We do not get La Roche Posay in Malaysia. Let me pause for a minute to wail “Why not?! Their sunscreen is turning into my HG sunscreen!” Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, its back to business 🙂
I got the La Roche Posay Anthelios XL sunscreen purchased for me from Singapore and ever since using it, I’ve pretty much tossed my previous Eucerin White Solution Treatment Fluid to one side. I mean, I love you Eucerin, but this one’s SPF50+ and seems to work better for me… This… THIS is my sunscreen of the moment. I may have found a passable dupe locally but we’ll come to that in time 😉
I got the Anthelios XL in the cream version. Its supposed to be more suitable for those with dry skin and I tend to agree. If you have normal or oily skin, go with the light version – you will find this one too heavy and oily. For me however, its perfect and it does melt right into my skin as it says on the tube.
The La Roche Posay Anthelios XL carries a SPF50 and has UVA and UVB protection. The active ingredients are Mexoryl (chemical UVA blocker) and Titanium Dioxide (physical UVB blocker). This makes this a combination chemical and physical sunscreen. The cream is thick, I will concede but it does melt right into my skin and I do not get oily at all during the day. I initially thought it might be the Vichy Pore Refine Essence that I use every day but when I did not use it, I too did not get oily. It might then be that my skin is drier than I’d expected but whatever it is, this sunscreen fits it to a T.