La Roche Posay • Anthelios XL ,SPF 60+ • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this sunscreen! It spreads easily , doesn't leave any white traces. I have combination skin, and this sunscreen tends to look shiny on me. But once I powder my face, the shine goes away. If the weather is warm, I may need to touch up. But with this high protection, it's all worth it!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this sunscreen since it has Mexoryl XL in it and offers the highest sunprotection, but unfortunately this made my face a total oil pot within an hour of application. I have combination skin and so I had to use many blotting papers during the day. I stopped using this as i started breaking out on the cheeks and chin. Probably won't purchase again. I'd rather stick on to my matte sunblocks.***update*** As of Aug,2004 i am still using this (did you think i was already done with it?) Nothing can beat the Mexoryl combination it offers, i simply use the fluide for face now and the cream for hands and neck. I use blotting papers every few hours though. No breakouts so far,so that's one good thing!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Super good sunscreen!! Totally fall in love with it!Not too sticky! I don't even need to use any make-up after I apply this sunscreen. It leaves a great coverage for me. Bascially, I love all La Roche Posay products. Too Bad that I cannot find any La roch posay product in west canada...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Offensive stickiness on face and body never goes away. I won't even use it as hand cream, which is how I typically ameliorate my regret over purchasing sunscreens I don't like for my face. Yuck-o.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I like the sun protection it offered but like most other users, I dislike the shine. I recently sampled other products with Mexoryl XL and found that L'Oreal's Solar Expertise was cheaper but its fragrance irritated my skin. Also by L'Oreal, Vichy's fragrance free cream felt much lighter and much less shiny that Anthelios XL - at the cost of less UVA protection. The best of all those I have tried remained Photoderm Spf 100. It was fragrance and preservatives free, non-greasy, non-shiny, and felt very comfortable on the face. I did notice the whiteness of my face after the application but that did not bother me. Bought it recently at a high end Moscow drug store while travelling there. Cost only $22 for a 40ml tube - what a bargain compared to buying it online.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the HG of sunblocks for my body! It's a lotion that you smooth on, it sinks in and leaves a really pretty sheen (I guess this is the "greasy face" people can't abide). This is incredibly effective at screening the tanning/spotting/dark marking UVB rays that no other U.S. sunblock can help with. Uses Mexoryl, a ingredient not passed by the FDA (that's why the product is not available in the U.S.). Mexioryl doesn't become photosensitive and unstable as parsol does within an hour or so in sunlight (how ironic -- the sunblock ingredient breaks down in sunlight -- way to go FDA!). Recently went to Maui, slathered this stuff on, and did not get tan, burnt, spotted -- perfect. (For my face, I use photoderm laser 100 spf -- leaves a nice non-greasy non-shiny finish, doesn't sting, has the same kind of European mojo sunblock ingredient that doesn't degrade). The only thing I don't LOVE about this product is it has a slight fragrance, for those that are bothered by that, but it fades pretty quickly. I would urge anyone interested in looking younger to USE THIS PRODUCT!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is not really a sunscreen, it is a sunblock. Anyone with olive or darker skin will tell you that no matter how high the spf level is, they will still tan and get darker. If you are that person and you don't want to get any color, this is the sunblock for you. It will prevent you from getting any color BUT it is the shiniest stuff out there and just doesn't go away, even hours after application. If you have olive or darker skin, you know that the shine will show up even greater on you than on lighter skin. So it's a trade off. I still use it (bought mine on ebay) but I wish they would find a way to cut down on the super glow.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I don't know how old the other reviewers are, but for my 40+
combination skin , I didn't mind
the "greasiness" at all. My skin loves it. On cloudy days I use the neutrogena 45 dry touch and use the Anthelios 60 around my eyes as it works well as a base for under eye coverup. I mixed my Stila concealer with a couple drops of the sunscreen as the stila is great coverage but heavy,
the sunscreen makes it perfect,
so i get the best of bothe worlds.
