Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sunscreen: La Roche Posay

A little over 10 years ago I started going to a new dermatologist. 
She recommended this sunscreen to me. 
Being an avid runner, I'm outside a lot and get a lot of sun exposure. 

My skin has been through all of the chemicals over the years trying to fight off acne. 
I have very sensitive skin on my face and try to use as gentle ingredients as I can. 
There was a point in time when I really couldn't be in the sun much at all because of acne medications that I was on. 
I would nearly blister in the sun. 
My body burnt in really odd spots like the sides of my fingers, my toes and scalp. 
I'm glad most of those days are over, but my skin is still pretty temperamental. 

La Roche-Posay is my favorite face sunscreen!
I even heard recently that it won an award for one of the best sunscreens!

Over the years I've tried nearly every sunscreen and most make my face BURN!
I cannot tell you how many times I've felt like my face was on fire because of new sunscreen that I tried. 

I'm not sure that I will try any different face sunscreens, but we shall see.
I stocked up for summer and added a few new La Roche-Posay sunscreens to my kit. 

Primer, Regular Sunscreen, Serum

This doesn't sting or burn my skin. 
It is my all time favorite sunscreen! 
I don't care how expensive it is-it WORKS! 

It's a bit greasy, but what sunscreen isn't. 
I wipe it on and wash my fingers immediately because I really hate the feeling of sunscreen on my fingers. 
I can use this all day and you won't be able to tell that I was in the sun. 

What I liked about this primer is that it's not as greasy. 
I've enjoyed putting it on before I run in the mornings or before I do my makeup.

Sunscreen Serum

This feels like a normal serum.
Sometimes I put it on before my makeup or just on a regular day at home after I wash my face.

I've noticed in the last few years more brown spots on my face.
I really don't like those, but I'm not willing to give up my time running outdoors or spending in the garden.
I've been more cognizant recently about really applying some type of sunscreen each and every morning.

Sunscreen within foundation just isn't enough for me.
I need to apply regular heavy duty foundation first before adding on any makeup that might have sunscreen in it.

What sunscreen do you wear on a regular basis?


  1. I've heard amazing things about these products!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

  2. I've heard great things about La Roche-Posay. We stopped using sprays this year and switched to Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport 30. It smells awesome and has done a great job so far.