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.




* 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 is NOT a paid post.
* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products. 
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 **As tested to AS/NZS 2604:2012 “very high” requirements.

Save Our Skin by Innoxa.

NoTox Eye Patches Review.


Notox is a product created by the brand SOS (Save Our Skin) which is a side venture for Innoxa. They have a product out called NoTox, which are self adhesive under-eye patches, that penetrate the under eye area with micro needle* like bumps to deliver hyaluronic acid to that area where patches are placed.

* not actually needles, they are made from a hard plastic (Polyvinyl).


"Innovative under-eye patch which smooths expression lines without needles by permeating the protective layer of your skin to deliver active ingredients including hyaluronic acid safely, effectively and painlessly. Hyaluronic acid and line-defying peptides work while you sleep, delivering visible improvements after just one us"


Anyone who doesn't want to put a needle into their face for smooth skin, particularly those with visible lines. Also for those who have a minimum of 2 hours, to leave these patches on. 


NoTox is for the under-eye area only, but with lots of reviews about there products, I'd suggest it would be a smart idea for them to jump into developing patches for other areas of the face.


I was given a sample patch at an event, so I didn't get the chance to try more than once, which I would have liked to have done to see different results, as I left my patches on for a little over 2 hours, which the packaging says to leave for a minimum of 2 hours or wear overnight. So if I get the chance to try these again I'd love to try them overnight. 

So I cleaned my face and dried the area where the patches were going to be applied. Easy to open and to peel off. Upon immediate application it is a weird sensation, the firmer you press the deeper the polyvinyl (needle like material) penetrates. I did not find this painful or uncomfortable, just different. I was able to carry on my usually duties around the house, even with guests they look barely visible. 

The time came to remove the patches and this is the bit that make 1 eye water. My right eye was fine, just felt like a very sticky bandaid stuck to my face, again didnt hurt, until my left eye. The patch under my left eye was stuck there, and didnt want to leave, obviously I had to remove the patch and I did very slowly and my eye was watering and this one hurt. The only thing painful, is that the adhesive is so sticky, for such a delicate area. 


On the day of the treatment there was definite tightening of the under-eye area, although I had to squint in the mirror to determine this, which is probably counterproductive. Because I don't have visible lines under the eye – they only come up when I smile but not when my face is relaxed – I am perhaps not the best candidate for this product. Looking at the company's before and after examples, Ionotox mostly helps people who have lines under the eye when their face is relaxed. Ideally I would have been looking for a Botox-like effect to smooth smile lines, but, as mentioned in the intro, that would have to be magic. My smile lines are still there when I smile. My skin is smoother and tighter on the day of the treatment but this is lost in the following days.


$99.99 for a pack, which includes 4 pairs of patches (8 individual).


Again, I only tried 1 pair of patches, so I love to try them again, to wear overnight to see if I have different results. If I broke it down into treatments it would cost $25 per patch, to me that seems quite expensive. The eye area after removal was quite hydrated and refreshed, except for the area where the adhesive was as that was a little red, but soon diminished. I wouldn't say they are a miracle product, but if you are looking for a pick me up before an event and you dont have time or are afraid of actually getting botox, than I'd give them a go if they are in your budget. Do keep your eyes peeled though as they are sold in priceline, and priceline has 40% off these products occasionally.


During Application of NoTox 

During Application of NoTox 

Mecca Holiday Collection 2016


With the holidays around the corner, I bet you all need some new skincare.

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Mecca is proud to present their Holiday 2016 collection, offering limited-edition collections from some of their exclusive international brands, and some from their very own brands, Mecca Cosmetica and Kit. The collections will be available in stores and online at from Tuesday the 8th of November.

1. Darphin Exquisage Set $172 - The secret to an exquisite and expressive look – enjoy your age, stay curious, laugh and keep moving. Now with The Exquisâge Set you can infuse life to your skin to complement your attitude and reveal your radiant inner beauty. Set contains: Stimulskin Plus, Exquisage & Ideal Resource. 

2. Eve Lom Kiss Me $30 - This decadent formula drenches lips in moisture and preps them for mistletoe encounters. Includes: Kiss Mix 7ml

3. Eve Lom Radient Ritual Travel Set $95 - Make it a radiant holiday for those you love by giving them the ultimate in skincare indulgence. The Radiant Ritual Travel Set is made up of Eve Lom’s classics for lasting hydration and unstoppable glow. Includes: Cleanser 50ml, Full Size Cloth, Kiss Mix 7ml, Brightening Cream 10ml, Rescue Mask 15ml

4. Eve Lom Rescue Ritual Set $144 - Deeply cleansing and purifying favourites for intensive pampering. Includes Cleanser 100ml, Full Size Cloth & Rescue Mask 100ml

5. Eve Lom Perfecting Ritual Set $265 - Rich formulas impart deep moisturisation and boost skin’s radiance. Includes: Cleanser 100ml, Full Size Cloth, Brightening Mask, Brightening Serum 30ml & Brightening Cream 10ml

6. Glam Glow Core Mud Kit $98 - GlamGlow brings you their exclusive limited edition best-sellers kit this holiday season. Includes: SuperMud 30G: A radical treatment mask for problematic, congested and dull skin. ThirstyMud 30G: An innovative, multitasking mud mask that moisturises, replenishes and soothes the skin for a radiant complexion. YouthMud 30G: A best-selling mud mask that refines skin texture, clears the complexion and delivers radiant-looking skin. GravityMud 30G: A revolutionary firming and tightening peel-o treatment for a taut complexion

7. Glam Glow The Big Book of Sexy $390 - Gift — or gift to self! — Lash Domination® Volumizing Mascara, the ultimate 10-in-1 volumizing, lengthening, thickening, separating, long-wearing mascara. The exclusive 180° spiraled ProTwist180TM Wand curves around lashes and coats all angles with intense black colour. 

