I have really enjoyed this product, and I think it performs really well as a broad spectrum sunscreen that works under makeup. It's not overly thick or greasy, which is nice, and has a relatively inoffensive smell. I usually only purchase sunscreens made by Australian brands (makes me feel like they understand what our sun is like!) but this product certainly performs just as well. Beware, however, that I will need to be reapplied if you are sweating/swimming, as it has little in the way of water resistance.
Soft and gentle
Overall I really liked this for my sensitive skin. It’s very gentle and not too greasy or oily once you spread across the face. The formula dries quite quickly into a more matte finish which I like, however still a little heavy for me under makeup. I prefer super matte finishes though! I didn’t get any adverse reaction from this and the consistency is super silky and gentle. Will definitely keep wearing on those days where I need more sun protection and don’t have to wear too much makeup, eg at the beach.
Great lightweight facial sunscreen
This is a high SPF sunscreen in a very lightweight formula, perfect for the face and neck. I have very sensitive skin and this did not cause any irritation. The pump pack is great for distributing only a small amount of product at once, eliminating wastage, especially as it is quite runny. It did leave a very slight white film on first application, which faded away after the product soaked in. It does work under make-up, but is much better suited to a bare face. My face didn't get burnt or pink going for a 2hr walk on a sunny 25 degree day, so this is a real winner!
Good option for sensitive skin
As this is specifically formulated for the face I did find it to sit nicely especially under makeup. It does leave a white cast but this can be hidden under light makeup. It is a bit tacky and heavy feeling but it makes me know my skin is protected. I have sensitive light skin and didn't feel that this caused any problems and definitely protected me from the sun.
This comes in a 50mL squeeze tube with a spray nozzle for convenient dispensing. The sunscreen is a spf 50+ uva protection with 40 minutes water resistance for the face.
The sunscreen is lightweight and has a bit of a scent that I'm okay with. I dot it around my face and work it in. It applies well but does leave a white cast. I have to rub the white cast in to get the desired invisible coat of sunscreen.
I like that the squeeze tube is small and light enough to pop into my handbag on the go.
Excellent protection and decent comfort
I love the protection this sunscreen offers in a fairly pleasant finish. I did get a minor whitening effect with this sunscreen. Thankfully makeup played well over the top of this sunscreen so I could colour correct when needed. For a day at the beach with no makeup, it felt quite thick and heavy and lightened the colour of my skin. It was however quite moisturising and I did not burn, tan or darken at all when wearing this sunscreen on my face in the sun, even after a run.
Just what the doctor ordered
This was my favourite item to use as a sunscreen. I like the consistency and fragrance. Easy to apply, but takes a little time to soak in, which isn’t a problem for me.happy to keep this product as my sunscreen to keep in my handbag.
This is a lovely daily sunscreen to use on the face. The formal 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.
Not the most pleasant sunscreen
Love the protection, don't enjoy the feeling of it on my face. This sunscreen felt heavy and sticky. I would use this only for the beach or days when I know I'll be out in the sun a lot. The smell was ok. It didn't irritate my skin but seemed to travel into my eyes and made me cry a few times. I like the lotion version of this better. I would recommend this for people who need the highest level of protection and have sensitive skin. I would use something else around the eyes though.
Perfect for everyday use!
I quite liked this formula. Easy to apply and didn’t feel like a “film” on my skin. It worked really well with my skincare and makeup routine. It does leave a slight white cast but nothing my medium coverage foundation doesn’t cover, and I think sun protection is worth the trade off !
I also have sensitive skin and really enjoyed that there was no irritation from using this product.
Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+
Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ has a nice texture and feel to it, however I noticed when I first applied the sunscreen, it had a thick whitecast and had to really rub it in to minimise the white colour. I have oily skin and throughout the day, I felt a bit oily and shiny. However this can be maintained through blotting during the day. It has a fragrance and with a convenient pump for easy application.
Avene Sunscreen Emulsion
After receiving these Avene sunscreen products, I am a total convert! I really love that it is gentle on my sensitive skin and works well with my family's skin who have ezcema.
The pump nozzle is pretty cool and easy to use. As other reviews have said, my face does appear to look white at first but after blending into the skin, it disappears. I am happy to just wear this as my day cream as I know the ingredients work well for my skin and that it is protected.
Out of the three Avene sunscreens that I have tried, I must say that this was my least favourite. I noticed a white cast on my face after application and only died down after a couple minutes. In addition to this, it is quite a sticky product so it felt quite heavy. I wouldn't say this is a lightweight sunscreen
I love the pump and the ease of dispensing the product out. However, it is hard to keep in the bag if you lose the lid since it is a pump product. Overall, it is one of the more expensive sunscreens and less effective products offered by Avene.
Thick formula, good coverage
Nice thick formula, good coverage but a little difficult to spread. Not oily and doesn't leave a filmy/sticky on the skin. Wouldn't recommend for a pool or beach day as the suncream isn't very waterproof, only 40 minutes.
High quality sunscreen for the beach
Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ is great for swimming, staying on really well and protecting my skin beautifully. Great quality, fragrant product.
It's hypoallergenic and well tolerated from a sensitive-skin perspective, but a little thick for everyday use.
Lovely facial sunscreen
I have fallen in love with this brand, I feel the Avene products I have tried have been great on my skin and this face sunscreen hasn’t failed.
I really love the smooth texture and gorgeous smell of this sunscreen and have been applying it everyday when I go outside. I have read others experienced that horrid whiteness you can get from products with SPF in them, but personally, I didn’t find that at all. I do wait a few minutes anyway before applying make up after using the Avene facial sunscreen, but I had no issues.
I will definitely use this sunscreen on my face from now on.
Overall a Great Addition to my Skin Care Regime
I was fortunate to get on the trial team for the Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ and really liked this product.
I found the product wasn't too greasy given its 50+ sunscreen rating, and found it to be lightweight and easy to apply. Although I really liked this product, I didn't give it 5 stars as I wasn't really a fan of the subtle scent and it did make my skin a bit shiny - which I'm starting to think is a bit inevitable as I have tried a few sunscreens and have been unable to locate one which doesn't have this issue.
Avene SPF is a winner for me!
I really do love this sunscreen. I think however it is important to note, that I would most likely not use this as a daily sunscreen under my makeup, due to the initial white case it leaves. This is only temporary and it disappears after 5 minutes, however I relied on this for the summer activities and makeup free weekends.
I love this. It felt light, didn't have much of a fragrances and wore seamlessly on my skin (after the initial white cast)
I am a fan of the squeezie pump bottle, however have noticed in the past that once the product gets to the end, it can be hard to dispense the remainder. That being said, it is a super easy and convenient bottle to chuck into your bag for a beach day- leak free and secure!
Would definitely repurchase and now trust Avene for all my go to SPF needs!
Nice formula but caused breakout
I have tried the other Avene Sunscreens but this was. my least favourite. Although the packing feels really nice and the sunscreen feels lightweight, it left a white cast on my face. This is okay if you are wearing makeup but not for everyday wear. I also noticed small breakouts each time I used it which was disappointing as the product claims to be non-comedogenic.
you must try
I have tried so many brands and this is by far my favourite. I keep this in my bag noe due to the warmer weather. So refreshing once applied, nice smell and not strong like the cheaper sunscreens. Feels amazing and definitrly is suitable for sensitive skin.