You’re not getting the prettiest version of the forthcoming La Roche-Posay Anthelios Face Mist SPF50 but you are getting a sneaky peek of a lab sample of what is destined to be a best seller in the sun category. I’m already a huge fan of the Bioderma SPF30 mist but La Roche-Posay has upped the ante and made their mist SPF50.
Here’s what the finished product will look like. The lab sample is slightly smaller than the actual product which will be 75ml. Bear in mind that SPF mists like this aren’t for the poolside or the beach – they’re for incidental sun, so ideally you’d apply a sunscreen at the beginning of an activity such as running or cycling, or just at the start of your regular day, and then top up with La Roche-Posay Anthelios Face Mist SPF50 as time goes on. It’s not what you start with, but it will provide a high level of protection as long as you aren’t baking on a rock in the searing sunshine. In terms of daily use for myself – hands and neck for those early morning but still sunny dog walks.
From the stats I have here, 96% of those asked said the texture of the product is light. I am really questioning the 4% who didn’t feel it was! What? This is such a fine, fine mist that it’s almost difficult to believe it can do anything. You feel only the very lightest film on the skin and that’s only if you’re really looking for it – visually, you will see virtually nothing after a few moments; I’d say it’s matte rather than sheeny which means you can use it over make-up. The mist is really a unisex product – I’d be arming my whole family with this and although it’s not indicated for kids, I’m thinking it’s perfect for teens and outdoor sports lessons.
With this type of product, or sunscreen in general, I always get asked whether it’s suitable for oily skin, which can really struggle with SPFs. The honest answer is that I don’t know – skin is so individual in how it reacts that you’d have to try it for yourself, but I can tell you that it’s alcohol free.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Face Mist SPF50 launches at the end of this month (May) for £9.50 (initially I had £7.50 but have just had an update from the brand so I’ve revised).
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