La Roche Posay • Anthelios XL SPF 50 Lait Veloute • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my go to sunscreen for outdoor use. (My HG is the LRP SX 15) I have dry/dehydrated skin and it doesn't quite agree with the alcohol denatured in the formula. However, I have to use it for a couple days straight before I notice some drying of my skin. It starts out quite shiny but sinks in within 15 minutes to a dewy, velvety finish. No whitening at all. I can apply quite a bit easily, and the price is pretty good for a euro sunscreen.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
My HG sunscreen !!! I was in Texas and Las Vegas during this summer and you can imagine the temperatures. This miracle sunscreen protected me throughout the whole vacations !!! No burn whatsover, not even tanned. A bit oily and yes white streaks but I really don't care about that what I care is about my skin being protected and this one definitely surpasses my expectations.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I really love the texture and smell of this sunscreen. It really works for me even though i usually prefer a spray. It is a bit whitening when you put it on first, but after rubbing it into the skin, it looks really nice.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Updated June 12, 2012:
Three stars for the white cast and streaking. Two of us used this ss on a trip to New York in June. On my friend with blond/red hair and very pale skin: no white cast, but he sweats easily, and you can see the streaks of sunscreen in the fine folds of his face. By the end of the day, the sunscreen melted into his eyes and it was uncomfortable. Despite of this, he did not burn at all, and he usually burns very easily, even with Avene SPF45 spray. I'm impressed by the UVA/UVB protection, but not the fact that it is NOT VERY water resistant.
On me with dark hair and and light skin: noticeable white cast when applied more generously. This sunscreen never seems to completely dry (stays moist on skin). It does leave streaky marks if I touch my face, so again, not very water resistant.
I also got the 2012 version from pharmamundi. It cost $47 (shipping included) for a 300ml tube. It is a giant tube so I can't really carry it in my purse. It is fragrance free (has sunscreen smell), and it is not as sticky as most other LRP ss I've tried. It goes on very smooth and hydrating, and when I powder over it with Everyday Minerals Finishing Dust, my skin feels like velvet to the touch. It does not irritate my skin or make my skin itch like some Bioderma or Neutrogena.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got the 2012 formula from Pharmamundi, see tubotica.com for the ingredient differences, this version contains no titanium dioxide and comes in a 100ml or 300ml tube. The PPD is 34. I got a box intended for sale in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It also has Braille on the side, very cool!
I tried it on my hands, when tend to be dry, it went on white and then dried clear with a fairly clean finish. It doesn't have any added fragrance but the scent reminds me of most US Neutrogenas with helioplex. I did have some tingling which could be from the ethylhexyl salicylate, the only ingredient on the list that might bother me.
I haven't tried it on my face yet but there isn't anything in the first 10 ingredients that is likely to clog. I need to test it for irritancy and sweat-resistance.
It says water resistant on the package but it did come off easily with soap and water. Hopefully it lives up to its claim. Definitely more testing needed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Lait Veloute means Velvet Lotion, and in France I was told this is for dry skin. For all others please use the regular Lait lotion so that you don't bring down the rating for a fabulous product.
Over time, my combination skin has become dry due to stressors and a move to Northern California, so I changed over to this Sunscreen.
La Roche-Posay makes the best sunscreen in the world. All the ingredients are always top of the line and they are ahead of the game when it comes to providing Europeans, Canadians and Australians this sunscreen. For the rest of us in the US, we purchase online or when abroad.
I have a lot of skincare sensitivity issues and I found this to be the least offensive in chemical sunscreen smell compared to all the rest out there.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Sorry to be the one to bring the lippies down but this is not for me at all.
My skin is combo really and pretty reactive. In the sun I get quickly red, and generally hot and bothered, and tend to stay indoors, I still use a sunscreen though and have a miriad of brands to chose from including Liz Earle, Philosophy, Ultrasun (Swiss brand), Shiseido, as well as more high street brands. I tend to favour a more mineral base as that does not seem to iritate my skin so much. With all of this, La-Roche Posay seems another one to try.
I am more than happy with its stellar pedigree, and it is reasonably priced with a flip top tube, and a faint chemically smell.
But for me I just could not get with the slimey texture on my skin, I felt as if it left a greasy cast on my skin which did not rub in, now that maybe what it is meant to do, but it just did not work for me.
