La Roche Posay • Hydraphase XL SPF 15 UVA 12 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This stuff is great. I tried it for the first time today, and it worked amazingly well for a product with such a seemingly low SPF factor. I drove around Los Angeles and Hermosa Beach with the convertible top down on my car for HOURS, today, but when I washed my face a few minutes ago, I realized that I had gotten practically no sun at all. I've even been using a Peter Thomas Roth product with BPO 10% and sulfur this past week because I've been breaking out a bit, so I am even more impressed. BPO is supposed to make skin more sensitive to the sun, yet my face feels fabulous. I hope this product doesn't break me out or cause any bad reactions. If it doesn't, it is a HG sunscreen for me, even though I dislike its fragrance.
8/23/2006 UPDATE: I have decided to discontinue use of this product for a while. I just drastically shifted my skincare regimen from Dr. Hauschka and BPO to Erno Laszlo's system for "normal" skin. I also went off birth control and am therefore experiencing a lot of purging. I'll update again once my skin calms down, when I can reincoporate the LRP sunscreen to find out whether or not it breaks me out.
9/10/2006 UPDATE: I wore this on Friday with Bare Escentuals makeup. I'm not sure if it was the LRP or the mineral makeup, but I had small bumps and large cysts developing by Saturday afternoon. What the heck is going on? I wonder why this is happening. I ordered a bunch of parasols online and am going to walk around Los Angeles under the shade of my fancy umbrellas and buy a nice big hat to protect me while driving with the top down on my car, I guess!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
wow i love this so much i hope they never stop making it !!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
Its the least shiny and sticky sunscreen Ive ever used.Im acne prone and sensitive but it doesnt cause any breakouts,irritation or dryness.Also its very hydrating that you dont have separate moisturizer.But Im not sure its enough protection in summer.Overall Im very pleased.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Wow! This is fantastic. I've only used this product once, this morning, and apologise for writing a review with so little experience to go on. After my one day's experience with Hydrophase XL I just had to write and tell you that I think this is fantastic. I've been using Hydrophase UV 30 (Canadian) for about 3 weeks, and wrote a review for it. Essentially, while it's by far the most easily wearable good PPD sunscreen I've tried, I wasn't really enjoying wearing it, what with the shine, stickiness, and white cast even on my very pale skin. I put on a 1/4 teaspoon of the XL rather reluctantly this morning, expecting it to be very similar, but it's much, much better on my skin. After 5 minutes I really couldn't tell I had it on. In fact I half wondered if they'd forgotten to put the SS ingredients in my bottle. No shine, no stickiness, no white cast whatsoever. I put some MU on top, and it went on very nicely, but I really didn't feel I needed to wear MU with this. No problems developed during the day, except a little eye stinging after 4 hours. So after one use this is it, my HG winter sunscreen. My only gripe would be the price, and the fact that I'm not sure if this is being discontinued, since LRP has bought out light/rich versions, which come in an even tinier bottle, 40ml compared to 50ml for this. I was hoping I would really like something that came in a huge bottle and was really cheap, but unfortunately this is far and away my favourite SS, of the one's I've tried, which are Avene 40 spray, Avene emulsion 50, Avene tinted cream 50, Boots Soltan sensitive 50/*****, Hydrophase UV 30, LRP dermo-peds 60, and Vichy Ultra Fluid. I'm going to use something more protective in the summer, but if you're struggling to find a good winter SS I really recommend giving this a try. Will update when I've used it more than once!
Update: 3/3/06 This is still my favourite. This is the SS that comes closest to not needing anything at all over the top. It is the only one I've tried that I can slap on and not worry that I'm looking absurd. However, Cetaphil comes very close, and is much cheaper. LRP dermo-peds 50/28 is much more protective, and doesn't take too much effort to look reasonable. The days are getting longer and I'm thinking of moving to more protective SS on a daily basis. I'm buying again but still need to experiment more to see if this will be winter HG, given cost.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I wasn't that impressed with this product; I used it four years ago, maybe they've changed the formulation, but it was definitely very shiny when I used it.It gives good moisture and has a mild formulation otherwise, so I suspect sensitive skins will like it, but it doesn't do much else for the skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Update: This is the only 'sunscreen' I have repurchased time and time again. It is wonderful for wintertime, as it's less protective but also less shiny and not sticky at all. On my skin (normal/combo), it is not totally matte though. It doesn't have alcohol though, which makes it less matte, but is a pro for delicate skin. I have written down how many pumps I used with my 1st bottle and calculated how much one pump is. It turns out that 1 pump is 0.25 ml, so you will need 5 pumps to get the 1/4 tsp...If I use 5 pumps my skin gets very shiny, so I settle for 3-4 and tell myself that this will suffice for Dutch winterweather...:)
It is fragranced, but the (pleasant) smell fades away quickly, don't expect an Avene-fragrance. The texture is like a light emulsion and is absolutely not sticky. Nor is it whitening. And I love the fact that this comes in a hygienic pump-container. To get the last bit out, you have to flip off the cap, which is very difficult. You'll need a screw-driver or something like that to do it.
