La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Fluid Ultra-Light Review

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There are so many things that we do to take care of our skin. But, how many of us actually apply sunscreen before stepping out in the sun? Shocking horror considering that we stay in India where the sun is notoriously bright and dangerous. If you are still not aware of how important it is to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, I would recommend that you read articles on skincancer.org 

I have been out there constantly trying out various sun screens available one after another.  Without any doubt Lakme 9 to 5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen has been my most lover and super affordable sunscreen of all times. But with so many of you raving about La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL sunscreen, I had to put it to test.

 

Product Description:

Very high, broad, photostable UVA/UVB protection.
Optimal SPF 50+ protection reinforced against UVA long rays (stricter than the European recommendation on suncare products) thanks to an optimized version of a filtering system Mexoplex® combined with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, soothing and antioxidant.

  • New ultra-light texture: fluid, non-greasy, imperceptible with an invisible finish.
  • Very water resistant
  • Tested under dermatological control. Fragrance-free, paraben-free, non-comedogenic.
    Source: laroche-posay

 

Application Advice:

Over-exposure to the sun is dangereous.
Apply the sunscreen product just before exposure. Re-apply frequently and generously to maintain protection, especially after swimming, perspiring or towelling. External Use.
Source: laroche-posay

 

Price: INR 1250/50ml

 

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My take on the Product:

Packaging: The sunscreen comes in a small, handy plastic bottle with a small opening at the top, which makes product dispensation easy.

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Formula: The sunscreen is an ultra light fluid which spreads evenly on the skin. The liquid gets absorbed quickly leaving no traces of white cast or greasiness on the skin. This was quite surprising because if not used for long the oil seperates from the formula. So make sure to  shake the bottle well before dispensing the product.
As claimed it is defiantly fragrance-free, paraben-free and non-comedogenic. After constantly using the product for a two weeks,  I noticed that it has not broken me out yet. This sun screen is certainly suitable for sensitive skin.
Currently I have normal skin with patches of dryness on my face, so this sun screen definitely suits my skin type. However, it is difficult to claim if this will work on my oily skin during summer.

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Swatch:

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Ingredients: 

AQUA / WATER, DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE, ALCOHOL DENAT, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, ISOHEXADECANE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, OCTOCRYLENE, SILICA, DROMETRIZOLE TRISILOXANE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, ZEA MAYS STARCH / CORN STARCH, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE, PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, ISODODECANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ISOPROPYL LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, TEREPHTHALYLIDENE DICAMPHOR SULFONIC ACID, SILICA SILYLATE, LAURYL PEG/PPG-18/18 METHICONE, PEG-8 LAURATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TRIETHANOLAMINE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TOCOPHEROL, DISODIUM EDTA, DODECENE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, POLOXAMER 407, ZINC GLUCONATE, PERLITE.

 

Ups:

  • Easy to apply
  • Non-greasy and invisible finish
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben free
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Travel friendly packaging.

Downs:

  • Expensive
  • Availability
  • Might not be for oily skin.

 

Overall rating: 4/5

Overall, I love the finish it gives on the skin, but would be hesitant to use it in summer. Also, La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL  is expensive than other brands available. I will be going back to Lakme 9 to 5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen once I am done with this bottle.

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