About Face: Avène Eau Thermale High Protection Lotion SPF 50+

Above: Avène Eau Thermale High Protection Lotion SPF 50+
About Face: Avène Eau Thermale High Protection Lotion SPF 50+

Can’t wait for summer? Cycling, swimming and tennis, combined with beers on the patio, backyard BBQs and let’s face it, anything outside so long as the weather is warm. We’ve been counting down the months—all six of them give or take a few, depending on global warming. (Not to be confused with a Calgary Chinook, Leonardo. Just saying.) Naturally, this means it’s time to pull out the sunscreen.

Oh don’t pull that face. Not all sunscreens are chalky, white, slime-y, greasy, smelly and gross. And no, not all of them will make you break out, cover you in a sheen of shine or make your skin tingle. Especially not non comedogenic and paraben-free products, like Avene, Eau Thermale High Protection Lotion SPF 50+.

First off, this sunscreen is broad spectrum so its got you well protected from the sun’s harsh UVA (think: aging, sun spots, wrinkles) and UVB (think: burning) rays. And with a sun protection factor of 50+, you can futz around the garden or on the golf course 50 times longer than you could without a sunscreen. Just make sure you reapply every two hours for maximum protection. It’s replete with pre-tocopheryl, a photostable Vitamin E precursor to provide additional cell protection and thermal spring water to soothe and soften your skin, too. And as we promised up front, the formulation’s non-greasy texture is invisible and ideal for sensitive skin, so there’s that.

In fact, we bet you’ll like it so much you’ll forget you’re even wearing it, until you come home and realize something’s different this summer… Right. No more farmer-burnt arms. You can thank us when that happens.

Avène Eau Thermale High Protection Lotion SPF 50+ is available from $60 at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

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