Skin care

My Thoughts: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 Dry Touch Sunscreen

May 27, 2016

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A few years ago, I decided it was completely unacceptable that a product that was supposed to save your skin could also create breakouts. Since then, I’ve been on a quest to identify those that don’t. A few of my go-to success stories are:

I’m now adding another — La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 Dry Touch Sunsreen ($19.99/ 1.7 oz./available at Ulta).  This one has all the right boxes checked. This products against UVA/UVB, it absorbs moisture, is water-resistant, stays matte, and it works well under foundation. I’ve worn it to the gym, during long days, and during times when I’ve been battling cystic acne.

I happy to report that this one works, gorgeous. I used it as a primer, and found that my foundation stayed shine-free all day while the SPF protection kept those damaging rays away. The texture is a white cream that dries clear almost immediately (unlike Institute’s Estederm’s No Sun, which takes a good twenty minutes for the white cast to fade away. La Roche-Possay’s Clear Skin worked under a few different foundations without separating, balling up or clogging pores.

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The one issue that I have to note is that there is a sunscreen-like scent upon application. It fades pretty quickly, and it doesn’t seem to be artificial or perfume-like, but it’s something that I wish wasn’t there. Otherwise, I really love the formulation. It dries quickly and doesn’t feel “heavy,” although it does apply as a cream. It’s very pleasant.  Definitely worth a look if you are looking to play out in this sun this summer!

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 ($19.99) is available at Ulta.

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  • Jessi May 27, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I just tried this the other day-I had my annual skin cancer screening and naturally went without makeup but this sunscreen had just arrived and I put it on so I was protected. I’m very oily and sensitive and it was so dry and comfortable feeling on my face-I can’t wait to try it under makeup.

  • ChynnaBlue May 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    And it’s a chemical sunscreen, thank goodness! The zinc oxide used in the physical sunscreens irritates my skin and makes it red and flaky. I will have to give this one a try.

  • Clever Girl Reviews May 27, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    WOW! No silicones!

  • Ana May 31, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I use La Roche Posay Anthelios for years and I am very satisfied and keep coming back to it.