La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light SPF50+ 50ml
4.4 of 223 reviews
4 instalments of $7.49
4 instalments of $7.49
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4.4 of 223 reviews
83% recommend this product
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Leaves a cast and piles up
Perfect in everyway!I never (eek!) used sunscreen until I listened to the Adore Beauty podcast. I always connected sunscreen to memories of being a kid and it feeling thick, greasy, heavy and gross. I received a sample of this and was so surprised by its light texture and the way it quickly absorbs into my skin. It sits so well under makeup too! I was so impressed I purchased the full Size!!
Light but pillsI find this pills terribly over my skincare which means my makeup doesn't sit nicely over the top. You have to give it a good shake or else it comes out too watery.
Glad I didn't buy thisI received a sample of this in an order from Adore Beauty and I have to say that this sunscreen is almost everything I don't want in a sunscreen. It has a white cast, is greasy and feels cloying and also doesn't absorb easily. It's only plus is that it's a light fluid texture. There are better sunscreens out there
Feels like you aren't wearing SPF!I'm a skin therapist, so you can imagine I've tried MANNNNY SPF's out there. A lot of them feel thick, and makeup doesn't apply well over the top. I did not find this happened with this sunscreen. It is so beautiful and light weight, it feels like you aren't wearing anything! It soaked right into my skin, and left it feeling slightly soft with no shine. I received a free sample of this in my last ...Read More
Feels good but has drying alcoholI really liked this at first. It felt good. It was light and it sinks in. That was before I started experiencing the initial dry/flakey stage of retinol. It aggravated the dryness.
After using a couple of other sunscreens with no alcohol, I can now see and feel the difference when a sunscreen has alcohol in it and it no longer suits my skin. I still wouldn't recommend it to someone e...Read More
easy to wearvery light but full cover sunscreen , feels nice on skin and easy to apply ..will definitely be purchasing again
GoodThis provides great protection and is good for my sensitive skin. Will repurchase
No greasiness guaranteed !Product absorbs into the skin very quickly. Once absorbed, your skin feels dry and ready for your moisturizer and makeup.
Fantastic product that does not leave a hint of greasy residue !!!
The best.I stopped using this for a while because I work outdoors and have to reapply several times a day, so this was getting a bit expensive. After trying out loads of other sunscreens I’ve decided to suck it up because this stuff really is the best. Even after 3 or 4 applications it never gets greasy, doesn’t break me out and never causes redness or irritation. I love it and will continue to repurchas...Read More
Luminous skin but has it's problemsThis was my go-to sunscreen for many years as it gives me this gorgeous 'your skin but better' glow. However it can give you a white cast considering it is a dropper formula which also makes it confusing to know how much you're supposed to use. I also CANNOT wear anything underneath this, sadly all my serums pile up. I recommend if you're going to use this alone but it might interfere with your se...Read More
A step upI have been trying this product for a few years. I've not always been happy with it because whilst it works it's still been rather heavy for my skin. This is definitely a step up and so much less greasy or oily it's predecessor. I am much happier with it as so far no rosacea reaction.
The best face sunscreenI have very sensitive skin when it comes to sunscreen. Either I react to it, or it clogs my pores and makes my otherwise dry skin super oily. This is definitely not the case with the Anthelios fluid! It is super light, applies easily and most importantly protects my face from sunburn.
Best face moisturiserThis sunscreen sinks in very quickly, doesn't irritate my skin like most other face sunscreens and sits well under my makeup.
Best Face SunscreenThis is by far the best sunscreen I've ever tried for my combination skin. Light-weight, fast absorbing and doesn't leave a white cast which you normally expect with high SPF sunscreens. Most of all, this product does not make my eyes sting. I don't ever use sunscreen directly on the eye area but with what I've tried, you get a stinging sensation after use. La Roche Posay never did so I'm truly ha...Read More
Gives me pimplesI had bought this thinking it was the best sunscreen for breakouts. I use The Ordinary skin care products and my skin has been great but on the days I use this sunscreen my skin breaks out. I feel it isn’t the best for my skin and I am disappointed in this purchase. I had less breakouts when I used a cheap sunscreen (le tan)
The best sun protectionThis has become my go to sunscreen. It provides great sun protection and feels good on the skin.
