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EVERYTHING
YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
THE SUN AND YOUR SKIN

UNDERSTAND IT BETTER. ENJOY IT MORE.

You chase it, then you hide from it. You love it and you hate it. No matter your changing relationship with it, the sun will always have an impact on your skin.
We often think that as adults we are less sensitive to the sun's rays, but sun damage has no age limit.

25 YEARS OF EXPERTISE

For over 25 years, Eau Thermale Avène has been dedicated to providing the best Sun Care for your sensitive skin.

The rules of sun exposure

Adopt these habits for saver sun activities

Sun exposure rules

Rule #1: Choose the
right time!

Stay in the shade between 10am and 2pm!

This time of day, called ""solar noon"", is 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 sun exposure during this time of day.

Sun exposure rules

Rule #2: Wear the
right clothes.

When it comes to picking your outfit for the day, think protection. Here are the essentials you should wear in the sun:
- Clothing that covers your arms and legs
- SPF 50+, broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen
- Broad-brimmed hat
- Sunglasses with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1067:2003
- Seek shade

This winning combo will protect your shoulders, head and eyes.

Sun exposure rules

Rule #3: Stay hydrated

Still or sparkling; kept in a flask or bottle - it's up to you. 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 dehydration.

Sun exposure rules

Rule #4: Reapply sunscreen

If you want to repeat having fun in the sun, you need to repeat protecting yourself from the sun!

Apply your sunscreen 20 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours, after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating, and immediately after towel drying.

Choose the right protection

This means being attentive to your skin above all.

Choose the right protection

SPF or SUN PROTECTION FACTOR

Your sun protection - and adventure - begins by finding this number.

SPF 4, 6, 8, 10, = low protection
15, 20, 25, = medium or moderate protection
30, 40, 50, = high protection
50+ = very high protection
For optimal protection, we recommend you choose the highest SPF.

Very high protection SPF 50+
Perfect for:
- Skin always prone to sunburn
- Skin exposed to intense sunlight, such as by the seaside or snowy mountains

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

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How to apply your sun care product

Applying sun protection is essential. Applying it correctly is even better!
You just have to learn how.

How to apply your sun care product

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Apply your sunscreen 20 minutes prior to sun exposure.

Reapply at least every 2 hours, after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating, and immediately after towel drying.

Don't forget:
- Don't stay in the sun too long, even if you're using sun protection
- Excessive sun exposure is dangerous

Spray
12 sprays on each section of your body (areas 2 to 11)
6 to 8 sprays for children

Capped tube
1 finger of product on the face and neck (area 1)
2 fingers of product on each section of your body (areas 2 to 11)

Airless pump tubes
7 pumps for the face and neck.

If you reduce these quantities, you significantly reduce your level of sun protection.

Our sun care products

Discover all our sun care products: designed to care for your skin before and during sun exposure.

Our sun care products

AVÈNE SUN PROTECTION

Dedicated to sensitive skin

Avène Sun Care products offer the highest SPF protection for sensitive skin* by using a unique combination of active ingredients called SunSitive® Protection.

A unique combination for maximum protection

Photoprotection complex
Optimal efficacy, with a minimum of chemical filters to respect sensitive skin
• Broad UVB-UVA protection
• Photostable
• Water-resistant (40 minutes)

PRE-TOCOPHERYL
A photostable Vitamin E precursor

AVÈNE THERMAL SPRING WATER
Rich in Avène’s fabled Thermal Spring Water

*Highest label claim allowed as per AS/NZS 2064:2012; Very High. SPF 50+, Broad Spectrum.

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Take a closer look at your sun care product

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR SUN CARE PRODUCT

A closer look at your sun care product

Characteristics

The information placed on the front refers to the product's characteristics. It will help you to figure out who and what the product is for.

Sun Protection Factor (SPF)
SPF stands for ‘sun protection factor’. A sunscreen is given an SPF number (of between 4 and 50+) after strict laboratory testing.

SPF 4, 6, 8, 10, = low protection
15, 20, 25, = medium or moderate protection
30, 40, 50, = high protection
50+ = very high protection

The higher the SPF number, the more protection the sunscreen provides against sunburn. However, the length of time it takes any one person to sunburn will be also be affected by many other things, including:

UV levels. The higher UV levels are, the more quickly skin damage and sunburn will occur.
A person’s skin type. Fair skin will burn more quickly than olive or dark skin.
How well sunscreen has been applied. Most people don’t use enough sunscreen to achieve the SPF protection level stated on the label.

SOURCE: https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/125829/cancer-prevention/sun-protection/tips-for-being-be-sunsmart/tips-for-sun-protection/sunscreen/#SxmwUpCkMfcKdHhA.99

Product type
Our sun care products are available in different forms and formats, including emulsion, lotion and spray.

A closer look at your sun care product

Prevention
pictograms

The folllowing pictograms are shown on the back of the product:

Be mindful of the time
Do not go out in the sun between 10am to 2pm.

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

Cover up
Wear protective clothing such as a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and t-shirt.

Apply the right amount
To follow the level of protection indicated by the SPF, a layer of 2mg/cm2 must be applied to your skin.

A closer look at your sun care product

Precautions
for use

Avoid all contact with your eyes.
In case of contact, rinse your eyes immediately with water.
Do not spray towards eyes.
Hold the bottle 4-6cm away from the skin to apply.
Shake well before using.

Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ 200ml

Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ 200ml

Avène Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ is a very high protection and 40 minutes water resistant sunscreen for face and body which has been formulated with a minimum of chemical filters to respect sensitive skin. It covers a broad spectrum UVB-UVA protection by using an exclusive combination of active ingredients. Its non-greasy texture is quickly absorbed by the skin for even and invisible protection. Its convenient 200ml spray bottle makes it very easy to apply.

• For face and body
• Moisturising
• No white marks
• Maximum photostability

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED.

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 public health matter 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 rigorously selected for their safety and efficacy.
- Tests of efficacy and tolerance under dermatological control.
- A voluntary approach to reduce our ecological footprint.
- Grouping of transportation to reduce pollution.
- Post-marketing follow-up on products by our cosmetovigilance department.

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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EVERYTHING
YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT THE SUN AND YOUR CHILD

UNDERSTAND IT BETTER. ENJOY IT MORE.

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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