Review | La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Dry Touch Gel-Cream SPF50+

Today, I will be reviewing the second product from La Roche Posay's Anthelios range that was kindly sent to me to test out, namely Anthelios XL Dry Touch Gel-Cream SPF50+. You can check out the review for Athelios XL Extreme Fluid here.
I was very excited to try this product out mainly because it is specifically tailored for oily/sensitive skin types, which is what I have and because I was curious about its gel-cream texture. The packaging is pretty standard, where the product is supplied in a 50ml tube format with a matching box and information leaflet.
The product has a very particular texture - looks like your conventional sunblock, a white fluid but it bears a dry, gel-like feel which reminds me a little of makeup primers. Anthelios XL Dry Touch Gel-Cream comes in two protection levels, SPF30 and SPF50+ which sustain the brand's 10 year commitment in the prevention of skin cancer.
It offers protection against UVA and UVB rays, is extremely water-resistant, absorbs instantly without leaving any white marks and most importantly, it doesn't make my skin feel greasy or shiny. I gave this product the ultimate test last Sunday while at a pic-nic with my boyfriend's family. The sun was scorching all day and I didn't even show the least sign of sunburn on my face. Moreover, the sunblock stayed put and my skin didn't feel oily at any time! The product contains Zinc gluconate which regulates sebum production, hence allowing the skin to stay oil-free longer. I had applied some makeup on top of the cream and it stayed put all day too!
I have found this product extremely useful while I am undergoing laser hair removal treatments. Undergoing such treatments, leaves the skin very sensitive and avoiding the sun is imperative to prevent pigmentation damage. Anthelios XL offers adequate protection and I definitely recommend this range of products. Worth to note is that I didn't breakout from using this product.

Anthelios XL Dry Touch Gel-Cream is paraben free, fragrance free and is non-comedogenic.

The La Roche Posay Anthelios range can be found in pharmacies around Malta & Gozo. More information on your nearest stockist can be obtained from their Facebook page.

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