Hello beautiful people!
Today I will talk about the most important step in a morning routine: sunscreen! I can’t stress enough how important it is!
Sun protection saves you from skin cancer and skin damages in general. Damage can lead to hyperpigmentation and other skin issues. Moreover, I am sun intolerant, which means that I get rash/erythema if I stay under direct sunlight.
- Introduction & Ingredients
I am always on the lookout for GOOD sunscreens. They usually feel too thick or too greasy. Especially during summer, my skin gets SO OILY, so the base must be close to perfection before applying makeup.
Let’s have a look at the INCI list of this sunscreen:
Aqua / water, homosalate, silica, octocrylene, ethylhexyl salicylate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, ethylhexyl triazone, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, drometrizole trisiloxane, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, glycerin, pentylene glycol, styrene/acrylates copolymer, potassium cetyl phosphate, dimethicone, perlite, propylene glycol, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, aluminum hydroxide, p-anisic acid, caprylyl glycol, disodium EDTA, inulin lauryl carbamate, isopropyl lauroyl sarcosinate, PEG-8 laurate, phenoxyethanol, Scutellaria baicalensis extract / scutellaria baicalensis root extract, silica silylate, stearic acid, stearyl alcohol, terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid, titanium dioxide, titanium dioxide [nano] / titanium dioxide, tocopherol, triethanolam, xanthan gum, zinc gluconate.
As you can see it’s a good chemical sunscreen formula, it’s non-perfumed, it’s suitable for sensitive skin and sun intolerant skin (like mine), and it contains no alcohol, yay! There are 24 clinical studies behind this cream. The best part is…it’s NON COMEDOGENIC! So your pores (and mine) are not clogged by this product!
It also includes Airlicium Technology: it consists of mattifying micro-particles made to absorb sebum, sweat, and humidity (everything causing that “extra glow”). It contains anti-oxidants as well (Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract / Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Tocopherol) as no one wants those early wrinkles.
As always with Silica, let the product absorb completely to avoid the pilling of the makeup. So far, it hasn’t happened so, to be honest, I’m pretty amazed!
The packaging is very basic, especially for pharmacy products, and at the same time, it’s eye-catchy and clear.
Fortunately, it’s easy to understand which product it is, as La Roche-Posay has so many products and SPFs, for EVERY need and skin type. I bought this sunscreen for €16,80 on sale, usually it costs €21 at Yliopiston Apteekki.
The offer is valid throughout May, and if you buy an Anthelios product, you will get La Roche-Posay 15ml Toleriane Sensitive Cream, a protective soothing moisturiser FOR FREE! The bottle contains 50ml of product and it has 12 months of life after opening.
- My experience
From the collage, we can see the consistency. It comes out pretty creamy and effortlessly out of the tube. I actually took a lot of product to demonstrate 😁 As you can see, when you let it absorb, it gives NO shine and NO white cast! I’m in heaven 💜
I have tried many other sunscreens throughout the years. Lately, I have been testing the new Skincity Skincare SPF50 Light Emulsion and the Paula’s Choice RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF50. I also used for two years in a row ACO Sun Face Fluid Mattifying SPF50+. However, I have to admit, I like this La Roche-Posay Anti-Shine better.
The other sunscreens claim to be for combination / oily skin, or that they will give that “matte finish”…well, it’s just not true. I don’t even mind the white cast, as I am as white as the creams. 😅 They just don’t control the shine and feel greasy or thick.
I have worked hard with my bestie Niacinamide to get the oil, shine, and redness under control, and I feel that this exact product doesn’t fail me. Also under make-up, it stays flawless! Never pilled, even when I was in a hurry!
As you can see from the picture, taken with natural light, it almost looks like there is no product at all! No extra shine, no greasiness, nor anything unwanted.
My vote is 5 / 5 moons!
I really have nothing bad to say about this, nor I can find any flaws or advice for improvements! I will surely buy some more before the end of the month, so I can get it discounted and with an extra La Roche-Posay cream. ME HAPPY!
Have you tried it? Is it your favorite? Let me know in the comments!