I'm already fearing spring and summer, because this probably won't suffice. I think I'll keep using 3 pumps of this and then top it with LRP DP 40 spray, which needs a moisturizer or else it will flake. This combo will probably give enough protection.
This is my HG wintermoisturizer. Kept my skin moisturized and protected all winter long!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My husband blessed me with this wonderful moisturizer! I am very acne-prone, and my skin loves this. No clogged pores or irritation...my face hates avobenzone and this has none! It feels light and glycerine-y on the skin and gives incredible UVA protection for such a low SPF lotion. This will definitely be my best friend when the vicious winter hits!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
My winter/spring in the city sun block combined with moisturizer.
A very good moisturize that does not clogg pores and sinks right in leaving the skin supple, soft and protected.
Finally the spring has arrived and I need now something more protective. It has a good UVA protection though, but I need to get something as at least 60 spf/20 ppd.
I have been using it during a harsh Polish winter and it was all right, under my make up even during the frosty time.
A hygienic pump bottle, 50ml, not that pricey (I feel sorry for American girls, who have to pay a fortune for it via internet) available in each pharmacy, last really a long time - i use at least 5 pumps for my face and neck and I am still having a half of the bottle.
Some of my friends, regardless of spf, use it as a night time moisturiser - does not clogg pores :) and helps effectively fight drynes after "the radiators season".
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is one of the best sunscreens I have ever tried! It does not burn, sting, irritate or cause me to breakout. It feels a bit heavy at first on my normal/combo skin but it sinks in nicely and wears well under makeup too! The fragrance is barely detectable and I love the pump bottle! UPDATE: This is better for me in the winter as it is much heavier than the LRP UV 30 and I have found it to cause some congestion around my chin area. Still a good product but I prefer to layer the UV 30 over my basic moisturizer in the winter.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Great for daily application, especially in winter. Light, non-greasy. Offers very high UVA coverage (UVA12). My HG product.
Not sure if its SPF-15 might be high enough for summer use.
Very great product anyway.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I really like this moisturizer: it's lightweight, absorbs well and leaves my skins soft and supple.
The spf is the reason why I bought this: it's very stable and high enough. I've been using it all summer (if I wasn't planning on exposing too much) and it passed the test!
I could apply my MU afterward with no problem.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I was put off buying this for a long time after trying a sample a few years ago. The sample was heavily fragranced and too rich for a daily moisturiser.
Luckily I decided to give it another chance, because this product is quickly becoming a firm favourite.
My skin type: tends towards dryness, except for t-zone, which is usually a little oily. Overall pretty normal, gets along fine with regular cleansers and moisturisers
Packaging: Love the sleek blue and white pump bottle. Keeps product fresh and pumps out just the right amount (I use one pump). 40ml.
Product: Still has a light sunscreen fragrance, but nothing that bothers me too much, and dissipates after application. This cream is recommended for dehydrated skins, but is not too rich for my skin. It applies easily, with enough slip, but sinks right in and doesn't leave the surface feeling sticky or looking shiny. My face feels comfortable all day. I'm quite happy with the UVA/UVB protection this product offers for every day wear (if I'm spending a lot of time outdoors I'll rely on my Anthelios).
Price: €18.50 where I am (I *think*. Something around that, anyway.) and totally worth the price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my favourite product from the LRP line. It's a lighweight moisturizer with SPF 15 and a excellent UVA protection (PPD 12). Absorbs quickly and leaves just a slight sheen which is bearable. I'm also on a Tretinoin regimen and this hasn't given me any problems. I just wish it was fragrance free. No breakouts at all. My HG moisturizer at the moment for sure.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
It comes in an airtight pump dispenser which is so hygenic. It feels kind of like Lancome UV expert SPF 50 but with much lower SPF number. It didn't irritate my skin and I didn't find it clogging my pores (but I'm using Skin Biology BHA 2% every night). It got a quite pleasant finish comparing to other european sunblock. I just wish it got a higher SPF number. Only wearing it when I know I will be home all day.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, C12-15 Alkylbenzoate, Glycerin, Octocrylene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Aluminum Starch Oxtenylsuccinate, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alykl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxythanol, Propylparaben, Eythylparaben, Butylparaben, BHT, Parfum/Fragrance