[Shelfie] favourite sunscreens
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So I‘ve bought a couple of new sunscreens recently (ever since the Purito Gate I‘ve been on the search for my new HG sunscreen) and these are the ones that I like best so far. My skin is dry and acne-prone.
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen: I love the semi-matte finish and it leaves no white cast. Also wears nicely under make up and basically works as a primer, but it does seem to clog my pores a bit (my skin is acne-prone though so this might be no issue for other people). Reapplying is no problem, no pilling or anything (granted, I only reapply my sunscreen once after lunch so I don’t know what happens if you reapply it more often). The thing that annoys me the most is the price, I think it’s too expensive to be purchasing it regularly. I use this sunscreen when I wear a full face of make up when meeting people/going out (which doesn’t happen a lot atm).
LRP Anthelios Invisible Fluid: I really enjoy using it, I‘ve got dry skin and it‘s hydrating without feeling greasy. It initially leaves a bit of a white cast but it fades quickly (I am white though, so I don’t know how it looks on people with darker skin). The finish is semi-dewy, so for people with oily skin it might look too shiny. It reapplies nicely and I love that it’s SPF 50. Wearing it under make up is also no problem, even though it’s not as nice as the Supergoop one but it doesn’t clog my pores or breaks me out. I use this sunscreen when I‘m outside a lot or when I go for a run (as it seems to be pretty sweat/water resistant).
LRP Hyalu B5 Aquagel: I was really excited to try this one, since it has a lot of hydrating ingredients (Panthenol, Hylaluronic Acid) and antioxidants. It has a cooling effect when applied and leaves no white cast (it is blue though which put me off at first). It does sting when applied too closely to my eyes and my eye area isn’t sensitive at all. Generally, I think that this product might not be good for sensitive skin (I used it when I had overexfoliated the night before and it stung quite a lot). The finish is neither dewy nor matte, it just looks „normal“. It lives up to its hydrating claims, my skin feels much more hydrated at the end of the day when wearing this sunscreen as opposed to the other two (something that I loved about the Purito sunscreen). So I guess this sunscreen is especially suited for dry skin. I had no problem with clogged pores/pimples with it. I use this sunscreen when I‘m mostly indoors and wear no make up.
This might not be helpful for you since you're in Europe, but Kroger has a Supergoop dupe that's double the size for around $11
Edit: it's called "Kroger sunscreen invisible gel" btw
Oohhhh, OMG, I’m so going to try this out.
OP, I’m happy to ship it to you to try out, if you’d like!!
Update: I went and bought it 🤦🏽♀️ Tried it on my hand and it feels pretty good!!
Right now the Kroger app has a $2.00 coupon good through 4/13 for both the invisible gel and oil spray sunscreen. I love the invisible gel! It has a great finish. It clogs my pores like crazy though to be sure to deep cleanse at the end of the day.
Can I ask an odd question- how do you know that your pores are clogged at the end of the day?
If I don't double cleanse and only use cerave hydrating cleanser then I will have at least one new pimple in the morning. This is the only product in my skincare arsenal that causes this reaction, and it doesn't happen if I make sure to oil cleanse followed with a second cleanser.
Dang! I just bought it and didn’t know about the coupon! It was buy one, get one 40% off, though!!
I’ve been looking at this Kroger sunscreen for a while now online but it’s always sold out for the shipping option. My sister lives near a Kroger grocery store though so maybe she would buy it and ship it to me.
I have been trying to get this since a long long time but not able to. I don’t have a Kroger near me but unfortunately it’s affiliates too don’t have it in stock. I’m from San Diego and I would really appreciate if someone can help me find this.
Yes this stuff is GOOD
The Kroger version is a great deal. I actually think the finish is *better* than the original Supergoop.
If only they’d get rid of the orange peel oil. Sometimes it makes my face sting at the end of the day when I cleanse.
Is that what it is? I just assumed it was the chemical sunscreens that were burning my face all day...
I found that the Supergoop one also made my face burn. And that one has no added fragrance. It may be one of the chemical filters tbh. I've tried 3 sunscreens from the US - which have Avobenzone for UVA protection. And they all burn after a few hours. So I'm assuming it's the Avobenzone.
I recently got this and I really enjoy it too. Takes a little to dry down for my but once powered and dried down it’s a wonderful finish!
