La Roche Posay • Anthelios XL SPF 60 Fluide Extreme • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I HATE sunscreen on my face!!!! It always ends up looking oily and forget putting makeup on top of it... what a mess at the end of the day. Don't get me started on the stinging eyes if I forget not to do them... arrrgh!
THIS IS THE EXCEPTION! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. It is a little runny so I put a little into my palm, rub my palms together then pat it on all over. Just a small amount. It settles to a luminous matte sheen which frankly makes my skin look FABULOUS.... with or without makeup. AND it keeps me hydrated all day without going shiny. AND there is no stinging! I don't know how they do it but this is a miracle cream for me.
I experienced no white sheen but then I use very little of it.
It is expensive.. I think I paid about USD40 for a 50ml size but it was on special offer so I got 2 bottles for the price of one. When I run out I will definitely repurchase because it is worth every penny and I hope they never discontinue this!
Oh, and personally I love the packaging. So easy to pack for trips and it's kinda cute...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is the only sunscreen product (or moisturizer with spf) that I can actually use on my face. Normally anything with an SPF makes my face super oily and shiny looking. It offers a broad spectrum protection and actually absorbs to a matte finish with a velvety feeling. It's very fluid so a little goes a long way. This is my must have for the summer months! The only down side is I wish you got more of the product, where I am it's close to 30$ and its rather small.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Oh My Good Lord! This is my story of La Roche Posay's Anthelios xl....
I don't usually go out in the sun but as i'd started walking the dog in the morning, I thought I'd better start wearing some sort of sun protection on my face.
I trotted into Boots one day and was having a look in the La Roche Posay section as I use their skincare on a daily basis, i happened to see the Anthelios XL and thought why not give this ago, it was really expensive but seeing as it was such a high SPF and I liked their skincare I thought I'd give it a whirl.
Woke up the next day and shoved some on my face, holy jesus is this stuff oily! I was rubbing it in like a mad woman to try and get rid of the greasy film that was now coating my face. I massaged it in best and I could and went and walked the dog.
Came back and I looked in the mirror, I was just a complete mess, I've never been so oily in my entire life!
Now this is the stupid thing I actually carried on using it for about 5 days, I've never had a sun cream with such a high SPF so I thought the whole oily situation was pretty normal.
My skin went from pretty spotty, to acne bump alert!
My whole face was covered in bumps and the oil was unbelievable, I looked so bad, even my mum asked what the heck was going on.
I've stopped using this for about 2-3 weeks and my face has got so many spots where my pores were just so clogged up and unable to breathe, they are really big and I'm pretty sure I'll have a good few acne scars for a while :(
Moral of the story, is to never ever ever use this sun cream again!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an excellent sunscreen, it provides AMAZING protection. I use products that make my skin sensitive to the sun (retinols, AHAs, and BHAs) and this really protects my skin from further irritation. I also have noticed that since wearing this, my hyperpigmentation from left over acne scars have faded, while this was not the case when I was using a difference sunscreen before but with the same skincare routine. The formula is very runny, but doesn't feel greasy or heavy on the skin at all. It is initially very easy to spread then sets to a nice semi-matte finish, not drying my skin out at all. I am also acne prone and this hasn't caused any breakouts for me after several months of use. My only issue with this SS and hence why I knocked down one lippie is that is leaves a slight white cast on my tan skin, no matter how much I blend. It's easy to cover with foundation, but on days when I don't want to wear MU I usually end up looking ghostly. However, I will continue to use this until I find something better!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this sunscreen, I wear it pretty much daily and it;s the only one that doesn't make my sensitive skin feel oily/ break out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I absolutely LOVE this sunscreen. It goes on nice and matte, doesn't smell like sunscreen long after you've applied and definitely does the job - I've yet to get a burn on my face and I've been outside enough that I definitely would have without it! I wear it everyday under my foundation/BB cream, the trick is to make sure you wait a few minutes after applying to let it dry before putting anything on afterwards. It's a little pricier than I would like but I have super sensitive skin and have learned my lesson that usually when it comes to my face I get what I pay for and have to splurge a bit.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am very fair, and I am very prone to burning. I also take a medication that makes me more photosensitive, so sunscreen is a must. I don't use this one every day, but if I am going to be outdoors for more than about half an hour I do put this on my face. It works quite nicely under makeup, which surprised me. I had previously always used cheap sunscreens on my face, but after my experience with LRP, I don't think I will any more. It feels a bit oily at first, but once it sinks in it gets a semi-matte kind of feeling to it. It isn't overly "sunscreen" scented and it doesn't irritate the skin, but of course it will sting your eyes if you get it too close. I've also found that my skin is a lot softer and it feels healthier after washing my face if I've been using this all day. It is definitely a summertime staple for me, and I will repurchase even though it is expensive.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This has become my favorite sunscreen for this year. My sister recommended that I use this brand because of the many freckles I was getting. It's very light when you apply it and dry instantly giving my face a nice dewy feel. It also doesn't feel like my face is dry. I love this brand better than my shiseido because shiseido can feel oily by the end of the day. However with the La Roche Posay, it's barely gets greasy unless it's a super hot day.
As for as my freckles, I can't really tell if my freckles have lessen due to the cucumber/lemon treatment I'm doing. However, I can tell my skin hasn't tan and it doesn't clog my pores. That's a big plus in my book.
