La Roche Posay • Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this product after my dermatologist recommended it. She said it provides the broadest sun protection of any sunblock on the market in the US and said she uses it herself (her skin is gorgeous so I figured I would take her word for it). I have been using it every morning for 2 weeks and so far so good. I am a product junkie, so I have tried quite a few moisturizers... And I really like this product. It is a straight forward, semi thick cream... It is very moisturizing and has been nice under my makeup. I have mild rosacea and fair skin, and haven't experience any breakouts or irritation. Since my derm recommended it so highly (and looking at her as proof of its effectiveness) I will be sticking w it for a while looks like!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This has been a mainstay sunscreen for me for several years now. I have dry skin, and anything with a dry or matte finish (as a lot of sunscreens have) dries me out too much. This is like the polar opposite of that. It's not just a moisturizer; it's a cream, and incredibly emollient. When fully absorbed, it leaves a somewhat shiny finish, so you have to wear makeup over it (at least I do). I tend to wear a fair amount of it because I want the sun protection as well as the moisturizing benefits.
I would say it absorbs decently well. It's not the kind of sunscreen that you just smooth it on and it's gone--you have to work at it a little bit. On the other hand it does become fully absorbed and doesn't just sit on top of the skin. It has a really nice feel to it.
The price is a little high, at $10/ounce, but if you buy it with a 20% off coupon online or at the drugstore it becomes more reasonable, especially if it takes the place of two products for you (sunscreen and moisturizer). The packaging is OK, but I wish there were an easier way to get the last bits out. I always keep an empty 1/2 ounce jar on hand and when no more will squeeze out I cut the tube open with kitchen shears and scrape out what's left. It always comes to 1/2 ounce or more! That's $5 worth of sunscreen left in the tube.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Did some research and found that this is the only mexoryl-containing product for sale in the US. (Mexoryl (ecamsule) is the ingredient that blocks UVA rays responsible for photoaging--it's also way more photostable than comparable sunscreens which is why it is so popular outside the states.) This contains a 2% concentration, and I'm not sure how much that is in comparison to other LRP products in Europe, but I am only looking for a daily moisturizer with good sun protection and not a heavy-duty sunscreen, so it works for me.
If this didn't have Mexoryl I would probably discount it as too heavy (I wear this under my powder foundation) but I'm willing to sacrifice a little bit for the extra protection. It takes 5-10 minutes to absorb completely before I can put makeup on over it, and after that I don't really notice the heavy feeling until later in day when my skin's gotten oily (with this on, it feels oilier than normal.) I don't notice any white residue and I've got a medium, olive skin tone.
This is pretty expensive (for me) costing around $35 dollars for a 3.4 oz tube. I bought it at CVS when they had a $10 extra bucks rebate. It will also last quite a while as I only use a dime size for my entire face.
Overall not a bad product if you're prioritizing sun protection in your search for a daily moisturizer.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I've tried dozens of sunscreens over the years (chemical and mineral--you name it), and this is the best. I had some mild sun spots for years that had resisted retinol, glycolic acid, peptides, etc. I went through a whole jar of Clinique Even Better SPF 20, and it brightened my skin a little but didn't reduce the spots or even out my skin noticeably. Then I switched to Anthelios SX. A couple weeks later, I noticed that my skin was looking more even. It got more even over the following weeks, and now, a few months later, my sun spots are much diminished. I believe this product simply protects from UVA rays more effectively than other sunscreens, and that is all a sunscreen needs to do to improve one's skin.
It is a bit sticky, but also highly moisturizing. Happily, it's gentle enough that I can use it around my eyes, although it will sting if it actually gets in my eye. But I work out and sweat a lot while wearing it, and it doesn't travel into my eyes.
As others have reported, it can cause breakouts. It gave me small pimples here and there for weeks, but the improvement in my skin tone made me want to use it anyway, and eventually the breakouts stopped. I have only moderately acne-prone skin, however, so I can see that this product is not for everyone. But if you can tolerate it, it's a very effective sunscreen.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I really love this stuff. It's rich, but my skin is dry so I need it. I like that it has a fairly high PPD, and the SPF/PPD is fine for the winter when I hardly get any sunlight. It's also so convenient to be able to buy it at CVS. It's a bit pricey compared to what I usually spend for moisturizers, but it lasts quite a while. I will probably try to find something with a higher SPF/PPD for the spring and summer, but will definitely return to this in the winter.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
If you suffer from acne stay far far away from this product. Every time I used this I got a horrible breakout. My face was sticky, greasy, and shiny all day. After a few days I stopped using it on my face and just used on the back of my hands. If you don't have acne and have extremely dry skin, this may work for you. It is very heavy. The only thing that I liked about this product is that it felt soothing when applying to the face and there is no white cast.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I wear this moisturizer everyday, usually without any makeup over, maybe some powder. It does leave a slight greasy feeling (I live in TX), but just barely. This doesn't break me out. I wish it had more spf, but I'm not in the sun for very long. This is the most expensive moisturizer I've purchased. I do wish it was cheaper, but I'm willing to pay a little extra for this all-in-one moisturizer. I will repurchase until I find a comparable product with a higher spf that costs less.
UPDATE: Now that its full on summer in TX, my face gets pretty shiny from this stuff. Currently looking for a new daily lotion.