Personally I will the shine for less wrinkles in the future...plus using this sunscreen really helps if you use Retin-A. I used
regular 50 sunscreen last year and still had heavy sunspots but
the antheios prevents that. Bought from Glebe Pharmacy in Canada and they were reliable and quick. don't buy from NYC
they are overpriced
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Black
The lovely Liv24 sent me a generously sized sample of this sunblock. I really had high hopes, b/c of the supposedly great ingredients used which are supposed to be great for UVA. However, though the texture was rather nice (on the runny side, which I prefer), it left am extremely shiny, oily cast on my skin. It just wouldn't settle in and meld!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
After getting a sample of this, I saved it to use on my face for my trip to South Padre Island. I was surprised that I still got a burn on my face. It would have been just as well to use a grocery store brand item.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
This is a great sunscreen, but unfortunately it is simply not practical for daily use for me. I bought it in anticipation of a trip to Las Vegas, and it worked well. It never broke me out, and went on creamy (my packaging said "lait"). But the shininess is a concern. I don't mind it if I am going to be outside in the sun a bunch, but for daily use on work days it will not work. I tried several times to see if I might could get it to work. I applied the sunscreen first, then let it dry, then applied foundation, let it set, and then applied powder. But my face still looked like it had a reflective glass effect to it. No matter how much I powdered or what I tried, it just looked WAY shiny. I felt selfconscious at the office, but I won't hesitate to wear it when I am going to be outside in the sun a bunch. For now for daily use, I will stick with my DDF Organic and Skinceuticals until I can find Mexoryl-formulated sunscreen that doesn't make me shine so much. One other downside = on areas I applied it where I don't normally powder (my neck, etc.) it felt sticky and continued to feel sticky throughout the day. Not unbearable. Just noticeable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is the best sunscreen I have ever used! It's a bit greasy when you first put it on, but it's worth the rubbing and blending. I wore it in Southern Italy during a heat wave (temps above 100F/38C) when the sun was so strong it made my eyes tear, and I returned home to the States without the slighest color. Worth every penny!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Thanks Liv for giving me to try the cream version. The cream version is way too greasy for me. Then I go off and buy the lait. The lait is slightly less greasy but stil it IS greasy. It clogged my combo skin as well. Moreover, it is heavily fragranced. I also notice that if I wear Anthelios XL for 2 hours or more, it make my eyes to tear. It won't be a good choice for sensitve/combo skin gal. FYI: I ordered it from paraformeplus.com online.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Well, I know that this is supposed to provide the best UVA protection available so far, but I just can't make it work for day-to-day use. It makes my face EXTREMELY shiny - when I wear it, I literally look like I have Crisco smeared all over my face!!! Not an attractive look!!!! And my complexion, in general, is not particularly oily!! I'm giving it a 3 rating, because UVA protection is important, but I will only be using this on my "all-day-at-the-beach" days. Oh yeah - it also makes my face tingle somewhat. If you want to try it, check zitomer.com, ebay, or beautycenter.co.uk.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have the Anthelios L, but the XL is the highest protection available. I could not find this in Canada, but purchased it online. More costly, but worth it, esp. in the summertime. No breakouts as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is my HG sunscreen for the summer at the beach, on my face. It protects completly from the sun's harmful rays, never lets you burn if you apply it regularly of course. It is also water-proof. Moreover it is fragrance-free and has never caused my sensitive skin to break out. This is a wonderful sunscreen for very pale and sensitive skins!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Medium Eyes: Green
This is the suncreen of sunscreens! It does an amazing job!
The only thing that holds me back a little is that it shines...So it is not that easy to use everyday if you have combo or oily skin, although I do. I just use my powder more!
Besides this fact, I think the protection it offers is far superior of everything else I have tried and I can sense that difference immediatelly cause I have sun-reactive skin. This is the only suncsreen so far that I can rely on in the summer!
I would defenately repurchase for summer use (at the beach) and for winter skiing, but for everyday use, I might search some more for something less oily. If I do not find something similar, I'll stick to this and cover the shinies with my powder!
By the way, although it does shine, it hasn't caused any breakouts yet (and I have a very sensitive skin to almost anything). I've been using it religiously for 3 weeks, so I can safely say it is not comedogenic. Try it!!!