I am pleased to report that facial SPF is now consistently in my skincare routine and the only time I skip it is if I'm planning to stay in all day. Over the winter I was using a SPF20 cream by the natural brand Jason, but now it's summer I've upped it to SPF50 in the form of the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Dry Touch Gel Cream.
La Roche-Posay do a fantastic range of suncare for the face and body, for both adults and for children, in many different formulas and SPF ratings. This summer they also released this #SkinChecker video featuring some very cute dalmatians with a very important message about caring for yours and your loved ones' skin in the sun. I have quite a few moles on my face and body and in light of the fact that 90% of melanoma cases can be treated effectively, I know how important it is to keep an eye on any changes and protect my skin with a SPF.
What I love about La Roche-Posay's facial SPF in particular is that they have different products for dry skin, normal, combination and oily skin. The Anthelios XL SPF50+ Dry Touch Gel Cream is suitable for oily/combination skin and has also been tested on sensitive skin. It is fragrance and paraben free, water resistant, photostable (not affected by light), with UVA and UVB protection and is marketed as non-comedogenic (doesn't block pores). The tube is 50ml in size and is £17.00, though can be bought for £16.50 online here.
When La Roche-Posay say this has a dry touch texture, they aren't lying! You have to work quick with massaging this cream into the skin, otherwise it doesn't absorb properly and ends up collecting and rolling in little flakes off your face when you try to apply something else on top of it! I apply it on top of my moisturiser and under my foundation primer. It leaves a matte finish and although it does have a slight traditional SPF scent to it, this disappears very quickly. It also hasn't broken me out at all, so if you're spot prone like me then do consider giving it a try.
Have you tried the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Dry Touch Gel Cream? What is your current facial SPF of choice?
Beauty Bird xx