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Sunscreen in my opinion is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine, i always say why try undo the damage caused by the sun with skincare product when you can just prevent it happening in the first place by using a good SPF.

La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light is my go to sunscreen for daily use because it is so water thin unlike the sunscreens from days gone by this isnt thick at all hence the name “Ultra-light”


Aqua / Water solv, Diisopropyl Sebacate emo|solv, Alcohol Denat. amic|solv|vc, Glycerin sii|h 0 0, Dimethicone emo 0 1, Isohexadecane emo|solv, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane sunsc, Octocrylene sunsc, Silica vc|abrasive/scrub, Drometrizole Trisiloxane sunsc, Isononyl Isononanoate emo, Zea Mays Starch / Corn Starch vc, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate emo|amic, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Triazone sunsc, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate emu, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine sunsc, Isododecane emo|solv, Phenoxyethanol pres, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate emo, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid sunsc, Silica Silylate vc, Lauryl Peg/Ppg-18/18 Methicone, Peg-8 Laurate emu|surf, Caprylyl Glycol h|emo, Triethanolamine buff 0 2, Disteardimonium Hectorite vc, Tocopherol aox 03 03, Disodium Edta chel, Dodecene solv|vc, Propylene Carbonate solv|vc, Poloxamer 407 emu|vc, Zinc Gluconate aacne|so, Perlite
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As you can see from the INCI list, Anthelios Xl Ultra Light Fluid is an Organic (Chemical) Sunscreen that is suitable for sensitive skin and contains a number of fantastic new generation sun filters such as Mexoryl XL (UVA + UVB), Mexoryl SX (UVA), Octocrylene (UVB + Shortwave UVA), Avobenzone (UVA), Octyltriazone (UVB) and Tinosorb S (UVA + UVB)

As you can see this sunscreen has a great mixture of filters that give it broad spectrum protection

I tend to reach for this sunscreen more than any others because i like how it feels on the skin and not to mention it is a very stable sunscreen thanks to the inclusion of Octyltriazone, Mexoryl XL and Tinsorb S.

It does have quite an oily finish when you first apply it but once it settles down its not so oily anymore. If your skin is super oily you might want to check out the matte version of this. As in comes in a matte formula there is also a tinted version as well there is not a lot of range but it works pretty well for my skin tone since im super white.


You can find La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Fluid SPF 50 for £16.50 in Boots stores as well as online here.

8/10 Overall

Very Light wearing

Easy to apply

Broad spectrum protection


Rather expensive!

Can leave you a little shiny

Optimal SPF 50+ protection reinforced against UVA long rays (stricter than the European recommendation on suncare products) thanks to an optimized version of a filtering system Mexoplex® combined with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, soothing and antioxidant.
How well does it work?
Worth the price tag

What is your favourite sunscreen?
Have you used Anthelios before?
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Angela 6th March 2019
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I've heard this stuff is amazing and might finally grab it this summer. I currently love the Klairs UV Essence but I'm not sure it's really as protective as it's SPF50 claims.  blushandpearls.com -Angela at Blush & Pearls

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