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Avène Sunscreen Emulsion Face SPF50+ 50ml

4.3 of 66 reviews

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Avène Sunscreen Emulsion Face SPF50+ provides the perfect sun protection for sensitive skin. This gentle suncream is rich in Avene Thermal Spring Water, ensuring skin is hydrated as well as protected. 

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4.3 of 66 reviews

78% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Good

Camila

Good pruduct. Love the texture and the finish. The best! Is super good for sensitive skins :)

Most Helpful Criticism

Not for me

Neelam

I love the packaging on this sunscreen. It is very easy to use and travel with. The product itself however is not very pleasant. It is thick, greasy and leaves a white cast. It also irritates my skin. I only use it on my hands now. Also, this is very very similar to the La Roche Posay sunscreen in a similar packaging.
  1. Good

    Camila

    Good pruduct. Love the texture and the finish. The best! Is super good for sensitive skins :)
  2. Great for everyday

    Isabel

    This Avène face sunscreen is really nice. I like that it has high spf making it great for everyday use. It is light weight and non greasy.
  3. Good

    Jia

    This sunscreen didn't cause any negative reaction or block my pores. Definitely love it.
  4. Favourite face SPF

    Lina

    This has become my favourite sunscreen to apply on my face. It actually acts as my moisturizer in the morning as well. I apply my serums first then this (2 pumps). It sinks in quickly and has no white cast UNLESS you apply too much which is a con, considering more sunscreen is actually better. I have pale skin so I'm not sure if this will give a white cast on darker skin tones. I hope it doesn't b...
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  5. Nice texture

    Ariane

    Very nice on your face, light but soaks in quickly and works well, great when you want protection for your face
  6. Protects the face

    Holly

    This is a nice lightweight sunscreen that also hydrates the skin without inflaming or worsening my acne. The only small downside is that it can leave a bit of a white cast to the skin.
  7. Not my favourite

    Joylo

    I love using and trying out different sunscreens. Ten years ago I would have thought this an excellent product. However, with the options available today, this did not impress me. It had to be worked quite a bit to remove the white cast and anything that wasn’t pilled after a few minutes. I haven’t burned while wearing it and it didn’t irritate my skin - so it does it’s job - but these days I’m pr...
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  8. Great!

    P

    Not greasy but also not drying for dryer skins. Very happy with this product. I particularly love the pump tube packaging.
  9. Good price and performance

    Bonch

    This sunscreen does not sting my eyes. Suits my combination skin and did not develop pimples while using this product. It doesn't feel oily after application but noticed a little bit dryness after a while. My face looks a little bit pale but tolerable.
  10. Such a good SPF

    Lachie

    Best drugstore sunscreen to wear alone or under make up. It does have a white cast but it doesn’t last long before it soaks in. I’m on my 3rd tube. Not greasy but also not drying for dryer skins. Very happy with this product. I particularly love the pump tube packaging.
  11. Not for me

    Neelam

    I love the packaging on this sunscreen. It is very easy to use and travel with. The product itself however is not very pleasant. It is thick, greasy and leaves a white cast. It also irritates my skin. I only use it on my hands now. Also, this is very very similar to the La Roche Posay sunscreen in a similar packaging.
  12. Not the best

    kate

    I found this wasn't a good option for wearing under make up on a daily basis. The zinc leaves a white cast and pilled under make up. Would recommend this only as a beach bag sun screen - not suitable as part of the average daily skincare routine.
  13. Good for sensitive skin

    Tina

    Eczematic skin can sometimes be a pain when trying to find the perfect sunscreen since I found that even usual drugstore products that are listed for sensitive skin would still cause me to break out, This sunscreen from avene however is super lightweight and doesn't break me out. It doesn't leave a whitecast and has a pretty high SPF range. I do find however that the pump and lid mechanism can get...
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  14. Good

    Abbey

    I love the sunscreen. Doesn't feel too greasy and very hydrating
  15. Great for sensitiive skin

    Vanessa

    I like this product as it doesn't irritate my skin. I move on to physical sunscreen but if you don't mind chemical sunscreen, this is a good one to have.
  16. Avène Sunscreen Emulsion Face

