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EVERYTHING
YOU NEED TO KNOW
THE SUN AND YOUR SKIN

UNDERSTAND SUN SAFETY BETTER TO PROTECT YOURSELF BETTER.

You chase it, you hide from it, you love it and you hate it... In any case, the sun definitely has an impact on you and your skin.
We often think that as adults we are less sensitive to the sun's rays, but sun damage has no age limit.

Almost 30 years of expertise

For 30 years, Eau Thermale Avène has been committed to providing you the very best in Sun Care products to protect your sensitive skin.

Sun exposure rules

The right habits to adopt
so that the sun will always be your friend.

Sun exposure rules

Rule no. 1: Choose the
right time

During "solar noon ", i.e. between 12 pm and 4 pm, stay in the shade.

This is the time of day when the sun is at its highest position in the sky: UV rays are at their most intense and therefore most dangerous. You should avoid exposing yourself during this time of day.

Sun exposure rules

Rule no. 2 : Wear the
right clothes.

Think "protection ".
Here are the essentials you should have:
- A t-shirt.
- A hat or cap.
- Sunglasses.

This is the winning combination for protecting your shoulders, head and eyes.

Sun exposure rules

Rule no. 3 : Stay hydrated!

Still or sparkling, it's up to you. Keep it in a flask or bottle, it doesn't matter, just don't forget to drink water!

In the sun, you can feel hot quickly, so remember to drink a lot of water to prevent sunstroke and dehydration.

Sun exposure rules

Rule no. 4 : Reapply

3 steps, 3 simple actions.
Protect yourself from the sun; have fun; repeat.
Sun care; relaxation; sun care.

Reapply your sun protection often, especially after perspiring, swimming or after towel-drying skin.

Spray 50+

Give your skin
the care it deserves

Did you know that despite effective sun protection, you may experience other unwanted sun side effects?

TIGHTNESS. DISCOMFORT. DEHYDRATION.
These can be some of the consequences of sun exposure.

The formula of the Very High Protection Spray 50+ offers maximum protection against the sun while providing an immediate and long-lasting feeling of comfort.
The HYDRA-PROTECTIVE texture lastingly protects AND hydrates your skin.

Discover the Spray 50+

Choose the right sun protection

This means being attentive to your skin above all.

Choose the right protection

Find
your SPF

Your journey to staying safe in the sun begins by finding this number.
For optimal protection, choose very high and high protection SPF.

Very high protection 50++
The unrivaled partner for:
- Skin hypersensitive to the sun.
- Skin always prone to sunburn.
- Skin exposed to intense sunlight (seaside, mountains, etc.)

High protection 30
The perfect ally for:
- Skin sensitive to the sun.
- Skin often prone to sunburn.
- Follow-up to very high SPF protection (SPF 50+).

Particular case:
Protection for two:

If you're pregnant and can't avoid going out in the sun, use very high sun protection on all the exposed areas.

Find out more

Difficult to care for:
Is your skin intolerant to chemical filters and fragrances? You need protection specifically made for your hypersensitive skin, so choose our mineral range.

Find out more

Choose the right protection

Texture and format

Rich or light texture, to spray on or spread on...you'll always find the right product:
- Choose the texture that suits your type of sensitive skin: creams for dry skin, fluids for combination to oily skin, etc.
- Identify the part of your body that needs protection and your preferred method of application: spray, lotion, etc.

How to apply your sun care product

Applying sun protection is essential. Apply it correctly by following our guide

How to apply your sun care product

The one-minute demo

Capped tubes
1 finger of product on the face and neck.
2 fingers of product for each area of the body (areas 2 to 11).

Pump tubes or pump bottles
6 pumps on the face and neck.

Sprays
12 sprays on each area of the body (areas 2 to 11).

Compact 50
Apply at least 1 g of product to the face.


We often forget certain areas of the body when applying sun cream such as ears, temples, nape of the neck, backs of hands and feet, etc. Don't forget these areas!


Be careful, using less than the recommended quantities means your level of protection is significantly reduced.

Our sun care products

Discover our entire range
of Sun Care products to look
after your skin,
during exposure.

