Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+

Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+ is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 145.
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50 ml

An exceptionally high broad-spectrum protection facial sunscreen for normal to combination sun-sensitive skin. Lightweight texture.




Exceptionally high protection facial sunscreen in an ultra-lightweight formula for normal to combination skin.


This sunscreen is specifically formulated for the face and is suitable for normal to combination skin that is prone to sensitivity, sun-intolerance or prickly-heat. This easy-to-apply, ultra light fluid is non-greasy with an invisible finish. It ensures a very high, broad, and photostable UVA/UVB protection with an optimal SPF of 50+. Water resistant. Helps prevent the appearance of sun-induced dark spots.

  • A facial sunscreen for normal to combination skin
  • Broad, photostable UVA/UVB & Infrared protection
  • Ultra light, non-greasy and invisible formula


Exceptionally high, broad photostable UVA/UVB/Infrared protection. Optimal SPF 50+ protection reinforced against UVA rays (stricter than the European recommendation) thanks to patented filtering system Mexoplex® combined with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.


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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  • Aqua / Water
  • Diisopropyl Sebacate
  • Alcohol Denat.
  • Glycerin
  • Dimethicone
  • Isohexadecane
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • Octocrylene
  • Silica
  • Drometrizole Trisiloxane
  • Isononyl Isononanoate
  • Zea Mays Starch / Corn Starch
  • C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
  • Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer
  • Ethylhexyl Triazone
  • PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate
  • Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine
  • Isododecane
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate
  • Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid
  • Silica Silylate
  • Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone
  • PEG-8 Laurate
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • Triethanolamine
  • Disteardimonium Hectorite
  • Tocopherol
  • Disodium EDTA
  • Dodecene
  • Propylene Carbonate
  • Poloxamer 407
  • Zinc Gluconate
  • Perlite
  • (Code F.I.L.: C162700/2)
  • 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.


I've been looking for a dedicated sunscreen wear everyday with makeup. Finally after experimenting with many products this sunscreen gives me a great SPF with full coverage, without a heavy feel. It's great under my normal foundation and absorbs well. No white cast off and my skin is protected from both UVA and B. Very happy my makeup no longer slips off and I'm no longer shiny an hour after I apply it.


Optimal SPF 30 protection reinforced against UVA rays thanks to a filter system that combines Mexoryl® SX and XL and Senna Alata extract.

Our Brand

Our Brand
For 30 years, we’ve been working in partnership with dermatologists to bring the most efficacious yet highly tolerated products to those with sensitive skin. Whatever your skin concern and whatever your stage in life, La Roche-Posay has a solution – even for those with the most delicate and reactive of skin.

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.



Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great even for everyday use This is a high SPF sun protectant that I highly recommend. The texture is fairly light, it does not feel oily or greasy, sinks into the skin well and you can easily put make-up on top of it- I have not experienced foundations going streaky or fading because of it. That makes it ideal for day-to-day use. If you don't wear make-up or you need to top your sunscreen up during the day (it is recommended by dermatologists that you add a new layer of SPF every 2-3 hours to maintain the level of protection) you can chuck it into your bag as the plastic bottle is compact and travels really well. Overall, a great product.
Date published: 2014-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect to wear underneath makeup I have been using this La-Roche-Posay - La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ for a couple of weeks. We haven't had much sun in the UK over Jan and Feb however I have made sure that I use this product even when it's a cloudy day. I have been using daily as my go to suncream straight after my moisturiser. As I currently laser my face I have been told to use suncream as protection. Whilst applying this cream, it is very light, it's quite smooth and smells pleasant. Other sun creams on the market are quite thick and make my brown face look super ashy and white, however this product really is nice. It is quite pricey but as long as it protects my face I am happy. :-)
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 34 years old, combination/oily skin, rosacea priority for me was protection. This ticks all the boxes it's spf50 and broad spectrum. Second was the formula this one is as it says light weight, you can put makeup on straight away, it's not oily or chalky and acts as a very good primer actually. I've taken photos too and there's no flash back. Then thirdly the practicality it's very small slim bottle makes it easy to carry in your bag. I have it with me at all times and put it on my neck and hands. My skin type is in the description so if you're like me I can say it will be perfect for you too. What I can't comment on is performance as its Feb and we've git no sun so I'm hoping when the sun comes it does the job
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressed I am pleased with this product, its surprisingly hard to find anything that's got a high SPF and suitable for the face! I found it a little greasy which is unavoidable as it is sun protection, but not any where near what normal sunscreen is. I also thought the colour was really good, I usually wear the lightest or second lightest shade in most foundations and this was a good match for me, not too dark, and I didn't need to wear make up over it. I'm on holiday next week so will see how well it hold up in 40 degree sun! The only downside is its quite expensive for the small size
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from breakouts I love all LRP products usually but this is the exception. I've used the dry touch gel spf previously and loved it but the fluid is just not up to scratch. Very greasy to apply and I've broken out very badly since using - something that never happened with the gel. Sun protection seems ok, but if you have sensitive/acne prone skin AVOID.
Date published: 2014-06-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pills very badly This is a good sunscreen however it pills really badly. I can’t rub the product into my skin because it will ball up into little balls of product. I have to pat it into my skin and even then it doesn’t feel like its enough. I wouldn’t buy this product again because of the pilling. It’s a real shame.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ant hellos ultra knight fluid SPF 50+ I have solar Keratoses (sun damage ) I have no option but to use a high factor , not many sunscreens of a SPF 50 are tinted , if they are when you use them you can look very orange , not natural , I find this product is very good colour wise , I'm very fair skinned , I'd would buy this again .
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely, light non greasy formula. Great, slim, handbag sized bottle. Tiny nozzle, which is perfect as it is a very runny consistency. A little goes a long way, dries non greasy with no white marks. I have melasma and alway use a high factor sunscreen daily, no matter what the weather. Some sunscreens leave my combination, hormonal acne prone skin greasy, so using them as a base underneath make up is a no go, but this is perfect, no pilling underneath my liquid foundation. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-03-02
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