Review: La Roche Posay Non-Perfumed Dry Touch Gel Cream

As the weather stays cold, I hear one thing from a lot of people regularly that does drive me to distraction, and that one thing is the biggest mistake you could ever make for your skin - "You don't need SPF when it's Winter." No, people, just no!

You ALWAYS need SPF - that's such a major thing! And now that La Roche Posay has released a new SPF 50+ product into their stable of already excellent skin care, I've been more than happy to use this religiously. The La Roche Posay Anti-shine Anthelios XL Non-Perfumed Dry Touch Gel-Cream has been a staple for me these past few weeks, and it's not hard to see why.

This comes in a 50ml tube with a pump, and the lotion has a very high level of protection against UVA/UVB rays - it doesn't get too much better than 50+ SPF! It has a hint of that sunscreen scent, but it thankfully doesn't linger, and neither does the feel of the lotion! This dries down really well, and is touch-dry in a very short period of time. Great for whiny husbands who don't wear sunscreen unless otherwise forced to (obviously talking about mine), and it's so lightweight, it doesn't feel like a sunscreen lotion as you know it.

The good news for the oily babes is that this is made with anti-shine technology to provide a matte, non greasy finish, and it's also meant to control sources of shine, including those from sweat, sebum and oil all day. It's also appropriate for those with sensitive skin, as it contains the natural soothing and antioxidant properties of La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water.

The only negative thing I have to report about this product is that it does react with a few of my primers, balling it up a bit, making it tricky to actually apply a flawless base, but I can work around it by using other primers instead - really not the end of the world, but a bit of a hassle. Overall, though, it's an excellent lotion, and one I'll be using until it runs out. 

This retails for $28.95, and it also comes in a tinted version for the babes that want to use it as a base! I think it might be a good option for me to trial in the future - SPF and base for that quick and easy option! La Roche Posay can be found at Priceline.

What's your opinion about SPF in the Winter? Are you keen on trying this?

*This product was provided for editorial consideration