This lightweight sunscreen also works as a primer

Well, this is game-changing

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / January 16 2019

We know we’re supposed to wear sunscreen Every. Single. Day. Even when it’s cloudy. This stuff has been drilled into us since like, forever. But hands up those of you who are guilty of ditching the whole sunscreen game because it makes your makeup look like a patchy, greasy, slippery mess? Don’t worry, you can admit it. You’re in a safe place.

We understand your dilemma, which is why this next bit is going to change everything. We’ve found a sunscreen that actually sits nicely under makeup! It’s called La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid 50+** and and you’re going to want to get on board.

The formula is so lightweight (and comfortable!) that you can actually wear it as a primer. Unlike regular sunscreens, this sunscreen is non-greasy, non-ghostly and doesn’t feel all goopy and gross - it pretty much feels like you’re wearing nothing at all.

One of our Review Crew® members had this to say about it: “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.”

What’s more, if you have sensitive skin, this gentle, fragrance-free formula will also work to nourish and protect your skin instead of making it feel dry and irritated. What a win.

Another reviewer loved the ultra-hydrating benefits of the formula, commenting, “This is a beautiful sunscreen, it works really well as under makeup as a hydrating primer.”

Now you’re all sorted on the face front (hurrah!), it’s also important to remember to protect your hair from the sun, too (yes, this is a thing). We recommend reaching for a treatment like Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer.

If you’re looking for more ways to keep your summer hair in check, read up on the best ways to protect hair from sun damage.

Have you tried the La Roche-Posay Anthelios range yet? Let us know in the comment section below.

**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.

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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.