UPDATE: This product makes me break out! I am not using this anymore!
UPDATE: I stopped using this and now, two months later, I no longer get the gross acne that I did when I used this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Very light but moisturizing sunscreen. It's perfect for winter in California although I can probably use this for lounging about during the summer. However, I used this at a theme park w/ 3 applications a few days ago and I did not burn. I started turning a bit red but the next day I was fine. My skins medium though so those who are fair will probably burn. I really like it though!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a review for the la Roche posay US moisturizer spf 15 . I bought this due to reviews. I'm searching for my perfect 'lounge' day moisturizer with spf. What does that mean? Well I use a Bioderma sunscreen in warmer months (far superior protection) but its precious to me and I don't want to waste any product on days where I'll be 1) inside 2) outside for short periods ( think school, or going to the market and back home) or 3) it's cloudy or raining 4) or it's sunrise or sunset(less powerful sun). On these occasions an actual sunscreen is overkill , and since my bioderma sunscreen is a bit expensive, i want to use it only when I need to. Anyway I've been looking for something that still can protect during those times as sun protection is necessary but not as strong . So far I've tried olay sensitive spf 15, sensitive spf 30 and regenerist spf 15 and Avalon organics vitamin c spf 15. The olay sensitive spf 15 was, although stable, low PPD, so not enough UVA protection. The spf 30 was a bit more protection from burn but not much more UVA. The Avalon organics one was horrible for protection. Wouldn't recommend that one at all. The regenerist SPF 15 had the best stable protection thus far. I wanted something with more protection but not quite the punch of a full on sunscreen.
Sorry for the huge wind of background !!
Onto the LRP !!
This moisturizer has a stable spf of 15 and a relatively high PPD of 10.5 (in the sunscreen stimulator calculator) or so. The texture is milky , like the olay SPF 15 sensitive. Slightly more thick. It comes in a white squeeze opaque bottle. Although this is available at CVS online, I've only seen it at certain retail CVS's where I live. Anyway it retails for 31.50 where i am plus tax. Pretty steep for something at the drug store. I'm really unhappy with the price, why should the US have to pay a higher price for protection!? It's not fair! One day... Maybe. Anyway! On the plus you get a full 3.4oz ! Or 100ml that's way more than any moisturizer gives. Usually only 1oz. It'll last a while. Compared to my olay regenerist uv 15 this is slightly more pricey per oz $8/oz olays(2.5oz total) and $9/oz LRP(3.4oz total)
Ok, lots of info I know! But onto the review!! Here we go.
Like I said before it's milky like olay sensitive SPF 15 slightly thicker but spreads well. Make sure you use 1/4 teaspoon for your entire face. And 1/4 teaspoon for the neck . Slightly more (make sure it goes on and behind your ears too if they're exposed to light! It spreads really well and leaves an initial white cast but fades quickly. After 20 minutes of letting it absorb I gently blot away excessive moisture/shine. I have problems with shine throughout the day. Eh
My other problems with it. It's great but it has no added cell communicating ingredients according to Paula Begoun. It has no anti-oxidants either. Your skin needs to be defended against the environment as well as sun. To remedy this I put a serum under it in the morning that has anti's in it ;) you could use a cream with anti's as well. It's up to you. I wish the moisturizer had anti-oxidants so I could eliminate extra steps in my routine. Btw the olay DOES contain all that . Niacinamide and vitamins b5, C, E etc .. That's a toss up I'll have to weigh . Higher protection with LRP or anti-oxidants with Olay ... hmm
Overall I give this 3 lippies. I subtracted 1 for no added benefits (anti-oxidants or cell communicating ingredients) and subtracted 1 for the price. If this stuff is sold at the pharmacies in Europe for 10-18 euros (12-20ish) us dollars it's ridiculous that this is nearly 30 dollars and the protection isn't even the highest.
Anyway this hasn't given any reactions or breakouts so I might repurchase. Hope this review was helpful to you.
Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (2%), Ecamsule (2%), Octocrylene (10%)
Inactive Ingredients: Carbomer 940, Carbomer copolymer Type B, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Edetate Disodium, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Isopropyl Palmitate, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Stearic Acid, Stearoyl macrogolglycerides, Stearyl Alcohol, Trolamine
Edit: keeping this at 2 stars but it's a ridiculous price . the aspects don't justify the price tag. It's my backup. I use a full on sunscreen now because it's cheaper(20$ for my ss, same 100ml tube) and way more protecting . My sunscreen has spf 50+ and PPD 38, this has spf 15 and PPD 10.5. I find when i use the full 1/4 tsp I have a lot of shine throughout the day and must blot/wipe away shine. My sunscreen is milky like this as well, and moisturizing, so it wins.Can't stand the sticky tacky feeling of this lrp. My ss doesn't do this. Oh well. It's good but not great. My ss is superior by far
I'll use it up but i wont repurchase, ill recommend it to others though, when its on offer for far less money, for a no-fuss ss/moisturizer that comes off with cleanser
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love this daily moisturizer, or I should say my skin loves it! I agree with reviewers who say to let it sink in, and that it can sting eyes. I have Lupus, so using a good SPF is bot only to prevent skin damage, it is for my health. I live by the beach and I am not fooled by our morning fog, as UVA rays are magnified by it. I where this moisturizer and am set for the day!