GIVEAWAY! Avène Summer Favorites ($140 value)

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.


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.

*press samples


  1. Enshera badu
    July 14, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    My favorite product for summer is the thermal spray which is the best facial mist I’ve tried ! Amazing cold out the fridge or in an ice bucket next to some french Rose !! 😜🍾 I also love the cleanance mask for my skin profile . I would love to try the SPFs since it’s summer always in Florida , it will help my sun exposure using AHA/glycolic and dark spots. Also in honor of July UV awareness month. Thanks bart ! #omgbart #AveneUSA #french #SPF #blogger #selfcare 💦💦😊

  2. Lee Mckeon
    July 14, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    My wish list would be the Hydrating Sunscreen balm spf 50 plus! Living In Arizona the sun is very Intense!

  3. Tee Anderson
    July 14, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (Face & Body) would be great for me. I love that it is lightweight and less likely to clog pores.

  4. CJ
    July 15, 2017 / 2:27 am

    I have never tried Avene products, but I would live to try their Gentle Cleanser!

  5. Jen
    July 15, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    I’ve only tried the Eau Thermale so far and love it. I’d love to try their sunscreens!

  6. Dede Zeroski
    July 15, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    I haven’t tried but spf I use daily so I would love to try as well as the hydrating serum 🌊💧 and the after sun repair! It’s summer! I wear hats and spf but still get sun! This whole line sounds amazing and would really like to try it! It’s on the #wishlist and even more so after the great review! Love your reviews and blog (marula oil 👌)

  7. Traci Drury
    July 15, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    I would love to try the After-Sun Repair Creamy Gel. Everyone needs this during the summer.

  8. July 15, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    I like the Ultra Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 50+ because it’s easy to carry and has a high waterproof spf

  9. Billie James
    July 15, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I would recommend the Eau Thermal spring water. I have rosacea and this was recommended to me. It’s a great anytime soother. I also mist it on before any serums to help them absorb better. I love it and use it often!

  10. July 18, 2017 / 11:08 am

    Avene Retrinal 0.1 Intensive Cream is a product I always go back to because it’s so effective which is why it’s been a longtime favorite of mine. Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Lucas
    July 18, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    During Summer I love Avene Eau Thermale Spray. You can carry it everywhere, in parks, in big city and it’s a good way to refresh yourself + to soothe your skin if you get any redness etc. Really love it! All their sunscreens are great as well 🙂 Beautiful post!

    • July 23, 2017 / 4:01 am

      Hi Lucas! Congrats on winning the fantastic Summer Favorites bundle from Avène. I’ve reached out via email, please check your inbox and reply with your full name and shipping address. Thanks and enjoy!

      • Lucas
        July 26, 2017 / 10:54 am

        Hi ! I am sooo excited – thank you so so much!!! However I did not receive any email! Do you mind trying again?? best, Lucas

  12. Elle
    July 20, 2017 / 11:43 am

    I have not tried this brand before but would love to! I think I’d love to give the gentle cleanser and the
    after-sun repair creamy gel a try the most.

  13. Melissa Storms
    July 22, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    I have not used this line of products yet but I love a nice facial spray. I use another brand right now but I am going to try Avene’s.

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