16 May 2013

REVIEW | La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Extreme Face Fluid SPF50

Summer is finally here (well, sort of).  Although technically you should be wearing sun protection all year round, summer is definitely when my conscience kicks in and makes me feel guilty for not wearing any!

Previously I used to rely on the SPF in my moisturiser and foundation to protect my face from the sun.  I never liked the thick, overly greasy texture of sun creams used on the body, so never used it on my face.

Cutting to the chase, couple of months ago I was watching Lisa Eldridge's favourite sun protection for the face.  She mentioned La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Extreme Face Fluid.  I was all ears as I love LRP.  The French know their skincare, fact!

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Fluide Extreme Face 50ml

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Fluide Extreme Face 50ml

(I wrote the date I opened it as SPF deteriorates over time)

This provides protection from UVA/UVB and is water-resistant.  Also contains no parabens (as per the packaging)!

I picked this up and started using it straightaway (although it was snowing at the time...)!  The texture is really light and it is quite white, so blending is required.  I feel you heave to blend it in quite quickly otherwise it dries up on the skin.  So I tend to pour a small amount on to my fingers and blend one area of my face at a time.  I usually apply after my serum and moisturiser, and give it 5-10 minutes before I apply make-up.

I really do like it as it gives a matte finish.  And someone with my combination-oily skin loves anything that has a matte finish!  Make-up sits really well on top and doesn't make my skin oily over the day.  A little goes a long way so you don't need to use a lot.  Overall, I am loving this.

What facial sun protection do you use?

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