The summer is almost over, and the beach club I belong to closes for the season in 3 weeks. I’m very sad about it because I love the short New England summer. Nevertheless, the good weather – no longer hot but still sunny – usually lasts through October (though I remember a number of snow days in late October). That means I’ll continue to jog outside, starting biking more often, and close up the garden for the season. So I still will need to wear a good sunscreen. I’m sure lots of you live in areas where the sun and hot weather continue on for months, and outdoor living and sun exposure is a year round thing.
A couple of months ago, I read about La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid on Prime Beauty Blog, and I saw it mentioned again recently on someone else’s blog (sorry I can’t remember whose). It had been in the back of my mind all summer. This summer I received so many sunscreens and moisturizers with SPF that I didn’t need to purchase any. I used up quite a few, and I must say that I really liked the sunscreens with physical sunscreen ingredients from MyChelle the best (MyChelle sunscreen review here) for my face and body.
But yesterday, I had a 30% off coupon from CVS burning a hole in my purse, and I decided to finally buy the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen. It comes in SPF 45 and 60, and I went for the 60. It works to screen both UVA and UVB rays.
I was absolutely shocked by this stuff. It really is a fluid, a white thin liquid. I applied some on the back of my hand, and it absorbed in seconds and completely disappeared. I mean completely! Nothing left behind except a bit of smoothness and shine. On my face, the fluid is the best absorbed sunscreen (that’s not a powder) that I’ve ever used!
I bought this specifically for use on my face, though it can be used on the body as well. Typically, I hate layering up face products in the summer and adding a separate sunscreen to the mix, so I usually use a moisturizer with SPF and CC cream with SPF. The ones I was using most often were often heavy and/or left a white cast. They work, so I put up with it. But now that I have the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen, I can apply a moisturizer without SPF and a primer and lightweight foundation without SPF if I want to. Yay!
I think La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid is nothing short of a miracle. Although its active sunscreen ingredients are chemicals rather than physical sunscreen ingredients, I am going with it. La Roche-Posay is a very reputable French skincare brand. It’s water resistant, fragrance-free, parabens-free, non-comedogenic, allergy tested, dermatologist tested, and tested on sensitive skin (I hope that means it’s OK for those with allergies and sensitive skin!). Like any sunscreen, it needs to be reapplied after 80 minutes in the sun. I will use my Brush On Block SPF 30 for that purpose (Brush On Block review).
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid comes in a slim plastic container with 1.7 fl. oz. of sunscreen. At CVS, the regular price is $29.99. It’s not cheap, but I think it’s well worth the money. Made in France.
Have you tried this miracle sunscreen?
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