Avène Sunscreen Emulsion Face SPF50+

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Avène Sunscreen Emulsion Face SPF50+ by Avene


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


  • 40 minutes water resistant.  
  • Photostable, light and mattifying texture leaving no white marks.  
  • Broad-spectrum UVB-UVA protection.
  • Airless pump-tube
  • Rich in Avene Thermal Spring Water
  • Mattifying

Always read the label, use only as directed. 

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Not convinced this is the best for sensitive skin - 16-01-2019 by

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.

Thick yet protective - 15-01-2019 by

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

It's OK - 15-01-2019 by

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.

Smelly and sticky - 03-01-2019 by

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.

Best face sunscreen - 31-12-2018 by

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

Awesome - 05-12-2018 by

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!

So convenient - 29-11-2018 by

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.


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.

Perfect make-up base - 19-11-2018 by

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 best thing for me is that it doesn’t cake when I put on my foundation and powder. I am so pleased! Highly recommended!

Great sunscreen ever - 13-11-2018 by

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 ...

Best sunscreen - 09-11-2018 by

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

Great everyday sunscreen - 24-10-2018 by

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

good - 17-10-2018 by

great sunscreen for sensitive skin, no breakouts

Great sunscreen - 10-10-2018 by

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

Nice product - 14-09-2018 by

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

Amazing product - 11-09-2018 by

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.

Handy bag companion - 06-09-2018 by

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 like this under make up though, I use it on bare face beach or travel days.

Favourite affordable sunscreen - 04-09-2018 by

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!

Disappointing and irritating - 04-09-2018 by

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!

Lightweight - 16-08-2018 by

Great face sunscreen for everyday wear. Doesnt feel greasy and doesnt feel sticky!

Lightweight on the skin - 13-08-2018 by

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!

Average - 07-08-2018 by

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!

- Pump dispenser.
- Unscented.

- 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 to appear!

Great sun protection - 23-07-2018 by

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 well, leaving barely a feeling of residue on the skin.

Perfect for my skin type - 12-07-2018 by

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

Really great! - 04-07-2018 by

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!!!

Awesome - 14-06-2018 by

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 sunscreens anywhere near my face without ending up covered in blackheads and blocked pores. Not every sunscreen is headed for the beach! Some of us just want day-to-day protection while going about our business. Both this and La Roche Posay's range of sunscreens are great and non-greasy, and I'm so happy I can buy them here now!

Amazing sunscreen! - 28-05-2018 by

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.

Light weight - nothing to complain about - 29-04-2018 by

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.

great for sensitive skin - 16-04-2018 by

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.

Great for pale, non sensitive skin types. - 12-04-2018 by

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.

Best I've ever had - 27-03-2018 by

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!

I feel protected without feeling greasy! - 13-03-2018 by

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

Must try! - 19-01-2018 by

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 time I do make sure that I top up throughout the day to ensure I get the best results from this product. :-)

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