La Roche Posay • Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics SPF60-PPD28 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product used to be*amazing* but it has been reformulated and the new version is horrible. I went through around 10 bottles of the old stuff and it was the most spreadable, smoothest Euro-sunscreen around - it never balled up at all during application or even came close to it. It was just very smooth. The new version is thick, yellow, and it pills up horribly while applying to the face. I'm so disappointed. They reformulated LRP sunscreens to get rid of Parabens, but they made zero effort to replicate the consistency of the original! Impossible for me to apply the correct amount to my face because it just balls up and peels off. Very upsetting. RIP Dermo-Peds. :-(
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ive got the SPF50 version. This seemed nice at the beginning, sat under makeup pretty decently, didn't make me oily during the day. So far so good. It does take a while to absorb in though and leaves a greasy feel on the skin for about 5 minutes. With regards to how well it protected my skin; I can't really comment. Im NC42 and don't tan easily and have never burned.
However Ive had to give up on this because I don't think my skin is tolerating it very well. Ive just had a recent flare up after using this for a few days, so Im going to give it a rest and see if my skin improves. In case anyone is in a similar position to me, the only SS I've tried that my skin tolerated the best was Elta MD.
UPDATE: This was definitely breaking me out. I thought it was something internal with the way my face just exploded with angry sore inflamed pimples everywhere, I thought my hormones were messed up. But since cutting this sunscreen out, I noticed a difference the next day. Even though I was still dealing with the recovery, no new spots had come up. Over the next three days the inflamed ones slowly went away, now I have a ton of scarring to deal with. If you're acne-prone or sensitive to sunscreen as I am, then be careful trying this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been using the Dermo-Pediatrics for a couple of weeks now and I love it. The packaging is fine as long as you realize that it is very liquidy and just be careful not to squeeze out too much. I have tanned skin that will freckle if I don't use a good sunscreen and I want to avoid future damage. I live in Hawaii and I tan through most sunscreens and so far this has been giving me great protection.
I have oily/breakout prone skin and this hasn't broken me out. It is definitely shiny when it goes on, but it seems to sink right in. I lightly dust with BE mineral veil and the shine is gone. It doesn't feel overly sticky like the cream versions of Anthelios that I purchased in Canada.
I ordered this online and it is definitely the European version.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I hate to be a downer but this sunscreen did not work for me. I initially bought it because I wanted to try a ss that was similar to the LRP Fluide Extreme. In terms of texture it is fluid like and I'm surprised the company packages it in a tube. When applied it goes on smooth but I won't recommend using it under make up. Overall it is a decent ss, high PPD, etc, but after using it a couple times it gave me tiny clogged bumps on my forehead. It's been two weeks and the bumps are still there. =(
EDIT 4/14/09: The bumps have started to go away. I haven't used this product for a while now and I switched back to the fluide extreme.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
It's not like I'm ooh-ing and aah-ing with pleasure applying this sunscreen, but it's the best I have found and I have stopped looking for anything better. Slight white cast until it sets, after that I think my skin looks better than without it. Smooth and dewy. Very water-resistant. Doesn't slide off my face even on days I'm sweating like a pig. Has never irritated my skin. The tube is a nuisance because the texture is so fluid. They should have used a bottle instead. Superb protection. My skin is on the dry side so I use a little moisturizer underneath. Just great.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This s/s has the best finish among all high PPD European s/s I've tried. It doesn't leave white streaks on my skin as all Bioderma s/s had. There was a white cast right after I put it on but it disappeared after 20-30 minutes. The finish is a bit shiny, but a thin layer of EM silk dust can easily get rid of the shine. And it's VERY water resistant.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Considering the price, oiliness, and stickiness of most european high-spf/ppd sunscreens, this one seems to be the best I've tried. I've been using it for a couple of years. The high UVA and UVB protection have been well-described on this site and in reviews, and there's nothing I can add to that. I find the texture to be the most tolerable for me out of the La Roche Posay line. It's not oily and sinks into my dry skin. It doesn't leave as much of a strange irridescent glow on my skin as most of the others do. However, it's difficult to remove from your hands and face. After I apply it, I use homemade oil cleanser to wash my fingertips. I also use the same oil cleanser at night to wash my face, as it's the only way I can completely remove this sunscreen. As you can imagine, this one seems to be pretty water-resistant, making it a good choice to wear while swimming or sweating. I'll keep repurchasing this one from Wasabina on ebay ($44 for two tubes, plus about $15 shipping).
