ml Spray Bottle – R295.95
SPF 50+ Lotion
I claimed the SPF 50+ as my fave product but this really is a winner too. The formula is creamy yet non-greasy and actually feels nourishing on the skin. There is the added ingredient of vegetable glycerin which is meant to increase your moisture levels for up to 6 hours. And like the above two products, the SPF 50+ Lotion also includes lots of the brilliant Avène Thermal Water in it’s ingredient list. More than ever, I need to be applying a sunscreen which is also hydrating as I have impending stretch-marks to think about. This way, I am killing two birds with one stone. My skin is protected and I can rest assured that my skin is also hydrated and supple and less prone to stretch marks.
The scent is soft and summery – and totally puts me in the mood for hitting the beach! 😛
250ml Tube – R299.95
A really great nod to Avène is their approach to sustainability and the environment. Even I, as an Avène lover, did not realize just how strongly the brand felt about these topics.
They refer to their products as having eco-designed formulas. This means that the ingredients are strictly chosen based on their impact on the environment. The formulas are also free from controversial filters like oxybenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene and homosalate.
And on top of all of this amazing info.. Avène has pledged R10 of every Eau Thermale Avène Sun Care product sold from November to December 2019 as part of their Skin Protect, Ocean Respect pledge.
Funds raised will be used for the monitoring, tagging and conservation of nesting and endangered loggerhead and leatherback female turtles and their hatchlings.
If all of this doesn’t make you want to run out and grab some Avène Sun Care products – I don’t know what will!