21 June 2015

Skincare | The Ultimate SPF For Your Face

La Roche Posay have done it again and made me fall in love with yet another one of their products, this time a sun cream (and just in time for when I go on holiday too!). I've posted before about the Ultra light daily defence from Kiehls which I still think is great but this one has managed to knock it off the top spot for me. The Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid is also SPF 50 with UVA and UVB protection and somehow it's even lighter on the face than the Kiehls. I don't know how they've done it but I actually prefer the texture and the way it sinks in to most regular (and might I add pricier) moisturisers out there.

I've been using this everyday for a couple of weeks and the first thing for me which always makes or breaks my impression of a product is whether or not it irritates my skin or makes it any more oily/dry than usual. This sun cream didn't do any of those things and lived up to it's promise of being sensitive skin friendly, as well as sinking in really quickly so that I could apply my makeup over it straight away and it didn't slide right off. I haven't really been using moisturiser on top of this because I find it hydrating enough on it's own and I only really need extra moisturiser in the areas that are particularly dry.

As you can tell by the photo above, the formula is really thin and runny which helps it sink in super fast and I know nobody wants a thick layer of product in hot sunny weather. After blending it into my skin you can see that there is no residue or signs of grease/shine - it really leaves the skin looking natural with a hint of healthy dewiness so would be suitable for dry and oily skin types. One thing I would say is to store it upright because the thin formula can result in too much coming out once you take the lid off. Other than that minor point, this is my absolute holy grail suncream and I'm so glad I've found it because as I mentioned in my old post, I used to completely hate the thought of putting any type of suncream on my face and definitely didn't do it as much as I should have. Gotta love the progression of the skincare industry right?

You can get this from Boots which is where I usually buy La Roche Posay products, and it usually retails for £17 (pretty good considering that I'm getting through it such a little bit at a time) but I've just noticed while finding the link that it's currently on a pretty good offer! Pleaseee remember to use something to protect your skin, whether it's this or something else, it's not worth the risks considering it takes a few seconds of your day to ensure it.

Do let me know if you like the sound of this product, and what your favourite suncreams are to use -   Speak to you soon! 
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