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on 3/26/2015 9:45:00 PM
More reviews by sadorange
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I own the current Canadian formulation of this product. Sunscreen actives are as follows: 10% octocrylene, 4.15% titanium dioxide, 3.5% avobenzone, 3% drometrizole trisiloxane (Mexoryl XL), 3% terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid (Mexoryl SX).I am reviewing the Canadian formulation of this product, which seems very similar to the EU formulation but thankfully, the Canadian version does not have denatured alcohol while the EU version does. Having dry sensitive skin, I am very thankful for this as alcohol really irritates my skin.I bought this for $29 at Rexalls in a set with a 100ml tube and an extra 50ml tube. I loved this sunscreen so much (read below), that I found the same set in Shopper's Drug Mart for $24.50!This is my HG sunscreen. I wouldn't recommend this formulation however if you don't have dry skin or don't like a dewy finish. Especially when using the recommended 1/2 teaspoon amount for the face and neck, this sunscreen can make your face look pretty shiny. If you don't like this or don't have dry skin, just use this as a body sunscreen instead. This stuff is pretty heavily moisturizing, especially for a sunscreen. I've had many bad experiences with sunscreens setting very dry and matte on my face, but putting this on its pure joy.Formerly called "Melt In Cream" and now "Comfort Cream", this sunscreen really does feel like it's melting into the skin. This is an incredible feat since many sunscreens are not easy to spread at all. However, this spreads like luxurious butter on the skin and blends very smoothly. When I apply I initially get a white cast, but after slathering it on and waiting 5 seconds to blend, it disappears.This sits beautifully under my makeup as a base. It doesn't disturb how my foundation applies, in fact I feel like it applies more smoothly with this underneath.If you're interested in this but have normal/combination skin, I highly recommend the lotion, not the cream. I compared the two side by side and the lotion sets quicker and feels more matte.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 12/17/2014 11:14:00 PM
More reviews by haianhdang
Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This product is disappointing!!I bought this from a friend's recommendation. It is very thick, leaves a white cast on my face, and takes a really realy long time to absorb. I cannot use this in the summer. But now it's winter so I try to use it up and use other kinds of sunscreen.
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on 11/3/2013 2:33:00 AM
More reviews by wonderbuy
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I definitely felt protected from the sun however the UVA protection wasn't strong enough and I still developed sun spots and freckles. Its quite thick but sunscreen needs to be since otherwise you sweat it off. This definitely is waterproof and lasts a long time. I still feel that Shiseido and the Japanese sunscreen creams are better both in UVA and finish. I will not repurchase again but I did quite enjoy using this. I don't like the shaker liquid sunscreens in this brand as I don't feel they give nearly as enough protection as the creams but this is just a little too goopy for me since its hard to layer any make up on top of this at all. I also like Bioderma Spot sunscreen better as it isn't as heavy and provides greater UVA protection.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 6/26/2013 11:39:00 AM
More reviews by Kallisandra
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I've been using Anthelios XL for the past 5 years and this sunscreen is top notch. Most difficult to get in the US, but pop over to Canada or Mexico and it's sitting on the shelf. Or make friends with someone that lives anywhere but the US. Also note that when sold in the US it's about $10 more of a markup. Really it's a french drugstore brand so it's sold at drug store prices over there and on par with the cost of Neutrogena or Oil of Olay. The translated cost is anywhere from $10-20 US instead of $30-35 stateside from a shady amazon dealer.This meltin cream is for combo/dry skin but leaning more towards dry side. Since my skin is super parched due to usage of prescription retinoids I love this sunscreen. I'm fanatically and layer both a physical sunscreen (this one) wait 10 min and then apply a clear physical one (elta md uv clear 46).
on 2/11/2013 10:05:00 PM
More reviews by Lervy
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
I've been using this sunblock for more than 5 year and I am still loving it. The texture is pretty thick and leaves a faint white cast on the skin which I can accept. It may feels heavy if you apply too much or on top of your BB creme. On the tube it states it is very water resistance hence even without any makeup on, please use a makeup remover first before your facial cleanser. I found this to be an effective sunblock is because after so many years under the sun, my face never gets tan or burn. I have freckles but they are not obvious. I would highly recommend if you have drier skin but perhaps not for summer.
