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La Roche-Posay

Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Lotion Spray

5.00 fl. oz. for $ 35.99
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Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Lotion Spray offers reliable broad-spectrum sun protection, which is great news for your skin (think anti-aging) and your health (sun damage goes deeper than skin). The formula is dispersed through a sprayer, which makes it a bit easier to apply in hard-to-reach areas of your body. The lightweight, silky lotion feel dries down to a non-greasy finish that is suitable for all skin types, but those with oily skin will particularly like the ultra-light finish.

The formula contains antioxidants (albeit very small amounts) to boost skin's environmental defenses, and it's labeled very water-resistant, so it's ideal for water sports or outdoor activities. Unlike many other sunscreens in spray form, this doesn't contain alcohol or other skin irritants, but be aware that some people may be sensitive to the non-mineral sunscreen ingredients, especially in the eye area. If that's not a problem for you, this is a great option to consider for face or body.

Note: Despite claims that this is fragrance-free, the formula actually contains a fragrant plant extract, but it is present in such a low amount that it isn't cause for concern.

Pros:
  • Provides reliable broad-spectrum sun protection and is rated very water resistant.
  • Lightweight silky lotion dries down to a non-greasy finish.
  • Sprayer makes application easier for hard-to-reach areas.
  • Contains antioxidants to boost skin's environmental defenses.
Cons:
  • Some may find the sunscreen ingredients sensitizing around the eye area.
  • Not truly fragrance-free as claimed.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

<La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Lotion Spray is a fast-absorbing formula that provides a high UVA and UVB protection to prevent sunburn and skin damage. The non-greasy and fragrance-free spray leaves a silky finish on your skin. Formulated for all skin types.

Active: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 15%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 7%, Oxybenzone 6%. Dimethicone, Water, Isododecane, Isononyl Isononanoate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Trisiloxane, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Flycol, PEG-8 Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, P-anisic Acid, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin, Propylene Carbonate

La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance

L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.

That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!

For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.

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