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User reviews

Recommend 13 reviews
8%
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92%
How well does it work for anti-aging? 1 review
Poor
Excellent
How well does it work for evening out skin tone? 1 review
Poor
Excellent
How would you describe the finish? 13 reviews
Matt
Dewy
Shiny
How would you describe the texture? 4 reviews
heavy
Light
How much white cast does it leave? 13 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does it sting eyes? 11 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does it pill under makeup? 8 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does this product clog pores? 8 reviews
Definitely clogs pores
Doesn't clog pores
How would you describe the smell? 4 reviews
No smell
Light fragrance
Strong fragrance
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Product summary

We believe that "La Roche-Posay - Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 50" can provide reliable sun protection based on the ingredients listed. It can protect from both UVA and UVB rays. This is great news because not all sunscreens with SPF ratings give UVA protection. (UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage our skin and lead to early aging).

Its formula is also hydrating, so you might not need an additional moistruizer during the day. Like all broad-spectrum sunscreens, this product helps prevent early signs of aging.

Sunscreen filters

This sunscreen uses so-called "chemical", or organic UV filters (organic simply means that their molecules contain atoms of carbon). These filters typically give good sun protection and rarely leave a white cast, but they can be irritating for sensitive skin. Here are the exact UV filters in this sunscreen: tinosorb s 1.90% - 2.30%, avobenzone 1.50% - 1.90%, mexoryl xl 0.75% - 1.10%, octisalate 2.50% - 3.00%, uvinul t 2.00% - 2.50% and terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid 0.30% - 0.50%.

Irritation risk

There are some common irritants in this product, including ingredients that do not have benefits for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this product to be medium. 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 13 reviews 92% recommend this product
  • When it comes to comedogenicity, 1 % of the reviewers found that it clogs pores.
  • As for the white cast, the majority of the reviewers (0.92 %) find that it does not leave a white cast.
  • When it comes to using this sunscreen under makeup, all of the reviewers (8) say that it does not pill under makeup.
  • As for using this sunscreen in the eye area, all of the reviewers (11) say that it does not sting eyes.
Our users describe the finish of this sunscreen as dewy, They find the product's texture to be light and In terms of the smell, our users report that light fragrance - no smell.

Price

The product retails for 20.52€ in Germany, for 2999.99KSH in Kenya, from 23.69A$ up to 33.95A$ in Australia and from 13.50£ up to 28.80£ in the United Kingdom.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

This sunscreen uses organic (so-called "chemical") sunscreen filters. Organic, or "chemical" filters usually provide reliable sun protection and rarely leave a white cast. Sunscreens with organic filters can sting eyes.

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.

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF50+ is the new look, new formula version of Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF50+."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help prevent early signs of skin aging because it offers a good level of broad spectrum sun protection. Sun damage is the main cause of premature skin aging, and protecting your skin from the sun is the best anti-aging strategy.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"The non-greasy fluid is suitable for use on fair and sensitive skin, helping to prevent the appearance of dark spots caused by the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection. It means that it can prevent hyperpigmentation and help keep the skin tone even (sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations).

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser Cleansing and Make-Up Removal Fluid gently cleanses to remove impurities and make-up, whilst hydrating the skin."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, caprylyl glycol.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: isopropyl myristate, diisopropyl sebacate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 90/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
8.4% - 10.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin without creatng a greasy finish
4.4% - 5.4%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
3.2% - 4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
2.4% - 2.9%
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
2.5% - 3%
Uvinul T. A UV filter. Effective against UVB rays. It is photostable. Can increase water resistance properties of the sunscreen. Unfortunately, not approved by the FDA (US) yet
2% - 2.5%
Tinosorb S. One of the most effective broad spectrum sunscreen ingredients. Protects from both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable. Unfortunately, not approved by FDA (US) yet.
1.9% - 2.3%
Avobenzone. An organic, or so-called "chemical" UV filter. Protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Needs to be combined with other filters in a formulation to be stable.
1.5% - 1.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1% - 1.2%
0.65% - 1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.6% - 0.85%
Mexoryl XL. A UV filter. Effective in the UVB and UVA range. It is stable. Unfortunately, not approved in the US yet
0.75% - 1.1%
A type of volcanic glass. Absorbs moisture and can temporarily mattify the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.4% - 0.6%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.15% - 0.3%
Ecamsule, Mexoryl SX. A UV filter. Is effective mostly against the UVA rays. It is legally marketed in the US with the FDA approval since 2006, even though the ingredient is not on the official FDA list of the approved sunscreen active ingredients. It is photostable
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.05% - 0.1%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC

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