I got a sample of this at my pharmacy because I'd heard good things about it. When I used it I found the texture thick and hard to apply. The lightest shade was too dark for me and it made my skin look worse. The scent is quite strong and off-putting.
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La Roche-Posay® Uvidea XL BB Cream Review
Unifies complexion by covering blemishes, fine lines and brown spots. Helps prevent pigmentation and ageing induced by UV rays thanks to filtering system with Mexoplex®. With carnosine, a powerful anti-oxidant working with vitamin E to shield against multiple skin aggressors. Hydrating and smooth melt-in cream texture, quickly penetrating the skin, excellent make-up base. Complexion looks flawless and radiant. Fragrance-free, paraben-free, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic. Available in three shades 01 Light, 02 Medium and 03 Ivory.
Pack size 30ml
Availability Selected pharmacies
I'm a huge fan of my La Roche-Posay sunscreen (which I'm sure I've done a review on). I use it everyday and my skin seems to love it too. So when picking up a replacement of that I thought I would grab this as well - the instant gratification of feeling like I had gotten a good deal on some thing on special was all I needed.
I like the packaging. A small white tube, perfect for travelling. You can't see through it which I presume is to protect the ingredients inside.
the product itself is nice. What you would expect from a BB cream, just a thicker cream to rub into your skin. Unfortunately for me even the lightest shade is a tad too dark for me. I have a hell of a time trying to make this blend into my neck and because of this it doesn't fit the ease of use that I really want for weekends and travel. I also purchased this because I liked the idea of a one step weekend face with this having SPF 50+ in it. But I suspect due to the shade darkness that I am not using enough of it and I got a bit sunburnt one day. I don't think that this was the products failing, more my application but it was a good reminder of the amount of sunscreen required to actually get a full sun protection. Overall the coverage is nice, just enough to blur imperfections without actually looking cakey. The lasting power is good with it lasting until the end of the day even with weekend walks and coffee drinking in between.
I also want to mention on the tube it says 'with La Roche-Posay thermal spring water'. I really don't understand them advertising this sort of thing like it is really going to sway my decision as a purchaser. It just sounds quite silly, like they're trying to make their product fancier than it is. Personally I think advertising that it is paraben and fragrance free would be more effective.
So although this product isn't exactly for me in shade, I would still recommend this to others looking for that all in one sort of product.