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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid

Est. $30 for 1.7 oz.
Reviewed
June 2014
by ConsumerSearch
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid

Best face sunscreen

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Fragrance-free
  • Good for oily and combination skin
Cons
  • Contains some ingredients of concern
  • Too thin to apply easily

Bottom line

Though pricey, La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid is a worthwhile investment according to reviewers, especially those who don't like the feel of sunscreen on their face. Owners say it's great for sensitive or acne-prone skin and feels lightweight and non-greasy. There are a few ingredients of concern, however, including the active ingredient oxybenzone.

Performance

Skin-friendly protection. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid protects well against sunburn according to owners and experts. Many reviewers say it's great for daily wear, as well as a day at the beach. It is listed as water-resistant for 80 minutes, though one reviewer says it's not sweat-proof, and in fact turns yellow when she sweats. According to Environmental Working Group, Anthelios 60 includes one ingredient of high concern, oxybenzone, and gets a hazard rating of 7.

Feel and smell

Sunscreen for the sunscreen-averse. Reviewers -- both beauty editors and owners -- love the feel of La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid. They say the sunscreen feels lightweight and non-greasy, and is great under makeup. Self magazine testers say the sunscreen "leaves no residue" and "doesn't feel like an extra layer." The sunscreen doesn't include any fragrances, and owners don't mention any unpleasant scent.

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Our Sources

1. PaulasChoice.com

Paula Begoun gives La Roche-Posay a score of Poor, saying that there is far too much alcohol in this formulation. She adds, "Alcohol causes free-radical damage and cell death." In addition, she says there are not nearly enough antioxidants to have the impact La Roche-Posay promises.

Review: Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, Paula Begoun, Feb. 21, 2013

2. TotalBeauty.com

This article lists the best and worst sunscreen products according to TotalBeauty.com reviewers. La Roche-Posay is listed as the No. 1 best sunscreen with 10 stars. Reviewers love how lightweight and comfortable it is, and others say it doesn't irritate their sensitive skin or cause breakouts.

Review: 12 Best Sunscreens -- and the 4 Worst, Amanda Montell, June 10, 2014

3. Self Magazine

More than 1,600 readers test the latest beauty products and name La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid the best SPF 35+ sunscreen for face. Reviewers say the sunscreen "leaves no residue" and "doesn't feel like an extra layer." Reviewers also say that it can be reapplied without causing build-up.

Review: Healthy Beauty Awards: Practice Safe Sunning (but Still Get That Glow) With These Products, April Franzino, May 2014

4. InStyle

InStyle magazine editors name La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Sunscreen Fluid the best facial sunscreen of 2014. Editors say that, unlike other sunscreens, this one isn't "a thick, hot mess." They also say that it's water-resistant and its active ingredient, mexoryl, gets a stamp of approval from a dermatologist.

Review: Best Beauty Buys: Body, Editors of InStyle magazine, Not Dated

5. Redbook

One of Redbook magazine's 24 experts says La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 is great for dark skin tones and those who are acne-prone. Editors name it the best face sunscreen in their 2014 Best Beauty Buys of the Year list.

Review: The Best Beauty Buys of the Year, Editors of Redbook magazine, Not Dated

6. Environmental Working Group

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 is given a hazard rating of 7 out of 10. It includes several ingredients of moderate concern as well as oxybenzone, an ingredient of high concern.

Review: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Face Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, SPF 60, Editors of Environmental Working Group, Not Dated

7. Amazon.com

More than 200 reviewers at Amazon.com give La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Sunscreen Fluid an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. Most say they love it, that the fluid is completely sheer and lightweight. There are a few scattered, but not consistent, complaints.

Review: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid for Face, 1.7-Ounce Bottle, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2014

8. MakeupAlley.com

Of the sunscreen products with a substantial number of reviews on MakeupAlley.com, La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 60 Fluide Extreme is one of the top-reviewed with an average rating of 4. Reviewers here offer very thorough reviews, but generally reach the same conclusions as reviewers at other sites. They say the sunscreen is very lightweight and great to wear under makeup.

Review: Sunscreen, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of June 2014

9. Cosmetic Executive Women

Industry trade group Cosmetic Executive Women lists its 2014 Beauty Awards winners. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Sunscreen Fluid is the only sunscreen to win an award in 2014. Editors note that the formula is sheer, water-resistant and free of fragrances and parabens. They also praise it for having a "soft, matte finish."

Review: 2014 Beauty Awards Entries, Editors of Cosmetic Executive Women, Not Dated

10. Real Simple

In this list, Wadyka doesn't explain what makes each sunscreen great compared to the others or who it's best for. However, she says that this dermatologist-approved sunscreen is light enough for oily and combination skin.

Review: The Best Sunscreens (and Summer Skin-Care Tips), Sally Wadyka, Not Dated

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