Avene - Sunsimed Very High Protection
4 out of 51 subscriber reviews. 4 5 1
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Good for Sensitive Skin Types
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • Anti-Photoaging
  • Prevents Actinic Ketaroses
PRODUCT (Rating & Score)

EWG Scores ( 1—10 )
1-2  <=> Low Hazard
3-6  <=> Medium Hazard
7-10 <=> High Hazard

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CIR Findings ( S, SQ, U, UNS )
S   <=>  Safe As Used In Cosmetics
SQ  <=>  Safe For Use With Qualifications In Cosmetics
U   <=>  Unsafe For Use In Cosmetics

You Can Find Out More about CIR Findings here and here.

Comedogenic Rating (Likely to cause Acne)
This Score can be from zero to five (0/5)  to  5/5
Lower scores are better which means it has a lesser
chance of clogging the pores of your skin.

It's possible that your sensitivity to certain trigger ingredients differs from person to person. All Fungal Acne triggers should be avoided, especially if your skin isn't completely clear!

If you're not sure what fungal acne is, click here
Fungal Acne Trigger: 0 

Report / Report Re-Formulation

No Data Available

Ingredients Inside EWG CIR Cosmetic Roles
Avène Thermal Spring Water
1 Solvent, Anti-Irritant, Soothing
Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol
1 Uv Filter
Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine
1 Skin Conditioning, Uv Absorber, Uv Filter
Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone
1-2 Uv Absorber
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane
1-2 Uv Absorber, Uv Filter, Sunscreen
Benzoic Acid
1-3 S Masking, Fragrance, Bulking Agent, Ph Adjuster, Preservative
Caprylyl Glycol
1 S Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Humectant, Hair Conditioning
Tocopheryl Glucoside
1 Skin Conditioning, Emollient
Stabilizer , Bulking Agent, Filler, Diluent
Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use

Reviews (1)

1 review for Sunsimed Very High Protection

  1. Sunsimed Very High Protection Review by
    4 out of 5 4 5 1

    • No fragrance
    • Non-irritating
    • Gentle enough to use around the eyes
    • Recommended for sensitive skin
    • Fungal-acne safe
    • Contains a variety of UV filters
    • Minimal ingredients

    • Leaves a white cast, noticeable even on pale skin
    • Not water-proof
    • Not sweat-proof
    • Shows up dry skin. (It also shows up dry skin I didn’t even know I had – recommend using some sort of lightweight moisturiser before applying this sun cream, if you have dry-type skin.)
    • Does not state SPF – states only ‘Very High Protection’ and ‘Broad Spectrum UVA – UVB’
    • Instructions recommend using x2 pumps of sun cream for face. I find it difficult to blend in only x1 pump.

    This sun cream has given my extremely fussy skin no problems at all. It hasn’t dried me out, exacerbated my rosacea/easily-irritated skin, or brought out any type of acne at all. I like that it can be used around the eyes.
    However, being non-waterproof or sweat-proof, and leaving the white cast which also shows up dry skin has left me wanting to look for an alternative sun cream.
    If you’re at your wit’s end with looking for a fungal-acne safe sun cream and you don’t mind the white cast (perhaps it could serve as a base under makeup), then I’d recommend giving this one a go. Looking like a ghost is arguably better than suffering from the damaging effects of the sun.

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