    Lily

    Been trying so many sunscreens from a Korean brand to drugstore brands. This one gives you a glow skin but white like tone up. So instantly skin looks great even without foundation. And of course its can be a good make up base too. Sits very well under makeup. And very moisturizing. Im combination oily but its work well to me. ❤️ Definitely will repurchase.
  17. Ok

    Sarah

    This is a good sunscreen and even though I have fair skin, I find that i have to rub it in very well for the cast to disappear but this is a good base under my makeup
  18. My go-to everyday sunscreen

    Adeline

    I have normal/combination skin, pretty fair skin.
    I have used this sunscreen every day since December, after my serum and eye cream, under my makeup or as is.
    It comes kind of white-ish on your skin first, as other users described it, but it does go away. I think it is a very good base under powder as well.
    However, I think it is not really watery like an emulsion. The word is a...
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  19. Didn’t work for me

    Emma

    I was disappointed. Normally I have great success with the Avene products. However this left my face sensitised. Not sure if it was the added fragrance in it - either way I couldn’t continue to use it. Good texture though.
  20. Fav Chemical SPF

    Smaddi

    Loving this sunscreen! Perfectly lightweight for wearing under makeup - it doesn't irritate or clog up my skin which is a huge plus. When you first apply it I find it does have that typical white glow that a lot of sunscreens give but after 5 minutes or so it seems to soak in and look more natural.
  21. Not my favorite sunscreen

    Lin

    Being a person of colour (light-medium brown), finding a sunscreen that doesn't make me look like a ghost or very sick is a big factor, however, this sunscreen does and doesn't do that. As soon as I put it on there is a clear white cast (even after working it in), though as it settles in it does fade away to some degree. For me, I do find it a bit greasy after a day of wearing it, but initially, i...
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  22. Not keen

    Carly

    I found this too thick to use under makeup. Very thick for chemical sunscreen
  23. Great

    Simon

    Best drugstore sunscreen to wear alone or under make up. It does have a white cast but it doesn’t last long before it soaks in. I’m on my 3rd tube. Not greasy but also not drying for dryer skins. Very happy with this product. I particularly love the pump tube packaging.
  24. Good protection

    Sarah

    This lotion has good sun protection and is not irritating. The formulation is a little watery, being an emulsion, but spreads nicely and sits under makeup well.
  25. thick texture

    Ka

    Feels a bit thick like it's clogging my pores, but my skin tends to be quite sensitive. It does sink in eventually, but it feels more like a traditional sunscreen than others I've tried.
  26. Favourite chemical sunscreen

    Lina

    I love this stuff. Doesn't leave a white cast if you work it in properly, it's lightweight and not overly expensive. I've since moved to a physical sunscreen, however if I choose to wear a chemical one for whatever reason, it's this one! Highly recommend
  27. Too thick to layer under makeup

    Charlie

    This feels like any other zinc based thick face sunscreen, just a little smoother. Good for a day without makeup though! Smells good. Still wouldn't recommend, conclusion: too thick and feels cloggy.
  28. Will buy again!!

    ashling

    I really liked this SPF, I find it suitable to wear under make up. It doesn't leave my skin greasy. I will re purchase for sure.
  29. Great for the handbag

    Ellie

    A great long lasting non oily sun screen with a PUMP! great for the handbag.
  30. Nice

    Jo

    Like this product, wasn't greasy, little thick but most sunscreens are and didn't irritate my sensitive skin.
  31. Great sunscreen for senstive skin

    Tamara

    Loving this sunscreen! Perfectly lightweight for wearing under makeup - it doesn't irritate or clog up my skin which is a huge plus. When you first apply it I find it does have that typical white glow that a lot of sunscreens give but after 5 minutes or so it seems to soak in and look more natural.
  32. Not convinced

    Kate

    I find the product a little too thick for my skin, requires rubbing in which leaves my skin looking a little red and greasy.