Our sun care products

The Orange range

DESIGNED FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

An exclusive Sunsitive® protection combination, the result of Pierre Fabre research:

A patented filter system consisting of minimal of filters for excellent UVB-UVA protection and optimal skin tolerance.
A powerful antioxidant, Pre-tocopheryl (photostable vitamin E precursor), to combat oxidative stress.
Avène Thermal Spring Water, recognized for its soothing, calming and softening properties.

Dry skin or oily skin? Prone to blemishes? Ageing skin?
The Orange range meets the needs of all sensitive skin types.
You're bound to find the sun care product that suits you!

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Our sun care products

The Mineral range

DESIGNED FOR SENSITIVE SKIN THAT IS INTOLERANT TO CHEMICAL FILTERS AND FRAGRANCES.

What are its properties?
The Mineral range is formulated fragrance-free and with 100% mineral screens. It offers optimal UVB-UVA protection and is well tolerated by the skin. It is both stable and effective over time.

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OUR FORMULATION CHARTER

In addition to providing very high sun protection, Eau Thermale Avène Sun Care products meet two objectives: to protect your skin and respect the ocean.* *Orange Range SPF 50+

OUR FORMULATION CHARTER

For your skin

- 4 sun filters: reduced in number and concentration for optimal skin tolerance.
- Extremely broad-spectrum UVB-UVA protection.
- Very high DNA protection.
- Proven photostability, long-lasting protection.

OUR FORMULATION CHARTER

For the ocean

- 4 sun filters: reduced in number and concentration in order to limit the impact on marine life.
- Rigorous selection of ingredients, making our formulas more biodegradable* and more difficult for marine organisms to digest**.

*No silicones.
***No water-soluble filters.

A closer look at your sun care product

We'll explain it all!

A closer look at your sun care product

Characteristics

The information placed on the front corresponds to the product characteristics.

This info helps you to answer the following questions:
- For whom?
- For what?

Sun protection factor (SPF)
The sun protection factor represents a sun care product's capacity to protect against UVB rays. The higher the factor, the greater the protection against UVB rays. There are sun protection factors of 20, 30, 50 and 50+.

UVA logo
This logo certifies that the UVA protection factor complies with European regulations.

Product type
Our sun care products are available in and in different formats: cream, fluid, spray, etc. They can therefore meet the needs of all sensitive skin.

Skin type
We meet the needs of all skin types (dry sensitive skin, oily to combination sensitive skin, intolerant skin, etc.).

A closer look at your sun care product

Prevention
pictograms

Pictograms are shown on the back of the product. They describe the right habits to adopt in the sun.

Be mindful of the time
Do not go out in the sun between 12 pm and 4 pm.

Be extra careful
Babies and young children should never be exposed to direct sunlight.

Cover up
Wear protective clothing (wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, T-shirt, etc.).

Use the right dose
To follow the level of protection indicated by the SPF, a layer of 2 mg/ cm2 must be applied.

A closer look at your sun care product

Precautions
for use

Our eyes are highly sensitive.
It is therefore essential to follow the instructions indicated on these 4 logos.

And let's not forget these last two precautions to get the best results from our Mineral fluids SPF 50+!

Nude skin feel

Discover our sun care products* with an imperceptible finish... *Orange SPF 50+ range

Nude skin feel

Efficacy
and pleasure

Sun care products can sometimes be unpleasant to apply: too white, too greasy, too sticky, etc. Which is why Eau Thermale Avène invites you to try its "Nude Skin feel" facial products.

An ultra-fine powder of silica microspheres lies at the heart of this formulation, capable of exceptional absorption of excess water and sebum.

On application:
The product melts into the skin and penetrates quickly.

After application:
An almost nude skin feeling and a delicious sensation of lightness, without any masking effect or white film.
The "Nude Skin Feel" effect creates a new kind of sensory experience.

All this with an SPF 50+ index to continue to offer you a very high level of protection.

Nude skin feel

A formula
for everyone

Dry skin?
Normal to combination skin?
Oily, blemish-prone skin?

