I know that summer seems like a long way off, but it's never too soon to start thinking about how you're going to be protecting your skin from the sun. In an ideal world, I'd wear SPF every single day - and even those who don't have very fair skin could benefit from protecting their skin from harmful UVA and UVB damage. Last month I attended La Roche Posay's Anthelios XL event where a couple of new SPF products were launched. Today I'm going to talk about a small portion of their sun protection range, in the hopes that it might help at least some of you find new skin protection from the sun (whether it's just for an upcoming holiday, or part of an updated daily skincare routine).
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Protective Oil* | rrp £ 18.00/200ml
I've never tried a sun protection oil before, but I'm certainly intrigued by La Roche Posay's SPF 50+ Protective Oil. Not only does it offer incredibly high UVA Protection thanks to its patented filtering system, but it's also waterproof and hydrating. My only disappointment is that it contains a high concentration of mineral oil, which means that it isn't suitable for acne prone skin (as mineral oil clogs pores). I will be giving this a proper test during the summer to see how I get along with it.
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Cream* | rrp £15.50/50ml
La Roche Posays SPF 50+ Cream has been developed for men and women with sensitive skin, and those with a sensitivity to nickel. It's free from parabens and is non perfumed, and it's a great option for those with dry skin as it's got a really nice creamy and hydrating texture. For those with dry skin, this is definitely a great option for everyday use as it isn't too heavy to wear underneath makeup. It also contains the antioxidant Baicalin which helps protect against the ageing effects of long UVA.
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ BB Tinted Comfort Cream* | rrp £15.50/50ml
Especially suitable for dry skin, La Roche Posay's Anthelios XL SPF 50+ BB Tinted Comfort Cream offers highly waterproof UVA protection whilst also soothing, illuminating and unifying the appearance of your skin. Like the un-tinted cream, the BB cream contains Baicalin - a new ingredient that is clinitically proven to reinforce protection against the effect of UV rays, including long UVA (the rays which generate free radicals and provoke irreversible damage within the skin). The cream itself isn't sticky and it sits well on the skin, making it a perfect makeup base for those with dry skin.
La Roche Posay Anthelios Dermo-Kids Lotion* | rrp £11.00/50ml
La Roche Posay's Baby Lotion has been designed with baby's skin (aged from six months - three years) in mind. Not only does it contain nourishing ingredients such as Shea Butter, but it provides incredibly high protection against UVA - twice as strict as European standards - as well as UVB protection. Owned by parent company L'Oreal, La Roche Posay have been able to make use of brand new ingredients and scientific development in the creation of their Anthelios range. When it comes to sun protection their products not only seem reliable but they're also incredibly well designed - in everything from the packaging to the texture. I'd definitely trust La Roche Posay to protect delicate, young skin and it's great to see products clinically tested on young children in their range.
If you're interested, today (Friday April 10th) I'm holding a twitter giveaway where you can win La Roche Posay's Anthelios Dermo-Kids Lotion* - all you have to do is follow me on twitter and RT the giveaway tweet. If you'd like to enter, you can find me on twitter here.
Have you tried La Roche Posay's Anthelios range before?
What daily SPF do you use?