This product can be pricey, but wait until CVS has a deal on it before buying. It's a good sunscreen protector that feels great without the oil.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I am pale, sensitive-skinned, and prone to heavy freckling, so I wear sunscreen every day. This is one of the only ones that hasn't broken me out in hives or pimples and it doesn't show up chalky or greasy, blue or white on my skin. It actually gives an attractive amount of moisture to my skin (which is naturally very dry). It just smells like sunscreen, but oh well... I will keep buying it forever!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is just so perfect. I use the tinted one, and I couldn't wish for something better. Thorough protection, lightweight, and with a slight tint to give my skin that little something extra.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Skin Combination (dry, flacky, oily and normal) Acne prone and sensitive
I live in the UK mostly Rain with very little sun even in summer.
I bought this after reading the reviews on here. I wanted something that would protect my very pale skin from the sun if the UK ever got any and to hopefully keep my skin quite pale. I wanted something that was light weight and none greasy that didn't cause more spots and to hopefully help with the red marks left by spots.
I got this in SPF 50+ (which is the highest one you can get in the UK) with UVA and UVB protection thats suitable for normal to combination skin Its also water resistant and perfume and paraben free.
This sun screen is really good it has very high protection from the sun (nothing completely protects you from the sun unless your inside) It's not greasy or drying (also a bit moisturizing), doesn't cause white face in photos or aggravate my spots. I Have also seen a difference in how my spots heal with this, they seem to heal faster and not leave very red marks on my skin also the existing marks seam to be fading quicker then before. As for it being water resistant I haven't worn it anywhere that it needs to be water resistant only from the the car to the house when its raining and i feel like it holds up well there.
I would defiantly buy this again
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I like everything about it! There is just a little problem: the ingredients in it are awful, seriously :( such a shame
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Yes, yes, yes. I've finally found the closest thing to a HG sunscreen! This stuff is absolutely fantastic. It moisturizes, protects, and gives my face a "soft focus" finish, but that's expected with all the silicone in this product. Speaking of silicone, I 100% expected the ingredients to break out my very acne-prone skin, but it does not clog me at all!!
The ONLY drawback is that after a few hours you WILL get the dreaded "PVC sheen" that sunscreens tend to do on your face. It's that plastic, shiny, greasy look that just screams "look at me, I've got an assload of product on my face!" So be aware of if you hate that type of finish. I'm the type of person who doesn't really mind because I am an absolute oil well with or without product. Just carry some oil blotters and powder and you're good to go.
I love this sunscreen, I'm so sad that I didn't discover it years ago when I was still struggling with finding a good SPF product. LRP is a good, tried-and-true brand. Please, sunscreen searchers, if you haven't tried this product, DO SO. It really is worth the hype.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have the original one and the tinted one.
***Firstly, the original one leaves white cast and the tinted one is too red-toned.
***Secondly, it makes my face very shiny and oily more than any other sunblock I've used. Shiseido SPF60 sunscreen never gives me that greasy look.
***Thirdly and most importantly, this sunblock DOES NOT provide enough sun protection. I got really tanned on my face although I applied very liberally. I had used shiseido SPF60 liquid verion for years and never got this kind of tan on my face. Very disappointed. I bought the original one from an apothecary store in the States and bought the tinted one from a pharmacy in Paris.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I used this one first in northern germany - where it wasn't that great because it was too light for my skin (tendency to atopic dermatitis, allergies, sensitive to sun _and_ several sunscreen ingredients...) and I had to combine it with another cream my skin accepted but the combination ... sucked.
Now I got back to the anthelios fluide while I was on vacation in south france and there it worked fine (it was a lot warmer and my skin did not need that extra layer of cream).
I had one or two little pimples but I cannot tell for sure whether or not they were related to the fluide (I guess they were because I am quite sceptical about the contained silicone but this may only be a preconception). Apart from that it saved me from any redness and burning and my skin felt secured and smooth.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
- excellent sun protection
- no breakouts or allergic reactions
- no shine or greasiness
- very fluid consistency which disappears into the skin quite quickly
- does not affect my foundation at all
- slight white cast (barely visible on my light skin but probably problematic on darker skin tones)
- very chemical smell
- not suitable for dry skin as it contains alcohol and as the formulation is for combination to oily skin
So far this is my favorite daily sunscreen by far because it's easy and quick to use, does not wreak havoc on my skin (which lord knows other sunscreens have), or mess up the rest of my makeup no matter what I use. I have noticed it leaves a bit of a white cast but for me that's no problem because I'm very pale as it is. I have also noticed that I tan even slower than I normally would when I use this but to me that's a positive point actually because it means it really works. I deffinitely recommend this for anyone with oily / combination skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I love this product and it really works. I have sensitive skin and an added benefit is that it does not cause any breakouts. Because I have rosacea, I must use sunscreen daily, where I'm inside or outside, winter and summer. It is a wonderful product.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I love this stuff! I started using 2 years ago. I use it everyday & have gone through some bottles. People think I'm 8 years younger than I actually am & I think it is because I use SS everyday to protect it. I will never stray from this stuff! I'm 32 BTW.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the best sunblock. I like to shake, hear the click clack, squeeze the bottle. It leaves a whitish film, but I don't mind. When I wipe my hands or face on a white towel, it does leave a yellow stain. So beware! I never burned when I wore this sunblock. I wear it even when exercising, but the sweat does sting when the sunblock goes with it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
An excellent fluid sunscreen that doesn't make my oily skin too shiny. In the event it is a little too shiny, I set with a powder (often containing spf) and I'm good to go. I love how its not too thick or greasy.