Can confirm. The Kroger brand is great.
Do you apply after you moisturize and then put on foundation? I am trying to wear sunscreen now that I’m on tret and the weekends are easy since I never wear makeup then but I do wear makeup to work and wonder how it goes on under makeup/how long to wait to put on makeup. And do you reapply midday?
Without makeup Clinque Gel Moisturizer > Kroger brand gel sunscreen > let it sit for 10 min before going out
With makeup I use the cerave facial moisturizer with Spf 30 > let it sit for 10 min > start with foundation
Oh my god why am I two hours from a Kroger
I'm 6hrs from the closest Kroger. All I have is albertsons or Walmart. Its especially painful because I used to have Wegmans. How can I enjoy anything after that?
Idk how good Kroger is but I've been hearing about this sunscreen and dupes at trader joe's, another store that's like a minimum 8hr drive. I appreciate online shopping being an option to get some of these products, but I miss good grocery store experiences.
Kroger typically will ship orders over $35!
Trader Joe’s goop dupe?? Details please!!
Sorry missed your comment. Their watermelon moisturizer is supposed to be a dupe for the glow recipe watermelon mask/moisturizer!
They seem to advertise it as a direct dupe. They also have a watermelon mist, but I haven't heard people talk about that
Here's a link
If you are interested, I'll ship at cost + shipping.
Oooh does it run into your eyes at all? That's the problem I'm running into with my Neutrogena SPF 55 sunscreen that I otherwise love. :(
I used the middle one (antheliosinvisible fluid) so far but i also have really dry skin so i am trying the "hydrating creme" version.
So far it feels really good. Do you happem to have any insights or opinions on that product?
I used the hydrating creme one. my skin is not dry but i like to be really hydrated and dewy. I LOVED THE WAY IT FELT AND REAPPLIED. But it broke out my forehead so bad. i also felt like it was really hard to wash off at night. i think you need to have really dry skin for this one to work for you.
Oh thanks. :)
Yeah limuckily mine is bone dry :D
Then it should be fine!
Sorry i had to promise my gf i would keep the typo :D.
Thanks for the tipp, have a good day 😊
I’ve got combination skin and acne and I use the hydrating one and I love it! It leaves my skin really dewy looking which I love with or without make up. I can understand how it would be too much if you had super oily skin (my skin is oily tho). My BF has dry skin too and uses it but it sinks in totally on him. No break outs for either of us.
Cool thanks 😊
LRP Anthelios Invisible Fluid
Have you ever used this as a body sunscreen?
does the lrp hyalu b5 have the same heavenly scent as the other products from that line?
Supergoop is also cruelty free. I wish everyone looked into the products they buy to see if they're giving their money to companies who are turning around and using it to needlessly torture animals with.
Does the white cast on LRP fade as you rub it in and go completely clear? I’m black/white and my boyfriend is black with dark skin and it left absolutely no white cast on both of us. I’m hoping I bought an authentic bottle because I live in the U.S and usually have to jump through hoops to find authentic LRP sunscreens that will ship here.
Yes, it does become invisible on dark skin once you rub it in. I usually buy mine from Boots in the UK, so I believe it is authentic.
Wich one would you say is the least greasy feeling and less shiny! Thx for your post :)
I would say that the Supergoop one is not shiny at all (at least on my dry skin) and doesn’t feel greasy, it literally feels like a primer
Thank you very much :)
Absolutely LOVE the Supergoop sunscreen. Reminds me of makeup primer really- so lightweight and invisible. Went hiking with my siblings the other day and nobody brought sunscreen but me. Died a little inside when I handed it over to be shared lol.
You are so nice. I get passive aggressively angry when people don’t come prepared with necessities like sunscreen, bug spray, extra water, first aid kit, etc.
I can forgive everything else but my sunscreen is simply too expensive to share. so I keep a nice face sunscreen and a cheaper body sunscreen on me, I'm happy to let people borrow the cheap one
So true. And of course they don’t understand how expensive it is so they take a LOT. I mostly take issue if we are going on an off the grid trip for several nights. I like to plan for emergencies and bring extra stuff, but that doesn’t work if people don’t bring enough to sustain themselves lol
Some losers even forget their wallet.
