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EVERYTHING YOU
NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT THE SUN
AND YOUR SKIN

UNDERSTAND SUN SAFETY BETTER TO PROTECT YOURSELF BETTER.

You chase it, you hide from it, you love it and you hate it... In any case, the Sun definitely has an impact on you and your skin.
We often think that as adults we are less sensitive to the sun's rays, but sun damage has no age limit.

25 YEARS OF EXPERTISE

For over 25 years, Eau Thermale Avène has been dedicated to providing the best Sun Care for maximum protection of your sensitive skin.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

The right habits to adopt
so that the sun will always be your friend.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

Rule no. 1: Choose the right
time !

During "solar noon", i.e. between 12 pm and 4 pm, stay in the shade!

This is the time of day when the sun is at its highest position in the sky: UV rays are at their most intense and therefore most dangerous. You should avoid exposing yourself during this time of day.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

Rule no. 2 : the right clothes.

Think protection.
Here are the essentials you should have:
- A t-shirt.
- A hat or cap.
- Sunglasses.

This is the winning combo for protecting your shoulders, head and eyes.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

Rule no. 3: Stay hydrated!

Still or sparkling, it's up to you. Just don't forget to drink water!

In the sun, you can feel hot quickly, so remember to drink a lot of water to prevent sunstroke and dehydration.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

Rule no. 4: Reapply

3 steps, 3 simple actions.
Protect yourself from the sun; have fun; repeat.
Sun care; relaxation; sun care.

Reapply your sun protection often, especially after perspiring, swimming or after towel-drying skin. Easy, right? Now it's up to you to put it into practice.

Choose the right protection

This means being attentive to your skin above all.

Choose the right protection

Find
your SPF

Your sun adventure begins by finding this number.
For optimal protection, choose very high and high protection SPF.

Very high protection 50+
The unrivaled partner for:
- Skin hypersensitive to the sun.
- Skin always prone to sunburn.
- Skin exposed to intense sunlight (seaside, mountains, etc.).

High protection 30
The perfect ally for:
- Skin sensitive to the sun.
-Skin often prone to sunburn.

Moderate protection 20
Ideal for:
- Dark skin.
- Skin not prone to sunburn.

Particular case:
Protection for two:

If you're pregnant and can't avoid going out in the sun, use very high sun protection on all the exposed areas.

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Elle est difficile :
Peau intolérante aux filtres chimiques et aux parfums ? Vous avez besoin d’une protection adaptée à votre peau hypersensible, optez donc pour notre gamme minérale.

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Choose the right protection

Texture and format

Rich or light texture, to spray on or spread on...you'll always find the right product:
- Choisissez la texture qui convient à votre type de peau sensible : les crèmes pour les peaux sèches, les fluides pour les peaux mixtes à grasses, etc.
- Déterminez la zone du corps à protéger et les modes d'application que vous préférez : spray, lait, stick, etc.

How to apply your sun care product ?

Applying sun protection is essential. Applying it correctly
is even better! Follow the guide!

How to apply your sun care product ?

Quick demo

For optimal protection, you must apply protection 20 minutes before sun exposure.

Reapply frequently for continued protection especially after perspiring, swimming or after towel-drying skin.

And don't forget:
- Don't stay in the sun too long, even if you're using sun protection.
- Excessive sun exposure is dangerous.

Discover the right habits to adopt to enjoy the sun in complete safety!

Spray
12 sprays on each area of the body (areas 2 to 11).

Capped tube
1 finger of product on the face and neck.
2 fingers of product for each area of the body (areas 2 to 11).

Airless pump tubes
6 pumps for the face and neck.

Stick
Rub over the area to be protected 7 times.

Compact
Apply at least 1 g of product to the face and neck.

Ears, temples, nape of neck... Some areas of the body are too often forgotten when we apply sunscreen. Remember these areas!

Be careful: if you reduce these quantities, you significantly reduce your level of protection.

OUR SUN CARE PRODUCTS

Discover our entire
Sun Care range to care
for your skin
during and after sun exposure.

OUR SUN CARE PRODUCTS

The orange range

DEDICATED TO SENSITIVE SKIN

An exclusive combination, Sunsitive® protection, from Pierre Fabre Research:

- A filter system composed of a minimum of filters for extremely broad-spectrum UVB-UVA protection and optimal skin tolerance.
- Pre-tocopheryl, a powerful anti-oxidant (photostable precursor to vitamin E) to combat oxidative stress.
- Avène Thermal Spring Water, recognized for its soothing, anti-irritating and softening properties.

Dry or oily skin? Small or large format? Scented or odorless?
The orange range meets all the needs of sensitive skin.
You'll always find the right sun care product!

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OUR SUN CARE PRODUCTS

The mineral range

Dedicated to hypersensitive skin intolerant to chemical filters and fragrances.

Characteristics?
Formulated fragrance-free and with 100% mineral screens, it offers you optimal UVB-UVA protection with long-lasting stability and efficacy.

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OUR SUN CARE PRODUCTS

The no-sun range

AFTER-SUN REPAIR - CREAMY GEL

For whom?
Sensitive skin in the whole family: adults and children.
Benefits ?
It hydrates and soothes skin damaged by the sun.

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OUR FORMULATION CHARTER

In addition to providing very high sun protection, Eau Thermale Avène Sun Care products meet two objectives: to protect your skin and respect the ocean.* *Orange Range SPF 50+

OUR FORMULATION CHARTER

For your skin...

- 4 sun filters: reduced in number and concentration for optimal skin tolerance.
- Extremely broad-spectrum UVB-UVA protection.
- Very high DNA protection.
- Proven photostability, long-lasting protection.

OUR FORMULATION CHARTER

For the ocean...