HypeI've been reading so much about this sunscreen i was a bit funny purchasing it for nearly $30! i do like the sunscreen and it doesn't clog your pores! however im shocked at the size!!!!!!!! so small!!!!!!!!
AmazingI love this!! I usually HATE wearing sunscreen, especially on my face as it is thick and greasy and it you're swimming it stings your eyes. But this is SPF is amazing! It's so light it's like you're not even wearing it. Great for everyday wear. And it stays put when swimming and doesn't sting my eyes at all! Might try the tinted one next time :)
Not a fan of the graininessNot sure why but this sunscreen has a bit of a grainy feel to it (like the neutrogena spf50+ sunscreen). Dont like that texture, and it makes it feel thick. But in terms of effectiveness, this is great!
Love it!LRP sunscreens are amazing! I've tried many of them and other product from LRP and I have to say that I have yet to be disappointed. The formula is light and cosmetically elegant unlike many other sunscreens I've tried. I love how this has broad spectrum protection too!
goodgood product, bit heavy but a little goes a long way
Extremely light and effective.This is my favorite face sunscreen I have tried to date. It is extremely light and feels more like a primer than a sunscreen. Face sunscreens generally end up making my skin quite oily and I eventually break out. However, this one dries matte on my skin and I have had no issues with breaking out. It also blends perfectly with my foundation. Would definitely recommend!
Leaves a cast and piles upI read so many good reviews on this and thought it would be great for my very oily and acne prone skin. I like the little shaker bottle and the product itself is very liquidy. However, this does leave a white cast on me and it starts breaking down and leaving white streaks everywhere you sweat and piles up in the lines on my neck. I am finishing the bottle by using it on my hands and will not repu...Read More
Nice but pillsThis is a nice lightweight sunscreen however I find that if I put this on before my makeup it pills and balls up. Not my favourite one for everyday.
Favourite spfI’m a redhead, and I’ve always hated sunscreen because when I was a kid, all of the adults around me would douse me in it whenever I went outside. It’s hard to find a sunscreen that is easy to apply, has no smell, and dries down to such a light layer that it feels like it’s not even there. This is easily one of my favourite sunscreens.
Light sunscreenLove this brand of sunscreen, doesn't block your pores or cause breakouts! very lightweight!
Ticks the boxesI usually prefer to stick with a 30+ sunscreen as I have found 50+ to be heavy and greasy and not overly pleasant to wear on an every day basis. This one surprised me though - it's lightweight (as it says) and I'm happy to put it on in the morning before makeup (or without makeup) for almost all day protection. I would only reapply if I am in full sun for extended periods (like a beach day) or in ...Read More
The bestWow wow wow, this sunscreen is simply the best! It is sheer and comfortable, and sinks in so nicely. It actually leaves quite a nice little dewy glow on your face afterwards. My dermatologist also loves this product and says it's one of the best sunscreens out there. I have used this for upwards of two years and have never had a problem with it pilling under makeup, feeling chalky or most importan...Read More
Fabulous on Mature Skin & under MakeupI wanted to try this having seen several dermatologists on YouTube recommending it and I'm really glad I did. It's lovely and light, absorbs really easily and sits really well under makeup. It doesn't leave a white cast on my skin like some zinc-based sunscreens. The 50ml size is great for carrying around in my bag, in case I want to reapply. I will be getting some for my teen daughter too.
Good but careful with the quantityThis is good product but be careful with how much you use, small amount goes far.
One of my favThis is the best sunscreen for oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. This doesn't break me out, absorbs quickly. My skin still gets oily though but I think that's just my skin. Definitely worth the price.
