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That didn’t take too long, did it? Two months and I’ve emptied out my bottle of #larocheposay
sunscreen. Not bad, considering I was wary from the start because of the high alcohol content I discovered in it. Since then I have changed my mind a little towards alcohol denat- I am now willing to consider it in some of my actives (e.g. retinol/acids), but in sunscreen I still don’t think it is worth it. Given I have been struggling with very dry skin lately, the timing to introduce an alcohol free sunscreen into my routine was quite opportune.
For those who don’t mind alcohol denat in their products, my #1empty
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL 50+ has the following sunscreen filters: Mexoryl, TInosorb S, Avobenzone, Ethyhexyl Triazone and Octocrylene. The texture is surprisingly oily on application, but that disappears after a few minutes. Compared to my previous #clarins
sunscreen (which also had alcohol denat in it), it is more drying on the skin.
Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild PA++++. UV filters: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Uvinul T 150, Uvinul A plus and Tinosorb S. I’ve used this for around a week, and the texture is quite similar to the La Roche Posay, if maybe a touch more oily. Despite its branding as an “aqua booster” and it being alcohol and fragrance free, I still find my skin dries out by the end of my work day when I use it. So it’s not bad, but not fantastic either. Keeping in mind though that my skin is at the driest it’s ever been, so that may be influencing how I appraise this. I’ll keep you guys updated should my opinion change.
Do you have a favourite sunscreen? Let me know in the comments below 😄. -N
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