My dermatologist recommended this Avene Compact due to to the high SPF protection. It's actually has a nice, smooth coverage that lasts. I usually use Lancome Teint Idole, so I was skeptical at first, but pleasantly surprised and happily wearing it daily.
I've been using this product for over 5 years, originally started while living in Florida. It was recommended by the esthetician at my dermatologists. The coverage, shade & SPF are the qualities that keep me purchasing this product even after moving to PA. I highly recommend this product!
I have been using Avene thermal spring water for a year, and I am so glad my dermatologist recommended it.