Superstar Sofía Vergara outshines the sun. The gorgeous actress's Instagram page is a testament to and timeline of the Modern Family alum's allure, spanning from her '90s modeling career to her stunning, skin-baring shots today at 50 years old. But shielding her lovely skin is the Colombian-American's true age-defying secret, and her go-to defense is La Roche-Posay's affordable Anthelios Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50. After seeing yet another Insta-glam pic of Vergara celebrating her fifth decade, we became increasingly curious about her beauty routine. Turns out she's been a longtime believer in sunscreen, according to Women’s Health. She called mineral-based Anthelios "great for sensitive skin. It’s my go-to.”
Vergara isn't the only fan
The La Roche-Posay brand is trusted by derms, consumers and beauty editors alike. And Anthelios is fragrance-free, oil-free and formulated for all skin types. It's tinted too, to ensure that you avoid the dreaded white cast. The top-rated sunscreen has an impressive 10,000-plus fans on Amazon, where you can nab a 1.7 fl. oz. bottle for just $35. And sunscreen isn't just for summer; applying it year-round is key.
Light 'n' lovely
Fans love how light, gentle and protective this stuff is.
"Like buttah," said one five-star reviewer. "it's extremely lightweight, yet uber-protective."
"Whenever the sun comes out, my face automatically sunburns," explained another. "[But] I spent my summer in Greece, and this...never failed in protecting my face and giving me a nice glow."
A 55-year-old fan testified: "I am always looking for mineral sunscreens that go on smoothly, are waterproof for 45 minutes (how long I swim laps in a sunny pool) and don't leave too much of a white cast. Having worked in the beauty industry for years and knowing about the hazards of avobenzone, oxybenzone, octinoxate, hyaluronic acid — all those ingredients that are photosensitive, mess with your hormones and damage your skin's moisture barrier — I literally throw all the other brands in the trash."
"Simply the best," agreed another shopper. "I had quite a few mineral sunscreen failures before — all of them are too thick, don't blend and leave terrible white cast — and had to stay with chemical sunscreens that sting my eyes all the time.... I feel like I have to spread the word how great [this] is! First, it is super fluid and blends so well. It is not sticky or greasy at all, and thus absorbed instantly.... As soon as it melts into your skin, you don't see any color change. It's colored but also transparent in a sense."
Who needs makeup?
Many devotees say this makes their skin look so good, they don't even bother with moisturizer.
"It balances and refines your skin tone," the fan above continued. "I can totally go out by wearing only this sunscreen...It gives a nice, healthy glow on to your skin."
Another fan added: "It’s like a serum consistency, thin. It went on smoothly, absorbs quickly. I use it over my skin care in the morning.... Sometimes it’s all I wear!"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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