on 2/5/2013 8:55:00 AM
More reviews by paneradfisk
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
This is really hard to rub into your skin. After rubbing it in for several minutes, my face feels kind of "thick" and hard. Really strange. It was very expensive to buy in my country, so my money is wasted. At least I can use it on my hands/body without any problem, and at least it is paraben free and fragrance free.
on 12/2/2012 4:46:00 AM
More reviews by irina1411
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Effective sun screen, but kind of shiny. It doesn't give you a matte look, and this can be corrected by adding a little powder, if necessary. Personally, I'd always go for Bioderma sunscreen, as the best alternative on the market for my skin type.
on 11/24/2012 10:56:00 AM
More reviews by sofinthesky
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I have rosacea and very dry skin.I used to use the Fluid Extreme (is supposed to be for oily/combination skin) version and I liked it very much, so when I found this melt-in cream for dry skin I had to try it.The only difference I find is the texture, I also find this one to be a little bit more moisturizing, which is great.I read people complaining about the white cast it leaves, well it's true. What I do is apply my normal moisturizing after the sunscreen and the white cast disappears completely. I prefer the packaging from the Fluid Extreme sunscreen, but overall this is a great product, and will probably buy it again.
on 6/29/2011 8:30:00 AM
More reviews by Mandibulo
Recently got this product after being pulled in by the fact that the Anthelios line provides a variety of formulas aimed specifically towards different skin types, which I thought was ingenius. The formula I picked is the one intended for dry skin, which is supposed to be loaded with hydrating elements to keep the skin supple and comfy, something I find extremely convenient in summer, since this particular consistency eliminates the need for additional moisturizer. The thing is, I often find it too be a little too thick. It does sink into my skin eventually, but it feels overly heavy and almost too hydrating, making me look shiny for a couple hours after I apply it. Probably the oil-free formula for normal/combo skin would fit me better; still need to experiment on that. The cream does leave a noticable white cast all over the face, as well as a few streaks, especially near the hairline, even though I make it a point to blend it as well as I can. I'm not too bothered about the white cast though, because all sunscreens (especially those containing SPF 50+) seem to have the same effect, plus if I absolutely dreaded the white cast I'd go for a tinted sunblock. One thing it does impeccably though, is accept makeup. Even the thickest, cakiest pastes (like my Mac studio finish concealer) melt into the skin better than ever, without sitting on top of it, and they remain like that throughout the day. Impressive! As for the rest of its benefits, it seems to protect me nicely - I don't even tan with this on, my face stays milky white all summer while my body tans, and I just unify the two with makep. Its scent is quite sunscreen-like, which I love, only a tad more on the medicinal side. So if you're willing to deal with the ghostly look and heavy feeling on your face, by all means go for it. I'll prolly keep my options open.
on 6/23/2011 5:11:00 AM
More reviews by signemarie
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
This review is for the FRENCH version (made and bought in France) without perfume or parabens.Reading the label, this product should be everything I need. No perfume, no parabens and high spf. I have rosacea and my face skin is totally dependant on a good SPF. I hate to be the one to say it, but for those of you with very sensitive skin and rosacea/exzema, this product is simply NOT IT.It's way too harsh. It literally burns my skin when I put it on. Under no curcomstances can I use it when I have the slightest exzema, it simply stings too much. I suppose it's ok if your face skin is in good condition (no broken/fragile skin whatsoever), but that's unfortunately rare for me to have completely 'closed' skin.I give it three stars because I appreciate that major brands make sunscreens with high SPF without perfume and parabens, but I am MUCH happier with my Lovea organic sunscreen (bought from mypure). No stinging at all, even when I have exzema.So, good if you have good, slightly sentizised skin, too harsh for very sensitive skin. Hope this helps :)ETA: Be advised that there are at least two and possibly three different versions (US & Americas, EU and Asia) of this product, apart from the fake ones. This review is for the European version without perfume or parabens, bought in a pharmacy Paris, so should be legit.
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