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User reviews

Recommend 2 reviews
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How would you describe the finish? 2 reviews
Matt
Dewy
Shiny
How would you describe the texture? 1 review
heavy
Light
How much white cast does it leave? 2 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does it sting eyes? 1 review
A lot
Not at all
How much does it pill under makeup? 1 review
A lot
Not at all
How much does this product clog pores? 1 review
Definitely clogs pores
Doesn't clog pores
How would you describe the smell? 1 review
No smell
Light fragrance
Strong fragrance
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Product summary

We do not recommend "La Roche-Posay - Anthelios 50 Mineral Sunscreen Tinted for Face, Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50 with Antioxidants" because it does not provide good UVA protection. UVA sun rays don't burn the skin, but they still lead to photoaging and hyperpigmentation.

Sunscreen filters

This sunscreen uses a mixture of both mineral and organic (so-called "chemical") UV filters. The organic filters in the product are: butyloctyl salicylate. As for the mineral filters, this sunscreen uses titanium dioxide.

Irritation risk

This formulation includes some common irritants, including ingredients that do not provide a benefit for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this sunscreen to be low. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

What our users say

Based on 2 reviews 100% recommend this product
  • When it comes to comedogenicity, the reviewer found that it does not clog pores.
  • As for the white cast, two out of two reviewers say that the product does not leave a white cast.
  • When it comes to using this sunscreen under makeup, the user found that it pills under a foundation.
  • As for using this sunscreen in the eye area, the reviewer reported that it stings eyes.
Our users describe the finish of this sunscreen as dewy, They find the product's texture to be light - heavy and In terms of the smell, our users report that light fragrance - no smell.

Price

The product retails from 34.99$ up to 36.99$ in the United States.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
butyloctyl salicylate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Not photo stable
Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product contains ingredients () that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 60/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
11%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
7.8% - 9.6%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
5.8% - 7.1%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
4% - 4.9%
Helps create a non-greasy finish on the skin
2.6% - 3.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.8% - 2.2%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
1.9% - 2.3%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
1.6% - 1.9%
Used to create a nice product consistency
1.5% - 1.8%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
1.1% - 1.3%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
0.75% - 1.15%
Used as a fragrance
0.7% - 1.1%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1% - 1.3%
Helps create a dry, non-greasy finish of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
0.6% - 0.9%
Absorbs oil and moisture helping to create a dryer product finish
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to help evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in a formulation
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.6%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.4% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Is used to dissolve other ingredients and create nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.25% - 0.45%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
0.2% - 0.4%

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