12.31.2014
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Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen
1.35 fl. oz. for $39.99
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Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.31.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This fragrance-free primer is silky enough to blend on easily, and the consistency is more like a lotion than a standard, serum-like primer. It wears well under makeup (but doesn't really do much to enhance it) and is best for normal to combination skin with slightly dry areas. Although this is really a daytime moisturizer masquerading as a primer with sunscreen, the formula offers reliable broad-spectrum sun protection and includes some skin-beneficial ingredients, although not in a high enough concentration to get too excited about.

Pros:
  • Silky, lotion-like primer wears well under makeup.
  • Offers reliable broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • Fragrance-free.
Cons:
  • Could use more skin-beneficial ingredients.
  • Pricey.
Community Reviews
Claims

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen provides high UVA and UVB protection to prevent skin damage while giving you a smoother, more refined complexion. The non-greasy and fragrance-free formula leaves your skin feeling smooth and silky. Formulated for all skin types

Ingredients

Active: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 10%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 5% Oxybenzone 6%

Other: Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Talc, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Silica Silylate, Glycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Water, Diethylhexyl Sryingylidenemalonate, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin

Brand Overview

La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance

L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.

That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!

For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.

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La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance

L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.

That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!

For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.