Avène - Emulsion SPF 50+

Avène Emulsion SPF 50+

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cucurbita pepo seed oil
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • diisopropyl adipate
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • octocrylene
  • silica
  • titanium dioxide
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

This sunscreen uses organic (so-called "chemical") sunscreen filters. Organic, or "chemical" filters usually provide reliable sun protection and rarely leave a white cast. Sunscreens with organic filters can sting eyes.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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This product can help prevent early signs of skin aging because it offers a good level of broad spectrum sun protection. Sun damage is the main cause of premature skin aging, and protecting your skin from the sun is the best anti-aging strategy.

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This product offers broad spectrum sun protection. It means that it can prevent hyperpigmentation and help keep the skin tone even (sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations).

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This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: dimethicone, dimethiconol.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A weak sunscreen that protects against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB) and is somewhat effective against the UVA rays. It is quite stable and can help stabilize other, more vulnerable, sunscreen ingredients like Avobenzone. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
9%
Declared
Tinosorb M. A UV filter. Is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable and can also be used to improve photostability of other sunscreen ingredients. It is soluble in water, which helps to create lightweight sunscreen formulations. Unfortunately, it is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
4%
Declared
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
3.4%
Declared
Avobenzone. An organic, or so-called "chemical" UV filter. Protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Needs to be combined with other filters in a formulation to be stable.
3%
Declared
Tinosorb S. One of the most effective broad spectrum sunscreen ingredients. Protects from both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable. Unfortunately, not approved by FDA (US) yet.
2%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
6% - 7.4%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
4% - 4.9%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
3.3% - 4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.5% - 3.1%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
2.1% - 2.6%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
1.7% - 2.1%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.95% - 1.15%
Used to improve the product adherence to the skin, for example, to pro-long the protective effect of sunscreens. Can be irritating to very sensitive skin
0.7% - 1.05%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.45% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.4% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.25% - 0.5%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Antioxidant that helps stabilize product formulations and, if used in higher concentration, might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%

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