Okay ladies stop roasting me while I’m not around! We talked about this!
You are so nice!!
Didn't you have body sunscreen you could give them? 😰
Yeah, anyone who asks me for sunscreen is getting my body stuff unless I really love them.
Sadly no, left it in my car and didn't bring it with me into the hiking vehicle... but next time I'll be more prepared for the moochers! I was covered head to toe in sun protective clothing made for athletes/water activities. My new hat even covers everything but the eyes and I had sunglasses. UV rays can't touch this! 😂
Judge away, but I always bring a back up sunscreen (like one I bought and didn't like) for my friends who never bring sunscreen.
It's also cruelty free! 👏👏👏
If i remember right La Roche Posay is in fact not cruelty free
I was referring to Supergoop,which is what the OP is discussing above my comment (see below). And you're right, LRP is NOT cruelty free.
[Absolutely LOVE the Supergoop sunscreen. Reminds me of makeup primer really- so lightweight and invisible. Went hiking with my siblings the other day and nobody brought sunscreen but me. Died a little inside when I handed it over to be shared lol.]
Oh I'm sorry, my bad.
Buy the Trader Joe’s SPF. It’s super cheap and it’s a great sunscreen if you don’t care about how your skin finishes. I carry this everywhere so I don’t have to share my actual sunscreen 🥺
What’s the finish like?
It’s very matte, almost dull. It has a few different oils in it. If you put it over a nice dewy moisturizer, this will ruin it because of how matte it makes your skin. I added some of my Biossance Squalane oil to try and negate the finish and it did help, but mixing with skincare is something I can’t really recommend even though clearly I do it myself 😂😂
I wasn’t a huge fan even though it was a really decent list of ingredients with zinc oxide as its active. It has a slight white cast and I use the spray so it’s a bit difficult to use as your primary SPF, but a great secondary/body sunscreen. As far as sunscreen sprays go, it’s one of the best I’ve used. I’m just a psychopath about the texture and consistency of my skin 😂
Thank you so much for the thorough review!! Sounds like a good, cheap body sunscreen!
Omg I was super stoned I promise I meant to it be even more thorough. I literally said “it had a few different oils in it” and then moved tf on 😂😂
Also honestly I’d review any skincare item if someone asked. I’m always super excited to talk about it lol
Oh nice, thanks for the reviews. Where did you order them? Asking bc LRP ones are available in Europe and Supergoop in the US.
I ordered the Supergoop sunscreen from Cultbeauty and purchased the LRP ones at my local pharmacy (I live in Germany)
Do you pay import taxes due to brexit?
i recently ordered from cultbeauty and didn’t have to pay any taxes
You can buy quite a few of the LRP products at Ulta now! I just got my last tube of the Effaclar Mat from Ulta.
Just fyi, the european sunscreen formulations are different vs US formulas due to sunscreen filter regulations. Personally I'm really interested in all the newer filters that the rest of the world gets to use, so I buy sunscreens from the EU instead of their US versions.
True. I have always heard that the EU versions are better, but haven't ever tried any. I have such oily skin on my face that I can't use anything other than powder sunscreen on it. Ugh. :/
Hey, whatever works for you is good :)! While I do think the newer UV filters are technically better, that doesn't mean what works for you is less good! It's expensive to try lots of new things and if it ain't broke, don't fix it 👍
I've realized that I like trying samples of skincare via exchange subreddits, maybe it would be really cool to start a sunscreen exchange! I wonder if that would work. Sunscreen sometimes feels like the worst part to figure out.
I definitely think they're better. I just know my oily skin can't handle anything besides powder, unfortunately. I haven't checked to see if there are any EU versions of powder sunscreen; I might need to look into that. A sunscreen exchange sounds fun, and it would be a great way to figure out what works best without spending a ton of money on so many different products. It can be hard to figure out for sure. I've tried countless sunscreens. I've probably tried almost as many sunscreens as I have foundations, SMH lol. Oily skin can be such a pain.
I feel you! Just on the other end of the spectrum - my dry, sensitive tret skin is unhappy with a lot of sunscreens. Like the LRP invisible fluid, the middle bottle in the photo, absolutely parches my skin after a few hours. It prevents any burning or tanning at the beach but oh man am I uncomfortable by the end of the day!
