This sunscreen spray is about to become your summertime staple

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this invisible finish sunscreen

BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / December 11 2020

The product

When it comes to a summer well spent, your selected sunscreen of choice is your armour against the inevitable onslaught of harmful UVA/UVB rays in the harsh Australian sun. 

However, protection is not enough. Modern Australian living demands an equally innovative formula that doesn’t disrupt your everyday life. Occlusive traditional formulas with a dreaded white cast just don’t cut it anymore. 

Thankfully, La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Body Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+ combines a lightweight, invisible finish broad spectrum sunscreen with an innovative spray-bottle dispenser to ensure even, undetectable coverage throughout the day.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this lightweight sunscreen spray to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Body Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+ to a panel of women aged 25 to 44 with a range of skin types, including a proclivity for skin sensitivity.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Body Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+.

The convenient spray applicator: Members loved how easy it was to use the spray bottle, with some reviewers even noting that the spray feature meant they were able to apply sunscreen to hard-to-reach places that they would have typically missed.

The sensitive-skin friendly formula: Reviewers who were used to irritating and heavy traditional sunscreens were impressed with the gentle formula, with one reviewer stating she’d even started using the spray on her eczema-prone son.

No white cast:  Our members found the invisible dry-down formula refreshing after years of packing on thick, occlusive formulas that would leave them with a noticeable white cast after application.

The verdict

“For someone with very sensitive and reactive skin who is very picky about sunscreen, getting hold of a product like this was a real score! I loved how my skin had no reaction and no breakouts following the application. After testing it first on my shoulders and back ( my problem areas) for two days , I tried it on my face, with the same success. It is so lightweight you cannot tell you’re wearing SPF50+ ! My skin stayed nice and dry throughout the day; there was no greasy feeling . And most importantly, it offers excellent protection. I was so happy with the product that I decided to try it on my two-year old son’s skin who suffers from eczema and finding a suitable sunscreen for him has been a real challenge. To my delight, he suffered no redness or dryness.”
Sil V
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REVIEWcrew® Member
“It comes in a big 200ml bottle, very economical. The pump sprays the liquid sunscreen evenly. It has a nice scent, absorbs quickly, no white pasty residue at all, and it leaves my skin feeling hydrated. It is SPF50, very high sun protection, exactly what I need; I live on a farm, protecting my skin from sun damage is what I must do on a daily basis. It's a spray-on, very convenient for me, just a few sprays here and there, and I know I am fully protected.”
Valerie C
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REVIEWcrew® Member
“As someone with extremely fair skin, sunscreen is not optional in summer. Other sunscreen products I have used in the past have been thick, greasy, unpleasant smelling, leave weird residue on my skin, make me look even paler than I am, etc. This product is NOTHING like that. Super easy to apply, fully absorbs, not sticky or greasy at all, thin fluid consistency, smells really nice (reminds me a bit of an Elizabeth Arden perfume), the scent dissipates after application, it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin, moisturisers and to top it all off, it works!”
Katherine S
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REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this lightweight sunscreen spray? Read more La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Body Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+ reviews.

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

*This combined average star rating for La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Body Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+ is based on a combined total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 07/12/2020.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.