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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 safer sun activities

Sun exposure rules

Rule #1: Choose the
right time!

Stay in the shade between 10am and 2pm!


"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.

  • Go for clothing that covers your arms and legs

  • Slap on SPF 50+, broad spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen

  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1067:2003

  • Where possible, seek shade

This sun-safe combo will protect your shoulders, head and eyes.

Sun exposure rules

Rule #3: Stay hydrated

Still or sparkling; bottle or tap - it's up to you. Just don't forget to drink water!

In the sun you can get hot quickly, so remember to drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration.

Sun exposure rules

Rule #4: Reapply sunscreen

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

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 with 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+
Which is great for:

  • Skin prone to sunburn
  • Skin exposed to intense sunlight, like at the beach or in 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 correctly is essential.
    You just have to know how.

    How to apply your sun care product

    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.*
    6 sprays on the face.
    Spray in your hands first and then apply on the face.*


    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 TUBE
    7 pumps for the face and neck.*


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


    *By reducing the doses, you reduce the level of protection.

    Our sun care products

    Discover all our sun care products:
    designed to care for your sensitive skin

    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.

    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.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL.
    FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE.



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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 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.

    It also depends how well sunscreen has been applied. Most people don’t use enough sunscreen to achieve the SPF protection level stated on the label1.

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

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    Prevention

    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.

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    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 reduced number of chemical filters to respect sensitive skin.

    It covers a broad spectrum UVB-UVA protection by using an exclusive combination of active ingredients. The non-greasy texture is quickly absorbed by the skin for even and invisible protection. The convenient 200ml spray bottle makes it very easy to apply.

  • For face and body

  • Moisturising

  • No white marks

  • Maximum photostability



  • ALWAYS READ THE LABEL.
    FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE



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    SOURCES

    SPF protection level1:
    https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/125829/cancer-prevention/sun-protection/tips-for-being-be-sunsmart/tips-for-sun-protection/sunscreen/#SxmwUpCkMfcKdHhA.99



    Sun protection times are issued by the Bureau of Meteorologywhen the UV Index is forecast to reach 3 or above. At that level, it can damage your skin2:
    https://www.cancer.org.au/preventing-cancer/sun-protection/uv-alert/

    UV Index

    A scale for evaluating the intensity of UV radiation

    The UV Index indicates the intensity of UV radiation when it reaches the Earth's surface.

    The higher the UV Index, the higher your risk of skin damage.

    The UV Index varies depending on several factors:

  • The position of the sun: The higher the sun is in the sky, the more intense the radiation. Intensity varies on the time of day but peaks between 10am and 2pm, and is at it's peak at "Solar Noon"

  • Altitude : The higher you are, the more intense UV radiation becomes.

  • Latitude : UV radiation intensifies the closer you are to the equator.

  • Cloud cover : Cloud cover does not protect from UV radiation.

  • Reflection : UV rays are reflected with more or less intensity depending on the surface.

  • Grass: 3% of UV rays are reflected
    Water: 5% to 20%
    Sand: 15%
    Snow: 70%
    Ice: 90%
    UV Index?

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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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