Rated 3.96 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Loving it
I love the way this feels on my hands and arms. So soft (way better feel than my Neutrogena SPF 110, but less power), not greasy or oily at all, just a comfortable moisturized soft feeling. It leaves the skin poreless and smooth! I attached a picture of my hand that was super rough, I exfoliated a little before using this and in one day it's all healed. There's a white cast (for anyone wondering), but nearly all sunscreens do, so it doesn't matter to me that much. It's super thick, but it spreads easily so you only need a little. I would maybe even mix in with another lotion just to use more of it (to make sure it's working, I usually rub in until it disappears since I use so little of it to begin with, otherwise it is leaves me WHITE and I am olive/tan naturally).
I got this sunscreen for free but this review is just my honest opinion, which is why it's so long, I hope it's helpful for anyone thinking of getting it. I would totally buy it again when this runs out!
Most Helpful Critical Review Interesting
This is my first time using a high end sunscreen, previously used a SPF 15 drug store and it was greasy so I wanted to try something matte. I have normal-dry skin, I need to wear my basic moisturizer every day or else my skin will be parched. I also have post-inflammatory acne scaring that makes my skin tone darker than it usually is. 1) my dry skin ate up this sunscreen, the matte/powdery finish looks amazing when you use a SMALL amount and let it settle on your skin for 30 minutes, any time before the sunscreen settles or if you use a large amount made me look like a ghost. 2) since the sunscreen gave off a crazy white cast at first, after it settled it actually was able to lighten up my scarring to look more natural.
TL;DR: use a small amount, pea sized, it will cover so much.
Reviewed by 223 customers Super for sensitive skin but thick spreading
BBrad from undisclosed
This is the first face sunblock I have used that does not burn even a little bit on your face which is so great I just wish it wasn't so thick to spread on.
Olivia from Michigan
I use this for my face, and it spreads great and doesn't burn around my eyes like most sunscreens do. Maybe it's because I'm pale but it does not leave a white cast on me.
Lee from New York
DO NOT GET THIS! It leaves a really really bad white cast, is unusually thick and I literally had to SCRUB my face for 10 minutes to get it off
Best sunscreen ever!
Bell from undisclosed
I love this product. I have been using for years now. Unfortunately the size got smaller. Now is 90ml instead.
Oh she thick
Erin from Michigan
I prefer to use a lighter lotion style sunscreen when indoors, but for a girls weekend at a lake I was happy to have used this. It does have a white cast and it's thick. I would continue using this for days when I'll be out in the sun.
Slight white cast, moisturizing, protective.
Gianna S from Los Angeles, CA
It does leave somewhat of a white cast, but it settles on your skin as times goes by. For reference, I am Hispanic and have medium tone skin. I use the sunscreen on my face and it feels moisturizing and not oily. A little definitely goes a long way!
MariaH78 from Texas
The texture of this sunscreen is nice and thick and you can definitely feel the coverage of the layer over your skin. However, this product really needs to be massaged in or you will be left with a white cast! I don't mind it but you really need to work it in otherwise you'll be all white! Just takes some time blend away but other than that it's nice!
tflcadcflco135 from undisclosed
This is one of my go to sunscreens. It can be used on both your face & body. It is dermatologist recommended & non irritating. It comes out white but fades into a clear application once you rub it in. I like that it doesn't feel too heavy. Plus it is works well with my skin type. This is a staple in my skin care stash. La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 Gentle Lotion Mineral Sunscreen
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simaya from undisclosed
I bought this sunscreen 3 years ago with my colleague's recommendation and although I had thought I liked it, now I realize that I shouldn't have. First, white cast is just crazy, no matter how much I warm it up in my hand, it doesn't work for me + it gets even worse once water touches it. Although I was satisfied with the protection and satin-like finish of it, it wasn't an easy application. For the price, I'd say there are more affordable and better sunscreens out there since it's a little too much for a drugstore brand.
makinleep2 from undisclosed
This is one of the best sunscreens you will get for your face. It is great for sensitive skin it is fragrance free and water resistant. With Cell-ox shield this sunscreen provides UVA/UVB protection and antioxidants.
