The uber lightweight sunscreen that’s perfect for sensitive skin

Here’s what our Review Crew® members thought of this non-greasy and non-irritating formula

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / January 15 2019

The product

Dry, sensitive skin? Good news: There’s a sunscreen out there that won’t make your skin feel like a greasy, irritated mess. Yep, it’s a thing. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+** fits the bill and you’re probably going to want to give it a go after reading these rave reviews.

Not only does it have SPF 50+ broad-spectrum protection, but it’s incredibly lightweight in texture and is *packed* with skin-loving antioxidants to fight free radicals. It’s also non-whitening, non-greasy and actually sits nicely under makeup. A nice change, huh?

Check out what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+

The panel

Beauty Crew sent La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ to women and men aged between 25 and 44 years old who were looking for a daily facial sunscreen that wouldn’t irritate their sensitive skin.

The lowdown 

Here's what the Review Crew® loved about the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+

It didn’t irritate their skin: Reviewers loved the gentle, fragrance-free formula, with many commenting on how comfortable it felt on their skin. Some members also commented on how, unlike other formulas, it didn’t make their skin breakout.

How well it sits under makeup: A majority of reviewers were impressed with how good the sunscreen looked under makeup, noting that it was perfect for everyday wear as it didn't flake or clump underneath foundation. Review Crew® members also noticed it didn’t look greasy or shiny on their skin.

The travel-friendly packaging: Our Review Crew® were sold on the packaging, with many commenting on how the size was super convenient and great for on-the-go application. Members also praised the easy-to-use pump.

The verdict

“I absolutely love this sunscreen! I’m slightly sun sensitive and have sensitive skin that usually reacts with normal sunscreen, giving me huge pimples and a rash. But not this amazing sunscreen! It soaks straight into my skin too, leaving no oily residue!”
Tara B
“I've been looking for a sunscreen to use under my makeup that wouldn’t mess with my foundation, and this one is perfect. I had no problem layering makeup over this. It is super light, just as the name suggests. No real scent, which is also a bonus.”
Chrissy L
“Loved this product. It’s doesn’t feel as though I am wearing sunscreen at all. Once you apply this, it seems to be matte on the skin - not greasy at all. My sensitive skin isn’t irritated at all by this sunscreen.”
Freya P

For more on what other Beauty Crew members liked about this sunscreen, read all the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ reviews.

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. 

Have you tried this sunscreen? Let us know what you thought about it in the comment section below.

*This average star rating is based on 43 reviews and is correct as of 14/01/2019

**Contains active ingredients: Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 5.0% w/w, Octocrylene 4.5% w/w, Drometrizole Trisiloxane 4.0% w/w, Bemotrizinol 2.0% w/w, Ecamsule 1.5% w/w. 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

Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.