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Avado Sunscreen

April 25, 2011

Avano Sunscreen

I live on one of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches, Narrabeen. My husband, baby Luke and I, LOVE the outdoors; we enjoy our walks, picnics and the surf! So it’s very important that we are properly covered and protected from the sun. This sunscreen caught my eye, and Luke’s, because of the bright colour!            

What I love about this sunscreen is the wonderfully soft tube packaging, which makes it easy to squeeze the sunscreen out and also the great “Sun Sense” directions on the back! It was so amazing to see a sunscreen that has this little snippet. It was really smooth to rub onto Luke’s skin and it’s JAM-PACKED with great oils to moisturise the skin. However what I wasn’t really fond of was the thickness of the sunscreen and it was quite oily once I applied it on Luke’s arm (see picture of Luke’s chubby arm!)

Also, the smell wasn’t that appealing to me – it is very hard to disguise the smell of all that oil and Zinc.

As far as claims go, the active ingredient Zinc Oxide is a great Inorganic broad spectrum; this means that it covers both the UVA and the UVB part of the spectrum.

I’m not too keen on the “non-irritating” claim … especially if the cream contains Macadamia and Sesame Oil … what if there are children that are allergic to these? Hmmmm … tricky!

I feel proud in the fact that all these products are developed and made in Australia … now, how inspirational and awesome is that!

Avado Sunscreen Ingredients Listing:

This is an oil-only sunscreen which is why it feels a little greasy and is a little expensive. The main benefit of a water-free system is the fact that little to no preservative is required to maintain the product which is one less ingredient to think about. The product has a very high level of Zinc at 23% to get the SPF 30 Plus.

Active: Zinc Oxide

Graps Seed Oil,  Safflower Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Sesame Oil, White Beeswax, Candellila Wax, Caranuba Wax, Green Tea Extract, Grapeseed Extract, Vitamin E, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Iron Oxide Yellow, Iron Oxide Red.

Rita Sellars

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