- 4 sun filters: reduced in number and concentration in order to limit the impact on marine life.
- Rigorous selection of ingredients, making our formulas more biodegradable* and more difficult for marine organisms to digest**.

*No silicones.
**No water-soluble filters.

A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR SUN CARE PRODUCT

We'll explain it all!

A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR SUN CARE PRODUCT

Characteristics

The information placed on the front corresponds to the product characteristics.

This info helps you to answer the following questions:
- For whom?
- For what?

Sun protection factor (SPF)
The sun protection factor represents a sun care product's capacity to protect against UVB rays.The higher the factor, the greater the protection against UVB rays. There are sun protection factors of 20, 30, 50 and 50+.

UVA
This logo certifies that the UVA protection factor complies with European regulations.

Product type
OUR SUN CARE PRODUCTS existent sous différentes formes galénique et sous différents formats : crème, fluide, spray … Répondant ainsi aux besoins de toutes les peaux sensibles.

Skin type
We meet the needs of all skin types (dry sensitive skin, oily to combination sensitive skin, intolerant skin, etc.).

A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR SUN CARE PRODUCT

Prevention
pictograms

Pictograms are shown on the back of the product. They describe the right habits to adopt in the sun.

Be mindful of the time
Do not go out in the sun between 12 pm and 4 pm.

Be extra careful
Babies and young children should never be exposed to direct sunlight.

Cover up
Wear protective clothing (wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, T-shirt, etc.).

Use the right dose
To follow the level of protection indicated by the SPF, a layer of 2 mg/ cm2 (or about ¼ teaspoon) must be applied.

A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR SUN CARE PRODUCT

Precautions
for use

Our eyes are highly sensitive.
It is therefore essential to follow the instructions indicated on these 4 logos.

Nude Skin Feel technology

Discover a new generation of Sun Care* with an ultra weightless finish... *Orange Range for face SPF 50+

Nude Skin Feel technology

Efficacy
and pleasure

Too white, too greasy, too sticky...Applying sunscreen can be a drag. This is why Eau Thermale Avène is innovating to offer you the new Sun Care "Nude Skin Feel" line for the face.

At the heart of this innovation is an ultra-fine powder of silica microspheres with a remarkable ability to absorb water and excess sebum.

During application:
the product becomes one with the skin and is quickly absorbed.

After application:
it feels almost like your bare skin, a delightful dry-touch texture.
The "Nude Skin Feel" innovation ushers in a new level of sensory appeal with no mask effect or white marks.

All this with an SPF of 50+ to provide you with very high protection.

Nude Skin Feel technology

Innovation
for everyone

Dry skin?
Normal to combination skin?
Oily blemish-prone skin?

"Nude Skin Feel" innovation is offered to all sensitive skin and meets all needs.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Take action today,
for the future

An eco-responsible approach with a long-term commitment. Sun care products are a public health matter and also of environmental concern.

We are therefore committed to taking up this dual challenge: to offer optimal UVB-UVA protection while minimizing our impact on the environment.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

«WE'RE JUST AS CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING UNDER THE SURFACE OF OUR OCEANS AS WE ARE ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE SURFACE OF YOUR SKIN...»

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

A responsible
brand

From raw materials to finished product, from formulation to packaging, our Sun Care products meet the highest standards of quality, efficacy and safety.

What does this mean ?
- Ingredients rigorously selected for their safety and efficacy.
- Tests of efficacy and tolerance under dermatological control.
- A voluntary approach to reduce our ecological footprint.
- Grouping of transportation to reduce pollution.
- Post-marketing follow-up on products by our cosmetovigilance department.

In short, these are initiatives that help protect Humankind and the environment.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Since 2013, Eau Thermale Avène has established an exclusive and long-lasting partnership with the European Skin Cancer Foundation, supporting its actions in the fight against skin cancer.

We therefore support :
- The Sun Pass Project : educational training projects in schools and nurseries.
- The Class Project : training of doctors and dermatologists to screen, diagnose and treat melanoma.

We design educational tools :
- Brochures and posters about the harmful effects of the Sun and the right habits to adopt.
- Games books distributed in pharmacies.

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OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Pur projet

Because corals form the foundations of the oceans...
We have partnered with Pur Projet for a socio-environmental program to restore corals and protect the marine ecosystem.
This project is based in Indonesia and enables us to :

- Create and restore coral reefs.
- Develop sustainable coral aquaculture.
- Involve local populations.

LEARN MORE Pur Projet

UV INDEX

A scale for Evaluating the riskw
Caused by UV radiation

The uv index expresses the intensity of UV radiation when it reaches the Earth's surface.

The higher the UV index, the higher the risk of skin and eye lesions.

It varies according to several factors:

- The Sun's position : the higher the position of the Sun in the sky, the more intense the radiation. This varies according to time of day. Intensity peaks between 11 am and 4 pm; this is called "solar noon".
- Altitude : the higher we are, the more intense UV radiation becomes.
- Latitude : UV radiation intensifies the closer we get to the equator.
- Cloud cover : the denser the cloud cover, the more intense UV radiation becomes.
- Reflection : UV rays are reflected with more or less intensity depending on the surface, which emphasizes how dangerous they are.
Grass: 3% of UV rays are reflected.
Water: 5% to 20%.
Sand: 15%.
Snow: 70%.
Ice: 90%.

UV INDEX ?

LOCALIZATION ERROR

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A TWOFOLD COMMITMENT

Offer optimal UVB-UVA protection while minimizing our environmental impact.

EVERYTHING YOU
NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT THE SUN
AND YOUR CHILD

BETTER EDUCATION FOR BETTER PROTECTION.

Children are little explorers who are never afraid to rush into the next adventure. The smallest ray of sunshine is the only invitation they need to run outside to play.
But in their enthusiasm, they don't realize that the sun doesn't always play nice. It can even be dangerous.

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