This sunscreen range knocks traditional formulas out of the park

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about these sunscreens

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / November 08 2020

The product

Sunscreen is a necessity, there's no doubt about that. Thick, white-cast-leaving formulas are officially a thing of the past, and the future is full of lightweight, blendable formulas. And yes, some are even safe enough for the most sensitive of skin.

Avène Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ and Avène Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ are a new range of very high protection and water resistant sunscreens. Formulated for the face and body, each offers a photostable formula and skin tolerance for even the most sensitive skin. Chemical filters have been specifically formulated to respect sensitive skin, while the hypoallergenic formula provides effective, broad spectrum protection against UVB and UVA rays.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this range of modern-day sunscreens to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Avène Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ and Avène Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ to a panel of women with a variety of skin sensitivities. 

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Avène Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ and Avène Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+.

Avène Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+: The wearable ‘not-too-thick-but-not-too-thin’ consistency of the face and body lotion stood out to our members, who said they could definitely tell the difference compared to thicker traditional formulas they’d used previously.

Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+: The lightweight, sensitive skin-friendly formula made this a no-brainer for our Review Crew® members to reach for on sun-drenched days. 

Avène Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+: Our members found the sunscreen spray to be the most convenient format for everyday use, with many noting the handy spray nozzle and lightweight formula made application a breeze.

The verdict

“I really enjoyed using this whole SPF range! Right, who enjoys sunscreen??? [Avène Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+] is great and versatile. It isn't too thick and only has the slightest sunscreen fragrance which is expected. The consistency is what made it a winner in my eyes. Not too thick and not too watery, giving you confidence that it will provide you with protection and be wearable, without sweating off.”
Nicole D
REVIEWcrew® Member
“[Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+] is a lovely daily sunscreen to use on the face. The formula is gentle and spreads very easily on the face. I have very sensitive skin and was pleased to see that I had zero reaction when I used this product. There is definitely a white cast when you first apply it, however it disappears after a few minutes. The finish is lovely and matte and sat really nicely under my makeup.”
Abbey R
REVIEWcrew® Member
“The [Avène Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+] formula isn’t too runny or greasy and gives you high protection from the sun. It didn’t irritate my sensitive skin at all either which was great. Being quite pale, this worked well for me in terms of actual sun protection and not appearing too “white” on the skin. It gives a nice glow and great coverage when rubbed in properly. I also swam after using this and it still stayed on the body for quite a while longer.”
Steph L
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of these high protection and water resistant sunscreens? Read more Avène Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ reviews, Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ reviews and Avène Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Avène to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Avène Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ and Avène Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ is based on a total of 60 reviews submitted and is correct as of 2/11/2020.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).