Good as a high SPF sunscreenThis product is good as a high SPF sunscreen - it's lightweight and not heavy and doesn't feel / smell like sunscreen
It leaves a white cast in photography and probably would underneath makeup.
I also find that it doesn't make for a good base underneath makeup, so perhaps use a primer on top or use a different moisturiser for makeup application
Absorbs quickly and great under make upFinally a sunscreen I like that does not break me out! Absorbs well without the dreaded sunscreen sheen.
Super LightI really love this sunscreen. I have sensitive, oily/dry skin and this is the perfect texture and consistency. Works well on top of my day cream and under my foundation and feel like I'm wearing nothing. If only it was cruelty free!
Seriously good SPFI don't know why it's taken me so long to review this sunscreen, but this stuff is amazing! It's one of the only SPF's I'll use on my face and it's extremely silky and lightweight. I find that it layers well with both skincare/ makeup and doesn't clog my oily/combo skin. Definitely a product to give a go, especially at only $30!
Not for under makeupI love that this is light and has SPF 50 but unfortunately leaves a white cast so I wouldn't recommend this for everyday use.
ReliableA great sunscreen for the face and neck. I apply it over my moisturiser, under any makeup. It blends in very well, and doesn't leave my skin too oily even in my T-zone. Hasn't broken me out unlike some other sunscreens! Was recommended this when going to get my moles checked.
Everyday product!I love this sunscreen! It is lightweight and absorbs quickly. Its container is small and you can always bring it in your bag. You only need a couple of drops to cover your face. I recommend it
Not the bestThis seems to be everything I want in a sunscreen, it's very lightweight, goes on clear and has a minimal scent.
The lightweight bottle is excellent to slip into my handbag to reapply as necessary.
I always shake well and smooth this all over my face. I use patting motions to get an even application and to encourage the product to sink into the skin. It seems to do so and although it d...Read More
Can’t Even Feel It!I received this sunscreen as a promo gift. It’s very fluid, lightweight and you barely feel like it’s on your skin! I have dry skin, and this felt neither oily nor drying. Nothing like the thick sunscreens I’ve grown up with! I forgot it was even on. If this were 100% cruelty free I’d definitely consider purchasing.
Great sunscreenGot this sample with one of my purchases. Feel great on my skin and can be used under my make up. This is a good brand which I'm glad I've tried. Will purchase in summer
Love/hate relationshipI keep coming back to this one but I can’t really figure out why. Maybe it’s because it’s one of the few sunscreens that doesn’t break me out. I have combination, acne prone skin and the pros of this sunscreen are that it’s lightweight, not greasy, sinks in well, no added fragrance and high SPF. The cons... it pills so bad!, the high alcohol content can be irritating and it stings my eyes.
Perfect size packagingPerfect size packaging - easy to pop into a purse or handbag. Feels great on the skin, non clogging.
perfect for the beachI bought this hoping to use it as an every day option but have found it doesn't sit quite right under make up and required a lot of rubbing in.
However it has been perfect for beach days or any time i want something a bit thicker or full coverage compared to a more light weight option.
Ultra Light SPF50+I tried a sample of this product, its not thick i would almost say its on the runny side. You only need a small amount.
Ultra sunscreeni really like this sunscreen, its not to heavy on the face and great to wear under your makeup! it doesn't clog your pores either!
My go-to SPFThis is my go-to SPF. I wear it every day, even in winter, over my usual serum/moisturiser routine. It doesn't make me look shiny on a no-makeup day, and it's a fantastic base for my preferred glowy makeup look. It doesn't break me out at all! Have repurchased over and over, and I keep coming back.
Mmmm not sureFeels quite runny and doesn’t sit right under make up. Not a fan.
