Saturday, September 11, 2010

Beauty: La Roche Posay Sunscreen Review

La Roche Posay - Anthelios XL (Fluid)
It can be a huge disappointment when you do a lot of research to find a good product that is recommended by the experts and it does not give good results.
That is how it feels when you buy La Roche Posay - Anthelios XL Sunscreen. It is claimed to be one of the best sunscreens, for even the sensitive skin, as it provides perfect protection against wrinkle causing UVA rays and harmful UVB rays. It has a special chemical called "Mexoryl" that protects the skin from sun damage and is found in only a few sunscreens in the world. Many dermatologists and beauty experts recommend this product.
On the functionality front, I don't doubt the product as it has all the right ingredients to protect the skin from harmful sunrays, has high recommendations and is from the famous French beauty label LaRoche - Posay. However, on usage part this sunscreen is a total disaster. On application, it leaves white flakes on the skin (which looks like you have dandruff all over the face), no matter how carefully you apply it. Moreover it leaves a very prominent white cast that looks very fake. It takes a lot of time to blend with the skin even if you blend it with your regular moisturiser and then apply it and it still leaves white flakes on the skin. To add to this problem, it also makes the skin look oily.

One good part about this sunscreen is it does not cause breakout even on oily skin, like most other sunscreens. Overall would rate it an average product because of the flakiness. Ultimately, applying a product like this is a pain and you don't want to look like you have a painted face.
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