Tuesday, 17 July 2012

La Roche-Posay Face Suntan Lotion (Oily Skin)



Well what better to post about the first day I am back in England than sun tan lotion. Not that we need it over here by what I have been hearing from friends and family. However I am sure that a lot of you will be heading to hotter climates over the next few months and it is definitely important to keep your skin protected from the harmful sun rays. If you don't you could end up with skin that ages prematurely and have the beginning signs of brown age spots on your face. Not a pretty look.

Right so I am a girl that hates putting suntan lotion on my face. It is one of the worst things about going on holiday in my eyes, because suntan lotion is greasy and my skin is oily and it just results in me breaking out and looking like a disgusting mess all holiday. No thanks!

So I went on the hunt for a good suntan lotion that is specifically designed for your face and stumbled across this beauty. It is even specifically designed for oily skin, and if you have normal/dry skin there is a version for you too!

Basically, this one helps to keep your face matte throughout the day whilst protecting your face with SPF as well as UVA/UVB protection. You can buy it in either 30 or 50. I went for the 30 because I like to get a little bit of colour on my face, and I don't tan very well to start with so if I went for 50 I would come back looking like a ghost.

This product works wonders but it doesn't feel particularly nice to apply. It is more the feeling after you have rubbed it in that I don't like. It's not as if it is heavy and you can feel it laying on your face but it creates a matte layer that just feels a bit thick to start with until it settles. However afterwards, voila! It keeps me skin matte all day and I am extremely happy to say that I didn't break out once! It works for me, but with the price tag of around £16 I would hope so too! In my eyes it is worth spending the money on because I really care about my skin and feel self conscious if it is not looking great, so to me this is essential.

Are you going anywhere nice on holiday this year? Let me know in the comments below, or if you have any more recommendations for great suntan lotions for the face :)


  1. I use this every time I go to the beach because I am quite allergic to almost all sun-screens and this one is the only one that has worked for me really, well this and Clinque's facial SPF lotion. I really like it!

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    1. Oh dear. Shame that you are allergic. Glad that this works though. It works extremely well for me too. Was my saviour this hoiday xxo

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