Love thisMy skin usually doesn't respond well to SPF. It causes breakouts and makes me oily. But this product doesn't at all. It's light, you don't need much and I think it's helped reduce the oil my skin produces, helped tighten and brighten my skin, and helped with acne scarring (SPF is essential to prevent scars from getting darker!) I now use this SPF everyday. Be sure to allow any products used before...Read More
Doesn’t absorb, looks shinyI like the fact that this is very high SPF, unscented, and lightweight. But it doesn’t work on top of any other moisturiser or serum because it forms little bits / crumbs. Doesn’t absorb well and leaves skin looking oily.
stings eyesEven when I'm careful to keep it away from the eye area, I always seem to get stinging eyes when I use this. The texture is a bit runny which makes it difficult to put on. Other than that, seems to be a good sunscreen
Great Under MakeupI received the sample size of this and i usually have oily skin, so i wear mattifying primer and this doesn't make me oily like other sunscreens do, i love it, time to order the full size!
PerfectThis sunscreen sits incredibly well under makeup and can even act as a primer. Absorbs quickly and dosent leave a sticky feeling with or without makeup on top
Not for meI have tried so hard to love this product. It is lightweight but yet still makes my face looks greasy. If I use a separate moisturiser with it, it will cause pilling/balling! It also have a heavy alcohol scent when use first open it.
Best EVERFinally! A Sunscreen that does not cause me to break out! i have been trying for so long to find a SPF that doesn't cause a reaction for my skin. This product honestly feels amazing.
It does come in a small bottle but I've actually found it useful as it fits in all my bags so i have no excuse not to reapply in the afternoon. I really , really recommend this product.
Blendable and not too oilyA great sunscreen for the face and neck, I apply it over my moisturiser, under any makeup. It blends in very well, and doesn't leave my skin too oily even in my T-zone. Hasn't broken me out unlike some other sunscreens!
Love this sunscreenThis is a really nice sunscreen! Layers really well with skincare and works under makeup. Super lightweight and doesn’t make me look like a ghost.
Great!!First sunscreen that doesnt break me out! Feels lightweight and doesn’t leave any white cast
holy grailThe best sunscreen I have ever used! I have combination skin that is dark olive. Most other sunscreens leave a horrible white cast on me. This product gives a slight sheen, is truly translucent on my skin, and stops any sun damage. Have recommended it to friends, all of whom are now also converts.
No other sunscreen like thisProtects my skin all day long, non greasy and doesn’t have a gross smell to it. Worth the pricey cost!
Just what the Dr. orderedI was recommended this by a dermatologist, I have dry, sensitive and acne prone skin and this product was my only real hope of using spf. It goes on smoothly, no white cast ( although I am paper white anyway ) and it absorbs fairly well. Make up goes over it smoothly just let it dry for about 5 to 10 mins prior to application for best results. It works well as a primer, seems to blur pores and lea...Read More
Lovely!The nicest sunscreen I have ever used. Goes on well, isn't think or have the sunscreen smell. Goes well under makeup, I cannot fault it. Really pleased/surprised
Holy grail sunscreen!This was recommended to me by my dermal therapist and I cannot love this product more! Glides into my skin & sits beautifully under make up. Zero irritation, so light, barely feels like you’re wearing anything. Amazing price point for such a great product.
Perfect sunscreenPrior to this I was using a super expensive facial sunscreen by Eve Lom, I'm as pale as they come and i use retinol so sun protection everyday is a must. This sunscreen out performs more expensive ones by epic amounts, it's very liquidy so you have to be careful but it sinks into the skin in a few minutes and dosnt cause your face to be super shiny like most. Will always have at least a couple of ...Read More
Flakes & crumbs everytimeI don’t know why, but every time I use this suncream, it goes crumbly and leaves bits all over my face! I love la Roche Posay products but this one doesn’t work for me
Best sunscreen for sensitive skin!Hands down best sunscreen I’ve tried! So great for sensitive skin and really sinks in and doesn’t leave you with any oily residue. So comfortable on the skin all day!!
Best sunscreen for sensitive skin!Hands down best sunscreen I’ve tried! So great for sensitive skin and really sinks in and doesn’t leave you with any oily residue. So comfortable on the skin all day!!