I just started tret (super low .009) through Curology three days ago. I may have to switch to a liquid sunscreen if the tret dries me out. Hasn't so far, but with only three uses so far, I'm sure that might change. I can't stand the feeling of tight, dry skin either.
I started the same concentration! I took it very slow. I definitely had a retinization period, with increased dryness and peeling, even with that low concentration. But it took a couple weeks to show up. Right now my skin is pretty well adjusted (0.02%), just minor peeling around my nose mostly, but it's absolutely still on the dry side.
SVR cicavit+ (french) has been a great winter sunscreen for me. It's moderately greasy but does gradually dry down. And it makes my skin feel nice and moisturized. Not as well as the infamous purito, but pretty well. Overall it's got awesome protection and the texture suits winter tret skin, so I'm okay with the mild residual grease factor.
I'm still looking for a good waterproof summertime sunscreen though to replace the LRP invisible fluid! I'm okay with alcohol, I think it's just got too much for my skin to handle at that concentration. Looking for waterproof formulations with alcohol that's at least little lower down.
Edit: also congrats on starting your tret journey!
I kinda figured I'm nowhere near out of the woods yet as far as dryness and peeling, lol. Most of the things I've read say that retinatizion can start as early as 3 days in, or it can wait a few weeks before starting. I'm moisturizing morning and night to try and minimize it as much as I can if/when the peel does start. I'm excited to be getting started with tret. Been reading lots of threads here on tret, sunscreen, and moisturizers.
Good luck with your waterproof sunscreen search!
Costco occasionally sells LRP Antihelios, just gotta keep a lookout at their ads for the beauty section. I originally purchased when I was visiting family in Greece so I was stoked to see it at a local Costco.
Love the Unseen Sunscreen! as a brown bearded guy its the most easy to apply and reapply during the day without a fuss.... but i do have to say interesting your bottle says SPF30 and in the US says SPF40, wonder what the difference is
Oh, I didn’t even notice this. I know that Europe’s sunscreen standards are higher than in the US and I believe that the stated SPF must equal at least a third (? someone correct me if I’m wrong) of the UVA protection (PPD rating). So it could be the case that the UVA protection is less than PPD13.33 (which is a third of SPF40) and is more like PPD10. That’s disappointing.
I kind of want to start a list of sunscreens sold in the US and overseas and see what the stated SPF is. We have no transparency as to UVA protection in the US and this would be a decent workaround to get that information!
Yeah could be right, sadly we need to get our standards a bit higher... on ours they do put a PA+++ but still interesting
EU have more stringent regulations for spf than the usa, it's likely the same product and EU disputed the spf40 rating.
It’s so funny how America is like “yeah dude go ahead just lie to them. they eat that shit up”
Yes, it is the same product, they even say so on their website!
Can agree on the middle! Leave such a nice dewy finish without looking greasy
I've been using the supergoop sunscreen too. It's the only one I've found that looks normal under makeup. I just wish it was cheaper.
I’m reading Kroger has a great dupe! $10.99 with a $2 coupon at my Kroger!
I just read that too. I dont have a Kroger near me but I'll definitely be trying it somehow lol
I’m going to buy mine tomorrow. I’m happy to ship to you if they have 2 in stock!
Omg you are so sweet! I'll venmo or paypal you $$ if you find it! So so nice of you to offer!
I feel that the anthelios is slightly gritty. Anyone else? It’s not terribly gritty but feels like I’m rubbing my face with slight calloused hands.
There have been other posts that mention the slight grittiness of the lrp sunscreen. It's batch dependent. Some have it and some don't but it shouldn't be harmful.
Yeah, I’ve been through probably 10 bottles of this and haven’t noticed any grittiness.
In my bottle the grittiness is barely noticeable. If I wasn't looking for it I wouldn't have felt it. I was only looking for it because I wanted to compare it to the garnier ambre uv face fluid which is the dupe for the lrp. I've been through 4 bottles of the garnier and I feel no grittiness with that one (all were from the same batch though).
This post inspired me to run to my local grocery store and pick up the Kroger dupe! $10.99 a pop, BOGO 50% off with an additional $2 off coupon, that my friends is a ganga deal! Can’t wait to try it!
That’s less than 1 supergoop!
I love that LRP Shaka fluid is getting so much attention on this sub. It’s truly a life changing and amazing sunscreen.