It is a bit like people who say that they can't bare the feel of foundation on their skin because it feels as if their skin can't breathe and that is what I feel when this is on my skin - I couldn't wait to get it off!
Not a repurchase for me - I can't even use it as a hand cream spf, I hate the feeling so much!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is a wonderful sunscreen, absolutely among the best in terms of UVA protection (but you already know that!). The texture and look of this sunscreen are just lovely; it's light, easy to blend in, and not shiny. It's not hard to use a full 1/4 tsp. of this on your face!
However, this sunscreen did make me break out into a rash two days after I began using it. I tested it on my arm to make sure the rash was due to this, and not some other product, and it was in fact due to this. However, I'm guessing I'm just very sensitive to Mexoryl. (I've never been sensitive to avobenzone, which is also in this.) But that doesn't in any way detract from the quality of this product. Most people won't be sensitive to Mexoryl like I apparently am. So, if you can afford it, you should give this a try!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is an excellent sunscreen that is the same formulation as the "lait." Believe me, I spent a lot of time finding out that they left out the word "veloute" when they made the new boxes for this formulation. I still prefer the creme because it has such as nice moisturizing base that never seems to rise and separate but this one does well over a little serum moisturizer base and lasts all day without surfacing and separating. I wear foundation and powder over it for a flawless finish and I came back from Jamaica without a trace of melasma. I still wear a titanium based makeup over this chemical sunscreen just in case the chemicals break down without me knowing it. But I am neurotic.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I cannot cannot cannot go back to buying regular American sunscreen. This works so well. I haven't had a sunburn in over a year. I've worn this stuff to baseball games, amusement parks, any kind of outdoor festival, and it is genius. The downside is it is ridiculously expensive stateside. I started using it in France where it's about 15-20 euros (and even with the sad exchange rate that doesn't add up to the $55 I've seen it priced at). I can't use anything else though. I find it works great under makeup too, although when I use it with my tinted moisturizer, I notice it kind of makes my face sticky right afterwards, making it hard to apply powder blush. But a good cream blush will fix that problem, and the stickyness doesn't really last. Overall, I think this has actually improved the quality of my skin, and I can't wait until the ingredients get broader FDA approval. As it is now, I think they've only approved Mexoryl SX (not XL, which is in this stuff), and you can usually only find it in SPF 15 strength, which isn't really enough for me, but then again, I'm paranoid about sun exposure.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is one of my very favorite sunscreens. I'm obsessive about preventing or at least minimizing sun damage, and am fussy about how products feel on my sensitive and usually dry skin. This one has a lovely light consistency and is easy to spread, sinks in and dries completely, and contains Mexoryl which I understand to be the most effective UVA filter on the market. I don't feel any heavy or greasy coating on my skin, nor do I detect any white cast (for which I am usually on the lookout because my skin is on the medium-dark side). This is a pain to find in the States (and is therefore usually very expensive if you are able to find it), but worth every penny. It doesn't get much better than this, in my opinion (but hopefully cheaper!). **UPDATE** I'm finding this now to feel heavy and sticky against my skin. Not sure if I will repurchase. I'm still mourning the discontinuation of LRP Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics Spray!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Anthelios XL sunscreens are the best out there, I believe. I have such sensitive and sun reactive skin that it is so difficult to not get sun. I love the Anthelios XL Lait Veloute because the consistency is perfect - not greasy, light and comes in 125ml bottle - good size for the price.
Buy mine on www.AlexaSpa.com and always get excellent service!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
I use this for the body only, as I find it to be a bit too "rich" for the face. I use the lighter formulations for my face (crème fondante adn fluide extrème).
This product is excellent as it does not irritate skin of clog pores. And guarantees me a stunning suntan! (and I am fair toned, mind you)
People do not beleive me when I tell them that I get that tan with a 50+ SPF!!!
Yes, it takes some more time to get dark, but the result, and the duration of the tan is unique.
I recommended it to a friend who loves sunbathing but always developped erithema on the skin even after some days at the beach, when you should be already tanned.
She asked me for a solution - as I am known among my friends as the cosmetic encyclopaedia"! - and I aswered with "try Anthelios 50+".
