Did you know that July is UV Awareness Month? To help remind everyone how important it is to wear sunscreen, the French pharmacy legend, Avène, is offering a generous sun care bundle ($140 value!) for one lucky blog reader and two of my Instagram followers! Crucial to your daily skincare routine, broad spectrum SPF is the only sure way to prevent premature aging and to avoid melanoma, the most common form of skin cancer in young adults.
SPF = BFF
Extremely important and so much more than marketing buzzwords, look for ‘broad spectrum sunscreen’ on the labels of your face and body formulas. This ensures the the proper level of sun protection and guards against both UVA (the long wave rays that lead to wrinkles and dark sun spots) and UVB (short wave rays that cause sunburn) damage. Sunscreens have come a long way. No longer heavy or chalky, the innovative textures are lightweight and provide user friendly, traceless application.
Avène = all about options
Catering to every complexion type and ingredient preference, Avène delivers options for the face, body, and face *and* body in mineral and traditional formulas. The impressive delivery systems include lotions, sprays, solid sticks, and compacts – all infused with the signature ingredient, Thermal Spring Water to soothe and calm the skin. Read: something for everyone. Did I mention that Avène is recommended by dermatologists all over the world?
Up for grabs!
While I’m all about that plush beach towel included in the bundle, this generous assortment of Avène summer favorites features three SPF formulas, an after sun lotion, and the iconic Eau Thermale to keep you cool, calm and protected this summer. As a longtime fan of the brand, I am beyond ecstatic to share this giveaway with you!
Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (Face & Body) is probably my most reached for Avène formula in the summer. Sheer and oil free, it is my go-to for face, neck, and chest. Using this lightweight lotion, I don’t experience the typical clogged pores and blackheads.
Ultra Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 50+ (Body) is a super spreadable, never greasy, and fast absorbing body spray that will work for absolutely everyone. The travel size included in this prize pack is absolutely genius and a weekend bag must-have.
Hydrating Sunscreen Balm SPF 50+ is the latest addition to the the Avène sun care line up and my latest favorite. Infused with Glycerin, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E, this nifty swivel stick is great for the lips, around the eyes, or over scars. The best part? It glides on clear without leaving any greasy residue behind.
After-Sun Repair Creamy Gel is chock full of Ceramides, Plant Sterols and Fatty Acids to hydrate and calm the skin post sun exposure. The lightweight texture sinks into moisture craved skin and delivers instant relief and lasting comfort. A great addition to your summer body care routine.
Thermal Spring Water needs no introduction. This single ingredient has amassed a cult following for a reason. Naturally soothing and balancing, it is a multitasking miracle that has become my after shaving treat and irreplaceable travel companion. Use it on burns, scrapes, as a toner, and after working out – literally anytime.
How to enter:
Simply comment below with your favorite Avène product recommendation and tell me the reason you love it. If you haven’t yet tried the brand, let me know what is on your wish-list. My personal favorites are the Cleansing Foam, Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum and Cleanence Expert Emulsion. Check out the instagram giveaway HERE. You may enter both contests, but you can only win once. This giveaway ends at midnight EST on 7/22. US entries only.