Sunscreens for the Beach – French Brands Edition

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We have some on the Md Team slightly obsessed with anything French. This includes pastries, which we can all agree on, to beauty care – including sunscreens.

In honor of all things French and summer sun protection, we have rounded up some sunscreens by French brands that are great for the beach and for an all-over body protection. And, we do have a favorite!

La Roche-Posay

We were first introduced to La Roche-Posay on a trip to Paris. At that time, the brand was not yet available in the U.S.. Our current favorite La Roche-Posay sunscreen for the body is their La Roche-Posay Anthelios Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen. It goes on like water, which is a bonus for those who do not regularly use sunscreen, and does have a cooling effect.

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Vichy

This French brand’s Vichy Idéal Capital Soleil Sunscreen SPF 60 Sunscreen is lightweight and is a soft, sheer formula that is meant for the face and body. It is meant for all skin types, including: dry, normal, oily, acne prone, combination and sensitive.

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Avène

To round out this list is a mineral-based sunscreen. Avène’s Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 is said to be water resistant, provides long lasting hydration and is suitable for all skin types and tones. Mineral-based sunscreens are a great alternative to those who do not want a chemical-based sunscreen.

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