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on 9/8/2016 10:13:00 PM
More reviews by BonjourMaria
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I honestly wish this sunscreen worked for me but it didn't. It was so awesome in so many ways but it clogged my pores. Pros: - No white cast (I'm pretty tan - NC35) - Mattifying (I have oily skin) - Wears very well under makeup - Easy to apply and spreadCons: - Very chemical-y smell which may be unpleasant for some (idc) - Shaking the bottle causes the sunscreen to leak out of its nozzle when you unscrew the lid - Quite pricey for $28CDN plus tax for 50mL - Broke me out!!! :'(I could look past most of the cons but unfortunately, this sunscreen broke me out. I guess because it is a chemical sunscreen, there is a higher chance of it irritating my skin. My skin usually prefers physical sunscreens w/ ZO, TDo and some octinoxate but I was so hopeful when I tried this due to the high praises it received from people with similar skintype to me. I hope this works for others though, because it's a wonderful sunscreen despite breaking me out!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 8/16/2016 10:41:00 AM
More reviews by actress981
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Worst. Sunscreen. Ever.As an extremely fair (NC15) strawberry blond (think: Nicole Kidman's coloring), sunscreen is essential to my skincare routine. Though in the past I've relied on Neutrogena when in the sun, I decided to up my game this summer with a specialty face sunscreen. I knew I'd be spending a lot of time in the sun this summer, and wanted to give my skin the best possible care. I did my research and decided on this sunscreen for the reviews. It has failed me in almost every category.Pros:-It works -- I haven't gotten burned since using it-It's the best I've used in terms of remaining matte / non-greasy with make-upCons:-It breaks out the skin around my eyes. I have routinely gotten pimples under my eyes and on my eyelids while using this sunscreen-- an area where I've NEVER gotten pimples before. They are painful like styes but aren't actually aren't on the rim of my eyes like styes. I don't really have sensitive skin and don't break out from products often; this is a rarity.-The packaging is HORRIBLE. The sunscreen leaked one day, and the oil from it caused the lettering on the package to "melt" off. I didn't realize it until I looked in the mirror and had little black letters on my face!!!! NOT COOL.-The pricing. If it didn't break me out and if the packaging was decent, I'd be fine paying this amount. However, for the disappointment with the product-- NOT WORTH IT.I'm going to try EdnaMD when this runs out... rest assured, I will never purchase this product again.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 7/18/2016 8:58:00 AM
More reviews by mariella99
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I've written a review for this product previously but I think it was under the SPF 50 category, which was the only listing at the time (I think). I've used and loved this product for years. It is one of the very best facial sun protection products out there - light feeling, non-greasy and if you wait a few minutes to let it settle in, you can even apply makeup overtop without any issues (or not too many). I use this all on its own in the sticky, humid dog days of summer or with a moisturizer underneath at more "temperate" times of year. My husband, who had always refused to wear any sun protection because "it's too greasy", has been using this almost daily since having been read the riot act by his dermatologist, who had to burn off quite a few bits of pre-cancerous sun damage. Even my (adult) kids will use this happily. Simply a great product.
on 4/13/2016 2:18:00 PM
More reviews by KateyCrumb
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium
La Roche-Posay SPF60 Ultra Light Lotion ultra-fluidLight, non greasy, didn't cause break out, a little goes a long way (I've had mine for a year and still have half the 50ml bottle and I use it every single day)Never turns white on my skin, easily mixes with my Vichy face cream.The packaging is convenient to put in your purse and has never leaked. And I travel quite a bit.I used aveno before and it was good but I think this may be lighter and I prefer this products consistency and packaging. :)
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 2/29/2016 6:35:00 PM
More reviews by BlushAfficinado
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
I never would have tried this sunscreen, except it turned up in the magical clearance section of Walgreen's for half off. As this stuff taught me, there are some products that it is worth paying a premium for, and good sunscreen is one of them. This sunscreen lives up to its ultra light claim. It melts right into my face, whether I am right out of the shower or just reapplying it. It works brilliantly under makeup. And, even when I am sweaty it stays in place and it never bothers my eyes. This is crucial for me. I wear contact lenses and I have tried lots of sunscreen that causes a burning sensation in the eyes. Also, I find that it is a pretty neutral product, with no oily consistency, or skin-drying pastiness. Also, there's no smell.This product kind of looks like a walkie-talkie, because it has a dropper dispenser that is raised from the rest of the container. The dropper works brilliantly and allows you to only take as much as you need in a clean manner. In the bottle itself there is a little mixing mechanism, much like the kind in a nail polish container, that gives the sunscreen a uniform consistency. You're supposed to shake this before you use it. I don't always remember to do that, but the sunscreen always melts right in. This is so nice, as in the past I have avoided sunscreen on my face because I knew it would give me pale cast that would last anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. My husband started using this sunscreen after I raved about it, and he wears it on a regular basis. Great success! Skin cancer sucks, and this sunscreen rocks.
