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Is Loreal Paris UV Perfect sunscreen safe for acne prone skin?

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Hi, i have come across a lot of reviews, stating loreal uv perfect sunscreen in spf 50 in variant even complexion has never caused any breakouts in acne prone skin n doesnt make skin greasy..i came across ur site n hv gone through all the products u hv mentioned which are unsafe for acne prone skin. This one wasnt mentioned.. so wanted to be sure with u if i can go ahead n use it..  i hv tried ansolar sunblock which was given by derma, vichy uv pro secure for oily skin in d past.. but both leave my skin greasy.. i m not heavily prone to acne but still do breakout once in a while.. pls suggest…

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Anamika, L’Oreal UV Perfect SPF 50 PA+++ Even Complexion will most likely not cause breakouts on your APST type 2 skin. The sunscreen does not claim to be mattifying and leaves a glowy matte finish, but not oily.

The shea butter content in it could give a slightly shiny look after some time, unless your skin needs that extra moisture. But overall, it seems fine unless a complete matte look is the goal. It has some awesome sunscreen ingredients including Mexoryl and Tinosorb that provide broad spectrum protection. This sunscreen is not suitable for APST type 3.

If you want a matte look, a great option for acne prone skin is Vichy Capital Soleil Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch SPF 50.

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Thank u so much for the response.. When i bought Vichy UV Pro secure, i was giving a sample of Vichy Capital Soleil Mattying Face Fluid Dry Touch Spf 50.. i used it a couple of times but i kinda get a strange burning sensation in my eyes after application.. Not something that will get my eyes watery but still.. N its also comes in acne mantra’s list of sunscreens not suitable for acne prone skin.. and again in loreal as u say it has shea butter, which is comedogenic, will it cause breakouts if i use it daily? i am confused.. pls help

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OK, so Vichy Capital Soleil Mattying Face Fluid Dry Touch Spf 50 is best left out for the sake of sensitive eyes.

Your previous sunscreens Ansolar and Vichy UV Pro Secure caused your skin to be oily, but I did not see a mention of them breaking you out. Plus you mentioned that you are not heavily acne prone. That makes me think you are APST type 2.

L’Oreal VU Perfect will work fine for type 2 skin that is prone to acne, but can tolerate mildly comedogenic ingredients. It is true, shea butter is comedogenic, and if it bothers you, it is is best left out. Also, even if it doesn’t break you out, it may cause a shiny look after a few hours (this is just a guess).

If Ansolar did not break you out, you could still go ahead with L’Oreal UV Perfect unless you want a complete matte look.

I have been holding back on suggesting Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock because some of the ingredients the sunscreens you’ve used previously are superior to those in Lotus Herbals and provide better all-round protection. L’Oreal UV Perfect is pretty good in terms of true broad spectrum protection.

You could click on the sunscreens tag on the right side to see some more reviews of European sunscreens.

If nothing, you could use one of Lotus Herbals UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50 PA+++ that provides good oil control with a matte look or Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 PA+++. Either of them are fine for sensitive eyes. I have used The 3-in-1 Matte Look in the past, all around my extremely sensitive eyes and found it okay.

Acne Mantra’s list of unsuitable sunscreens is made very strictly to rule out any possible comedogenic ingredients, even if they may work OK for some people.

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Ansolar didnt break me out may be because i was on other acne medicines like retinol.. once i got done with it, i moved to vichy thinking it would not make me greasy as it is meant for oily skin.. Also it leaves a slight white cast.. I was thinking of loreal as it is slightly tinted. Can i skip using moisturiser with this one if its misturising enough for mumbai summers? I will still have a look at other European sunsreens as u suggested..

One more thing i wanted to know. I read in one of ur posts that sunscreen needs to be applied before moisturiser. Is it compulsory that way. I m so used to doing the other way round.

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Aha, now it makes sense (about Ansolar).

Yes, a moisturizer will not be needed with L’Oreal UV Perfect.

Also, if you are not using any anti-acne treatment, you could use Avene Triacneal at night. It is a non-prescription cream that works to prevent new pimples, reduces redness, has anti-aging benefits and exfoliates the skin to a smoother finish. It is paraben-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Triacneal will help keep pores clear and prevent acne. It is a good maintenance product and you will not have to worry about breaking out from mildly comedogenic products.

Chemical sunscreens need to be applied before moisturizer so that their absorption into the skin is not hindered by the film of moisturizer. Most sunscreens in India are chemical sunscreens.

