Sunscreen shout-out! Avne Solaire UV Mineral Multi-Defense Sunscreen & Tinted Sunscreen 50+

such a great!

This sunscreen has been in heavy rotation ever since I discovered it last summer.

I doubt both of these bad girls will be good to the last drop! (Side note: Which is the last sunscreen you finished?) I’m well on my way to perfecting both new Avene. Se Liquid Lotion Mineral Sunscreen Because they are so good.

Like many makeup hunters, I’m always on the prowl… I’m always on the hunt for that elusive “no-makeup makeup” skin—just the best sign of coverage, even of things to touch up. With enough color or pigment to do, but find something that delivers a no-makeup makeup look, provides great sun protection, feels light like a feather and leaves absolutely no white cast behind? It’s the stuff of legend, or maybe just an internet rumor, or a figment of a beauty lover’s imagination… or isn’t it? I’m starting to believe that the new Avne Solaire sunscreens are as close to “the one” as you can get, and, yes, in case you were wondering, they both create the most natural-looking dewy finish, so secret fans. Let’s assume that your supernatural glow is a natural, rare gift from the sky above.

Avene Solaire UV Tinted Before
Without applying makeup or sunscreen…
Avene Solaire UV Tinted
And here I am wearing the tinted version as my base.

Essentially, all that and a bag of cheese puffs. When I work in lotion (it’s very thin and absorbs super quickly), no greasy goo is ever left behind, and my eyes don’t sting even after sweating.

Avene Solaire UV Tinted Swatches

In the tinted version, instead of the typical too-pink beige that seems to be the go-to color of most tinted sunscreens, Avne opted for a deep medium tone. It looks like a bronzer at first glance, but it should suit most skin tones based on the comments on the Avne website, unless one blends it perfectly. I’m a tan girl, and the tint and sheer coverage are absolute perfection for me.

Material, tinted:
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (12%) Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Jojoba Ester, Tridecyl Salicylate, Isolate/Selesylate, Methyl/Methylalkylate, Methylalkylate, Methylalkylate, Methylalkylate, Methylalkylate , methylalylate, methylallyte, methylpropanediol, coco-caprylate, iron oxide, silica, Avene Thermal Spring Water, sodium chloride, polyglyceryl-2-dipolyhydroxystearate, capryl glycol, bisabolol, xaltoin, hylant (HALE), HALE, butylol, bisabolinol, xalatine , Helanti, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalus (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Isostearic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hydroxide.

Contents, Unexpected:
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (12%) Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, propanediol, jojoba ester, tridecyl salicylate, methylheptyl isostearate, polyglyceryl/-12, polyglyceryl-4, polyhydroate, polyglyceryl-4, polyhydroate, polyglyceryl- 4,… Caprylatate, Silica, Avene Thermal Spring Water, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-2 Doplyhydroxystearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Lecithin, Phenylpropol, Helinthus annuusul, Phenylpropanol, Phenylpropanol, Phenylpropanol, Phenylpropanol, Phenylpropanol , Helianthus annuusinl, leaf extract, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, isostearic acid, 1,2-hexanediol, sodium hydroxide.

Sometimes the dry spots and pimples I have (those bumps) that will take advantage of any excuse to slough off themselves once I’ve used any of these sunscreens, I’m not keeping them close by. The rest of the summer, and maybe the rest of my life?! It’s a grand statement, but the danger is, ‘Good things happen.

Oh yeah, in case you were wondering how the tinted version compares to Bliss Block Star (another rock star tinted mineral sunscreen), Avne has a dewy finish, while Block Star is matte. Avne’s SPF is also higher at 50+ as compared to Block Star’s 30. However, both are great!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

karni

PS TGIF!