I know what you are thinking, ‘Mel, have you seen the weather outside?!’ Yes, I know its wet, cold and miserable here in Britain at present (Probably will be throughout the whole Summer too, but we can but live in hope!) but that doesn’t mean than some lucky people won’t be jetting off to the hotter climates for their holidays. So, with this in mind I wanted to share with you some sun protection products from one my my favourite brands, Eau Thermale Avene!
I was sent 3 great products to share with you;
Moderate Protection 20 SPF Emulsion, Very High 50+ SPF Mineral Cream and Very High 50+ SPF Spray
Eau Thermal Avene Moderate Protect Emulsion SPF20
A little information about Moderate Protection Emulsion SPF 20….
SunSitive protection® from Pierre Fabre Research. Its photoprotective complex is optimised, stable and effective for extended periods. It offers the best protection against UVB and also short and long UVA rays; Pre-tocopheryl, a vitamin E precursor (powerful anti-oxidant) protects the skin cells from free radicals; rich in Avène Thermal Spring Water, skin benefits from its soothing and anti-irritating properties; the oil-regulating Cucurbita pepo extract gives the skin a matte finish. Paraben free. Available in 50ml.
I did find it a little thick and due to its ‘tinted’ colour, I found on application this one did leave a slight coloured residue. It is exceptionally thick in consistency and although you can massage it into the skin it wasn’t as absorbed as the Moderate Protection Emulsion SPF 20 or the Very High Protection Spary SPF 50+.
The little tube is perfect for slipping in your handbag and beach bag and as you don’t need as much of this product to get good coverage I feel it will last you a while. You will however probably need to wipe off your hands after as I found it was hard to remove the cream being highly water resistant.
A little information about the Very High 50+ SPF Spray….
The Spray is a good size and dispenses a good amount to the skin, a few pumps of the spray is more than adequate to cover an arm and shoulder. I also liked the consistency of this cream. It is thick, but blends in really well to the skin and doesn’t leave a pasty coating either.
There was also a really lovely light, fresh fragrance to it like the Moderate Protection SPF20 Emulsion. So, no smelling all synthetic and horrible like with some sun creams.
The spray is also designed for Sensitive skin, so for those of you out there like me with problematic skin, this product could be good for you (If you however have exceptionally sensitive skin which reacts to everything I would recommend using the Very High Protection SPF 50+ Mineral Cream instead). I had no reaction to this product at all, even applying it directly on top of my eczema.
Lasting power is a must for Sun Cream, this spray both lasted all day and protected my skin (On the one sunny day we did have recently). I didn’t test it for its ‘very water resistant’ claim as it wasn’t quite swimming pool weather – however I can tell you its hard to wash off even with soap, so I feel it does live up to its claim.
Eau Thermale Avene Very High 50+ SPF Spray Cream is 200ml for £19.50.