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Actually as i said before, i have always had acne on my back.. For the same i visited a leading dermat in Aug 2010.. She suspected PCOS n asked me to o sonography n other blood tests.. Though my reports came negative, she put me on OCP, ginette 35 for 6 months saying its related to hormonal imbalance.. She also prescribed me Isotretinoin orally but I didnt take that coz i knew the kind of side effects it has. Moreover my face used to be dry then so i didnt want it to dry further coz of vit A tablets..With ginette my back got cleared up but i started getting pimples on my face by Dec.. I consulted another dermat in Jan 2011, to be on safer side n she said there was no need for me to be on ginette since mine was not an extreme case of acne..She prescribed 1. Episoft for makeup removal (I used to use johnson baby oil till then n she was like u should never use that).. 2. A_derma lite Sensiphase as daily cream to be used after face  wash.. 3. Uriage face wash in the evening and cetaphil in the morning.. 3. Glyco 6 mixed with Kojic acid alternate nights.. 4. Ega on alternate nights.. All of these for 3 months.. I had stopped taking Ginette in Feb.. my skin was better to some, extent but didnt clear out completely.. After 3 months when i stopped the medication, my face again started breaking out. Also i started getting back acne again. I did not want to go back to the second dermat coz she had no appointment system n had to wait endlessly to see her.. So i spoke tomy  previous dermat again n she convinced me that ginette is completely safe to use in 3 cycles, each of 6 months with a gap of 2 months between each cycle. Also it takes a while for the hormones to get regulated. Also she said that since i didnt take Isitretinoin it didnt help much.So i started using ginette again from May 2011 till Oct 2011.. Without any topical medication.. n my skin was a lot better n clearer.. only till i finished the course.. The worst effect i had was hairfall coz of the ocp from Jan 2012. When i spoke to my dermat, she said its not coz of ocp. Infact ocp helps in cases of hairfall. U must not have experienced any coz u wr on ocp n now that u have stopped it has started. I never had that kind of hairfall ever n when i searched on net, it was related to ocp i found. Anyway i started taking evening primosa 1000 with evion 500 post lunch n follihair with supradene post dinner. For almost a year.. Now my hairfall is very much under control but i do breakout.. I m only taking follihair now as maintaince.. Only thing is i dont want to take any medications orally now coz the results r temporary. Neither do i visit any dermat.. I just use creams n ointments u feel r safe after doing a bit of research on net.. Thats when i came across ur site n i was extremely happy coz i hv gone through lot of ur posts n they make sense. N u are so eager to help. Thanks a ton for that 🙂

 

 

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I see, I have read your message carefully. You are right, you should not have to take OCP if you don’t want to. I took OCPs for 3 years simply to keep acne in check, but it caused severe depression and I had to unwillingly take medication for depression. So OCP controlled acne to some extent but completely messed up my life because of depression. Doctors kept saying that OCPs don’t not cause depression. But it was only when I got the courage to stop using OCP without fearing whatever happened to acne that I got my real self back.

So I believe you if you say that OCP is causing your hair loss. I also think that you made an informed choice about isotretinoin. Isotretinoin is powerful but also dangerous and should only be used as a last resort. But you know it already.

I see that you have tried everything. Your skin care routine sounds fine from what I have read in the other threads. I think this Q&A thread where we discuss Sulphur and Vitamin D3 for acne could point you in the right direction. Another thing to explore is the Starter Acne Regimen. Episoft will not remove makeup.

Knowing all this, it is best that you skip L’Oreal UV Perfect because of the shea butter. From your first message I had got an impression that acne is not a major problem for you.

For backne, try Dermadew first. If Dermadew doesn’t help, then try Acnil.

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One thing I have come across that dermats never give away the possible side effects of the anti acne medicines they prescribe, be it Isotretinoin or OCP.. Thats so unjust on their part. The least they can do is let the patients know what they could face in the future, even if its rarest of the rare cases, that severe side effects occur. Then its upto the patients to decide whether they want to go ahead and take the risk or not. And the side effects like hair fall and depression are very very common. And to top it all they have the courage to say that these symptoms are not related to the medicines at all. And we learn the lessons the hard way and when its too late.. 🙁

One more reason that seemed to have triggered acne on my face according to my second dermat that i forgot to mention earlier was The Body Shop’s Vit C exfoliating face wash, that a friend hadsuggested. Since i could use any products on my face and get away with it, I tried this one too. And loved it because it gives a super soft squeaky clean skin after every wash mainly because of its micro granules causing exfoliation BUT in the long run it made my skin sensitive. It could be the face wash or something else. We don’t really know what our skin reacts to..

Anyway, as per your suggestion I once again tried the Vichy Capital Soliel spf 50, this time without any moisturizer at all. And it seemed perfect, no greasiness, no white cast and didnt make me sweat even in outdoors. The eyes were ok too. So i finally bought that one. I’ve also gone through the links you mentioned in your reply above. So do you think I should start taking Sulphur and Vit D3 supplements?  From what you have mentioned, Sulphur seems to reduce the oil production, so won’t it affect the hair follicle like how Isotretinoin does causing hair fall?

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Vitamin C products can often cause breakouts. That combined with a cream base plus scrubbing particles does not sound good. Plus The Body Shop isn’t exactly known for non-comedogenic products.

The sulphur, vitmain D3, starter regimen are merely pointers for you to explore further. The goal is to bring attention to the options available, so you can yourself make a decision about what to use and what to skip. Maybe read up some more on sulphur, vitamin D3, even thyroid problems on the Internet and see if they give you any new ideas worth exploring. Even zinc supplements are worth exploring. I’ll do a post about it.

Good to know that Vichy Capital Soliel spf 50 is working fine so far.

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hey u from Mumbai? have u been to dr. meena makhecha?

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Yes i m from mumbai but havn’t been to this dr..

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