La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

3.1

25 reviews

40% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

(Active Ingredient : Titanium Dioxide 11%) --- Water, Dodecahedron, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Undecane, Triethylhexanoin, Isohexadecane, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Methicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Phenethyl Benzoate, Silica, Tridecane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Talc, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminium Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminium Hydroxide, PEG-8 Laurate, Stearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Tocopherol, Propylene Carbonate, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin, Benzoic Acid, PEG-9


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

After hearing all the amazing reviews about LRP SS I knew I had to give it a chance and ever since I have been very content. I went to the drugstore and out of my options I picked this one. This smooths over my face like a dream. The texture is best described as packaged--ultra light. After I put it on I feel like I have nothing on my face. I also don't use much. Compared to the few other sunscreens I've tried this is amongst the very few that my face loves. If you are in search of a face sunscreen and want top quality with a price tag tha can be fully justified ($35) I would look into this!



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This product has two negatives for my normal skin.. 1. leaves a white cast, and 2, because it is so matte, foundation applied over it "sits" on top rather than blending in.. This holds true applying over daily moisturizer and under both my water based and richer formula Chanel foundations.. I prefer my L'Oreal Silky Sheer lotion spf 50 for daily use over moisturizer. Maybe it's just the mineral formulation, but this product is a no repeat for me..

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

this is a really good physical sunscreen, it is really light weight, oil-free and has a matte finish. it leaves a slight white cast but is invisible under makeup.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Tried this out of curiosity. I've heard so much about LRP over the years but had never experienced their products for myself. I purchased the Toleriane Dermo-Nettoyant and this. This sunscreen was definitely a big miss for me. My sensitive skin heated up like crazy within seconds of application. I persevered and left it on for the day so I could see how it performed. It sucked the moisture out of my skin and left a chalky residue. Sticking with my favourites: EltaMD UV Pure & Replenix Sheer Physical SPF 50.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Oh my goodness, for a mineral only SS that doesn't actually contain a high amount of actives, this is so incredibly whitening. Not brightening, think geisha. And I don't even have a dark complexion, think N20, N25 in the summer... Impossible to wear.

The only positives is that it dries down quickly & is matte, not shiney like a lot of mineral SS.

Thankfully I got this through work. If I didn't it would be going back in a heartbeat.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This mineral SPF has both zinc oxide (for UVA 1, UVA 2, UVB) and titanium dioxide (UVA 2, UVB) so broad spectrum. I also like that it drys and isn’t tacky to the touch. It doesn’t burn or sting my skin. It leaves a slight whitish cast which does subside somewhat after application (makeup goes over easily and can cover this, again not sticky or tacky), and a little shinny. Actually makes for a good makeup primer. I had tried the tinted version, but felt like I looked a little yellow/orange from it (could see a slight “make up line”). I like this version better. Also the tinted version is just titanium dioxide (which doesn't cover UVA 1). I also read that titanium when mixed with sweat will turn to a grayish cast. This does seem to make my skin a little dry though. I will keep using for now. I much prefer the physical blockers for my SPF especially with my sensitive skin. This is by far the best SPF I've found with all physical blockers.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Love this sunscreen. I have used several other brands including Neutrogena Ultra Sheer, Biore and Mecca and this is one of my favourite facial sunscreens so far. It does leave a white-ish cast on the skin but if you are quite fair (I am ~NC25) it actually leaves your face with more coverage (my face looked more radiant and pigmentation was slightly covered).

My skin also breaks out to certain types of Asian sunscreens which usually have the same texture being milky (i.e. Biore), but this was generally fine for me. EDIT: I did notice that over a week or so of only using this sunscreen in a hot environment, my skin seemed bumpier/more pimply, but not sure if this was a result of weather changes.

PROS:
- very light on skin once absorbed
- does not seem to cause pimples
- good protection (SPF 50+) and some UVA protection
- fairly neutral smell- no perfumes
- alcohol denat free

CONS:
- white cast for tanner skin
- feels slightly oily upon application but this goes away quickly
- have to rub in sunscreen quite quickly otherwise the white-ish cast may set funny
- PPD rating could be higher, as the BASF's PPD sunscreen simulator calculated 6% Titanium Dioxide & 5% Zinc Oxide to only give a PA++ (~6)

7/10

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

It leaves a whitish cast, it accumulates on creases, it has a weird metallic smell. Whenever I'm wearing it I'll think "what's that funny smell?" and then I remember it's me, it's my face that smells.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I purchased this as an upgrade to my regular spf 30 while trying to fade some hyper-pigmentation.


Overall this is a decent product but I wouldn't repurchase or recommend it if your needs are cosmetic. As for sun protection - none of my hyper-pigmentation got any worse, new break-outs didn't leave dark marks, nor did I tan as much as usual during summer so I'm going to assume that it worked very well. I have super oily skin and this didn't break me out or make the oiliness any worse than it was before. For a liquid I was expecting it to sink in better, but because its a physical ss it kinda sits on the face for hours and doesn't fade or sink in well at all. Its visible and obvious on the skin for at least 2 hours after being applied. I liked the bottle, which is less cumbersome than it looks in pictures and for such a high spf physical ss the scent wasn't strong and didn't linger.


Where this product failed for me is its appearance on the skin. If you are dark skinned (I'm NC43/NC45 for reference) then this foundation doesn't leave a 'white cast' is leaves an oddly solid shade of 'whiteish-purplish-grey' mask. I had to use so much foundation to correct this colouration that it completely un-did my original intentions when purchasing - which was fading hyper-pigmentation sufficient that I could go comfortably without foundation.


Its not a bad product but if you are looking for something cosmetically elegant then this isn't for you, that goes double if you have dark skin.

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I bought this after hearing the hype of La Roche Posay sunscreens. Looks like we all bought the wrong one : (

This gave me heavy greasy skin, interfered with blending my make up, and serious white cast in photos. I would save it for my chest, but I don't want my face to be super dark compared to my chest : ( Waste of money.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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