La Roche-Posay Anthelios Compact 50+ 9g review


When you buy something on a whim, get a bargain,  and then get home to find that the product is fantastic and you wish you had picked up the other one that was on sale too! Now that’s exactly what happened with me….

I went into Westfield boots and saw they had this La Roche-Posay Anthelios Compact 50+ 9gr for sale at £2….me being a little sceptical really forced myself and took it to the till….Only because 1) it’s from a really good brand: la roche posay and 2) it was a base and I have an obsession for them and lastly 3) because it had a high sunscreen of a whopping 50+!! ( being the beauty lover, I thought even if isn’t any good I could just use it as sunscreen under my foundation or powder!😉)


The next day I opened it, took some and popped it under my eyes and to my amazement for what it is, the coverage was AmAZING!!! I used it on areas I needed coverage and it just left my skin looking more evened out but very natural. ..It is a light to medium but buildable coverage base product.All in all – it’s a fantastic quick mummy makeup, no fuss kind-of base….Super blendable and easy to use!..

The claims:

Get even coverage and high protection in a single step with the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Compact SPF50+.Created for women and men that are regularly exposed to the sun, the high sun protection factor shields fair and sensitive skin. The melt-in texture feels so comfortable, with a light to medium coverage finish that appears fresh and natural.Mexoryl XL provides high broad spectrum sun protection against the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays, ensuring that sun intolerances are kept to a minimum. A rich infusion of La Roche-Posay’s famous thermal spring water keeps skin hydrated and soothed.Apply before sun exposure, and re-apply every two hours or after swimming, perspiring and towelling.Paraben-free, non-perfumed, 100% hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, tested on sensitive skin.

The only downside is that it only comes in 2 shades; 01 sand beige and 02 gold. Gold is the shade that I have and feel is initially slightly dark upon application on my skin tone but can make it work as after a while, it settles into my skintone.The other lighter shade is obviously paler but I still cannot see it being suitable for the very pale skintone or even Gold for very deep skintones as the shade selection is limited to 2 colours and there is many different undertones and skin shades of people in the world!!

This product does direct you to use it every 2 hours after sun exposure or before swimming so this would be the perfect product for when your at the beach and still want to wear makeup to even out the skin and at the same time give you sun protection.

After being so impressed with the product I did some research and found that it retails for £19.50 !! 😲…kicking myself for not picking up the other one!! 😕, especially because if this runs out, I would not hesitate to buy it again for it’s normal retail price!!’s great for when your on the go, excellent for sensitive skin and daily use and with the high SPF it will protect the skin aswell as provide coverage!! It lasts on the skin for about 7 hours but I do like to set it ( not that I need to but do out of habit) and moreover it feels very light on the skin.

I do have to add that I did feel that this compact cream is more suitable for dry to normal skin. This is because the cream is quite moisturising and so it may not wear well on oily skinned people. However if you want this for when your on holiday and don’t mind re-applying then it shouldn’t be a problem.

Another thing that I must not to forgot to mention is that this product is designed for both men and women…so men go grab it!

And lastly as it’s paraben free and the rest, it’s not bad for your skin and so I think it will be great for those of you who have sensitive or acne prone skin and could use it on a daily basis!!

This is one of the days I got lucky! A definite good buy 😆 and more I’ll be looking out for in the future….👌

This is currently £13 on with 33% off!!

Thanks for reading! 🌹

SabZ 😆


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