Best Facial Sunscreen for Oily Skin
As I have mentioned before (ad naseum) I have oily skin. It is a royal pain in the ass to buy sunscreen for as you can imagine, as most sunscreen are formulated with moisturising ingredients in them to counteract the drying effect of the sun. Now there is one thing my skin doesn’t need and it is more moisture. I have been using Cellex C Suncare for the last couple of years and it’s not bad, it does however cost a bomb and is still a little more greasy than I would like.
Until I found this little beauty I always sported a natural sheen every summer when sunscreen season came round, or more likely I just skipped it and hoped the pitiful SPF in my foundation would suffice.
Then one day I was browsing my favourite ever skincare range in a old fashioned pharmacy near me and saw this offered as samples. I took one expecting it to be the usual old slick, shiny cream, I fully intended to keep it in my handbag as a backup for the kids. I was ridiculously surprised to find it was exactly what I had been looking for.
I guess if I had bothered to read the package rather than just going “ooooh free stuff” then I would have noticed that is said “melt-in” but even if I had, I probably would have thought it sounded waxy rather than the lovely texture that it actually is.
Now like all sunscreens it isn’t perfect as it leaves a slight (and I mean slight) white tint to your skin after application, but nothing that can’t be solved with a quick slick of foundation and a touch extra bronzer.
The best thing about it is that it is SPF 50 so no need to keep reapplying during the day, unless your swimming etc… Anyway enough of my waffle, check it out here La Roche-Posay Antihelios XL
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and the sun shines so we can all get to use some sunscreen for once!
Edit: I bought the full size version of this at the weekend as it is on offer at Boots at the moment with a third off so just £10! I went for the tinted variation and it leaves no white cast what so ever, it is a bit tacky upon application, but this is gone within seconds. If you have very pale skin I would stick with the original formula though as the tint in the cream leaves a nice glow that may look weird on very pale skin.