Sadly it breaks out many people with the isopropyl myristate :(.
Yeah. Post accutane I broke out pretty bad with this sunscreen and was devastated.
But I’m glad that other people love it!
I like it but it's such a pain to apply, it dribbles everywhere :P I've settled for pouring it into a measuring spoon and dipping my finger in to apply it.
But I love the fluid texture! It absorbs so nicely and quick! Spreads like a dream :)
I juat bought the middle one, and since it is so liquidy I can't figure out how much is enough. Do you have any tips?
Get an actual 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon, fill it up and then use your fingers to scoop from there and apply. Could even keep it with your sunscreen.
Yassss I do this exact same thing!! 😂
Ooh nice, thanks for the advice, I never thought to do it like that!
I heard about this! Is that for the face and neck or just face?
A quarter teaspoon is just for the face. You could get a half teaspoon measure for face and neck. I like to do my face and neck separately so I know both are covered.
I put a drop directly in each cheek, like tears, and one in the forehead that drips all the way to the nose. Usually those 3 drops are enough for the face and neck.
Is it "ok" to get a moisturizer with SPF (30+) already in it, or is it better for your skin to have a separate moisturizer and separate sunscreen?
Depends on your situation and lifestyle. In summer, definitely a separate dedicated sunscreen if you want to get the level of sun protection stated on the pack. People generally do not apply enough product (moisturiser with SPF) to get the right protection.
However if it was winter and I’m not planning to leave the house or be near windows, I’ll probably get away with moisturiser with SPF.
And check UV index + cloud cover in your area if you want to be extra sure 😉
As long as you apply enough product for the sunscreen to actually protect you, there's no harm in using a moisturizer with spf.
If you have oily skin it might be too much moisture but otherwise you should be fine.
Does the Anthelios have zinc in it as well? I’m in Canada and I got Anthelios and was disappointed that it’s only titanium dioxide here. It goes on nice tho and I like the tint!
Lrp unfortunately names and packages all their sunscreens very similarly. OP is using the european formula that does not contain zinc or titanium dioxide.
Here's a blogpost that discusses the difference between the canadian and european formula. https://michxmash.com/2021/01/03/review-la-roche-posay-anthelios-ultra-fluid-lotion/
Ah I misunderstood- I don’t love to use chemical sunscreen unless I need to wear make up on top
LRP makes a mineral version of the Ultra Light Fluid that uses both zinc and titanium — only the non-tinted includes Zinc. I personally was not a fan of the tinted! Too dark for me.
I don’t think they sell it here
Just picked up the Anthelios dry touch, it is legit the first sunscreen that doesn't burn my eyes. It's weird it does gunk up there eventually, but I'll take wiping away some eye gunk over searing eye pain hands down 😂
I’ve heard it pills quite a lot, I was wondering what your experience with the sunscreen is?
Not sure about pilling since I don't wear make up with it (male), but after like an hour it tends to gunk up around your eye like eye boogers lol but you just wipe it away and you're good to go, I'm just happy I finally found one that doesn't burn, since even the brands for sensitive eyes still burned me.
I just bought that Supergoop sunscreen yesterday. Can’t wait to try it out
Love me* some LRP. Tried a bunch of other sunscreens and they just didn’t come close to the way the LRP fluid/liquids apply. Second to none! And comes off easily at the end of the day.
My holy grail moisturizer was LRP's Double Repair Moisturizer. Just had to switch because it's not cruelty free, though. Whomp whomp
Thanks for these reviews, I've also been struggling to find a good sunscreen since the Purito one was discountinued, and was curiouse about the La Roche Posay ones, they sound pretty promising!
What is/are the active ingredient(s) in the LRP gel sunscreen?
The sunscreen filters are: OCTOCRYLENE • HOMOSALATE • ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE • BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE • DROMETRIZOLE TRISILOXANE • ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE
Thank you for adding the fact that you are white when talking about the white cast.
I recently bought a sunscreen online (I was on the phone with someone at ulta) someone said it was incredible and doesn’t leave a white cast. Bought it to find that it left a white cast, went to ulta to return it just find out the person who said it didn’t, was pretty pale. So it made more sense why they didn’t get a white cast.
