Eau Thermale Avène Very High Protection Cream SPF50
Bit too thick for me
I have medium skin that tans easily but I am paranoid about the ageing effect of the sun on my face so I always use high protection and hat, sunglasses etc. I normally use the spf20 version on a day-to-day basis but going on holiday I decided I needed something stronger. This is a great texture and doesn't make my skin react but it was too thick and left a white layer on my face which looked weird. Plus by the end of a week my face had barely tanned which looked very strange compared to my very tanned body. So I swapped back to the spf20 and got the same level of protection but without the thick, heavy feeling. This would be ideal for really pale skin that burns at the sight of the sun but if you have any sort of tan and tan easily then it will be too strong for you and I recommend the spf20 emulsion version which is fantastic.
June 2, 2013
Sensitive Skin People
My husband has been receiving treatment for pre canceerous patches on his head (he is bald) and the treatment dried out his scalp. I bought him some Avene creame to moisturise. This was brilliant so persuaded him to use the Avene Factor 50 Spray Very High Protection Spray. I had to buy the mineral option from somewhere else as Boots didnt have it. They didnt have the Spray at my local Worthing Boots or any Avene sun products Shame This is so much better than so called products for Sensitive Skins
I have been bullying him for years to use Factor 50 sun screens aas he is outside for most of the year and thinks that a sunhat is enough Its not unless it offers UV protection
May 4, 2015
Cream is too creamy
the instructions leaflet describes the amount you need to apply by using the number of fingers required for each application, (i.e. 2 fingers for face, 3 fingers for whatever.. etc. ). this makes the application very visible and therefore i disconinued using it and cannot make fair comment on its effectiveness as a sun barrier cream.
i feel i have thrown money down the drain. it would help if the application was mentioned online in the description so the customer can make a decision. regret the purchase
July 9, 2016