I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who suffers from advanced lizard skin in the summer. So one of the solutions is to use a nourishing oil instead of a traditional suncream.
La Roche Posay is one of my favourite French pharmacy skincare lines, with credible dermatological research and principles underlying everything they do. (I’ve been visiting the spa town of La Roche Posay for over ten years. Its waters are renowned for their curative properties for dermatological conditions, and French doctors send patients there from all over the country.)
For sun protection, their Antihelios range is particularly good. This year they have launched La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 50+ Invisible Nutritive Oil. One of the new breeds of oil, it sinks in rapidly, as opposed to basting skin like a turkey, and leaves no sticky residue. That being said, I wouldn’t use it on a sandy beach, but it’s absolutely perfect for lolling by a swimming pool. The chlorine dries out your skin, so this makes your skin lovely and soft again in seconds.
But, most importantly, it uses La Roche Posay’s Mexoryl® XL filtering system, which protects against UVA as well as UVB, which is vitally important for cell protection, as well as guarding against aging.
It’s paraben-free, and water-resistant, although you do need to re-apply after swimming. (As you would with any sun protection.) Today my skin didn’t turn even a tiny bit pink, and remained soft and supple, even though I was in and out of the pool at Babington House all day.
La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 50+ Invisible Nutritive Oil £17.50 (25% off all LRP products at Boots at the moment, so it’s £13.12)
Style notes: Shot in Regent’s Park at the weekend on my Boden Navy Leather Pouch Bag (Was £120.00 ) now £72.00. (Also in Red & in Yellow)