With summer in full swing it can be tricky to find a product that offers a high level of SPF, but that also helps even skin tone and provide a bit of coverage. There are lots of tinted moisturisers on the market that contain SPFs, but sometimes you need something that little bit stronger to help protect you from burning. French skincare brand La Roche Posay have come up with the perfect solution with their Anthelios Tinted Cream SPF 50. The Tinted Cream is a light and easily absorbed suntan lotion, with a hint of colour to help mask imperfections, but without the full coverage of a foundation. You apply in the same way as a regular SPF – use your fingers, rubbing gently into the skin and allow a few minutes for it to absorb.
Like all La Roche Posay products, this has been made to work well for sensitive skin types and is non-comedogenic, so won’t block your pores. The Tinted Cream also contains some of their famed Thermal Water, which is taken from a spring in France and contains high levels of anti-oxidants. There is only one shade available in the Tinted Cream, but this will work perfectly for most skin tones. When it’s not blended it does look a little orange, but this disappears into a very light golden colour that will blend perfectly with a tan, even working well on my porcelain skin.
I think this is the perfect product for holidays, or even just for those days when you want to wear a high SPF but don’t want to put full makeup on top. You also have the bonus of being able to top it up easily throughout the day without ruining your makeup. This is the product I’ll be taking away with me on holiday, as the handy 50ml size also means I can pop it in my hand luggage.
You can find La Roche Posay Tinted Cream in larger Boots stores or online from Escentual.
50ml retails at £15, which for a two in one product is pretty good value!
Written by Kat Clarke