#BeachBagEssentials with the Avène SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT pledge
Once again, Avène requires no introduction on my end. Avène is one of my absolute favourite skin-care brands and I have been using the products every day since they first launched in South Africa – that’s nearly three years now. They recently launched two new high coverage suncare products which are not only great for your skin and perfect for summer but also help minimise the environmental impact on our oceans. Find out more below on this amazing new initiative and be sure to enter the competition where you can win three of my favorite Avène summer products!
The first product is the Eau Thermale Avène SPF 50+ Anti-ageing suncare which combats photo-ageing with broad-spectrum UVA & UVB protection. It also protects you against free-radicals and is silicone free. I have been using this for the past month and really enjoy the light formulation. It doesn’t leave the skin oily and provides a mattifying base which works amazing under makeup. It’s also water-resistant and can be worn by even the most sensitive of skin (I love lathering this on after a laser treatment, dermapen or peel). While I usually use the normal SPF as written about here, this one is different in the way that it contains ASCOFILLINETM, a flagship anti-aging ingredient that helps restore firmness and elasticity to the skin. This fitness is something I definitley notice immediately after application and, what makes it great is that it is non-drying and feels super comfortable on the skin.
The second product is made for the body and is the Eau Thermale Avène SPF 50+ Lotion which also, as the name suggests, contains very high sun protection for sensitive skin. It has a broad-spectrum UVA-UVB protection, is silicone-free and contains the lowest number of chemical filters on the market!
Both products contain SUNSITIVE® which is a unique photoprotective complex containing a unique patented filter system, a powerful anti-oxidant to protect against free-radicals and my favorite, the Avène Thermal Spring Water. What makes these products even better is that while you will be getting high sun tolerance, high UVA and UBV protection and protection against free radicals, you will also be reducing the impact on the marine environment. This is due to the products being silicone free, biodegradable and containing no water-soluble sun filters.