Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin



New Avène Sun Care products for face and body that offer the highest UVB and UVA protection** have hit Austalia, and these New Sun Care products are for even the most sensitive skin, isn't that great to hear ladfies and gents. 

Backed by 20 years of dermatological expertise for sensitive skin, Eau Thermale Avène is proud to add its first high protection, water resistant sunscreen products to its extensive skincare range. Just in time for summer, the range comprises a Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ and Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, with both offering high quality, broad spectrum sun protection for all types of sensitive skin.

The Sun Care range includes Avène’s Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ ($26.95, 50ml), which has been formulated specifically for the face, and Avène’s Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ ($28.95, 100ml), for both face and body. Both Avène Sun Care products are water resistant (up to 40 minutes), free from parabens and offer high SPF 50+ sun protection, maximum photostability and tolerance for even the most sensitive skin.

Avène’s patented SunSitive® Protection formula uses an exclusive combination of ingredients, with a minimum number of chemical filters to respect sensitive skin, while still offering broad- spectrum protection from UVB and UVA rays. Key ingredients in the formula include:

  • Photo-protection complex: Works in synergy to offer a formulation with a minimum of chemical filters, to suit sensitive skin

  • Pre-tocopheryl: Formulated with a photostable Vitamin E precursor

  • Very rich in Avène Thermal Spring Water

    Avène’s Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ has been formulated specifically for the face and has a light, non-greasy, non-sticky and mattifying texture for even and invisible protection, while also moisturising the skin. It can be used every day under make-up to provide effective UV protection, prevent premature skin ageing and assist in preventing some skin cancers.

Likewise, Avène’s sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ boasts a light and non-greasy texture that offers an extremely pleasant application. Highly moisturising, the Lotion is quick to absorb, without leaving white marks.

Here in Australia, where our incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world, the harmful effects of UVB and UVA rays are well known, and damage from these rays can result in sunburn, premature ageing of the skin and the possible development of skin cancer, with nearly one in three Australians being diagnosed with skin cancer during their lives. Both Avène Sun Care products are designed to help prevent the damage that can be caused by UVB and UVA rays.

Avène’s Sun Care products are designed to be applied generously and evenly, 20 minutes prior to sun exposure. They should also be reapplied 40 minutes after swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every two hours.

Avène’s Sun Care range are available at leading pharmacies nationwide. Visit for stores.




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Back To Basics


Here's my tips to a quick, yet effective routine.

Hundreds of people get confused about the necessary steps to improve their skin on a daily basis. With all the advertisements and recommendations facing us on a daily basis, it's now visible why many of us are using more than we should. Forget the 15 product routine of a morning/ evening. Let's get back to the basics, our skin needs to look and feel its best. Providing our skin with the best preparation will also give your skin the best results with makeup application. So keep reading to see how you can change your long skincare routine to something quick, easy and better yet cost effective. 

Step 1 - Cleansing

For a thorough cleanse - maybe you've been wearing alot of makeup or your skin needs extra attention, you may want to try a double cleanse, that doesn't mean you need to buy 2 cleansers. Simply by using your current cleanser with a wash cloth will give your skin that deep clean and exfoliation. I make sure my primary cleanse is with a cleanser that is specific for my skin type. So I like to use Avene Cleansing Lotion as this is really calming on my skin and doesn't aggravate my rosacea.

Tip: Always make sure to cleanse in circular upward motions.

Step 2 - Toning

Toning should be considered an important part of the cleansing process. A good toner will remove any remaining bits of oil, dirt and debris left behind by the cleanser. More importantly, toner will help soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance. This is an essential step for those with sensitive skin.

Tip: Try a toner without alcohol, otherwise you might find they make your skin feel tight, thats why I use Avene Gentle Lotion

Step 3 - Moisturise + SPF

Using the right kind of moisturiser for your face can help maintain balance in the skin. If your skin isn't balanced you can produce more oils which can lead to pimples, or you can get too dry which can cause redness and sensitivity.  Now remember, moisturiser isn't just for your face. It is equally important to moisturise your body including your neck and decolletage, as these areas show signs of aging quicker. The moisturiser I have included is La Roche-Posay Soothing Protective Cream. This cream is perfect for those with dry skin, free from parabens, perfumes and preservatives. When I use this product in the morning I made sure I follow with a SPF, which is an essential in everyone's routine.

Tip:  When you apply your face cream, take the opportunity to give yourself a facial massage, this will increase blood flow to the area and give your face a uplifted effect. 

Not everyone needs to add more products to their routine to get great skin. However some people looking to treat a specific skin concern may like to require more products suitable to their skin needs.


Dehydrated Skin 

If you suffer from dehydrated skin, you may need to look into incorporating some hydrating masks or some serums containing ingredients like Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin and Ceramides just to name a few, into your routine. 


Dry Skin 

Dry skin is unfortunately one of the skin types that age the quickest due to the lack of oils. This can result in rough, dry or flaky skin. Things you can do to help improve your dry skin is use products with minimal ingredients and free from parabens and fragrance. Using products with some of these ingredients could irritate the skin and cause redness.


Problematic Skin

Problematic skin can be caused by numerous different reasons, like your hormones, bacteria, stress, new skincare, menstrual cycle, abrasive clothing. I could go on and on, but the best things to do is wash your face morning and night, and regularly wash your pillowcases and don't pick at your skin. 


Hope you are able to get more of an understanding of the basic needs of skincare. If you're interested in where I buy most of my skincare from, then click the link to take you directly to the Priceline website. Priceline shops are heavily located in local shopping centres around Australia, which makes the products more accessible, plus Priceline always have great sales.



*Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk. This product was sent for a trial, and does not impact my personal views. This is NOT a paid post. 
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