This review is long due, but this summer was just crazy. I just couldn't keep up. Although it's already September, the heat and sun in Malta is just as strong as ever. I have been extra careful this year, although I know, every year should be the same.
I find it rather a challenge to find a rather good sunblock for the body let alone for the face. This summer I was trying the AVENE Hydrating Sunscreen, which is suitable for both face and body. Although it does have that sunblock smell, it is not that overpowering. It has a quite thin consistency which doesn't remain sticky on the skin. It has broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF50+ protection with additional 24hr hydration. It is suitable for all skin types (even oily skin).
The ingredients include:
Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (15%), Octisalate (5%) andOctocrylene (10%) provide non-irritating broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ Protection
Photostable form of Vitamin E provides a powerful anti-oxidant protection
Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes and softens the skin
Remember to Apply generously and evenly to face and/or body 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply every two hours or after 80 minutes of swimming or perspiring and immediately after towel drying.
I do love this Sunscreen as it doesn't really have that strong sunblock smell. I mean it does somewhat have a scent, which sunblock doesn't? It does leave a little bit of a shine on the face but not that much. And the best thing is that it is not heavy on the face and it doesn't brake me out. This was such a favourite this summer! And will surely remain a favourite of mine next year!