    Going to keep trying to use it but not convinced its the right product for me.
  33. Not great but not bad

    Rhiannon

    I love Avene products but this isn't a favourite. It's okay but takes awhile to dry before I can apply makeup. It's good for a makeup free day though.
  34. Not convinced this is the best for sensitive skin

    Taylor

    This felt lovely on initial application but after i started to sweat i felt a stinging sensation on my face, i have very fair and sensitive skin so im not sure this is the best for extreme sensitivities.
  35. Thick yet protective

    deanna

    I know this product works however still working out whether to put on before or after beauty products to assist blending it into skin as it is thick and I feel I have to rub it in quite a bit. Not a smooth consistency like a moisturiser when rubbed in so I usually apply moisturiser after it to leave my skin softer without the sunscreen residue feeling
  36. It's OK

    Anu

    I have darker skin and unfortunately it leaves a white/purple cast on your face no matter how much you blend in. However, it doesn't cause any breakouts and feels soft on the skin.
  37. Smelly and sticky

    Renate

    After trying the face and body version I bought this one hoping it would be better. It suffers from the same problems. It's very strongly perfumed and even with powder on top left my skin feeling sticky and tacky. Terrible.
  38. Best face sunscreen

    Jillian

    Wonderful product — not greasy or thick! Perfect for everyday use and acts as a nice primer to makeup too without drying skin.
  39. Awesome

    Susanne

    So far it's great. It feels light on the face and as I have sensitive skin I have to be careful most sunscreen face products make me super oily in the T zone and I end up with pimples this brand has been great for me and best of all no ultra shiny flashback in photos. It's a win win from me. Bring in summer!
  40. So convenient

    LuckyMe

    I keep this in my bag, and apply when out for a walk, off to the beach, or anytime appreciating the sunshine. It's gentle on my face, and feels subtle while providing coverage that is total. It'll happily travel with me during Summer.
  41. AVÈNE SUNSCREEN EMULSION FACE SPF50+

    Zhaowei

    Best drugstore sunscreen to wear alone or under make up. It does have a white cast but it doesn’t last long before it soaks in. I’m on my 3rd tube. Not greasy but also not drying for dryer skins. Very happy with this product. I particularly love the pump tube packaging.
  42. Perfect make-up base

    Tata Jay

    I’m Asian in my 40’s with combination skin. I get really oily on my t-zone. Most sunscreen I have purchased will sit well on my skin after an hour or so and would become very shiny and grossly oily from then on. I thought of giving this product a go as my cousin swears by this brand. Now I have been using it for three weeks running. It feels very light on my skin, gets absorbed quite well and the ...
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  43. Great sunscreen ever

    Likhita

    The best sunscreen I have ever used after testing several products ... contains the best ingredients and go very well under makeup no white cast not greasy ...
  44. Best sunscreen

    Pearl

    Best sunscreen for dry and/or sensitive skin. It sits well under make up and I don’t break out from using it.
  45. Great everyday sunscreen

    Abbey

    This is a great everyday sunscreen especially if you have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts! Its non-greasy and sits well under makeup! Would buy again
  46. Great sunscreen

    asami

    Very good facial sunscreen. Has a great texture that's not too thick and doesn't make skin feel too oily or clog pores.
  47. Nice product

    Kelly

    This sunscreen is great used under makeup. It runs in easily and does not leave the skin greasy or white looking! Nice product!
  48. Amazing product

    Alex

    I was looking for something with high protection for daily use, suitable for oily skin and with light finish at a reasonable price. This product got me everything. It is great for my oily skin and for using with make up. It is not thick or greasy. It also don’t leave your skin white.
  49. Handy bag companion

    Bella

    This is great to have in your handbag, no leak pump and cap in a handbag friendly size. The product itself is great for reapplying sunscreen to my face and arms during the day - it spreads nicely and absorbs quickly without too much white cast. Smells nice and subtle - a bit like baby powder. Best of all, even though it has a bit of fragrance it doesn’t irritate my very sensitive skin. I don’t lik...
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  50. Favourite affordable sunscreen

    Lesley

    This sunscreen goes so well under make up. It doesn’t look oily or greasy and it soaks into the skin well. I love it!
  51. Disappointing and irritating

    Ellie

    I love avene products usually and had high hopes for this. I have sensitive skin and eyes and also need something that wears well under makeup. I found this sunscreen quite irritating unfortunately and had to remove it after a few hours. I also didnt like the texture!
  52. Lightweight

    M

    Great face sunscreen for everyday wear. Doesnt feel greasy and doesnt feel sticky!
  53. Lightweight on the skin

    Tayla

    I bought this product after finishing my old sunscreen and wanted a cheaper alternative to what I had been using. This sunscreen soaks into the skin nicely and doesn't leave your skin feeling or looking oily. It's great under make up and love that it's SPF50+. Will keep using this!
  54. Average

    Lara

    For some reason this didn't give me enough protection! I apply this 30 mins before I go out yet my skin still gets red from the sun! And it's winter where I live!

