Can La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Fluid SPF 50+ be used on oily and acne prone skin? Does La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Fluid SPF 50+ sunscreen control oil and mattify skin?
Is La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Fluid SPF 50+comedogenic or non-comedogenic?
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Fluid SPF 50+ is a superior sunscreen that provides high broad spectrum protection. It has SPF 50+ and Index UVA = PPD32
It is non-sticky, fragrance-free, paraben-free, highly water resistant and labelled non-comedogenic. It is not oil-free (contains soybean oil). La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Fluid SPF 50+ is suitable for oily / combination skin that is not acne prone.
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Fluid SPF 50+ goes on with a matte finish but does leave a bit of a white cast on dark skin.
The oil control action of La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Fluid is in part due to its alcohol content.
Alcohol being the 5th ingredient in the list means it is present in a good amount.
This very alcohol content makes it unsuitable for sensitive skin that is prone to reddening. We know that irritation can also lead to acne, not just comedogenic ingredients.
Even though La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Fluid SPF 50+ is claimed non-comedogenic, there are mixed reports on acne prone skin. Some acne prone people have tolerated it well, others not.
None of its ingredients stand out as highly comedogenic, but soybean oil (mildly comedogenic) and ample amounts of alcohol are not desirable ingredients in a non-comedogenic face product.