The high-protection sunscreen that *won’t* irritate sensitive skin

La Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this ultra-comfortable formula

Beauty Crew Junior Beauty Writer / January 31 2019

The product

When you’ve got sensitive or reactive skin, a good sunscreen that doesn’t cause breakouts or irritation can be tricky to find. But the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Cream SPF 50+** has been specifically formulated with our sensitive-skinned pals in mind. The lightweight, non-greasy formula is great for those with sensitive skin that also falls on the normal-to-dry spectrum.

There’s also a tinted version of it - La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra BB Cream SPF 50+*** - which is the perfect ‘no-makeup makeup’ product. You won’t need to apply your base AND sunscreen - this twofer product does it all.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put these two sunscreens to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Cream SPF 50+ and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra BB Cream SPF 50+ to a panel of women aged between 25 and 44 who were searching for a sunscreen with a lightweight texture.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Cream SPF 50+ and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra BB Cream SPF 50+.

How the texture of the Ultra Cream sunscreen felt: The Review Crew® liked how lightweight and comfortable the cream was to wear, and were excited to discover that it didn’t irritate their sensitive skin.

How the Ultra BB Cream made their skin look: Members liked the tinted finish of the BB cream and found that it provided a good base for a natural makeup look during the day. Reviewers also commented on how easy to apply the cream formula was.

The convenient packaging size: Members loved the compact size of these tubes, which could easily be tucked into their handbag for an on-the-go touch-up.

Good to know: Some members with fair skin found the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra BB Cream’s universal tint a little too dark for their complexions.

The verdict

“I really like this BB cream. I have struggled with sunscreens, they tend to break me out and clog my pores. So when I tried this I was surprised it didn’t break me out, and with the added tinted moisturiser it’s been a win/win this summer. I like the pump application and the tint isn’t too heavy. Great for ‘no makeup-makeup’.”
Leanne
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Review Crew® Member
"I have fairly sensitive, reactive skin and this is a great sunscreen that didn't cause irritation or breakouts. There is no strong scent and the texture is smooth, not oily and not sticky either, so it stays well under my makeup. The major positive is of course the high UV protection, so it's perfect for this time of the year.”
Dina
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Review Crew® Member
“This sunscreen is lovely, it glides on smoothly and easily and doesn’t have any of the sticky residue that normal sunscreens seem to have. My skin loved it too. My skin usually reacts or breaks out or it feels horribly sticky or thick and gross. I also suffer from eczema and occasionally I react to the sun itself and I had no problems with either while using this sunscreen.”
Kristin
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Review Crew® Member

Like the sound of these sunscreens? Read more La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra BB Cream SPF 50+ and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Cream SPF 50+ reviews.

Have you tried these sunscreens? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by La Roche-Posay to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members. 

*This combined average star rating for the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra BB Cream SPF 50+ and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Cream SPF 50+ is based on a total 93 reviews submitted for both products and is correct as of 29/1/2019.

**La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Cream SPF 50+ contains active ingredients: Bemotrizinol 5.0%w/w, Octyl Salicylate 5.0%w/w, Ethylhexyl Triazone 3.5%w/w, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 3.0%w/w, Drometrizole Trisiloxane 3.0% w/w, Ecamsule 0.297%w/w. Also contains: Ethanol 5%w/w and Caprylyl Glycol. See pack for full ingredients list and detailed application instructions. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear when exposed to the sun. Prolonged high-risk sun exposure should be avoided.

***La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra BB Cream SPF 50+ contains active ingredients: Bemotrizinol 5.0%w/w, Octyl Salicylate 5.0%w/w Ethylhexyl Triazone 3.5%w/w, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 3.0%w/w, Ecamsule 0.297% w/w Also contains: Ethanol 5% w/w and Caprylyl Glycol. See pack for full ingredients list and detailed application instructions. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear when exposed to the sun. Prolonged high-risk sun exposure should be avoided.

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Isobel is BEAUTYcrew’s Junior Beauty Writer. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously an intern in the beauty department at ELLE Australia.