Applying SPF is a beauty rule you just really shouldn't break, but I get why you would feel hesitation if it makes you break out. No one wants to be responsible and get a zit in return. But since not putting it on isn't an option, finding the right formulation becomes high priority.
Let me introduce you to La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen, a sun protection product made with oily or acne-prone skin in mind. We caught up with dermatologist Dr. Alysa Herman to find out how it works and why it deserves your beach day attention.
What It's Called:
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen
Why You Care:
Not only does this sunscreen hold an impressive SPF 60 for UVA/UVB protection, it's oil-free and actually absorbs oil with an anti-shine complex. This complex can soak up to 250 percent its weight in oil (whoa!) and is made with silica to absorb sebum. So you don't have to deal with a shiny face just because you put on sunscreen and don't want to burn. It's also water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, so feel free to splash around. I know I will be.
Who's It For:
Anyone with acne-prone or oily skin.
What It Feels Like:
It comes out of the tube as a cream, but when you blend it in, a process which takes seconds, it quickly absorbs into your skin and doesn't feel greasy or oily at all. It made my skin feel really smooth, and it left a matte finish. Sounds like the making of a beautiful spring beauty routine.
When to Use It:
Before you head out into the sun! Seriously, don't forget.
What It Smells Like:
Most SPF products hold that incredibly strong, "traditional" sunscreen scent. You only really get a slight whiff of that signature SPF smell with this product.
What the Experts Are Saying:
"The concern over causing breakouts or producing a shiny complexion are the top reasons my younger patients report for not wearing sunscreen on a regular basis. Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen is a much-anticipated addition to the Anthelios line of highly effective sunscreens that will fill the gap and address the needs of acne-prone and oily skin types. Perlite and silica are the two unique ingredients in this formulation that enable the product to absorb water and oil thereby minimizing shine and leaving the skin matte," explains Dr. Herman.
How Much Will It Set You Back?
One of those fancy swan floats or $30; laroche-posay.com