The "Nude Skin Feel" effect benefits all sensitive skin types and meets all needs.

Our double commitment

Choosing Eau Thermale Avène Sun Care products
means making a commitment to protect your skin while respecting the oceans.

Our double commitment

Protecting your skin,
has been our mission for the last 30 years

- Exclusive Sunsitive protection® very broad UVB-UVA protection, photostable, powerful antioxidant properties and water resistant.

Carefully selected ingredients and Avène Thermal Spring Water: respect and soothe sensitive skin.

Exclusive partnership with the European Skin Cancer Foundation: to raise awareness about the harmful effects of the sun.

Our double commitment

Respecting the oceans,
our commitment to the planet

- Non-eco-toxic sun filters that respect marine biodiversity: no impact on coral*, phytoplankton* or zooplankton*.

- Eco-designed formulas: minimum sun filters and silicone-free for optimal biodegradability**.

- Partnership with Pur Project: restoration of coral reefs, mangrove forests and recycling of plastic waste.

*Study conducted by the Oceanological Observatory in Banyuls-sur-Mer, member of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre.
**OECD TEST 301B

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Take action today,
for the future

An eco-responsible approach with a long-term commitment. Sun care products are a essential to skin health and also of environmental concern.

We are therefore committed to taking up this dual challenge: to offer optimal UVB-UVA protection while minimising our impact on the environment.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

« WE'RE JUST AS CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING UNDER THE SURFACE OF OUR OCEANS AS WE ARE ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE SURFACE OF YOUR SKIN...»

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

A responsible brand

From raw materials to finished product, from formulation to packaging, our Sun Care products meet the highest standards of quality, efficacy and safety.

What does this mean ?
- Ingredients are rigorously selected.
- Tests are conducted under dermatological control.
- A voluntary approach to reduce our ecological footprint.
- Grouping of transportation to reduce pollution.

In short, these are initiatives that help protect Humankind and the environment.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Since 2013, Eau Thermale Avène has established an exclusive and long-lasting partnership with the European Skin Cancer Foundation, supporting its actions in the fight against skin cancer.

We therefore support:
- The Sun Pass Project : educational training projects in schools and nurseries.
- The Class Project : training of doctors and dermatologists to screen, diagnose and treat melanoma.

We design educational tools:
- Brochures and posters about the harmful effects of the Sun and the right habits to adopt.
- Games books distributed in pharmacies.

Find out more about the ESCF

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

PUR PROJET

Because corals form the foundations of the oceans...
We have partnered with Pur Projet for a socio-environmental program to restore corals and protect the marine ecosystem.
This project is based in Indonesia and enables us to:

- Create and restore coral reefs.
- Develop sustainable coral aquaculture.
- Involve local populations.

Learn more about PUR PROJET

UV Index

A scale for evaluating the risk caused by UV radiation...

The UV index expresses the intensity of UV radiation when it reaches the Earth's surface.

The higher the UV index, the higher the risk of skin and eye damage.

This varies according to several factors:

- The Sun's position : the higher the position of the Sun in the sky, the more intense the radiation. This varies according to time of day. Intensity peaks between 11 am and 4 pm; this is called “solar noon”.
- Altitude : the higher we are, the more intense UV radiation becomes.
- Latitude : UV radiation intensifies the closer we get to the equator.
- Cloud cover : the denser the cloud cover, the more intense UV radiation becomes.
- Reflection : UV rays are reflected with more or less intensity depending on the surface involved, which emphasises how dangerous they are.
Grass : 3% of UV rays are reflected.
Water : 5% to 20%.
Sand: 15 %.
Snow : 70 %.
Ice : 90 %.

Index UV ?

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Suncream
transparency!

Discover the 12 initiatives in our double commitment.

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EVERYTHING
YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT THE SUN AND YOUR CHILD

BETTER EDUCATION FOR BETTER PROTECTION.

Children are little explorers who are never afraid to rush into the next adventure. The smallest ray of sunshine is the only invitation they need to run outside to play.
But in their enthusiasm, they don't realise that the sun doesn't always play nice. It can even be dangerous.

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