Eau Thermal Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Face SPF 50+


4 reviews

50% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$


Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3), Homosalate (13), Octisalate (5), Octocrylene (10) Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isododecane, Glycerin, Silica, Isohexadecane, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Polyester-7, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Polyester-8, Sorbitol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-2, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Lecithin, Oleic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Steareth-100, Mannan, p-Anisic Acid

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

So I experimented trying to let this spf dry down or absorb for 6 hours. It doesn't. I also had the delight to find out that it also causes whiteheads on my face. Basically most of the claims on the packaging of this product are false, it is not non-comedogenic, it actually clogs my pores; it is not matte, its actually quite greasy, creamy and shiny and doesn't set or absorb; it is not light, it feels very much like you have something on your face; over time it also makes areas of my face itchy. This is an EASY pass. If you have oily skin don't bother with it. I would ONLY recommend trying this to people with dry skin not prone to breakouts in countries with cool to cold weather and low humidity.

This is the second time I try a European sunscreen and it's another hella greasy one. I cannot use this. I even hesitate to put it on my HANDS because its so greasy and shiny, even though on the hands it does absorb eventually.

This sunscreen will appear a luminous demi matte ONLY on people with very dry skin. On my oily skin, living in warm, humid, tropical weather, this is a HOT MESS. Omg, I have to powder this sunscreen down so much to be able to apply makeup on top. It's unacceptable. Even then it halves the longevity of my makeup. No no no.

I'm planning on trying this after washing my face with no moisturizer, essence or serum underneath, give it 30 minutes and then check if I can use it that way. I doubt it because I've used it on my neck and chest a couple of times and it stays creamy/sticky for the whole day. You know what, I'm not even going to bother.

If you have oily skin do your wallet a favor and skip on this one. Try Paula's Choice Skin Balancing SPF 30 instead, it's perfect for oily skin. The info on the packaging is grossly misleading.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I really like the lightness, non greasy, fast absorbing of this plus the high spf. I did back off cause something causing me breakouts so will try again later to see if it's this.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is the first sunscreen that doesn't break me out. The sales lady insisted that this line was originally made for burn victims so it's very sensitive. Although I wish I could use their mineral version, I have to stick with the chemical broad spectrum because my skin is too dry.

Overall, I LOVE this!!! It's moisturizing, but it can be hard to find. That being said, it's very reasonable and lasts a long time. My only concern is that although my face doesn't burn in the sun, I'm also not as pale as I've been with other facial sunscreens. Maybe I need more product I'm not sure. But I'm excited not to break out!

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Silver, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

While well aware of the importance of wearing sunscreen I've often been tempted to skip it because of oiliness, heaviness or discoloration. No More! This ultra-light lotion offers not only a truly light lotion but Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ protection but is also water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Happy to wear it knowing I don't look like a zombie, and am taking good care of my skin!

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