Review: Avene Very High Protection Emulsion SPF50+

how are you doing beautiful? sorry for keeping you waiting for a fresh post. i just arrived from Kuantan, Malaysia last Tuesday night and rested yesterday - also had to bring my son to the doctor due to colds and cough. Today, I had lots of catching up as my work inbox was swamped with emails! i also still need to check my commenting system later so if you dropped me a question there, hang tight and i will get back at yah in a jiffy! (^_^)

for now, i want to continue the Avene review series with my insights on their sunblock named Very High Protection Emulsion SPF50+.

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What Avene says:
The Ultra High Protection Emulsion 50+ has been specially developed for hypersensitive skin with a fair or creamy complexion in the case of intense sunlight. Based on MPI-SORB that offers protection against UVB and UVA rays, it combines patented minderal screens with TINOSORB M+S. It also contains:
- Vitmain E precursor, anti-oxidant pre-tocopheyl which helps to reinforce the cutaneous barrier
- Curbita Pepo, which regulates sebum secretion
- Avene Thermal Spring Water, known for its soothing and anti-irritant properties

The Ultra High Protection 50+ is well-tolerated by even the most sensitive skin. Thanks to its non-tinted, lightweight, invisble and non-greasy texture, it is easily applied and penetrates rapidly, thus making it very pleasant to use.

Avene Thermal Spring Water
Ethylhexyl Methoxyonnamate
Glyceryl Stearate
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Ethylhexyl Palmitate
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
Cetyl Alcohol
Pvp/Eicosene Copolymer
Stearyl Alcohol
Cucurbita Pepo Seed Oil
Decyl Glucoside
Disodium EDTA
Magnesium Aluminium Silicate
Titanium Dioxide
Tocopheryl Glucoside
Xanthan Gum
Zinc Oxide

- Sun protection for oily sensitive skin and young problem skin.
- Helps prevent photo-dermatosis(sun allergies)

- Apply evenly to skin before sun exposure.
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure even when using this product.
- Reapply frequently particularly during prolonged exposure and always after swimming.

my thoughts:
- i like the packaging because even though it's in tube form, it has a pump that can control the product dispensed without squeezing the body of the tube. it may look deceiving as some may comment pumps dispense more than tubes themselves but you can control the pressure on the pump that will result how much product you'll pump out
- this has a teeny tiny scent but my not-so sensitive smell is not offended
- the consistency is creamy and a bit nearing greasy. i felt that applying too thin or rubbing the product vigorously or quickly will result to a feeling of intense friction (first time i did that i thought my face was burning!) so be wary of that. what i did to counter that is apply liberally and gently in front of a fan.
- absorption time is a bit longer compared to Avene Anti-Shine Regulating Lotion, which is about 30 seconds, but i believe is still reasonable
- i don't believe this gives me a ghoul-like white cast so that's good!
- i've been using this probably for a month already and i've not noticed any darkening on parts i apply this with (face and neck) so that's a yey!
- easily available at Watsons and Guardian drugstores in Singapore

overall, i can say i can live with this product but i wouldn't mind missing it too. it's not something i would go back to but not worthy of the rubbish bin either. i will definitely finish this then i'm moving on. i've my eyes already on a new sunblock after i finish this one (hint: it's from Japan!)

whew! i've written this entry on iPhone Blogger app haha it is tiring to type the letters one by one by fingers! LOL but all for the love of my readers! (^_^) hope you gals have a relaxing rest of the evening! "see" you all tomorrow!

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