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What is a non-comedogenic sunscreen?

Have you heard about non-comedogenic sunscreen but not sure what it is? Find the answers in our blog and explore La Roche-Posay's non-comedogenic products now!
10 Aug 2020

What is a non-comedogenic sunscreen? 

Discover how a non-comedogenic sunscreen can benefit your skincare routine 

When shopping for a new sunscreen, you may feel a little overwhelmed by all of the terms used to differentiate them. From broad-spectrum, to UV, and SPF, there’s lots of important information to take into account. But if you have an oily and blemish-prone skin type, non-comedogenic is one word that should be on your radar.  

So what does non-comedogenic actually mean and why is it important? Quite simply, it’s a term used by skincare brands and manufacturers to show that a formula has been created specifically to not block the pores and create breakouts.  

This is especially important if you have acne-prone skin or suffer from re-occurrent breakouts and congestion that can be exacerbated by very rich and oil-based products. A non-comedogenic sunscreen will allow you to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB radiation without creating spots, congestion and acne. 

La Roche-Posay’s non-comedogenic sunscreens  

Broad-spectrum sunscreen should be applied every morning as the skin is exposed to harmful UV rays every single day – even when it’s cloudy and grey. This is why choosing the right sunscreen for your skin type is so important as it is one of the most powerful elements of your skincare routine. La Roche-Posay’s  Anthelios range has non-comedogenic sunscreens for normal, oily and dry skin types so you can ensure your skin gets exactly what it needs.  

Normal skin: Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid available in SFP 50 & 30 

Offering ultra-high UVA/UVB facial sun protection with an invisible finish, this ultra-resistant sunscreen is specifically developed for sensitive skin. It has a comfortable non-greasy fluid texture that is ultra-water, sweat and sand resistant. It also creates an ideal base for makeup. 

If your skin is also on the sensitive side, rest assured that  Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid  has a minimalist, hypoallergenic formula that’s designed for sensitive skin. This means that it’s been tested and re-tested for its efficacy and mildness on sensitive skin.  

Oily skin: Anthelios Anti Shine + Mist 75ml 

This  Anti Shine Mist  is Anthelios’ first very high UVA and UVB sun protection that offers the lightness and freshness of a thermal spring water. Designed specifically for the needs of oily and blemish-prone skin, it’s highly moisturising but quickly absorbed and delivers a double anti-shine action with an ultra-dry finish. It can also be worn on top of makeup and re-applied throughout the day to ensure your skin is adequately protected.  

It’s also enriched with Airlicium, a cutting-edge ingredient used by NASA, that forms a supple and resistant film over the skin and smooths its surface whilst letting it breathe. Airlicium absorbs three times its weight in oil so it keeps the skin matte and unified with a velvet finish. 

Dry skin: Anthelios Comfort Cream SPF30 

Anthelios Comfort Cream is a high-protection moisturising facial sunscreen that is suitable for dry to very dry skin and those that are prone to sensitivity, sun-intolerance and prickly heat. It also provides instant comfort and has a luxurious and moisturising non-greasy texture that’s also water resistant.  

This comforting sunscreen also has broad photostable UVA, UVB and Infrared protection (which is stricter than the European recommendation) thanks to a patented filtering system Mexoplex® and La Roche-Posay  Thermal Spring Water.  It’s the perfect way to ensure your dry skin is both comforted and protected.  

Discover La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios suncare range at 



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