Update: The new formula, which I purchased in France this summer (2011) is a huge disappointment for me. It's now very white and sits on top of my skin rather than sinking in. It's also drier and tackier when I try to apply it. I think I'm switching back to the regular 60+ lotion formula, and I hope it stays the same.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using this sunscreen for 3 weeks so far and for the most part, I'm very happy with it. Since it's a very protective chemical sunscreen, I was afraid that it would make my oily skin breakout, but my skin has been clear for several months now. The last time I broke out was during the early summer when I tried out a chemical Neutrogena sunscreen. My HG sunscreen is Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection SPF 55 lotion, but I stopped using that because it was very expensive and not that protective compared to La Roche Posay's line of sunscreens.
When I first apply this sunscreen, it feels and looks extremely greasy on my skin, but it starts to dry down within 5-10 minutes. Once that happens, I apply some mineral foundation to cut back further on the oiliness. After about an hour my skin doesn't have a noticeable shine, but I can still feel the sunscreen on my skin. It's not uncomfortable to use but I definitely know that I have it on whenever I'm wearing it. This isn't oily on me for NOW, but it's winter so it's the driest and coldest time of the year. I don't know how matte I'll stay during the summers. My skin gets extremely oily during the spring/summer because I live in a humid climate. This doesn't leave a white cast on my skin, but I'm really really pale so it doesn't show on me anyway. It also doesn't sting or burn my skin and it doesn't leave clumps everywhere like the Neutrogena sunscreens did. All in all, I'm very pleased with this product and would definitely repurchase it. I'm still a bit nervous about this breaking me out, but I'm taking precautions by limiting what I put on my skin and washing my face as soon as I can (when it's dark and I don't need to wear sunscreen anymore).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
LRP Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics Lait SPF50+/PPD28: this is a great sunscreen for children and adults, for use on both the body as well on the face! No fragrance, waterproof, sweatproof and with photostable filters Mexoryl® SX and Mexoryl® XL. It also contains LRP Thermal Spring Water with selenium, an antioxidant. It has a liquid texture, easy to apply and quickly absorbed by the skin. It does leave a slightly white cast immediately after applying, but that fades away quickly. I found it moisturizing enough for my face, without being greasy. For the body I would prefer something greasier; I might try the Lait Veloute for that. We (my son and I) both have very sensitive, fragile, dry and pale skin and this sunscreen provides in almost everything we need. Really affordable too; I paid $22 for a 100 ml tube which I think is a decent price for a good sunscreen. I will def. repurchase and I highly recommend this sunscreen! Note: this review is for the European version. Update: This s/s isn't moisturizing enough for my face and body so I switched to LRP Lait Veloute SPF40+ Ingredients: aqua, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, cyclohexasiloxane, alcohol denat., isohexadecane, ethylhexyl salicylate, cyclopentasiloxane, titanium dioxide, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, octocrylene, PEG-30 dipolyhydroxystearate, glycerin, propylene glycol, terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid, lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 methicone, ethylhexyl triazone, dimethicone, dodecene, drometrizole trisiloxane, glycine soja/soybean oil, pentasodium ethylenediamine tetramethylene phosphonate, phenoxyethanol, poloxamer 407, tocopherol, triethanolamine.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
For reference I have mild rosacea and extremely sensitive pale skin. The LRP Dermo Peds line is the only high PPD ss I can tolerate (Avene, Bioderma and Vichy all burned my skin). Sometimes the spf 40 spray irritates my skin a little (maybe due to the alcohol) but this cream hasn't irritated me at all, however the cream is more pore clogging if I wear it daily, but not as pore clogging as the other above mentioned sunscreens. Whereas the spray has to be rubbed in immediately, the cream sinks in on its own and I actually like the texture. It makes my skin look soft and dewy, more even-toned. I just dab Benefit Get Even powder on my t-zone with a big brush and it's not too oily. I haven't burned with either of the Dermo Peds, but I do get some pigmentation with the spray.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Because I'm prone to brown spots, I need the highest possible sunscreen, so this has become my daily staple. I don't love it, exactly-it's thick and makes my (otherwise dry) skin feel heavy and damp. When you're wearing it, you definitely know it's there. But nothing protects better, or stays on longer. And it doesn't leave a white cast, or ball up. I get this in Europe, where it's only about 17$, but it's worth it at twice the price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I DP lait for $31..00 (including shipping & handling on ebay) It comes in a 100 ml bottle which is pretty good compared to other euro S/S. Be careful when you try to get this out the bottle it's pretty liquidy. It goes on to the skin very smoothly. I pour some into the palm of my hand and pat it on with my ring finger. After it's applied evenly I wait for a few minutes and then pat in any remaining white residue. There is a bit of a smell at first but it dissapears within minutes. There is also a bit of a white cast. I kinda like the whitnening because it makes my skin tone appear more even. There is also some shine but I just deal with it cuz I don't want to risk destabilizing the avobenzone with powder. I will not repurchase this sunscreen because even though I apply over 1/4 teaspoon of it I'm one of the people who still tan and burn while wearing it. It is thought that this happens because our skin is more sensitive to the longest UVA that only tinsorb M and zinc oxide cover and this sunscreen doesn't have.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I tried this product because I am very fair with freckles and therefore quite concerned about sun damage. I have never experienced such a horrible skin reaction. I wore it for one day only. At the end of the day, I was left with lots of irritated spots on my face that within a couple days, erupted in inflamed white heads. It was quite terrible and it took weeks for my skin to recover. I know that this sunscreen is very highly protective and it is why I was hoping it would work for me but I think it contains too many chemicals for my skin to handle. If your skin is sensitive, be warned! I really wish I had been more careful!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I really like this. I'm used to high % zinc creams, and much heavier/greasier European sunscreens. Compared to them I find this to be very light, matte and with much less white cast. White cast and shine are still noticeable though, for now this along with Dermo Peds spray SPF 40 are my staples.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I use this as my vacation and outdoor activities sunscreen. I use the LRP DP spray for daily use. This one is a bit too greasy to use daily for me. It also tends to dry out my skin. On the plus side: great protection, lasts all day, really is less greasy than a lot of others, very little irritation, doesn't smell bad. Will continue using for now. Might repurchase but I'm still interested in trying others.