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on 6/28/2015 4:02:00 PM
More reviews by RocketGirl1
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I have to talk about the packaing. The packaging impressed me because the box that the bottle come it had braille. It is about time packaging have braille for the blind.This was purchased in Canada and it is called as the following: La Roche-Pose Laboratoire Dermatologique.60SPF High protection. Broad spectrum UVB + UVAUltra-lightAntheliosUltra-fluid lotion Sensitive skinQuick absorbing, matte finish. Frangrance-free. Paraben-free with Mexoryl and other sunscreen filters.Made in FranceI can't give you an honest review on how good this product is. I'm going away for a week and I was going to use Shesiedo SPF 50 WetForce for my face.I was going to wear this in the city, during the week, so I will have to come back and update.You have to shake this very well before you apply. This is a very nice white sheer liquid. (like water) I don't feel any alcohol in this and is very nice under makeup. I will have to come back and let you know if my skin got flushed, if it ran into my eyes and did I get red with this.UPDATE: I tired it for one full day in the sun and it was enough for me to come up with my review. My skin was burning and I think chemical sunscreen is not for me. My skin got red and I felt more hot with this one.
on 6/24/2015 11:54:00 PM
More reviews by isseymi
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
This is by far my favourite (chemical) sunscreen. If you're after a face sunscreen that:(a) doesn't break you out;(b) doesn't feel like sunscreen;(c) isn't oily;(d) dries matte;(e) has a high SPF rating;look no further.This is an excellent sunscreen and works really well in all climates. I've worn it running, boxing, swimming and every day to work and I absolutely love it.Leaves my skin dry and matte and lasts ages since you only need one squirt.
on 4/19/2015 7:28:00 PM
More reviews by cboylove
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse
It's a good at protecting your skin from the sun but it is really hard to use. It is extremely fluid and if you apply it liberally as per the directions it leaves you oily. This sunscreen does not play well with other products and will ball up if used with silicone based products. I do like the fact that it protects my skin but i only tend to use it on days that I am going to be out for an extended amount of time. It is quite pricey for sunscreen since you only get 1.7 oz and you're supposed to reapply every 2 hours. The packaging is nice and you are supposed to shake it or else it will separate. I have a love hate relationship with this sunscreen. If you want an alternative for this use loreals liquid spf 50+ which has almost identical ingredients.
on 3/9/2015 1:58:00 PM
More reviews by Shizuku2
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
Ok sunscreen, but not great. I've used La Roche Posay sunscreens in the past, but specifically the European ones; this one is sold in the U.S. (got this from drugstore.com when i ran out of my favorite Bioderma Photoderm LEB spf 30). The difference is that the U.S. one contains "Cell-ox Shield" as opposed to the European ones containing Mexoryl/Mexoplex. Mexoplex is better sun protection than Cell-ox Shield for varying reasons (please research it). The U.S. one also contains oxybenzone, which is somewhat controversial. Not sure why they can't just have the same ingredients in both versions. Anyway, the European equivalent, Anthelios spf 50 (that's the highest spf they're allowed to go) XL Fluid Ultra-Light has a PPD of 42 (according to La Roche Posay, but sometimes not sure i believe the manufacturer's ratings), but from my research i was only able to find that this U.S. version has a PPD of 26, which is a pretty big difference. But still, you won't find any U.S. sunscreens with a PPD even close to this one, so that's a plus. I'm able to use this sunscreen really close to my eyes and it doesn't bother me at all (the Bioderma one does bother my eyes somewhat). It doesn't leave too bad of a white sheen to your skin (but i do still see it), and i would say it's almost "cosmetically elegant" in that it looks good under makeup, and the white sheen is undetectable with foundation/powder etc over it. Also, it's rather pricey, i paid almost $30 for 1.7 ounces, which lasts me about a month with daily application, whereas with Bioderma Photoderm LEB spf/ppd 30 i can buy a 4 ounce bottle for about $26, a significant difference in price, and it has higher ppd to boot.It's listed as water-resistant, paraben-free, and fragrance-free (although it smells like alcohol upon initial application, specifically vodka to me lol, but it dissipates pretty quickly). I guess the reason it smells like alcohol is that it contains alcohol lol, and that's the reason i just can't use it (i use retin-a, vitamin c serum, and a moisturizer with niacinamide in it). It actually stings so badly upon application that i'm not able to use it while i'm using my anti-aging products, which is why i rated it so low.
on 3/7/2015 10:36:00 PM
More reviews by Xamounts
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
This is a good product with high protection. It is comparable to Khiel's but at half the price. One squirt is generally enough. It absorbs very well and allows BB creams or foundations to sit well overtop. It is essential that you exfoliate your face well as with any other product. Most importantly this sunscreen does not have an overpowering scent and does not hover on top of the skin in a greasy way.
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