    Pros:
    - Pump dispenser.
    - Unscented.

    Cons:
    - Does not offer sufficient protection.
    - Hard to blend.
    - When I first apply it it doesn't leave a white cast, but later on they start t...
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  55. Great sun protection

    Beauty Lover

    As a pale girl myself, I'm always looking for a spf50+ sunscreen that performs well under the sun but also on the skincare side of things in terms of texture. I love the formula of this sunscreen as it's specifically made for the face and it has the perfect texture that blends into the skin well whilst providing that sun protection coverage. It doesn't leave a white cast on the skin and absorbs we...
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  56. Perfect for my skin type

    Emilly

    I used to hate the thought of wearing sunscreen because I just thought of a greasy mess but since trying this one I am now wearing it everyday and it has helped protect my skin from the sun really well so far, I love that it’s good for sensitive skin and breakout prone skin , I’ve had no problems with it so far and am happy I’ve tried it
  57. Really great!

    bella

    I have breakout prone and sensitive skin and I love this sunscreen. It protects me really well against the sun and it's like wearing nothing on my face! It is so lightweight i hardly notice it at all. Most importantly it doesn't break me out! Definitely recommend!!!
  58. Awesome

    Kirsty

    I am SO GLAD that some of the French brands' sunscreens are finally available in Australia. I understand that we need our SPFs to withstand the Australian sun and everything, but the thick, gluggy sunscreens available here act as a total disincentive to use sunscreen at all. Even the "non-oily" ones designed for the face end up being thick and greasy and leave a white cast. I can't put those sunsc...
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  59. Amazing sunscreen!

    Jasmine

    I purchased this when Avene first released it and I'm now on my second tube! It is a lightweight and non-greasy sunscreen. It doesn't break me out or feel heavy like other sunscreens do! It sits really well under makeup and actually acts like a primer for it.
  60. Light weight - nothing to complain about

    Vanessa

    This physical/chemical sunscreen is cosmetically elegant. It's fairly lightweight considering it contains physical sunscreen. I can easily apply it under my makeup. It's fragrance free which is a plus for me. Might not be the best I have tried but would still recommend this one.
  61. great for sensitive skin

    Hannah

    My favourite of all the sunscreens I tried this summer. I have extremely pale, sensitive skin that reacts to most sunscreens and this is one of the few that I have not reacted to. It has a pretty light texture for a 50+ but still slightly greasy.
  62. Great for pale, non sensitive skin types.

    Jewels

    My skin is medium/tan toned and this sunscreen left me with a film of greyish white across my face (like a pale mask). It was easily covered up by foundation or a tan powder so it wasn’t my biggest issue. It was the fragrance (like a baby powder scent) that made my face break out in pimple type bumps. If my skin wasn’t so sensitive, I would have been ok with it.
  63. Best I've ever had

    Taylor

    I usually hate wearing sunscreen I have super sensitive red skin but this has been so dreamy to wear all day long. I use with a moisturiser as I have very dry skin and it gives a nice non oily dewy look. Love love love this product!
  64. I feel protected without feeling greasy!

    Diane

    I love love love this product - spreads easy, has a light feel, hygienic container and it's SPF 50, so I feel really protected.
  65. Must try!

    Louise (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I apply SPF everyday so I need something that doesn't have too much scent to it and keeps me moisturised as well as protected and this product is amazing for that! I love the smell and it doesn't feel too heavy on my skin and wears well under makeup. I don't find that it makes me skin any oilier or dry and it just keeps me well covered throughout the day. When I am in the sun for long periods of t...
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