1. SPF to go

    Avene_jpgClick on top title to open and scroll  As dull as it sounds in this high-tech world, experts agree that sun screen is still the best defense against the signs of aging. The trick is finding the best protection as so many sun screens look and feel heavy for everyday wear.   

    Every year I try at least six new sun screens. Sun protection is getting better all the time. And I would know too; I am very fair. 

    Avène High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 is one of my must-have beauty products. I have written about it before but many women in North American still don’t know about it. I carry it in my bag every day. It combines serious sun protection with natural-looking makeup coverage in a handy compact. It is perfect for touching up all day. It looks great and I am sure my face is protected. 

    The compact comes in two shades that should work for most skin tones. The sable/beige blends perfectly on my ivory skin but also works for my friends who have a slightly darker skin colouring. These shades will work on medium to medium-tawny skin tones. Ladies with tanned and olive skin colours should try before they buy as the shades may not work for them. 

    If you have sensitive skin that reacts to most sun screen you may find a mineral sun protection less irritating. I know I do. I have tried many types of makeup /sun screen combinations and this one remains on the top of my list for appearance and protection. 

    Avène High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 is a pure mineral sunscreen with powerful antioxidants. It provides protection against both UVA (we think of it them “aging-rays”) and UVB (We call the “burning-rays”).  The Avène High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 also carries the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Active Seal of Recommendation!