My new favourite
Jessy from undisclosed
Im mean yeah it has some kind of whitecast but it cancels out the redness on my face really well and dont have to usw that much foundation anymore. It won't stay super white and shiny. After 5-10 minutes it dries down a bit more translucent and matte. When you're on the paler and more oily side i find it works pretty well.
I should have read the description and reviews better...
CW from North Carolina
This is fine but I definitely will be returning. I know that mineral based sunscreens tend to have a heavy white cast and can be more difficult to blend in so I was prepared for that. It was a bit annoying because it made me look 2 shades paler than I am and I know longer matched my face makeup because of that. But again I was kind of prepared for that. What I wasn't prepared for is what they call a "powder-like finish." Ooph. I looked like a porcelain doll and not in a good way. White and chalky. It felt drying on my skin. Not what I'm looking for for a daily body SPF. Just keep that in mind when purchasing!
smells awful do not buy
lily from Norfolk, VA
smells like cigarettes!! i got it as a sample and i got home and was testing it on my hand and the whole room started to smell like cigarettes. dont buy it unless you wanna smell bad lol
aprilskintour from undisclosed
I love how lightweight it feels on the skin ; the only bummer is the white cast. I did get this sample sized and I do happen to enjoy the wear. However, would not purchase as it has a white cast
Great mineral amounts!
sarahw277 from undisclosed
My Dermatologist recommended sunscreen with Zinc. This has 5% titanium and 15% Zinc. Very good sun blockage, not just screened! Rubs in clear. Smells fine. Affordable and will buy again due to ingredients! La Roche Posay Anthelios Body and Face Sunscreen Lotion - Spf 50 - 3.04 fl oz
leaves white cast
Trying hard from Vienna, VA
I have been working really hard to remove the sun spots on my face and wanted a really good sunscreen to prevent any more. I was so disappointed when no matter what I did, it made my face look white. I can't go out in public looking like that. I so much wanted to love this sunscreen and instead I'm going to have to throw this expensive bottle in the trash. I have fair to medium tone skin.
White cast is terrible
Ari from Kentucky
I tried it on at first and was like oh this will sink in.. I will not be wearing this out again. It's such a hard lotion to work into the skin and it feels greasy and leaves white cast really bad and makes you shine like you just stepped out of the gym.
Nope. Never again.
Maddie from Detroit, MI
My face was so white no matter how much I tried to rub it in. It also left a greasy film over my face that brought up dry skin I didn't even know I had. So gross!
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ou812 from California
Way way to thick. It takes forever just to apply it to my arms.
Like others from this brand.
This one is a pass.
going straight to the trash
Jenna from los angeles CA
omg this has every problem a sunblock could have. It is so thick it's hard to apply, once applied it leaves a crazy white sheen on skin. I looked like Mark zuckerberg that one time he was photographed paddle boarding(pictured). Once it "dried" it looked so visibly crusty. I attempted to apply makeup over it and the crusty effect got 10x worse. Tried the next day without makeup.. still looked crusty and a few hours into wear was literally balling up on my skin and flaking off.
alyssaladdf682618c from undisclosed
If you have sensitive skin this is perfect. I burn easy on my face and this protects my face very well. It doesn't sting either which is a huge plus! I always wear SPF 50 or above on my face to prevent sun damage and wrinkles. The price is reasonable a well
morganb149 from undisclosed
I hate this sunscreen. I have tried so many different types of mineral sunscreen and the white cast is terrible. This is so bad I don't recommend to anyone
Good Overall Sunscreen
Mrs. F. from Pittsburg, California
Good overall sunscreen but you really have to work with it to blend it in. It has a bit of a white cast so I am not using it for my face, just my body. It's non greasy and stays out even if you sweat.
Great mineral sunscreen
SR NP from GA
I love this sunscreen for my sensitive skin. I've even worn it at the beach!
Not for Dark Skin!!
Tracy from San Diego, CA
Omg I have ebony skin and this looks violet blue on me. Not good at all. Sure it works well but it's not worth it for me if I have to blue. I had a hard time washing it off.