[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] Much as I don’t like the messaging on this and would usually avoid it on the grounds that nobody needs telling their age is something to correct, I have been using it and it is sublime. Mystifyingly, it’s sold out absolutely everywhere so you’ll need to seek it out in your local Boots until stock issues improve. La Roche-Posay has produced gold standard SPF for a long time and it’s especially good for sensitive skin (as is Avene). If you head to the bottom of the page, you’ll see that there’s a great offer on absolutely everything on their site.
I’m not joking when I say it feels, texturally, exactly the same as my favourite CHANEL SPF50 in that it is light feeling on the skin (no skin ‘sweat’ or claminess when you massage it in) in a cream-gel formula that applies like a dream. It makes applying the right amount (a full teaspoon) to face and neck no bother at all. When it comes to protection, you’ll hardly know you’re wearing it, but it will give you the full gamut – UVA, UVB and infrared.
The formula (£25) also contains hyaluronic acid (low weight) and niacinamide with PHE-resorcinol (a skin brightening and antioxidant ingredient taken from a pine tree molecule) to tackle hyperpigmentation and hydrate the skin. It’s also water and sweat resistant. This product feels like a break-through in mid-price sun protection because it behaves so much like a luxury one – it’s fresh feeling, comfortable and the hydration lasts all day. I really can’t find any information about CELLOX-B3 (LRP patented technology) but it also contains Meroxyl, one of the most effective ingredients at filtering all ultraviolet wavelengths. It had a bit of notoriety in the mid 2000’s because for a time it wasn’t approved by the FDA in the US so could only be bought from other countries such as Canada. There wasn’t so much internet back then so the search was real.
Anyway, if you do stumble upon this in your pharmacy or in Boots, grab it. In the meantime, La Roche-Posay has 25% off everything, with a free cleanser for purchases over £40. If you need to stock up on kid’s sunscreen, body sunscreen or general skin care now is the time to do it because it’s a very good deal, and definitely pick up an £8.25 SPF50 Anthelios Stick because they are so useful (handbags, gym bags, school bags). Head HERE, non-affiliate HERE.
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