La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF50+ was one of those sunscreens I always saw but never gave much thought to. I mean, it’s everywhere. I always always saw it. Lots of people I know use. So many swear by it. But I never really gave much thought to it. That is until I got intentional about fading my hyperpigmentation by actively avoiding further sun damage. Months later and it’s now holy grail status. But first let’s look at the background before we get into proper La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ Review.
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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Claims
This sunscreen is specifically formulated for the face and is suitable for normal to combination skin that is prone to sensitivity, sun-intolerance or prickly-heat. This easy-to-apply, ultra light fluid is non-greasy with an invisible finish. It ensures a very high, broad, and photostable UVA/UVB protection with an optimal SPF of 50+. Water resistant. Helps prevent the appearance of sun-induced dark spots.
- A facial sunscreen for normal to combination skin
- Broad, photostable UVA/UVB & Infrared protection
- Ultra light, non-greasy and invisible formula
What I Think of La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+
Another reddit discovery often mentioned alongside P20 for Kids as high UVA PPD sunscreens. Well I always knew about it but it was the testimonies on reddit that did me in. I only bought this sunscreen for a reason- ultimate sun protection- and it delivered. Of course it came with the usual warnings of high alcohol content and greasiness but I didn’t mind.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF50+ came in a tiny bottle that is reminiscent of those cute little jacquemus purses. I actually dig the packaging. Quite portable and tiny. The bottle is so tiny that I found it difficult to believe it contains 50ml. But the product itself is thim and runny so it probably did. And I doubt it the folks at La Roche-Posay would lie about something so easily verifiable.
It didn’t irritate my skin at all despite the high alcohol content. However I found it to be too greasy. Which was something I didn’t expect considering the high alcohol content was supposed to make it less greasy. It did dry down fast though so there’s that.
There was no eye-stinging of any kind with this product. I especially loved it because I got to apply it as close to my eyes as possible. I already have some wrinkling in that area so I try to avoid further damage.
I found the sunscreen to be too thin and runny which made application a tad difficult. Creamy formulas are better because they ensure better and more even application. There is a risk of ending up with patchy and streaky layers when it comes to liquid sunscreen products.
Due to the high alcohol content of this product, it may be irritating for sensitive skin. Alcohol is actually 2nd on thr ingredients list. I think that may be why it is marketed to normal and combination skin.
Would I Recommend This?