The Mattifying SPF

The weather is slowly getting warmer and everyone is starting to talk about summer now. If you have oily skin, you're most likely dreading the hot (okay okay, warm, I live in England after all) summer months because you know that as soon as you step outside, your face will turn into an oil slick. Unfortunately SPF doesn't help with this in the slightest, it tends to be greasy and just make matters worse for my oily skin- enter the La Roche Posay Anthelios XL. It has a very fancy sounding name and calls itself a dry touch gel-cream for sensitive and sun intolerant skin. I have the SPF 50+ version but I believe there is also an SPF 30 for those who aren't quite as crazy as me. It offers protection against UVA and UVB rays so you're protected all around and best of all, it actually mattifies your face.

It comes out as quite a thick, white cream but blends out really well. It does give a little bit of a white cast but that doesn't bother me too much. It doesn't have a heavy scent and sinks in really quickly, leaving you with a lovely matte base to apply your makeup to.
Overall I'm really happy with this SPF and it's definitely a lot cheaper than the Kiehl's one everyone always talks about!

Have you ever tried an SPF by La Roche Posay?

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