10.3.09

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I've been using my new La Roche-Posay Anthelios W (gel) for over a week, and am ready to review it for you.


I bought this at a cosmetics pharmacy. La Roche-Posay is not expensive in Europe. (There was even a 10% discount just because the product will expire in January 2010). I thought I'd give it a try.
It took me an hour to find this product, because I was studying every option on the shelves (I am a bit like this with everything, a bit like Sally in When Harry Meets Sally).
It says "gel" but it's not. It comes out like a cream, and goes on a tiny bit oily over the skin. But hang in there. 15 to 20 mins after application, you will be ready to apply makeup.
Preservatives-free, fragrance-free. It's worth the wait.


You can see here the product is creamy white. The 100ml tube is convenient whether in your beach bag or on your vanity table :-)

After more than a week of use, I can say that I'm very happy with this product. Since I usually just use concealer and powder, I use this as a makeup base and it works wonderfully.

My trick is dust a layer of Make Up For Ever HD powder all over after applying the sunscreen. This provides a smooth surface for my loose powder to sit on. My powder and blush stay put all day. Not oily whatsoever.

(If my skin happens to be dry on a random day, I'd mist some Avène spring water to set the makeup.)

A dime-sized amount is enough for my face and neck. I've found my HG sunscreen and makeup base!

7 comments:

fuzkittie said...

Wow~ I wanna check this out now! Too bad I'm eternally scarred on drugstore makeup shopping! :/ I went to return some of the drugstore stuff that didn't work for me, and the lady was SO UNWILLING, hahahaha.

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

i hear really good things about this, can i ask how much it is?
would love to swap for this someday!

M said...

i can't recall where i saw this prod before :P

yumyumsushi said...

oOOo i wonder if they have this at here

Jamilla Camel said...

I've got this too, and it's every bit as good as you say. I got mine at Walgreens.

angie519 said...

Awesome! I'll probably get this once mine runs out! Thanks for the review!

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

I think I saw this in Sasa, did I ? not so sure...Hahaha... but Cheryl no worries hey... u'r not the only person studying every single option on the shelves.. me too ! I'll like 'ok, Miss Sales Advisor don't talk to me yet, i'm not ready to ask anything and I'll bombard u with questions when I'm finished here.' Hahaha...