8. Goldfaden MD Brightening Mini Kit $84 - Goldfaden MD Brightening Transformation Kit will make giving the gift of radiant skin easier than ever.
It contains Dr. Goldfaden’s best-selling natural beauty essentials: Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub Exfoliator, Goldfaden MD Pure Start cleanser, and Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes treatment. Specially formulated to deliver visible results while suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, this gift is an ideal addition to any daily facial regimen to reveal a healthy, glowing complexion at any age. 

9. Josie Maran Nourishing Collection $71 - A special collection of luxe skincare essentials, all made with Josie’s celebrated 100% Pure Argan Oil. Start with the 3-in-1 Argan Cleansing Oil, a gentle, multi-tasking cleanser that deep cleans, removes makeup, and moisturises all in one. Follow with the Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment, a lightweight but super-potent serum that penetrates deep into the pores to plump, repair, and preserve aging skin. Next, nourish your complexion with the luxuriously rich Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter, then follow with a few drops of 100% Pure Argan Oil to seal in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. 

10. Josie Maran Whipped Mud Mask Kit $70 - Detoxify skin without drying or flaking with The Whipped Mud Mask Argan Hydrating and Detoxifying treatment kit from Josie Maran Cosmetics. Think a sensorial wonderland of colour, scent and texture that leaves skin perfectly purified. 

11. Kai Mini Travel Set $70 - A reusable natural hemp bag packed with travel-sized versions of Kai's best-selling products. Ideal for jet- setters over the holiday period. This set includes 60ml bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, fine linen wash and a vial of perfume oil. Delicately fragranced with Kai's light and alluring blend of gardenia and white florals. 

12. Kate Somerville Cult Favourites Kit $110 - Give the gift of gorgeous skin this holiday season with Kate’s limited-edition gift set. Every facial at the Kate Somerville Skin Health ExpertsTM Clinic on Melrose Place begins with cleansing and exfoliating, and ends with moisturisation. This special set features three of Kate’s cult favourite products to help you achieve a fresh-from-the-Clinic glow at home. Includes: ExfoliKate Cleanser, ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment and Goat Milk Moisturising Cream. 

13. NuFace Sparkle Trinity Device $330 - Lift skin and spirits this holiday season with the NuFace Limited Edition Sparkle Trinity Facial Device. The device’s intuitive micro-current technology gently stimulates the underlying structure of the skin to lift and tone facial muscles, and the ergonomic design makes it easy to contour the forehead, cheeks, jawlines and jowls for results that are instantly visible. This travel-friendly mini is the perfect facial-lift companion on-the-go for an introduction to micro-current. Includes: NuFace Mini Device, 60ml Gel Primer and Powder Adaptor. 

14. Omorovicza Moor Mud Set $88 - Cleanse, purify and detoxify the skin with a selection of products from Omorovicza’s iconic Moor Mud Collection. Harnessing the power of uniquely Hungarian Moor mud, the Thermal Cleansing Balm (50ml), Deep Cleansing Mask (15ml) and Refining Facial Polisher (30ml) leave the complexion cleaner, brighter and younger looking. This set also includes a Mini Mitt to enhance the experience. 

15. Origins Ginzing Peel Off Mask $37 - A refreshing peel-o mask with a unique pearlised finish that instantly lifts away dull, tired skin, fortified with coffee beans, ginseng, and a gentle fruit acid complex. It helps lift away dull, dead skin, and dirt and debris to leave your skin looking clear and radiant. Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of pores, it leaves skin looking smooth, refreshed while pores seem reduced. 

16. Perricone MD Discover Power Essentials kit $150 - Perricone MD’s most effective treatments in a limited- edition collection to visibly transform your skin. Includes: Nutritive Cleanser 59ml, HP Face Firming Activator tube 7.5ml, Face Finishing Moisturiser 15ml, Firming Eye Cream 7.5ml and Vitamin C Ester 15 10ml. 

17. Perricone MD Pre:empt Travel set $169 - Pre-empt the first signs of visible aging and preserve youthful skin. Help improve skin’s natural barrier function to Pre:Empt dull, dry skin. Includes: Exfoliating Pore Refiner 59ml, Skin Perfecting Serum 15ml, Oil-Free Hydrating Cream 30ml & Brightening Eye Cream 7.5ml. 

18. Ren Luxury Moroccan Rose Set $92 - A luxurious selection from REN’s multi-award winning Moroccan Rose Otto range, to leave your skin soft, smooth and lightly scented with 100% natural rose oil. Includes: 200ml Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash, 75ml Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Polish, 100ml Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil.

19. Ren Skincare Travel Set $47 - A select line-up of REN’s best-selling skincare products that gives you all you need for brighter, smoother, hydrated and healthy skin. Includes: 50ml Rosa CentifoliaTM Cleansing Gel, 50ml Vita MineralTM Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream, 2ml Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, 15ml V-CenseTM Revitalising Night Cream.

20. Rodin Luxury Body Oil $190 - An ultra luxurious body oil composed of an aromatic blend of 11 essential oils to restore hydration and suppleness. 

21. Verso Essential Series $220 - A Seasonal Gift Box with selected Verso products for the holiday season, the all-you-need basics to get started with Verso. The Series includes the Foaming Cleanser, Day Cream, Night Cream with an additional of one single pack of Reviving Eye and Deep Hydration Mask. 


*All Prices correct at the time of publication. All information and imagery came from Mecca Press kit. The numbers on the picture carousel do not translate to the list descriptions of products.