La Roche-Posay Anthelios Comforting Sunscreen 50+ XL

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Comforting Sunscreen 50+ XL

Since it's summer, we're all looking for the perfect sunscreen. Something that isn't greasy, offers great protection and something under which we won't sweat like in a sauna. 

In this mission, I've tried several sunscreens and one of these is the La Roche Posay Anthelios 50+ in XL version. 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Comforting Sunscreen 50+ XL

Specifically formulated for sensitive and sun-allergic bodies. A moisturising and velvety, high protection formula which protects against sun-induced pigmentation spots. The non-greasy cream does not leave white marks and is very water resistant.

The description sure is amazing. I mean something for sensitive skin that doesn't leave us all greasy? Yes, please!

Oh, and the other thing? It has a very high PPD (27!) which is higher than most that would actually disclose this information.

  • provides protection against UV radiation
  • the product is waterproof
  • non-comedogenic product

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Comforting Sunscreen 50+ XL

Anthelios efficacy has been demonstrated via clinical studies carried out in-vivo on subjects suffering from sun intolerances, particularly those caused by UVA rays. Anthelios products all have a high PPD (Persistent Pigment Darkening) factor, offering one of the best protections against UVA offered by any brand in the world. The efficacy has been proven by a file of 16 clinical studies carried out by world-renowned expert dermatologists. The brand was also the first laboratory to use Mexoryl XL and Mexoryl SX and the first to use photostable UVA filters in its sun protection.
The sunscreen itself has a watery consistency so while I was taking these photos - thinking I'd get the perfect "oof, I'm just applying the sunscreen" kind of photo, well instead it ran down my leg. 
And here I am trying to keep it in the cap for the photo. Whops!

But because of the consistency, it's really easy to apply enough of it. Not just "oh, I've had enough" but more like "this is how much of sunscreen you should use" enough. 

It doesn't have any scent and even if it's white, it doesn't leave a white cast
For the first 5 minutes after application, it does feel a bit wet/sticky but luckily that goes away.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Comforting Sunscreen 50+ XL

The minimalist formula contains the best of our creations – designed for sensitive skin and all of its needs. Tested and re-tested for its efficacy and mildness on sensitive skin. It is also hypoallergenic.

I wore it on our road trip around Slovenia and it did an amazing job. Not just on me, but also on my darling - he applied it because he got a bit sunburned before. 
I applied it over my makeup (just a bit of powder) because the sun was really hot and high that day. I didn't want to risk any burns! I added a bit of powder on top of it because it left me with a glass looking skin and I had no time to leave it to sink in. 

The next day I wore it on the beach and well, let me tell you. This is the most comfortable sunscreen that I've ever used for my body. I've also used it for my face, which went fine. 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Comforting Sunscreen 50+ XL

Here it is after application. You can see a bit of shine, but other than that there's nothing. 
I'd have to wait a couple of minutes before getting dressed so it would completely sink in.


+ FINALLY, a brand that discloses the PPD of the sunscreen (27 btw!)!
+ Great for body and face
+ Comes in the XL version of 100 ml
+ Waterproof
+ Doesn't leave a white cast
+ Doesn't have any scent


- Quite expensive (18€/100 ml or 20€/200ml)


I think this is the first body/face sunscreen that made me so excited to be using it. It's light, it doesn't stink, it is easily spreadable. I mean what more would I want? Oh right, I don't sweat under it. It's lovely.  I think that next time I'll get the 200ml version. I need to be protected during the whole year. And maybe I can use it for my face too (once I use up my other one).
You can get it in several pharmacies and also on Notino.
I'd highly recommend it. 

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