I'm currently using the LRP Invisible Fluide. Love it. I'm an NC35 and it doesn't have a white cast on me. If there is, it's very faint and mixes well with my skin.
The middle one is not the same one that’s sold in US stores, right? Sometimes I have a hard time distinguishing between the LRP sunscreens because I know they have special permission with respect to sunscreens in the US.
No lrp does not have special permission to sell sunscreens with modern filters in the usa. Lrp makes sunscreens for the usa, using only fda approved filters. That means all lrp sunscreens sold in the usa are not the same as the ones sold in the EU (even though they have similar packaging and names).
Perhaps I worded it wrong, but I believe L’Oréal utilized some type of workaround by applying for a New Drug Application to be able to sell their sunscreens using the Ecamsule patent, which is how they can sell their sunscreens with the patented Mexoryl compounds.
I thought the mexoryl filters were fda approved since 2006? I have no clue why l'oreal has not added them to their current sunscreens sold in the usa. They only have one if I recall and it's spf 15 and released years ago.
Right. They’ve been approved for a while and have been used in the US for a while, as far as I can recall. My original question was really just because I didn’t know if *some* of the LRP sunscreen formulations were the same in both the US and Europe (for example, if there is a LRP sunscreen that only uses FDA filters that are approved in the US + Mexoryl, so the formulation ends up being usable in both countries).
Then to your original question the answer is no. I haven't seen any sunscreen fitting that criteria from lrp. They definitely keep their eu, asia, usa, and canada markets different.
Edit: There is some crossover between the mineral sunscreens sold in the usa and canada.
Right. Le sigh 😔
I’d LOVE to get inside a French pharmacy. Damn, I’d go nuts. Probably faint from the excitement
I actually don't think they have any special permissions - their US sunscreens are a different formula vs EU due to the filter restrictions. The middle and right sunscreens here by LRP would have different UV filters if you compared the original formulations vs their US counterparts.
Essentially yes you are correct, it's not the same one that's sold in stores here!
Edit: got left and right confused
No worries. Like I said below, I know some of their sunscreens are different but I wasn’t sure since they can use patented/backdoor-approved filters that other companies don’t have access to yet. But, yeah, we still don’t have access to the best new UVA filters here 😩
That sounded really interesting so I did some digging! It looks like they were approved to use Mexoryl in some specific formulations back in 2008, but as far as I can tell none of their modern US formulations continue to use it. I don't think it was a permanent FDA approval situation / for use across the board, so I don't think they still have a metaphorical back door to use it. I've spot checked some of their common organic sunscreens sold at Ulta and none of them have the straight up chemical name or either trade name. It's really too bad.
Love Supergoop sunscreen!
I just repurchased the supergoop! I agree it is so nice, but so expensive. I worry that it also isn’t strong enough, since I don’t use it on like beach days or anything. I also use the fast dry Neutrogena when I don’t need something fancy, have you tried it? I want to try LRP brand but I haven’t gotten a chance to yet.
I made the mistake of buying the La Roche but tinted and it is way too orange for my pale skin.
Those are my favorites 😻
Unseen Sunscreen is my absolute fav I’ll cry for days if they ever discontinue it.
I’ve looked all over for the LRP Hyalu Aquagel SPF and can’t find if. Which country are you in, if you don’t mind me asking? I’m in the US.
I live in Germany, but I think you can buy it basically everywhere in Europe
Murad has a really great sunscreen. Goes on really smooth / is lightweight and doesn’t carry much scent.
Currently using Supergoop too - love the smell! Agree that it works as a primer - similar to Benefit’s PoreFessional imho!
What happened to this subreddit caring about reef safe sunscreen?
Are these not reef safe? How do you tell?
We actually started reading the studies
Its zinc only for me
Me too but I hate them 😭
I currently use this [Neolayr Calamine SPF 20+ Lotion](https://www.neolayr.com/neolayr-calamine-spf20-daily-defense-lotion) and it works great on my skin. It gives my skin a beautiful tinted matte-finish look and protects my skin from the sun. I really would like to recommend it for oily skin users.
Now do mineral only.
Thanks for posting this. I have been in search for better sunscreen myself and have the LRP Invisible fluid in the shortlist as well as Unseen. I didn’t know about Hyalu.
