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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Review – Why It’s The Best Sunscreen For Your Face

I don’t have to tell or explain to you guys why sunscreen is such a necessity in our daily life, right? Here’s some keywords for that, ultraviolet light and protection. What is the best sunscreen for your face? What do we specifically look for when choosing for a sunscreen?

  • Product: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 review
  • Price: $35.99
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com
  • Size: 5.0 FL OZ – 150ml

Product Overview – La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60

I go out almost every day, except Sunday…some Sundays. Without proper sunscreen, you won’t see me out of the house, especially not during this time, with the climate change and global warming we are experiencing, the sun’s ultraviolet light is just getting more and more dangerous.

So proper sunscreen is a must for me and it should be for you as well. What I mean with proper sunscreen is, sunscreens that have a broad or full spectrum.

The Anthelios 60 combines UVA/UVB filters to deliver a broad spectrum SPF 60 (sun protection factor) and antioxidants to protect our skin from free radicals.

The last thing I want is getting irritation, and since I am using it almost every day, it matters for me. It’s fast-absorbing and works on every skin type, so this alone is already a big plus point for me, since I have very sensitive and acne prone skin, and its proven or tested on sensitive skin, so I can use it with ease.

The Anthelios 60 requires a little bit of time before you can expose yourself to the sun, after applying it on your body or face, wait another 15 minutes before going out. Reapply the sunscreen after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating.

Why Do We Need Sunscreen For Protection From The Sun?

The sun as we all know is a star, an astronomical object we humans need for life. The sun is indeed very important, but not everything about it is good. UV-rays emitted by the sun can be extremely fatal to our human skin.

First let’s talk about the UV-rays, there are two types of UV-rays, UVA and UVB. Years ago sunscreens are dedicated to protect us from UVB only, which are said to be the cancer-causing UV-ray, but after a few years, research showed that UVA also increase the risk of skin cancer.

Even though UVA doesn’t cause sunburn like UVB, it penetrates all the way into the skin and causes wrinkles and the way our skin look and change overtime. That’s why you should look for a broad or full spectrum sunscreen to get the maximum protection from both, UVA and UVB.

Look For These Ingredients

The next thing to look at when buying a sunscreen, is the ingredients. Dermatologists say there is no easy way to know how well a sunscreen can block out UVA, but when it comes to UVA protection, the best thing to look at is the ingredients.

A sunscreen that consist of at least one of the following ingredients, are considered to be good. Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, sulisobenzone, oxybenzone, ecamsule, or avobenzone. Don’t try to look for one that has all of these ingredients, I can’t guarantee you, you will find one, and if you do, it might cost a lot.

The Flaw

As perfect as it sounds, there are a few things I don’t particularly like about La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60. I think it’s a little expensive for a sunscreen compared to the other brands like Banana Boat and Neutrogena, and the second thing I don’t personally like is, its fragrance-free. I love sunscreens with some fragrance.

My Final Verdict

I have been using the La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 for years now, it fits perefectly into my daily skincare routine, and I plan on using it for years to come. I am absolutely happy with it, it works perfectly fine for me, someone that’s prone to acne and has a very sensitive skin.

When I first started looking for the “perfect” sunscreen, I searched from one drugstore to another with all the information I just provided you with, and picked out the La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60. It has 2 active ingredients, oxybenzone and avobenzone which protects me from the UVA and an SPF of 60 to protect me from the UVB.

Even though its slightly more expensive, I would still pick this 10 times out of 10.

If this sound appealing to you, I highly recommend you to pick up the La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60, and I hope you enjoyed this honest review. If you have any questions about the La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below, I would really appreciate that.

 

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12 Comments

  • Paul

    Dear Isaac,

    Thanks a lot for the comprehensive and thorough review on La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60.

    I got new insights from your review post and learned about UVA and UVB. Thanks for discussing the problems caused by the UV-rays and providing the solution as well which is very important.

    Your review post is saving people time, trouble and effort. Surely I will give La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 a try. 

    Wishing you great success!

    Paul

    • Isaac

      You’re welcome, Paul. It is my honor to recommend people like you products that are good for the skin and nothing else. I’m glad it helped.

  • Liz

    Oh I have been looking for a sunscreen for acne prone skin. I have been using Nivea and although it appears to provide some protection from the sun, it is NOT good for acne prone skin. It appears to have the some of the same ingredients as La Roche-Porsay, but I noticed when reading the ingredients from my Nivea bottle there are others included and I would not have a clue whether that therefore means that Nivea is more toxic or less effective. What are your thoughts about this? Is this sunscreen available worldwide? Also, what sunscreen would you recommend for kids? Thanks.

    • Isaac

      Thank you, Liz. The La Roche-Porsay can be used for kids as well, it is the most skin friendly sunscreen I know. Yes, you can order from anywhere you want. Best of luck!

      Isaac

  • Henry

    Hi! I have also been using La Roche-Posay Anthelios and love the results. Yes, you’re right, it’s a bit expensive but I’m still willing to pay for it.

    I also have very sensitive skin, and my Dermatologists recommended this sunscreen. After I used it for the first time, I discovered it’s way superior than any other I have ever used. I agree with your rating!

    • Isaac

      Great to hear that, Henry! The La Roche-Posay is indeed a little pricey, but worth every penny if you ask me.

      Quality over anything when it comes to our skin!

  • Suzie

    Hi Isaac,

    Love your review. I too have sensitive skin so this will be a great product for me especially since it is fast adsorbing and water resistant. 

    I was wondering about the sun protection factor. I was under the impression that all you need is a sunscreen with a SPF of 50+. Is there any additional benefit to having a SPF of 60?  

    • Isaac

      Hi Suzie, yes, definitely give it a try if your skin is just as sensitive as mine. A higher SPF just means more protection against UVA and UVB rays, so yes, even if its slightly more.

  • Babsie Wagner

    I have to say your article is compelling, especially with that picture of the ultra violet rays on the skin.  Yikes!  Looks scary.  I know the importance of sunscreen, and even though this one is a little more than the usual, I would go for it because let’s face it, I don’t use that much of the stuff anyway.  I’m not one to be out in full sun very often, but when I am, I want the very best for my face, and this looks like the one.  Thanks for your honest review.

    • Isaac

      That’s true, even if you are not going outdoor very often, it doesn’t hurt applying a little bit of sunscreen, to prevent is better than cure!

  • Brenda

    Very good review.  I have never heard of this sunscreen before. It seems like  an effective one, the price is a bit higher than usual but i’m sure it’s because it’s the best. Thanks for the insight on  UV rays, this was really helpful.

    The ratings are great. Looking forward to trying out La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60. Thanks for this help post.

    • Isaac

      Thank you, Brenda. 

      Yes, It is slightly more expensive than the usual sunscreen, but worth every penny in my opinion. You won’t regret it 🙂

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