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LucyLocketLostHerPocket Sun 22-May-16 07:42:27

I bought some Roche Posay Athelios XL facial sunscreen as I've seen it recommended. I must be doing something wrong though as it just doesn't go on well. It leaves a slight white cast and seems to sit in my pores. Should I be applying moisturiser first? I want to be able to wear sunscreen daily (better late than never I'm hoping) under a bb cream maybe but I just can't get it right. Maybe I should try a something like Olay serum & moisturiser with SPF20, would this be better?
My budget is small and I can't keep wasting money. I've never bothered with skincare but I'm outside an awful lot these days and in my late forties so feeli should be doing something.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 22-May-16 08:03:17

It did that to me at first. I put my moisturiser on first, then I go and have breakfast while it soaks in.

Then I put the sunscreen on and a bit of foundation on top. It doesn't leave a white cast anymore but I spread it around really quickly.

building2016 Sun 22-May-16 09:21:15

Just a shout out to Biore Watery Essence. Japanese (and Asian sunscreens generally) are a cut above. No white cast, no stickiness or greasiness. Loads of people love it. Available on Amazon.

LucyLocketLostHerPocket Sun 22-May-16 09:36:11

Thanks Fluffy I'll try that this morning and see how it goes.
Building2016 I've seen threads about Asian skincare but not really read them, I think I need to.

XiCi Sun 22-May-16 09:50:56

What type of skin do you have? And which Anthelios xl did you buy? I've have oily skin and really love the Anthelios extra light fluid but remember having the problem you describe when I bought the xl cream by mistake. I prefer the ultra light fluid to the Asian sunscreens but I have tried a couple of them, biore and missha and they are fine.
Would definitely recommend taking a look at the Asian beauty threads if you want to overhaul your beauty regime. There are some amazing products at really great prices.

FreeButtonBee Sun 22-May-16 09:56:21

I love the biore watery essence sunscreen. Very light and easy to apply. Well worth a try and not expensive.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 22-May-16 10:04:18

Isn't all the Korean stuff tested on animals? I dread to think how they test for sunburn on an animal.

XiCi Sun 22-May-16 10:14:30

It's mainland China that requires animal testing. There are many korean cosmetic brands that are cruelty free. Biore is a Japanese brand but don't know whether they test on animals or not

derektheladyhamster Sun 22-May-16 10:17:55

I wait 10 minutes after moisturising, apply suncream and wait another 10 minutes before applying suncream (biore watery essence)

derektheladyhamster Sun 22-May-16 10:21:06

Foundation is the last step!

CallMeMousie Sun 22-May-16 10:22:52

Biore don't according to this list. Bit shock at some of those that do, though

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 22-May-16 10:33:33

Biore is on other lists as testing on animals.

La Roche posay is testing too. I need a new moisturiser now.

LucyLocketLostHerPocket Sun 22-May-16 11:18:11

Oh no I can't use a sunscreen tested on animalsshocki need a new one asap. Who doesn't test?
I bought the non shiny cream one but it's like glue and it definitely not non shiny.
I just want something I can apply and not worry about. I don't usually moisturiser at all which is why I wondered if the play one might be good.
Do you know i didn't realise animal testing was still allowed anywhere. I must be really naiveconfused

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 22-May-16 12:04:19

Bizarrely sainsburys own brand sun screens are buav approved. The link mousie put up has the cruelty free brands.

LucyLocketLostHerPocket Sun 22-May-16 12:14:16

need to do my research I think but obviously more to consider than I first thought.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 22-May-16 12:50:58

Actually marks and Spencer's is buav approved. I get my cleaning stuff in sainsbos because it's cruelty free.

AuntieMaggie Sun 22-May-16 12:59:58

Just came on to ask whether to get normal

AuntieMaggie Sun 22-May-16 13:00:41

Anthelios xlor the tinted one and saw the animal testing... sad it's taken me ages to decide on this sunscreen

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 22-May-16 13:08:22

I know what you mean, it's a bloody minefield.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 22-May-16 13:11:12

This one?.

AuntieMaggie Sun 22-May-16 13:35:28

Ideally I wanted spf 50 but that one looks interesting thank you. I tried loads yesterday and also tried some in M&S but missed that one.

ilovetosleep Sun 22-May-16 15:20:42

Gutted to read that LRP and avene test on animals.

This new body shop one is meant to be great, not tried it yet

AuntieMaggie Sun 22-May-16 22:28:19

I'll try that one too. So many of the ones I tried were really tacky feeling but the Anthelios one was perfect sad

April19 Sun 22-May-16 22:39:17

Omg Lancôme and origins! I will have to rethink my make up products!!

RainIsAGoodThing Sun 22-May-16 22:43:57

The Body Shop's new everyday sunscreen is the best I've tried. It's SPF50 abs it's called Skin Defence. £16 I think. I'm going to get a full size bottle this week.

They don't test on animals which is a bonus! (Although I know they are now owned by L'oreal, who do, but the product itself won't be).

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