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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

SPF for sensitive skin from La Roche-Posay

I have been a loyal reader of Corrie's blog Dizzybrunnette3 for years so when she was looking for guest bloggers whilst she was on holiday I leapt at the chance. 

As the sun has been shining (occasionally) I thought it would be the perfect time to explain why I love these two SPF products from La Roche-Posay so much. I have seen a few other people repost what they had on her blog so I thought I would do the same incase any of you missed it! 

If you read my blog then you would know recently I was lucky enough to have a Liz Earle facial at their Kings Road store, see post here. The only two questions the woman asked afterwards were whether I exfoliated and did I wear an SPF? The first one I can say I have covered but the final one not so much, especially in the cooler months it is a step I always seem to skip as I have never found one that I totally agree with. I know SPF is essential for your skin and finding a broad spectrum product which contains UVA and UVB is paramount to protecting your skin from both burning and aging. I decided to find an SPF that agreed with my sensitive skin and found these two little beauties! 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50+ Ultra Light Fluid

This is a very light weight formula that is instantly absorbed into the skin and leaves no white residue or tacky feeling. You only need to smallest amount and I have absolutely loved using this in the mornings under my makeup. It does not affect how bases sit on my skin and it does not break my ever so sensitive skin out. I love that it is a high protection SPF and that I am protecting my skin from both burning and aging. An absolute winner in my opinion. You can purchase it in Boots for £16.50 making it a much cheaper alternative to the much raved about Kiehl's product. 

Anthelios XL SPF 50 + Tinted Melt-In Cream

I bought this before Yacht Week last year as I wanted a product that would even out my tan (my face is always considerably paler than my body),  keep me protected on the boat and not need to be replied after ever spray of the sea. This product was amazing and soon all the girls were borrowing it. It leaves your skin with a lovely tanned glow which helped blur any imperfections whilst keeping it feeling hydrated, very similar to a tinted moisturiser. I was also impressed that although I was in and out of water I never burnt once, which is pretty impressive for me! If you are looking for a holiday SPF then you don't need to look any further, however if you have very pale skin then it may be a little too dark/orange for you! You can purchase this in Boots for £11.25.

If you have any other SPF recommendations then please let me know! 

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