Made in: France
What is it?: Creamy Fluid, Chemical/Organic SPF50+ Sunblock.
What Makes this Different?: High Sun Protective SPF containing Niacinamide which helps with Dark Spots + Wrinkles.
Supposedly Good for: Sensitive Skin
What I think: I don’t agree. I don’t even think my skin is that reactive/that sensitive, and this product stung my skin consistently throughout multiple uses on different days. I would say this works better for Dry Skins that aren’t too reactive.
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Cruelty Free?: Not Yet 😦
Packaging: Plastic Tube with a Pump Mechanism and a Cap. Great amount is dispensed per pump as well.
Directions: ”As the last stage in your skincare routine, apply generously to face 30 minutes before sun exposure.”
How I use it: I used this in the AM daily before working out. HOWEVER due to the irritation I experienced when wearing this product (after continuous use), and due to the balling up occurring under my mask and around my collar, I had to stop using this product. I now use it as a hand SPF.
Sunscreen Filters: Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Drometrizole Trisiloxane
Note: Drometrizole Trisiloxane, ”Mexoryl XL” Is a L’Oreal Exclusive Chemical Sunscreen filter with both UVA and UVB protection.
Key Ingredients: Niacinamide (Anti-Acne + Brightening), Hyaluronic Acid (Hydrating), Phenylethyl Resorcinol (Antioxidant + Brightening), Capryloyl Salicylic Acid (Exfoliating), Glycerin (Skin-barrier reinforcing).
Full Ingredients: AQUA / WATER, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, GLYCERIN, OCTOCRYLENE, NIACINAMIDE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE, SILICA, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, TEREPHTHALYLIDENE DICAMPHOR SULFONIC ACID, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, DROMETRIZOLE TRISILOXANE, PEG-100 STEARATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, PHENYLETHYL RESORCINOL, POLOXAMER 338, TOCOPHEROL, TRIETHANOLAMINE, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, XANTHAN GUM, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE.
NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient breakdown HERE
Texture: To me this is more of a Cream than it is a fluid, especially because I can feel it on top of my skin once it has dried down – but this is definitely not unpleasant! The texture is comfortable and wearable, easy to spread along the skin and also moisturises the skin.
HOWEVER, my sister is the one who actually pointed this out to me: This balls up. We worked out, I sat back in the car and took my mask off, and my face was covered in balled up product, and even where my colour was. Personally, I think it’s the Starch that does it. I think in the future I’m going to try to avoid SPFs with starch in them as every SPF I’ve tried recently that balls up also has starch in it (The Garnier Sun Fluid has silicone but NOT starch and it doesn’t ball up for me, Review HERE).
Definitely not a thick cream. This is definitely lightweight!
White Cast?: As you can see from the picture above, no!
Layerability Issues?: I had some issues as this balls up
Summer or Winter?: I think this is fine for both seasons (for dry skins), Oily skins may prefer this in the Winter.
Fragrance?: Yes this contains Fragrance (smells like a typical La Roche-Posay SPF0.
Good Under Makeup?: Didn’t work for me (balled up)
How long have I been using this?: Had to stop using due to stinging + balling up, so I only managed to use this for 2 weeks.
The Effect?: Moisturised skin, HOWEVER, I had to stop using this on the face because this stung/irritated my skin consistency. I wore this on a regular day, when working out, when wearing a mask, when not wearing a mask, and every time this stung my face. So it was very uncomfortable to wear, and then of course this balls up after hours of wear, so that is also unflattering once taking my mask off.
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What I like:
- I like the packaging! (Easy to travel with as well)
- Addition of Niacinamide + phenylethyl Resorcinol (Helps with Dark Spots)
- No white Cast
- Not Sticky or Greasy
What I don’t like:
- Stung / Irritated my skin ever time I tried this, whether I was working out or wearing this regularly to the supermarket etc (had to stop using on my face)
- Balls up (under my mask and where my collar is)
Overall Rating and Conclusion: 2.9/5 – Balls up and Irritated/stung my skin every time I wore this which is such a shame because I really liked the lightweight, moisturising texture and the addition of brightening ingredients.
Would I repurchase?: No I would not (Really didn’t like the stinging and of course, balling up).
Dupe?: Western SPF Dupe (In terms of Creamy Texture): The Nivea Anti-Age SPF (Review HERE), or the Nivea Anti-Shine Face Cream (This is Mattiyfing However, Review HERE). In terms of K-Beauty, the closest SPF I like in texture is the Isntree Water Sun Gel (Review HERE). Balls up LESS is the Garnier Anti-Dryness SPF (Review HERE).
My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.
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