UVA and UVB and perfect under makeupI have always had issues using sunscreens as my skin didn't tolerate them very well even when I was a child, I had to use very expensive thick sunscreen that barely sank into the skin and as a child I hated it. This sunscreen is amazing and I wish it existed back then, its light, it sinks into the skin and it doesn't cause me any irritation. I use this everyday and its by far my number 1 skincare ...Read More
One of my favesIt is so light and easy to wear under makeup and doesn't pill up or interfere with layers on top.
YESSSSS x100This sunscreen is the best! Absorbs fast, goes on smoothly, no white cast, actually feels nice and hydrating on the skin- not oily or clammy at all!
I wear this every day- doesnt break me out, washes off easy, Good, simple sunscreen! Thumbs up from me!
Recommend!Protects my skin, doesn’t clog my pores or make my skin look sweaty! Recommend most of this brands sunscreens! Been using them for years :)
Lovelywith having very pale skin my skin burns very easily, but i have finally found a sunscreen that protects my skin 100%! this sunscreen is amazing, the formula is great and it doesn't take long to sink into your skin so you can go into the sun almost straight after putting it on
Prefer other La Roche-Posay productsI find this sunscreen doesn't not work with my moisturiser or foundation and prefer other, moire lightweight products
My new go to.This has become my new go to sunscreen. i love the way it feels on my face, doesn't feel heavy and oily like most sunscreens. My only issue with this sunscreen is it doesn't work well with any other products. If i use my foundation or moisturiser etc it starts to clump?
Grainy and liquidyGrainy texture, even after applied and rubbed on skin. Also liquidy which is personally not my preference. But I'm sure it does the job.
very runnynot sure how i feel about this. its quite runny and feels sticky
didnt work with my skin . i have acne prone oily skin
Good formulaThis is a very lightweight, clear sunscreen that i wear everyday. It feels so good on the skin and makes me want to wear it daily to keep my skin protected
GreatI like the high SPF 50+. Absorbed by skin easily. Doesn’t give greasy or unable to breath feeling on the skin after applying it. Transparent Color. Recommend it
Highly RecommendMy dermatologist referred me to La Roche Posay products. I love the sunscreen it is great on the face, light and lasts forever. I have had mine for months I use it as a primer and at the beach (it also looks pretty)
A real lightweight sunscreen for faceI have used many sunscreens which claim to be "lightweight" and this product is one of the few that really made the cut for me. No harsh ingredients except that it's not alcohol-free, however it doesn't bother me too much as I am usually quite sensitive to alcohols but this one still feels pretty gentle on my face.
Great chemical sunscreen for sensitive skinI normally only buy physical sunscreens because the chemical ones bring me out in a rash after a few days. I bought this anyway even though it's a chemical one because it's supposed to be good for sensitive skin. It is! I've had absolutely no reaction after a week's use. The texture is lovely and I haven't noticed a white cast (though I have quite pale skin). Be careful pouring it out though be...Read More
Great but often pills/balls upI do like this sunscreen but I'm not entirely happy with it. I find it can ball or pill on top of my skin care, especially into my hairline. So far it is the best sunscreen I have used, but I feel I'm still searching for something better.
Good sun protection but dryingI find that this sunscreen offers great sun protection but the formula is a bit drying on my combination skin.
It is nice cause there is no white cast but since it is a fluid, I find it is sometimes difficult to apply evenly, and causes my other products underneath (like moisturiser) to pill.
Didn't work too well with my skin.
Nice sunscreenThis is a nice sunscreen but not my favourite, it's a light and watery texture that spreads easily. It feels very oily upon application but give it a minute or two and it settles into a nice soft touch consistency on the skin. I do worry about the lack of moisturising properties in this and the amount of alcohol, sometimes application close to my eyes would make them water. A decent option but i'm...Read More
Offers fantastic protectionLove this product, it gives great protection from the son and wears fantastically all day long, goes on a bit white but absorbs super fast and doesn't have that nasty makeup smell.