This is the only sunscreen that protects even from erithema and other adverse skin reactions (not only sunburn of course) and is optimal for the most sensitive skins.
My friend went on holidays and she was delighted! I saved her vacation! Therefore I recommend it, to everybody, to get a splendid and safe suntan.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is my favorite sunscreen! I use it on my face when I will be outside as it is still a bit shiny and I wouldn't want to wear makeup over it. But I use it on body as well as on my kiddo before he goes to school or before golfing with dad. They'll be out all day with one application and not one touch of pink on either of them. No stinging on application and no flaring my rosacea which is unusual. Hard to find but definately worth a try.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Going onto my second tube of this fantastic product. I have dry skin and am very fair so was looking for a high PPD product with no white cast. This works great for me. No shine, no tackiness, no white case, no breakouts and reliable protection. What more could I ask for??? I also believe this works as a makeup primer as I've notice my foundation lasts great over it with no fading and no other primer under and only NARS laguna bronzer on top.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
For the past few years, I've used the Anthélios W Gel SPF 40 solely for the gym due to its excessive shine and stickiness. (But at least it's clear and has no white cast!) With my last large order of sunscreens, I received many free samples of the Anthélios SPF 40 Lait. Immediately I was impressed that both the IPD and PPD ratings exceeded the one I've been using, so I gave it a shot.
My eyes don't sting with this one either, and while the stickiness is just about the same with the SPF 40 Lait as the W Gel SPF 40, there is a *tiny* bit less shine with this one. The real test will be at the gym: the other Anthélios samples I received in the mail were of the SPF 50 Creme Fondante / Melting Cream. The stickiness level was like that of the W Gel SPF 40 and the SPF 40 Lait, and was also clear ... until I began perspiring at the gym. White cast city!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I've practically become a collector of La Roche Posay products! My dry skin really likes this formula, and over the summer I've been going back and forth between the Lait and Fluide Extreme. When I was in Europe, where the weather was hot and dry, I preferred Lait, but back home where it's hot with high humidity I prefer Fluide Extreme. In winter, it's back to Lait.
This has a nice texture, and it does leave a little shine, but for those of us with very dry skin that's not necessarily a bad thing -- looks more like a glow. I just wish it was easier to get in the States. It's a somewhat reasonable price overseas, but ridiculously high when you find it online here.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
Bought this for 16.50 Euros in Galeries Lafayette in Paris which was a mistake because I found out that there was a pharmacy right across the street that was selling it for less.
I have tried Canadian LRP and I dont see much of a difference except that the LRP 60 L had a PPD of 15 vs PPD of 31 for this one. This is water-resistant while the Canadian 60 L is not. Both gives you plenty of shine and have a lotion texture.
This thing is that I tan easily and I got my first suntan in about 3 years using this one sunny day in Rome, Italy. Three years ago, I got a tan using Coppertone Faces 30 during 2 hours in the california sun but I expected it from using inferior American sunscreen. I wasnt suppose to tan much using this!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is only for DRY skin. Major shine, and chnage in my foundation color due to oiliness. protection wise is great, only if you dont' sweat it off, it doesn't seem like it would adhere for long. texture is a milky lotion, that doesn't dry off completely, semi matte finish. white cast is minimal as i am paper white. after 2 hours or so my face is a greased pan. i used my tleclerc powder to touch upand my powder turned orangy. 3 points for protection, but not 5. Try it if you have dry skin and live in dry climate, you will like it better than i. ( Normal/Oily sensitive acne prone, PPP)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been using this product for over a week and so far, I LOVE it. I have rather dry skin and live in a very cold place, so during the winter my skin usually starts to flake. The Lait has a very smooth texture, and it's like it says in the front, it has a very velvet texture so it probably wouldn't be as fun for those with oily skin. It does end up being very shiny, but I dust something over it which makes it go away.
The only problems I have with this are how much harder it is to apply my makeup afterwards. I can't use my EDM concealor because it turns color even though I've waited 20 minutes. It's also a little harder for me to brush my EDM Silk Dust across my face. Oh well. *edit* I took off a lippie because after 3 months of use, I seem to have gotten more dark spots. I use the recommended amount of 1/4 tsp and let it settle for half an hour each time before using anything else on top, so I'm not sure what the problem is =(