Here’s How to Pick the Best La Roche Posay Anthelios Sunscreen For Your Skin Type

Ever experienced the sting of a sunscreen that doesn’t sit well with your skin? Makes it hard to commit to the number 1 anti ageing skin care product we have. 

Don’t stress, because we’re here to let you in on some key info about the La Roche-Posay Anthelios sunscreen range, and help you work out the right Anthelios sunscreen for your skin type.

La Roche Posay Anthelios Sunscreen_ One hand pours La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ into palm of other handLa Roche Posay Anthelios Sunscreen_ One hand pours La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ into palm of other hand

You might be familiar with La Roche-Posay products, which tend to be safe for those looking for skin care for sensitive skin.

Fortunately, the La Roche-Posay Anthelios range has also been designed to offer broad spectrum UVA/UVB to sensitive skin, free from parabens and fragrances. 

That’s right, even the most sensitive skin types can try the sunscreens from the La Roche-Posay Anthelios range. Plus, they’ve also created several no white cast SPF products, which are friendly for all skin tones

To help you navigate the range we’ve put together a list of our favourite La Roche-Posay sensitive skin sunscreens and exactly who they’re suited to. 

The best La Roche-Posay sunscreen for dark skin tones:

Why we love it: The La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ is a sheer fluid sunscreen formula that is lightweight and achieves an invisible finish. With no white cast, this formula was made to suit all skin tones.

Best for those with normal-combination and sensitive skin types, this fragrance-free sunscreen also sits well under foundation without being too matte or radiant.

Apply 20 minutes before sun exposure and every 2 hours following first application. It offers very high SPF50+ UVA/UVB protection and is also eco-friendly. 


A light face sunscreen for acne and oily skin types

Why we love it: Those looking for a matte finish will enjoy the lightweight formula of the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Anti-Shine Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF50+.

Using Airlicium, also known as the “anti-sweat molecule”, this formula has the unique ability to absorb perspiration, sebum and oil up to 150 times its volume. It’s gel-cream texture blends in seamlessly to the skin and it offers a very high SPF 50+ UVA/UVB protection.

This fragrance-free formula is also non-comedogenic, non-irritating and dermatologically tested. Perfect for those who need to stay shine-free throughout the day.


A lightweight La Roche-Posay tinted sunscreen

Why we love it: For UVA/UVB sun protection combined with the perfect tint, try the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+. This lightweight liquid can be worn alone or in combination with your makeup, offering a gorgeous finish to the skin, with no white cast.

Glycerine and Thermal Spring water help to balance the skin’s hydration levels, aiding those with oily-combo skin types who may be experiencing some extra shine.

Apply liberally to the face 20 minutes before sun exposure and every 2 hours following first application. 


The go-to tinted La Roche-Posay face sunscreen for oily skin

Why we love it: Ditch the white cast and the extra shine with the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Anti-Shine Dry Touch Tinted Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ This mattifying tinted sunscreen offers high UVA/UVB protection with a sheer universal tint that helps to even out your skin tone.

This formula also contains Airlicium, which helps to soak up sebum and perspiration for a smooth, matte finish.

Great for sensitive, oily and acne prone skin types, this formula should be applied 20 minutes before sun exposure and every 2 hours following first application.


Try an ultra-creamy Anthelios BB cream for dry skin

Why we love it: Go for more coverage with the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra BB Cream Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+. This creamy, hydrating formula is perfect for those with drier, dehydrated skin types looking for UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection, along with some lightweight coverage.

It’s a formula that blends in nicely to offer a nice and easy summer glow. This sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before sun exposure and every 2 hours following first application.


The ultimate Anthelios sunscreen for body

Why we love it: For all round protection try the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Wet Skin SPF50+ Body Sunscreen 250ml. This full body sunscreen is ideal for all skin types (including sensitive) and can be used on both adults and children.

It has a neat formula that can be applied to wet skin, and it offers a high level of broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, perfect for beach days. It’s an ideal summer sunscreen that has a non-greasy, lightweight finish that keeps the skin hydrated and protected. 


La Roche-Posay’s high-protection, skin-friendly Anthelios range, has something for everyone. Each formula is designed to be kind to the skin and non-irritating, no matter your skin type!

  • For children under six months of age, consult with your family physician before use.

  • Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad-Spectrum.

  • To further mitigate the risks of sun exposure, wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.

  • Apply 20 minutes before sun exposure. Sunscreen is only one part of sun protection so wear protective clothing and seek shade. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours and after swimming, towelling and perspiring in accordance with directions.






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