Review | La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+

In Malta, summer is already palpable...higher temperatures and sunny days are getting more frequent and consequently, I have been taking more care of my skin when being exposed in the sun.
I know I should wear sunscreen all year round, but I haven't got that habit yet. Having said that, come the month of May, I never go out without sunscreen even on cloudy days because it is common knowledge that UV rays still pass through and can damage your skin.
I for one, have not changed to my summer wardrobe yet and so my face and hands are the only frequently exposed areas but they still need adequate protection. Luckily, La Roche Posay, which are always at the forefront when it comes to sun protection products, have added a brand new face product to their Anthelios range and they have also refined the texture of one of their existing products.
For those new to it, Anthelios caters for the sun protection needs of children and adults alike and the range consists of a number of products. The first product I am going to review is Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid with SPF 50+ which is actually the revised formula product.
Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid is presented in a conveniently sized 50ml slim, plastic container which comes in a box along with an informative package insert.
As the name implies, the product is a very runny and fluid white cream which is meant to be applied on the face and its ultra light texture is specifically tailored for the needs of normal to combination skin. The product applies nicely and a little goes a long way. It is easily absorbed and dries to an imperceptible finish with no white marks and if doesn't feel greasy - a first when it comes to sunblock for the face.
Anthelios XL offers very high protection against UVA and long-wave UVA rays (penetrate deeper into the skin and accelerate the skin's ageing process. They are also responsible for sun allergy development) thanks to its patented filtering system which combines Mexoryl, SX and XL together with Senna Alata, a cell protector of natural origin. Consequently, it also offers an increased protection against UVB rays (stimulate tanning and are mainly responsible for damage). The formula is also paraben free, perfume free and is non-comedogenic.
Moreover, due to the high protection against UVA rays, Anthelios is suitable for the most sensitive of skins that are prone to sun allergies. 

Personally this is now one of my go-to sun protection products especially because it agrees so well with my oily skin type. I have not perceived any burning while wearing this product and it holds for a good number of hours. Of course, reapplying is a must to top up the protection level.
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL is widely available in pharmacies across Malta and Gozo. For more information, check out the Facebook page here.

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2 comments on "Review | La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+"
  1. I really like this sunscreen, especially the tinted one! It doesn't give coverage of course, it's more of a pinkish-beige colour if you hate white sunscreens. In general, a great every day sunscreen, totally agree with you!

  2. This was my sunscreen of last Summer. Great protection and definitely very easy to apply.

    Trying out Clarin's one this year - slightly thicker but also great!