Anthelios Protective Oil SPF 50+

Anthelios Protective Oil SPF 50+ is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 23.
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200 ml
Exceptionally high sun protection oil for the face and body and hair.



Exceptionally high sun protection oil for face, body and hair.


Specifically formulated for sun-sensitive skin and is suitable for skin prone to sensitivity, sun-intolerance or prickly-heat. An ultra-light oil with a satin-like finish, which is easy to apply and nourishes skin. The extremely high, broad spectrum protection helps protect against sun-induced pigment spots. For those seeking high protection, high tolerance and ultimate pleasure of use.

  • Specifically formulated for sensitive skin
  • Broad, photostable UVA/UVB/Infrared protection
  • Contains nutritive oils for the hair and skin


Exceptionally high, broad photostable UVA/UVB/Infrared protection. Optimal SPF 50+ protection reinforced against UVA rays (stricter than the European recommendation). Enriched with nutritive oils and Mexoryl XL to provide high protection against UVA, UVB and Infrared rays. Contains Thermal Spring Water and a mild hypo-allergenic fragrance.


Anthelios efficacy has been demonstrated via clinical studies carried out in-vivo on subjects suffering from sun intolerances, particularly those caused by UVA rays. Anthelios products all have a high PPD (Persistent Pigment Darkening) factor, offering one of the best protections against UVA offered by any brand in the world. The efficacy has been proven by a file of 16 clinical studies carried out by world-renowned expert dermatologists. The brand was also the first laboratory to use Mexoryl XL and Mexoryl SX and the first to use photostable UVA filters in its sun protection.

9/10 of dermatologists would recommend Anthelios*


The minimalist formula contains the best of our creations – designed for sensitive skin and all of its needs. Tested and re-tested for its efficacy and mildness on sensitive skin. It is also hypoallergenic.

This is a cosmetic product. For medical conditions seek advice from your GP

*Survey conducted on 249 dermatologists who chose to attend a La Roche-Posay sponsored symposium in the UK, July 2016

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3 included with this purchase

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  • Paraffinum Liquidum / Mineral Oil
  • Isopropyl Palmitate
  • Homosalate
  • Alcohol Denat.
  • Octocrylene
  • Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer
  • Ethylhexyl Salicylate
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
  • Drometrizole Trisiloxane
  • Ethylhexyl Triazone
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
  • Parfum / Fragrance
  • (Code F.I.L.: B159314/1)
  • Please check back of pack for up to date ingredients

Free UK standard delivery on all orders and Free Returns*

Standard Delivery 3-5 working days**

* If order is placed before 11am on a working day. If order is placed after 11am or on any non-working day then estimated delivery will be on the second working day.

**On all orders over £25

Sustainability Commitment

Our planet

The environment, our commitment from source.


Optimum protection. The La Roche-Posay spring water is over 1700 years old. It is protected from any types of pollution after it reaches the surface until it is used for spa therapy purposes.


More recycling. We favour use do recycled raw materials and easily recycled packaging.

Fewer materials. We use cardboard packaging tailored to size to avoid bulky secondary packaging, sourced from 100% sustainably managed forests (FSC - Forest Stewardship Council - certified cardboard).


An ambitious agenda. 100% ISO 14001 certified plants committed to ambitious objectives in the areas of waste management, water saving and reduced CO2 emissions (more than 50% by 2015, compared to 2005).

Renewable energies. 1000 tons of CO2 emissions avoided each year thanks to our geothermal program.


The skin is protected from the harmful effects of the sun and nourished with moisture.

How To

Learn how to use

Apply 30 minutes before exposure and reapply frequently and generously every two hours to maintain protection especially after swimming, perspiring or towelling. Shake well before use. Avoid exposure to the sun during the hottest hours of the day. Keep children under 3 out of the sun. For external use only. Avoid contact with the eye area. In case of contact with eyes, rinse them immediately and thoroughly.


Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely invisible, easy to apply I like transparent sunscreens but have previously found that the clear spray types go everywhere if there's even a hint of a breeze. This one is an oil rather than a watery liquid and comes in a pump dispenser so you just pop it into your hand - as it has an oil texture you need very little because it spreads nicely, and makes skin feel soft. Although the packaging says it's a non sticky product it can feel a bit oily to the touch if you over apply but it's easy to layer on more if you need it, so start with less than you think. I really like that it's waterproof and can be used on the face as well as the body, and have tried it on my scalp too with great results. It provides excellent protection from the sun and has a light fairly typical sunscreen sort of smell (which I like as it makes me feel summery). Will definitely re-purchase this when the bottle eventually runs out!
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, even for oily skin I use this every day without fail, so I've managed to come up with a routine that works well. I apply 2 or 3 pumps of it on my face after I get out of the shower and I've dried my face. I then rub the remainder on my arms and chest. In the summer I apply it more liberally to these areas, but I mainly focus on my face. I find the consistency to be fairly oily, but that can be expected as it's an oil. I leave it to soak in before putting anything else on my face, which can take up to 20 mins. The smell is really nice, and the pump is very useful. I really like this product, as I never got along with 'lotion' sun creams as I found them to be way too thick. This product still allows your skin to breathe, even if your skin is oily. Fantastic product, and I'm very happy with it.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gives a rather strange coating on the skin but good protection. The product had to be applied into your hand rather than directly to the skin. The pump made it look like it may dispense as a mist but instead comes out in a stream. This felt very strange on the skin, it rubbed in but left a rather plastic and tacky feeling on the skin and need a lot of scrubbing in the shower to wash off. It didn't feel particularly moisturising, rather it sat on top of the skin. I did not use this on my face but my friend did and it looked shiny on their skin. Never the less, it did offer a high level protection in strong sun and had a nice fragrance.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful for dry skin Fantastic sun oil with high SPF. Lovely for dry skin by the pool. Keeps skin really moisturised in the sun and gives a lovely sheen. Less good if you're wearing clothes - can leave oily marks.
Date published: 2014-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous sun care for grown ups!! I purchased this oil for a recent holiday in Spain following a recommendation and was delighted with it. I bought it as it is paraben free and I wanted something a little nicer for my skin than the slick of children's factor 50 sun cream I used in the past. I loved the feel and smell of the oil as it went on and was really pleased with the protection it gave me. I put it on each morning as I dressed almost as a moisturiser, and then reapplied later in the day if needed. My skin feels in great condition after a week in the sunshine using this product, highly recommended for a more grown up option!!
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Sun Lotion This is the perfect sun lotion: easy to apply, absorbs well, smells nice and provides strong cover for fair skin. I wore this in a hot city during the summer and only had to apply once. I have not yet tried it on the beach, but I do have very fair skin that can burn through clothing, and this prevented that.
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Greasy and uncomfortable - stains clothing. This undoubtedly keeps you well protected (it's 50+ so you'd expect that). Also seems to last for a long time. Most people seem to love it so it obviously suits a lot of people but for me, it leaves my skin feeling greasy and uncomfortable all day and also means sand and dirt tend to stick to you. Maybe worst of all - some dripped onto a favourite t-shirt while I was applying, I put it straight in the wash but was left with an indelible stain. T-shirt ruined. All in all it wasn't the best £18 I've ever spent.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok for use occasionally It's non sticky which is good, however I noticed it can sting after a while and itch slightly. It's not moisturising, I usually find my arms feel more dry after applying it. I have a normal skin type on my body and I often apply this, even when I'm not in the sun. I would say this is definitely OK to use for maybe 2 hours, occasionally. However I would use this every day for 2+ hours because it will start to dry and irritate your skin.
Date published: 2014-04-08
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