of sun damage to the skin occurs before we are 18 years¹


of UVB rays are absorbed by the epidermis²


in 3 cancers is skin cancer³

  1. Wakefield, Bonett, Med J Aus, 1990; Marks, Jolley, Kectsas, Foley, Med J Aus, 1990
  2. Photodermatoses and photoprotection, Michel Jeanmougin
  3. www.soleil.info

The sun is a constant soothing presence and a source of well-being in our lives. The star of the sun, 109 times bigger than the Earth, provides the energy and light necessary for life on Earth: via photosynthesis for plants, and vitamin D for us humans.

The sun reaches us through the sun's rays, especially UV rays, which make up more than half of the solar spectrum. These rays are the ones that come into contact with our skin, whether for better (healthy complexion, clearing up some skin diseases) or worse (sunburn, skin ageing, allergies, increased risk of skin cancer, acne worsening, and more).

There are good and bad things about the sun, which is why we should practice moderation and why sun exposure and sun protection should go hand in hand. It’s important to know the rules of sun exposure and good practices to adopt from a young age in order to enjoy the benefits of the sun in complete safety. Sun protection, be it clothing or a high factor sun cream, is the only way to protect your precious ability to resist sun damage. Remember, you only have one chance!


The low down

Protecting our future

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The benefits and damage of the sun on the skin

Sun and allergy, sun spots, sun damage, sun and treatments, skin ageing... The
the most complete catalogue of sun exposure’s effects on the skin, from
the incidental (sunburn) to the most serious (skin cancer). Repeated, intense exposure
of certain parts of the body to the sun appears to be a factor that favours the appearance of
melanoma, one of the most serious forms of skin cancer.

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Protecting the skin

Know the rules of sun exposure to protect your skin in every environment: whether in the city or during the winter,
soothe your skin after being out in the sun. All the things you need to know to keep you and your children's
skin safe from the sun. For 30 years, the Eau Thermale Avène laboratories have been innovating by creating
increasingly effective sun care products with optimal tolerance to protect all sensitive skin types.

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Respecting the oceans

Awareness of the impact of sun cream on the oceans and coral has led us to review
our formulations through our Zero Impact commitment. Protecting sensitive skin and minimising environmental impact:
this is the double commitment of Eau Thermale Avène.


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Eau Thermale Avène skin care products designed to protect the skin and respect the oceans

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This ultra-broad-spectrum sun care product meets the highest requirements for the skin while minimising our impact on the environment.
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