A few months ago, I happened upon this primer from La Roche Posay. I believe it came out for summer, and I'm definitely glad that I got it! Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3% (sunscreen)--Homosalate 10% (suncreen)--Octisalate 5% (sunscreen)--Octocrylene 5% (sunscreen)--Oxybenzone 6% (sunscreen).Inactive Ingredients: Dimethicone, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, talc, diisopropyl sebacate, silica silylate, glycerin, trimethylsiloxysilicate, dimethicone crosspolymer, water, diethylhexyl sryingylidenemalonate, cassia alata leaf extract, maltodextrin.
I know that for some of you, the ingredients may not be appropriate for your needs. (I'm sorry! :() However, I am happy to report that this product didn't cause any adverse reactions for my skin AND prevented sunburn on my face all summer in California.
For reference, I have normal, sometimes combination skin. I don't break out much anymore, but do get the occasional hormonal pimples or ones from (GASP) being too lazy to wash my face at night. I was able to use this primer instead of moisturizer most of the summer, though there were days that I needed just a bit more moisture to really feel like I had moisturized properly.
Here's a look at the texture of the product. I'm not sure how to describe it really - it has a thick, creamy, almost waxy texture, but not in a bad way!
Here's what it looks like once I've started to smooth out that small dot of product. Once blended, I did not experience any whiteness, and it helped to smooth out lines and the texture of my skin.
I don't typically like primers because of how they react to different foundations, and it was really the idea of an Anthelios SPF product that initially drew me in. So, with low expectations of this working with foundations, I decided that I'd be happy using it for the SPF and anti-aging benefits if it didn't work out as a primer! However, I'm really excited to report that I have had no issues with all the foundation products I've used with it so far! (Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Garnier BB Cream, Maybelline BB Cream) YAY! All in all, I love this product - it really is a multipurpose product for me. Unless something better comes along, I will continue to use it and repurchase it!
What I Love: - SPF 50, always a necessity! - Provides some moisture, so if I'm in a rush or don't feel dry, I don't need an additional product - Anti-aging claims are quite intriguing - Perfect with all of the foundation products I've used with it so far!
What do you think? Have you tried La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer? What other La Roche Posay products do you recommend? :)