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Can you recommend a great, matte, everyday sunblock with high UVA protection?

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I used to use L'Oréal Paris Solar Expertise Anti-Wrinkle Moisturising Matte Fluid SPF 50+, but found it was usually available in the tinted variety (which makes me look like I'm wearing make up!)

So I wondered if anyone can recommend an alternative please? It is to put on everyday, so before being in the office, and things like that, so has to be very matte and not noticeable.

Have any of you used this SunSense Daily Sunblock?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SunSense-Daily-Invisible-Finish-Sunscreen/dp/B000KHVKAW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343080997&sr=8-1

Thanks all !
post #2 of 10
Check out La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60, a matte finish SPF60 light fluid that I really like or something like Matte For Men, a SPF 25 which has shine control properties added, a bonus for a lot of guys. Both good, clean products that won't break you out.
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Originally Posted by RanMan View Post

Check out La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60, a matte finish SPF60 light fluid that I really like or something like Matte For Men, a SPF 25 which has shine control properties added, a bonus for a lot of guys. Both good, clean products that won't break you out.
La Roche sells the most expensive sunscreen on the market, but in this year's consumer report testing of sun blocks, La Roche's Mexoryl sunscreen scored poorly in performance. If I'm paying $20/ounce for sunscreen, it better out perform everything on the market, not score lowest. I guess La Roche thinks their customers will pay anything for posh brand labels.

"No one type of sunscreen protected the best and "price had nothing to do with performance" as La Roche-Posey's $20.59 per ounce Anthelios 40 with Mexoryl sunscreen scored worse than No-Ad lotion's $.59 per ounce product." http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57443073-10391704/consumer-reports-rates-top-sunscreens-for-2012/
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La Roche sells the most expensive sunscreen on the market, but in this year's consumer report testing of sun blocks, La Roche's Mexoryl sunscreen scored poorly in performance. If I'm paying $20/ounce for sunscreen, it better out perform everything on the market, not score lowest. I guess La Roche thinks their customers will pay anything for posh brand labels.
"No one type of sunscreen protected the best and "price had nothing to do with performance" as La Roche-Posey's $20.59 per ounce Anthelios 40 with Mexoryl sunscreen scored worse than No-Ad lotion's $.59 per ounce product." http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57443073-10391704/consumer-reports-rates-top-sunscreens-for-2012/

Great information NY.

I certainly could not afford the La Roche sunscreen.

In the end I used Amazon reviews to buy this Neutrogena cream:

http://www.amazon.com/Neutrogena-Ultra-Dry-Touch-Sunscreen-Packaging/dp/B002JAYMEE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345400709&sr=8-1&keywords=Neutrogena+Ultra+Sheer+Dry+Touch+Sunblock+Spf+100%2B+3+Oz
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Having used this sunblock for a week, I must say it is very good. It is virtually invisible and very matte once you put it on, and yet has very high protection.

It's the most invisible sunblock I've used yet.

The only downside is that while it states it has extremely high UVA protection, it does not use the Star system of 1 - 5 stars. It would be reassuring to see it was also a 5 out of 5 star UVA protector.
post #6 of 10
nystyle86: I'm sure you realize the product I mentioned does not contain Mexoryl. No?
Well I can't argue the price, but please, critique it for what it is. What's more, how about offering a superior option based on your experience? Consumer Reports? please ... There aren't a lot of matte options #1, and #2 a lot of products create breakouts, esp high on the forehead, at least for me. But hey I'm sure CR sets you straight...

TheDarkKnight: glad you found something that works for you.
Edited by RanMan - 8/27/12 at 11:39pm
post #7 of 10

La Roche Posay and Avene have some great products. Jan Marini also.

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La Roche Posay and Avene have some great products. Jan Marini also.

Hi GQ, thanks for this. Can you post links to specific products please? I couldn't find any of the above labelled matte on Amazon.co.uk.
post #9 of 10

Here are links to the companies websites with all the information. Happy browsing :)

  

http://www.aveneusa.com/sun-care/

 

http://www.laroche-posay.com/products-treatments/Anthelios/Sun-for-everyone-r35.aspx

 

http://www.janmarini.com/us/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=41

 

PS. See if you can get samples to try on your skin before purchasing.

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http://www.laroche-posay.us/_us/_en/consumer/catalog/ByType/Dry/anthelios-60-ultra-light-sunscreen-fluid-for-face.htm

It is pricey as nystyle86 pointed out, but this particular product seems to last a long time.
Edited by RanMan - 9/15/12 at 10:57pm
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