#Unshinesunshine with Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion 50+

Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion 50+

Gather ’round, my t-zone and oily skinned friends. We all know that warm weather only makes our skin even shinier and more oily. How about some fabulous sun protection with full UVA and UVB protection that also controls oil and keeps skin matte for 8 full hours? Even better, how about if that same sun protection also helps fight blemishes?? Read on for the full scoop because you will want to know everything about Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion 50+($28)!

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Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion 50+

It’s not easy to find a great mineral sunscreen for the face that doesn’t leave it feeling greasy or oily, especially when you already have t-zone or oily skin to begin with. I am really loving Avene’s Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ because it is a very lightweight lotion that doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin, but it gives complete broad-spectrum sun protection and it’s super gentle. The formula is terrific and actually has antioxidants and soothes any redness.

Key Ingredients:

  • Titanium Dioxide: broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Zinc Oxide: broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Monolaurin: helps reduce excess oil and shine
  • Zinc Gluconate: helps soothe irritation and redness
  • Vitamin E: provides powerful antioxidant protection

    Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion 50+

I find that it keeps my skin nicely matte all day long. I don’t have to continually powder my nose, even when it is extremely warm out. It also doesn’t clog pores, so there isn’t a big problem with blemishes, something that is often a struggle for me regarding sun protection and my face.

In terms of the beach or pool, The Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ gives the longest water resistance available, which is 80 minutes. Not too shabby!

Overall, this is a really terrific mineral sunscreen for those of us with t-zone or oily skin. And with the change of seasons, this is the perfect time to check to see if your current sunscreen is out of date – is it time to invest in a new one? You can find Avene online at Dermstore and at Aveneusa.com.  – Lisa


Active: Titanium Dioxide (5.5%), Zinc Oxide (8%).

Inactive: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Silica, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Isostearyl Isosterate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyester-7, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Steareth-100, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, P-Anisic Acid, Glyceryl Laurate, Caprylol Glycine, Steareth-2, Polyactylamide, Arachidyl Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sorbitol, Behenyl Alcohol, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl, Isosteatic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alumina, Methicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sarcosine, Disodium Edta, Arachidyl Glucoside, Mannan, Xanthan Gum, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Laureth-7, Lecithin, Iron Oxide, Oleic Acid.


  1. Krista M says

    Sunscreens always make me break out because they’re greasy. Love how this product actually fights blemishes!

  2. I’m a T-Zone person so this product is for me! It looks worth the money.

  3. Though I’m as dry as a bone, I’ll remember this to recommend it to others. Mattifying plus spf 50+ and physical sunscreen sounds like a great product

  4. These sound great for oily skin.

  5. As a t-zone girl myself this sounds perfect!

  6. SIGN ME UP! I hate how sunscreens ofter turn my combo skin into an oily mess so this would be perfect!

  7. Erika C. says

    They have amazing products, I love reading their reviews. I have their Thermal Springs Water spray. It works great on my skin.

  8. This sounds like a great SPF for me. I’m always looking for that holy grail SPF product!

  9. My Nail Polish Obsession says

    I am so bad at remembering sunscreen. Thankfully I don’t burn easily but I know I need to be better about wearing it.

  10. I like physical/mineral sunscreens. This sounds like a nice product to try

  11. Avene makes some really good sunscreens!

  12. I love Avene! Didn’t know they have a milky lotion like that, I must try this one. Last time I bought their sunscreen it was super thick.

  13. I haven’t used this brand in quite a while (not sure why). This sounds like a fantastic sunscreen!

  14. I need this in my life. I love Avene products and I am in need of a sunscreen that will keep my t-zone matte.

  15. Ehmkay nails says

    I’m usually a 15 or 30 kinda sunscreen gal haha

  16. This sounds like a great product. I like that it has a matte look to it and doesn’t cause breakouts.

  17. This sounds like a great sunscreen for sure!

  18. oh wow, I haven’t heard of a sunscreen that fights acne before