Good sunscreen for the priceI really like that this sunscreen really hasn’t got a white cast, it goes on nicely & doesn’t feel heavy or greasy like other sunscreens.
Not sold on textureThis is a great SPF, but it feels almost oily going on. Not sure that I will buy again.
Nice Texture & Great Protection!This is certainly a lighter sunscreen in texture than most out there! It is quite runny in consistency and thin. It spreads easily on the skin and 'sets'/absorbs nicely. It doesn't feel like you are wearing a traditional sunscreen. It does leave skin a bit shiny. Sits well under makeup and doesn't change the consistency or finish of your foundation. Really nice product!
Great sunscreen to put underneath your makeupI'm not really sunscreen kind of gal. I'm kind of lazy in that department. I mean I know I should use it and it's good for my skin but I'm also lazy and cheap! The closest I ever get to applying sunscreen these days is when I apply my foundation or BB cream which just happens to have an spf rating but alas it's a lousy spf 15+. Not only that using ordinary sunscreen with the full 50+ protection on...Read More
Great product, but remember to shakeI have normal skin, but a fair amount of allergies, and if I don't remember to shake this product I will react to it. However, shaken up, it works great and protects me from sunburn in a way most spf products can't seem to manage. I also find this product layers well under makeup, and doesn't leave much of a residue behind. Just remember to shake! If it comes out too watery, it may not be fully re...Read More
Doesn't mix well over my daytime serumsI found that it doesn't really mix well under the foundation I use or over the serum I use in the morning. Causes it to pill because of the formula. It's also not a physical sunscreen so keep that in mind. It is very light and high spf so it depends what you need?
The best affordable SPFThis La Roche-Posay SPF is go for if you want high sun scrren which is must, especcially in Australia. Recent study says to use SPF on daily basis and there is a lot of recommendation about this product. I have almost finished one bottle and can highly recommend as well. It is light, no fragrance hence no irritation. It is not greasy and leave moisture feeling. The roll ball inside the bottle is g...Read More
OKThere is a nice lightweight consistency to this sunscreen which is fantastic, but by the end of the day, I feel that it makes my skin quite oily.
For the price, it's quite expensive for what you get. Especially considering that you have to reapply every few hours to get properly covered.
Adore!I absolutely love this product, been using it for ages, foes on smoothly, absorbs smoothly, I find it works really well underneath makeup and doesn't move all day long, also smells lovely!
Adore!I absolutely love this product, been using it for ages, goes on smoothly, absorbs smoothly, I find it works really well underneath makeup and doesn't move all day long, also smells lovely!
everydayi would recommend it for daily use. its formula is light and i have aged skin and it has never given me any problem. i use it under makeup
Great face suncreen, a bit priceyThis has been the best face sunscreen I’ve used so far, perfect consistency to apply, it has a very mild sunscreen smell, it melts instantly into the skin and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. It is a small bottle though, good to keep in your bag but I wouldn’t waste it on any other part of my body. I’m waiting to see how long a little bottle will last with daily use.
Best sunscreen for problem skin!I suffer from breakouts in summer from a combination of sweat and sunscreen constantly creating breakouts. This sunscreen i feel finally stops that! It's lightweight and not too thick so doesn't clog your pores. Great for underneath makeup too!
Favourite sunscreenThis is my favourite sunscreen. The size is perfect for always having on you in a bag which is perfect for summer when I need to do multiple applications in a day.
The product itself doesn't give me a bluish tinge like some other sunscreens do and seems to work well as a makeup base. It is a little greasy but very minimal compared to most other sunscreens I've tried.
Loved everything about it, except it made me breakoutAs someone with hyper sensitive skin when I discovered this sunscreen I was super excited. I didn’t have any reaction - no eczema, dermatitis, rash, nothing!
The texture was amazing, it was hydrating for my super dehydrated and at times flaky skin.
I did find it piled slightly with some of my serums, so I changed up my AM routine to suit.
Out love affair ended a few months in wh...Read More