As we fast approach the summer months and (hopefully) sunny days, I've been travelling for work and as always pack a comprehensive SPF kit for crew and myself! Through experience everyone on a trip tends to delve into my kit for SPF concerns so I bring a lot! My main concerns with sunscreens and blocks especially when it comes to being used on the model is that one, they offer good protection so she/he doesn't burn or change colour so that they stay constant for the shoots. The other concern is that they don't grease up the face and cause that awful chalky finish that the higher factors usually give.
One of my favourite is the Anthelios range from La Roche-Posay. I was first introduced to this range by the lovely PR who is now a good friend. I was sceptical, a point she continues to make even though it's been many years! The orginal Anthelios products I had were the fluids in SPF 30 and 50 and I love them as they melted into skin with no traces. Well Anthelios has upped it's game! Let's have a look.
Anthelios XL SPF50+ Invisible Nutritive Oil
At last! Someone's created an oil with the high SPF factor of 50! For fans of oil which usually contains the lowest or no SPF, this one is a treat. Light and non-greasy and drying to a satiny finish, it smells lovely and I can't wait to use it on an upcoming work trip! Oh it also contains La Roche-Posay's Thermal Water to calm and soothe skin. And did I mention SPF50+?!
£14.85 for 200ml at Escentual.com
Anthelios XL SPF50+ Dry Touch Gel-Cream
This newbie to the range disappears on skin upon application to leave a matte finish that's perfect for hot humid countries. It's also water-resistant so perfect for sweaty or wet activities! Tipped to be my new favourite!
£16.50 for 50ml at Boots.com
Anthelios XL SPF50+ Tinted Cream
Promising the same high protection but this time in the form of a tinted cream. So for those who want a little bit of a glow and colour, this is perfect. I've tested it on various skin tones, it's pretty adaptable so I'd be confident in using it all the time. Helps keep foundation to a minimum as the tint gives skin a slight polish.
£15.00 for 50ml at Boots.com
So there you go! 3 very effective and gorgeous SPF products to ensure no one burns during days out in the sun. Whether on holiday or on a shoot! Anyone tried these yet? I'd love to hear how you get on so please feel free to leave comments. Tan responsibly everyone!