Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Review La Roche-Posay Hydraphase XL SPF15

I'm a fan of pharmacy skin care brands, as I've stated before again and again. Today a bit of an odd review, as this used to be one of my favourite moisturizers. Yes, I said used to be... About a year ago my skin was normal to combination as it has always been but now since half a year or so it has become normal to dry and it's planning on staying that way. Logically this moisturizer wasn't rich enough for me to use anymore. I still had some left of it so I used it on my neck and hands. But before I throw it in the bin, I'll share why I loved it so much...

Hydraphase UV XL is a facial moisturizer that provides long-lasting hydration to the skin, formulated with Mexory XL to provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a built-in SPF 15.UVA: PPD 12 / UVB: SPF 15

Packaging is simple and effective, I like pumps they are really hygienic - only downside is that you can't open them afterwards so you will waste some product but I prefer this to a jar anyday. You get 50ml for about 15euros, which is a medium price, affordable. This moisturizer offers a built-in SPF of 15 and it has the proper ingredients (avobenzone) in it to fulfill this claim, so it's best used in the morning.

The product is a light lotion that spreads and blends easily. It has a fresh clean scent to it that I love, no nasty sunscreen scents here... It sinks fast into your skin and doesn't leave a white cast behind. Immediately afterwards you can apply your make-up. You don't need much product: 1-2 pumps for your face - picture is 1 pump. This moisturizer took good care of my skin and protected it from the sun, a good moisturizer with the proper ingredients in it. Apart from moisturizing your skin this product doesn't do anything else: don't expect it to fight wrinkles or pigmentation spots or acne, it's not its goal but you can use a serum underneath to fight these problems.

The goods: nice scent, sinks in fast, no white cast don't need much, pump system

The bads: is a basic -yet good- moisturizer

Overall I've enjoyed using this product a lot and if you are in your teens or twenties and on the lookout for a good moisturizer with a decent SPF, try this and you won't be dissapointed!Available in pharmacies, drugstores and online on several websites.


Jasmine said...

ive been using this moisturizer for months now, i'm on my second bottle. But im afraid its not enough to get my skin through the winter.

Martje said...

I looooove this!!! Specially in summer, the scent reminds me of melons, nice and fresh :)

Evelien said...

I understand jasmine, I'm still on the search for a good moisturizer with SPF for drier skin - hard to find!

Yes Martje, the scent is like melons good thinking - I find it sad I can't use it anymore :(

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