I am intrigued by LRP Anthelios Age Correcting SPF 50 but haven’t found much info on it. I have emailed LRP and waiting to hear back from them. This one doesn’t have alcohol up high, has Niacinamide and few other nice ingredients.
I’m curious about this, as well! Could I bother you to DM me when they get back to you?
does the second one leave a white cast?
At the beginning there is a white cast, but it fades quite quickly (though again, I‘m white so I‘m not sure how it would look on people with darker skin)
I LOVE Cetaphil spf 50 sunscreen.
I have dehydrated skin that flakes with many products but this sunscreen goes on so smoothly and makes me glow!
I have the Cetaphil daily moisturizer with spf 30. I like it enough but I’m always in search for something with a more watery texture.
Sure, I will post here or DM you
i love the super goop one, but at a dermatology office i showed them the one i was using (the clear super goop one) and they told me if a sunscreen doesn’t have zinc in it it’s probably not very protective at all:/ don’t know how true this is?
I just want to mention that Abbey Yung commented on a video that the Black Girl Make it matte SPF 45 sunscreen is really similar to the Supergoop Unseen sunscreen, unfortunately is sold out at the moment.
Edit: Added word.
Supergoop is so greasy on my skin.
I like Anthelios 50+ overall, but I find it a bit messy during application because it’s so runny. That’s my only complaint.
The Supergoop is definitely good as a primer but when I tried reapplying 1/4 teaspoon every 2 hours, that stuff got "thick" on my face fast!
can anyone help pls. so i have light brown skin and need a sunscreen that leaves little to no white cast. as well, i have oily skin and don’t want something that’ll clog my pores. anything available in Canada would be great. TY
Unseen sunscreen is the one especially if you’re darker complexion
Do any of those have Vitamin C? I’m trying to find a sunscreen without that because I also use The Ordinary Niacinimide + Zinc.
I usually use LRP anthelios but I’ve never heard of the LRP Hyalu before. Love the idea of a hydrating spf - anybody else have any experience with this product?
Are any of these pregnancy safe?
None of these are available here in India. Somebody please find me Indian dupes of these😭
okay what is going on with unseen sunscreen? I've been using it for years and I could have sworn it was SPF 50 at some point, but the bottle I currently have is SPF 40, and now this one is SPF 30???
I love it but what gives?
How similar are the two La Roche-Posay formulas? Cause I have tried the antihelios before but it’s too much for my skin and it breaks me out. (I’ve tried the anti comedogenic version too but apparently it’s just not for me).
My dermatologist has cautioned me on multiple occasions about chemical sunscreens vs mineral (saying the former are being absorbed into the bloodstream and the FDA has looked the other way). He recommends cera ve and LRP anthelios. But I’ve heard that supergoop is a “clean” chemical sunscreen? Does anyone have thoughts here?
Yikes. For a derm I'm not sure why they are fear mongering like this. Re: the fda...if this were true, why would they not just "turn the other way" and allow the use of the newer modern filters that work better?? If anything, regulations are so stringent and slow moving that they have held us back. That's why I order chemical sunscreens from overseas. Also "clean" is a problematic term. All sunscreen is made out of chemicals, they just have different molecular makeup (organic vs inorganic) and mechanisms of action. Some people prefer inorganic ("mineral") for specific reasons and that's totally okay. But demonizing all organic sunscreens is not founded in science. I think the more appropriate questions to ask are: What are you hoping to prioritize as a consumer? What do you enjoy using? What sacrifices are you willing to make for other benefits?
He didn’t use the word clean, and I don’t believe he was fear-mongering (he’s pretty conservative in treatment and a very western-med MD). He isn’t selling anything and stands to gain nothing by this. He mentioned some studies, though I suppose I could request access. I just had a lip scare, and asked about protection there, and he said your lips are more permeable than surrounding skin so to consider wearing lipstick (I can’t remember the ingredients he mentioned) if I can’t find a good mineral lip sunscreen.
Do you have reason to believe that nothing is being absorbed into the bloodstream (or if it is, that it isn’t problematic)?
Which sunscreens do you order and from where? I assume you use different things on your body vs face? Right now I’m using supergoop unseen but would love suggestions of other products you consider safe and effective
I am hoping to prioritize safety (both in terms of sun protection and lack of deleterious effects - I have a bunch of chronic illnesses and am trying to limit variables) and if we’re being honest, avoid looking like a ghost. I have normal (not greasy or super dry) fair skin.
