La Roche Posay, I think I like you. I really do.
You may have notice your local pharmacy shelves sprouting up the French brand of La Roche Posay. I have tried two of the products from the line and am quite smitten with the overseas import.
Anthelios 60 Sunscreen
For years I have been devoted to my Dior Snow Sunscreen but it has taken a back seat this summer once trying Anthelios 60 Sunscreen. My new go to summer screen!
I have heard that this is a multiple award winner through the years in various European magazines and polls.
I love the fact that it is categorized slightly depending on skin type, I chose oily sensitive skin. Perfection!
The consistency is very runny. You shake the bottle up to mix the ingredients, and when you release it from the top funnel design it pretty much rushes out. It has a very thin consistency and once applied to the face rapidly falls downwards. Time to rub it in, fast!
I found applied right after moisturizer it leaves a satin finish which turns matte in about 5 minutes. When used after letting moisturizer sink in already for 5 minutes, it turns matte instantaneously.
-Various formulas to suit different skin types
-Dries to a light and matte finish
- Absorbs quickly without any residue left on the face
-No breakouts or clogged pores due to usage
-Have use over and around eyes with no adverse effects
-Semi Pricey $30
- Due to the runny consistency even if you get a good amount of product in the bottle, it runs out fairly quickly, I would assume
-No real directions on how much to use on your whole face, the first time I accidentally applied a boatload =X
-Due to the packaging & consistency, not clear when you are running low, or nearly out of product
-Smells like sunscreen (this fades a few minutes after application)
I still love and will continue to use my Dior Snow Sunscreen for the cooler seasons (thicker consistency) but I love the light fluidy formula La Roche Posay have developed which makes this my ideal sunscreen for summer
Active C Eye Cream
Going to have to thank gorgeous blogger Blushingloves for this one. Her review convinced me to give this a shot when I was looking for my next eye cream
In short, I was using Khiels and in about 3 days I had developed out of no where crows feet...I used it every single night and nothing happened they just got worse. I assumed it was *gulp* age and tried to just face it, but I knew I hated the eye cream I was using. I finished it because it was costly admit tingly, and will probably never go back
Active C was next in line. I knew I wanted something to help my fine lines and prevent new ones. After 3 days of using Active C, my crows feet greatly diminished, and the lines were no longer as wide spread? on my eyes. They were actually getting shorter after only 3 uses ( I only use this at night)
I have continued to use this with far more faith. After the initial and thankful miracle happened to my eyes, no real further progression has passed, but no further damage either.
I think if you are young-ish (mid 20's +) this is an excellent preventative eye cream. It comes out in a semi glazed gel, and is easily absorbed.
-Price is fair $40 - not outrageous in the world of eye creams for anti aging
-Seemingly positive results and a good preventative measure for someone attempting to cease early signs of fine lines
-Results can be a bit slow to notice ( this is not 100% a bad thing, so long as results happen)
-Unaware of results after fine lines have been deep set for an extended period (Personal con)
After Active C I will try to look for another eye cream, but if I am stuck deciding between products, I would gladly repurchase this. I think the price is fair, and the results are for my current needs quite satisfying
Due to the success of these two products I have also picked up the Daily Mattifying Moisturizer, and the Effaclar K Gel Cleanser to try in the future
Have you tried anything from La Roche Posay that you have enjoyed, or not enjoyed?