Age: Unknown Skin: Very Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this sunscreen. I have been using it for about 10 months now. And it's my favorite highly protective European s/s so far.
Since I have dry skin, this suncreen is actually a little too dry for me on its own, at least during winter time. But I like that because it's much easier to use a moisturizer underneathe than have to worry about the shine-factor.
There is a little bit shine & stickness when first applied, but that goes away after a few minutes. I haven't had any problems w/ applying and wearing makeup on top as long as I wait 15 minutes.
It's also fragrance-free, doesn't irrirate my eyes. Compared to other European s/s (Vichy Captial Soleil, LRP Anthelios Lait), this is the most matte and osmetically-elegant one I have used.
Update: I'm changing the rating from 5 to 4 because I found two LRP sunscreens w/ better finish, FE Corps & Anthelios Lait Veloute.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I really wanted to like this, but it leaves a slight white cast on my face (which I don't understand, considering it's a chemical sunscreen). I guess it's ok for the winter, atop a moisturizer, but I'm afraid to exercise/sweat when I'm wearing it.
It also burns when it gets too close to my eyes. Also, I'm not crazy about all the chemical ingredients.
But so far I haven't found a sunscreen I'm totally in love with (I just ordered some physical ones--I'll post on those when they arrive).
I like that it's dermatologist-tested, so I may repurchase if I can't find anything better.
Update: Cetaphil's spf 15 is much more cosmetically elegant, so for now it's my sunscreen of choice.
Update: Now I've switched to Epicuren's zinc SPF 20. I like the ingredients more, although I know it doesn't protect as well--but I feel I may be doing more harm to my skin by putting on all these unnatural chemicals than the sun would do.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this stuff! I can't believe I waited so long to try it! There is no noticible smell, which is great, and I love the finish it leaves on my skin. It does go on pretty shiny and sticky, but I find that the shine quickly fades and I don't notice the stickiness at all as long as I'm not rubbing my face all day. I tried Shiseido 55 before this, and it was too drying. The Neutrogena 55 was ok, but I could really feel it on my skin and it had a lot more shine that this stuff. The Neutrogena also had a flowery scent that I hated. I might try the dermo-peds spray this summer, but for now, this is perfect!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This sunscreen is wonderful! You can apply it incredibly close to your eyes, and it won’t sting at all (i.e., my eyeballs don’t even sting in the slightest, and I have been wearing Dermo-Pediatrics for the past 8 hours). I find that the consistency is in between the LRP Fluid Extreme, and LRP Lait. I suppose it may be a little hard to get used to it if you are not used to wearing sunscreen everyday. However, Dermo-Pediatrics is significantly less sticky than the Anthelios Lait. When compared to the regular Lait, Dermo-Pediatrics absorbs more completely into the skin. If applying sunscreen daily is already given for you, and you are tired of wearing sunscreen that feels like a layer of Vaseline on your face, I strongly recommend this sunscreen. Worst comes to worst, you have a bottle of unbeatable sunscreen for vacation?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Out of all the sunscreens I've tried, this is my favorite. It feels pretty heavy at first, but after a few minutes sinks in and actually gives my skin a nice dewy finish. No sting either with this, which is nice. No excessive white cast, though I am very fair. No breakouts either, a tough accomplishment! It's very waterproof so you definitely need a good oil based cleanser to make sure you're getting it all off. I love this stuff, just wish it was available in the US.