La Roche Posay • Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Amazing! My nose and chin pores disappeared AND its from my favorite sunscreen company. I'm truly amazed!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have been looking for a multitasking sunscreen for some time now, since Neutrogena discontinued their Professional Retinol Lotion spf 30 that was primarily sold on QVC. That stuff rocked! A friend had turned me on to Tizo3 Solar Protection Formula, Facial Mineral Fusion SPF 40 (which I also HIGHLY recommend.) However, I received a sample of this LRP Anthelios 50 Primer w/Sunscreen and for the time being, I'm going with that. Both products melt into my skin, but I think the Tizo3 leaves a bit more of a light cast on my skin. Also, I love love love multitaskers, and LRP works as a primer where Tizo3 does not (for me anyway.) This has a lovely texture and mattifying quality. Some on here have complained that it's too thick but although it does come out of the packaging in a semi-solid state, I have no problem getting it to spread evenly and then melt evenly and completely. So far, I'm loving it and if that changes, I will edit this review.
I have combination skin that will develop some acne if I use a pore-clogging product (a problem that has bedeviled me w/sunscreen forever.) Not a problem with LRP.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I just started using this but I'm thrilled. Finally a sunscreen that doesn't leave my face shiny. Also happy to skip a step. This works as a great primer, blurring pores and keeping make up lasting longer. I don't find it especially thick or balling up. Not greasy or moisturizing. For reference, other primers I like are GA Light Master Primer & Hourglass SPF 15 Veil. I don't find those to be like spackle either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I received this product in sample sachets at a CVS Beauty Event. The woman who hosted it was very nice and gave me the last few sachets. At first I didn't use them since I didn't like opening them... possibly not using the whole thing and then not knowing what to do with it. I ended up opening one last month and emptying it into a little sample jar I got from Sephora.
This primer is "anti-aging" and has an SPF of 50 (whoa!!!). I have to say, I am thrilled with this product. I am still using the little 0.1 fl oz that I first opened last month. You only need a little amount. I have sensitive, acne prone, dry skin. It hasn't caused any reaction nor has it flaked up my skin. It's not greasy (but it isn't moisturizing... it just hasn't emphasized my dry patches). It's paraban-free. It does say it's fragrance-free, but I do smell a little bit of the sunscreen scent in this primer. It's not too bad and disappears after a few seconds. Anthelios does have dimethicone (a type of silicon to help makeup adhere). If you have sensitivity to silicone, be wary that this product does contain silicone.
I know a few drugstores sell La Roche Posay products, but I generally get most of my products from CVS (only some CVS's carry La Roche Posay products). I believe they run about $32USD, however, CVS frequently has sales on them where they're about $5 off or 20% off or you can receive extrabucks for purchasing from the line. I know you can use the coupons emailed to you to purchase almost anything in the store including the higher street make ups (La Roche Posay, Vichy, etc.).
Overall, I do recommend this. After I finish the sachet of product, I will probably purchase a full size when I see it on sale.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Update: I got my replacement tube and the consistency was still very very thick and hard to spread. It came out of the tube easier but I could not figure out how you were supposed to distribute this on your face. I tried warming it first to no avail. LRP suggests putting it on the back of your hand first and then spreading it but it literally rolled off my hand before I could warm or spread it out. Yuck. And once I got it on it was in clumps over part of my face and none elsewhere. Still had a reaction to this as well. What a bust!
This was the worst of my recent LRP order. Maybe I got a dried up one but this was thicker than tomato paste in the tube and I had to use pliers to get it out of the tube. Then it was so thick it wouldn't spread even after warming it in my hands.
It felt oily and thick on my skin--suffocating--all day. It did fill in pores and smooth my skin surface but I had a rash and breakouts from this almost immediately. If this is what a good primer does I'll skip it. Not worth it to the integrity of my skin.
I called LRP to see if this was the way this was supposed to be in the tube and they said no. They are sending me another but I have my doubts if it will be any better since this is a new product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this product. A little goes a long way. Another reviewer commented that it "balls up" under make-up. I am not sure how this happens, except if perhaps she is using too much. I put a pea size on my finger and dab a little on each zone of my face, and spread it around. A pea size really does cover my entire face and neck. It is non-greasy and does not smell like typical sunscreen. My make-up application is flawless over this primer (I mostly use mineral make-up). I am thrilled to remove a step from my process by using a primer/sunscreen all-in-one product. This is my HG...I have searched endlessly for this type of product...thankfully, my search is over. It is a little pricey, but again, a little goes a long way.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
This primer is thick, but a tiny bit goes a long way, and it's easy to spread out. If you get a little ball, just spread it out and it will disappear. That being said, this combo of primer and sunscreen is a great idea. And it's got anti-aging ingredients too. I have combination skin and this primer is one of the few I've tried that don't add to my oily areas. It does make pores appear smaller and both my liquid and powder foundations go on smoothly. I highly recommend this product.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This product feels disgusting and performs abysmally. If you want to use it, you had better like *thick* silicone. It is so thick, it drops out of the bottle in gross little worms. When you spread it on your face, it feels like your skin is being suffocated. There is a BLANKET of silicone on top of your skin, and when I say "on top," I don't mean it clings to your skin, I mean it floats about as far away from your skin as it can without falling off.
Oh, and it balls up under makeup. Yeah, balls up. You will be able to see little clumps of Anthelios primer all over your face. It's pretty frustrating to have to stand at the mirror picking them off with tweezers when your makeup is already done and you want to leave. Maybe using less is the key, but unfortunately that's pretty impossible as this has such an insanely dense, heavy consistency that it can't be spread thin at all.
Pros: It protects your skin from the sun. You might like it if you have really super old, wrinkly skin, as it will probably fill up the wrinkles as would a can of spackle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
I've been using this product for a few months, and I'm sold.
It's not greasy, applies very easily, seems to do a great job from the sunscreen point of view (but I reapply another sunscreen mid-way through the day when I'm outside), and leaves my skin looking matte. When I wear this, I rarely feel the need to wear any other foundation. At most, I'll dab on a bit of concealer.
I've had issues with my skin reacting to other chemical sunscreens, but so far, I have not had any problems with this one.