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Monday, July 10, 2006

La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Creme Fondante SPF 50

Active Ingredients - Parsol 1789, Titanium Dioxide, Octocrylene, Mexoryl

This is the "facial moisturizer" formula of the La Roche Posay Anthelios line of sunscreens. The formula is a bit creamier than I'm accustumed to for daytime, but it's unscented and it offers the most complete UVA protection available. There is a bit of the pasty white sheen at first, but it fades after ten minutes or so. It does feel a bit heavier than I'm accustomed to. On the first day, I wore it by itself to my morning yoga class, which gets pretty sweaty, and it seemed to stay on. Just in case though, I started using the children's water resistant formula whenever I work out on the weekends (and when I swim in the afternoon) because I usually run errands afterwards. At first during the work week, I used Bobbi Brown's stick foundation (no SPF) on top, blending with my fingers allover and concentrating on the scars to even things out a little and set it with some loose powder. It felt a bit heavy for the first couple of hours, but by lunchtime, it felt okay. I'm pretty picky about my skincare products though, and I couldn't help but feel like this combination was pore clogging and may have caused a zit or two, but didn't moisturize much, if that makes sense at all. So I started using Creme de la Mer lotion underneath. By now, I've lightened up on using foundation allover, and only use the stick to conceal the scars, then follow up with a dusting of loose powder. It feels a lot lighter. When I was in Vegas last weekend, I managed to snag a bottle of the oil-free version of the facial sunscreen, so we'll see how that one works out.


At 12:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good News!
On July 25th, 2006, FDA decided to finally approve of the Mexoryl SX . However, it will only be available in the Fall of 2006 and will only offer a protection of SPF 15. In the eyes of La Roche Posay and most dermatologists, anything lower than SPF 20 is not a significant protection.
Mexoryl SX as found in Ombrelle and Anthelios by La Roche-Posay offers waterproof Anthelios S SPF 30, oil-free Anthelios Lait SPF 45 and total protection Anthelios L SPF 60 and are available online at

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