La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid


57 reviews

68% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$


Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 15%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 5%, Oxybenzone 6%. Other Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol Denat., Silica, Dicaprylyl Ether, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Sodium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylparaben, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium EDTA, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin, Dodecene, Poloxamer 407

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Medium

Eyes: Grey

This sunscreen is around $30 at Ulta and I bought it because a friend uses it and loves it. It applied well and left no white cast when I patted it on, which was nice! The texture was smooth and it dried fairly matte. I didn't have any problems with it balling up, even under makeup.

That being said, after an hour or so of wearing it, even when otherwise bare-faced, my skin became so oily that no amount of blotting could hold it back and I broke out after using it more than 2 days in a row. I gave it several chances over the summer and every time the oily skin and breakouts returned. It was a disappointment since it seemed to protect well and it went on so nicely.

I think it's a product worth trying, but I personally will not use it again.

on 11/10/2014 10:13:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I love this sunscreen. I have super sensitive (rosacea) skin, and this doesn't irritate or break me out. It dries matte which I like.

on 9/23/2014 8:36:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I like to use the gentlest and most natural products I can but I am super fair and acne-prone and sensitive (bad combination) and this is the only sunscreen that does not break me out, make me freckle, or give me a rash. The only downside is it has a lot of alcohol which can kind of sting your eyes if you sweat and can dry your skin IF you do not use a good moisturizer with it. That does not mean it's a bad product - the alcohol is what helps it feel so weightless and absorb quickly. So, just put on some moisturizer. Simple as that. My skin never looks as it good as it does when I use this sunscreen. It GLOWS. Sun protection is the best thing you can do for your skin. If you are super fair like me and freckle when the sun hits your face for two seconds, you will see after the first few uses how amazing this sunscreen is. The broken capillaries, redness, and freckles I usually get are faded after one week of using this stuff. HG. And the one product I will NEVER be without. PS - if you happen to be ghostly white like me, the slight white tint this has will probably help even out your skintone if anything. If you are darker, rub this in well and it should be no problem - or simply dust on some powder or top with your normal foundation.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 9/22/2014 3:26:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I wasn't impressed with this extremely overpriced sunscreen. It has great packaging and a nice, light liquid-y formula. It's not very greasy, but it dries shiny on my skin. It smells like rubbing alcohol, and stings my eyes, so I returned it.

on 7/15/2014 8:17:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

Not sure if this is the same one I have, but I am reviewing the "Anthelios Ultra-fluid Lotion SPF 60" for my face. It comes in that rectangular bottle that needs to be shaken before use.

I have really oily skin so I am always afraid of break outs and greasiness. This sunscreen did not break me out but I also make sure to wash all all of it off my face. It doesn't feel greasy as it absorbs pretty well underneath my makeup. I don't feel like it makes me any more oily than usual as it doesn't leave a sheen on my skin. My only complaint (and maybe this is why it's not greasy?) is that it smells faintly like alcohol so maybe people who are sensitive to that should keep that in mind.

Overall I'm satisfied with it, I'll continue to use this as I am too scared to try a new brand in case it breaks me out.

on 4/20/2014 10:42:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this product for a while now and find it to be very good. The key is in the amount that is applied. If it's too much you do end up with a bit of a greasy mess. I find that the size of a dime is usually a good amount for everyday use. I apply it after my moisurizer has absorbed. I allow it to absorb before proceeding to my primer. During the summer, if I'm going to the beach I obviously add more product.

on 3/19/2014 4:51:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

cosmetically the best sunscreen i have used (to be fair, the only competitors are Cera-ve Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM and Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby, which left white casts and balling on me) but still, i liked the finish of it, sort of primer-y maybe? I thought it looked nice, better than when i have no sunscreen on even. I sadly cannot repurchase it, however, because it stung my eyes like none other. I read another comment below that had the same issue, and gave up trying to apply it around the eye area. I was not that sharp and continued to apply it around that area, hoping that if i was more meticulous in my application process i wouldnt have that problem. nopeee. 9/10 times got this in my eyes, whether it was 1 minute or 3 hours later. it would somehow find its way. summary; great facial sunscreen minus eyes. and my eyes deserve love too dammit ;'(

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 9/4/2013 11:09:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

Ok so i am OCD when it comes to sun protection I am a suncreen freak and always looking for the best sunscreen especially for the face I heard good reviews about this one and I tried it was it bad no was it the best no not really I mean the sun protection it gives is great but after a while it leaves u quite greasy and that's not good for my very oily skin so as a back suncreen sure y not buy not my number one I have tried better .

on 8/28/2013 1:06:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I've been guilty of over-enthusing about SS, so I held back on this review for a while. I've been using it for about a month. I was terrified to try another sunscreen, having had a series of breakout reactions to, what, all of them? and had to have my face pummelled by a derm to fix it. But I am thrilled with this.

No irritation, no flares, no comedones.

Cosmetically *beautiful*, under makeup. Though I'm not needing much makeup beyond a dab of powder on the nose -- this stuff has got a smoothing effect, like a primer (has silicones).

Claimed dry finish fulfills promise.

Almost forgot, ha: it works to prevent at least the change in colour from the sun. August failed to tan me :) Check ingredients to see if coverage is optimal for you -- this is supposed to be broad-screen. My goal was to find something that worked reasonably well, and did not cause facial anarchy, with other skin-shielding methods (hat, glasses, hair down) picking up any slack.

Repeat: NO BREAKOUTS. But, important: I wear it over either benzoyl peroxide or Clindoxyl gel, which is BP + clindamycin. I apply exactly a pea-sized amount of one of those, wait 20 minutes for absorption (as advised by derm), and put this on. I do this as a prophylactic measure, so can't comment on just using the SS for a long period. That said, I've been able to wear it without a BP underneath for a few days without reaction, but am just not willing to risk another face explosion, because this is working.

Key point: There are a few slightly different LRP 'light' sunscreens going around. I believe this is a new formulation, and I bought it in Canada. The full descriptive blurb on the front of the box: : "60 SPF high-protection broad spectrum; UVA + UVB; Anthelios XL [lotion ultra-legere] Lightweight Lotion, Sensitive skin; Quick absorbing, dry touch finish". Has Mexoryl. Actually, the ingredients don't appear to differ substantially from Ombrelle SPF 45 with Mexoryl (which my skin didn't like as well); must be something about the base (with the Ombrelle being quite a bit thicker and creamier).

This specific thing I have is made up of:

SS parts
Homosalate 10%
Octocrylene 7%
Drometrizole trisiloxane (mexoryl xl) 2.5%
Terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid (mexoryl sx) 0.5%
Alcohol denat.
Styrene/acrylates copolymer
Propylene glycol
PEG-100 stearate
Glyceryl stearate
Synthetic wax
Sodium polyacrylate
Stearic acid
Caprylyl glycol
Palmitic acid
PEG-8 laurate
Xanthan gum
Disodium EDTA. (CODE F.I.L: K158295/6)

I use jojoba oil and Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Foaming Cleanser to take it off. I think this also helps prevent breakouts.

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

on 8/8/2013 11:42:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

In terms of protection, this is a lovely sunscreen. In terms of gentleness, absolutely not. I managed to get some of this in my eye somehow and it burned for twenty minutes straight. I was practically crying. It was horrible. I am in the habit of layering sunscreen over my eyes as well, but I only use mineral sunscreen and I have never had a problem. After that incident, I only use this sunscreen far away from my eyes (which makes it kind of useless as a facial sunscreen since I have to use a mineral sunscreen over my eyes anyway) because I am petrified of the result. Eh, I cannot repurchase this item.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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