You might enjoy this article which is a great summary of the literature from a chemist. She's amazing at breaking everything down. As you noted, absorption doesn't mean harm. Toxicity is always in the dose. https://labmuffin.com/more-sunscreens-in-your-blood-the-new-fda-study/
I've had skin cancer removed from my face so for example, I prioritize UVA protection above all else (which is basically impossible to determine in the us) and prefer fragrance free. Modern organic filters offer superior UVA protection so that's what I go for. I use LRP invisible fluid and p20 kids for intense sun exposure and skin aqua uv gel for indoor and brief outings. Same formulas for face and body.
Wow that was really interesting, thank you. Do you know of any products that feature the newer “bigger” organic compounds noted in the article (that are yet to be approved here)? And where can I source them?
Yes! Actually all three that I mentioned have newer filters, can't remember which ones in which combinations off the top of my head - tinosorb, uvinal - but I typically seek out a mix of 4+ different filters to get the most robust coverage of the uv spectrum. I buy the p20 kids on uk amazon, the skin aqua uv on yesstyle or stylevana, and the LRP from reputable ebay stores like healthy_center.
You are awesome, I just ordered the LRP from your eBay seller. Thank you so much. I was using the Biore aqua rich for a few years and loved it, I have no idea if that was providing good protection.
Do you know of any products in the same vein as what we’re talking about, that will stretch my dollar a bit further for body?
Also - do you think performance (synthetic) leggings provide sun protection? I wore them all last summer and never had a tan so I’m assuming it provided SOME protection, but would rather be safe than sorry
Edit - someone just responded to a comment I made about masks w/ [this video on UVP clothing from labmuffin](https://youtu.be/uk9uaBU025I)
Edit 2 - holy crap I’m watching that and apparently you can “dye” your clothes after buying them w/ a [sun screen treatment](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000Y3F6W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_71EGXCBMSMK7XKFXGN6T)
Awesome, I hope you love it! The other two I mentioned are great for body honestly, and I alternate based on my mood and activities. Even with the shipping costs from amazonUK, the p20 kids works out to about $6 per ounce and it has a really emollient moisturizing texture. Skin aqua uv gel is very similar to biore in the sense that it's more watery and glides right on like nothing, and I find that for about $4 per ounce (one of the few asian sunscreens I've ever seen in a larger pump bottle). Considering there are brands out here trying to charge 20, 30, 40 per ounce I think those are a steal for the protection you get!
You make a great point about the upf clothing. I actually just bought myself a upf50 parasol from lilylark which I plan on drawing a lot of stares with this summer, lol. I'd not heard of that dye so thank you for the info!
This is so great. I’ve just ordered 4 bottles of the p20 kids on amazonUK, and will be ordering the skin aqua as well. All of this has been very overwhelming for me, so much information and product specs to distill so I really appreciate you taking the time to discuss with me. I want to do whatever I can to minimize further damage to my body (I now have a disorder called DSAP which causes these little dry/red spots (from sun exposure) that turn precancerous and then cancerous. I’ve only had a few but derm told me more can be prevented w/ adequate sun protection.
I also have lots of skin cancer in my family. I would also like to prevent unnecessary aging as well. I’m 37 and it wasn’t until a few years ago that I really started wearing sun protection. Ugh. Better late than never though, amirite
Absolutely!! We can only look forward. I've spent sooo much time sifting through the confusion myself, tested so many dozens of sunscreens, all the while carrying that panic of "what if this isn't enough" etc. so I completely relate and passing on information makes the madness feel worthwhile, haha. At the end of the day the fact that you even care to ask yourself these questions is huge. Fingers crossed that you find a favorite among these! I know there's so much personal preference involved but these are my true HGs after years of searching. Wishing you a healthy mind and body <3
It wouldve been really helpful to mention if these were chemical or mineral sunscreens.
i’m using Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry touch sunscreen.. is it any good?😩
That felt a little greasy to me but I also am oily!
same! I have combination skin.. what sunscreen are you using now? ☹️
I just got the Kroger dupe for Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen and it literally feels like a primer.
ahhh i see! does it clog your pores? do you have combination or oily skin