One of the last sunscreens I purchased in 2022 is La Roche Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Hydrating Cream SPF50+. It’s been very hyped in the skincare world, supposedly offering high UVA protection ever in the La Roche Posay Anthelios lineup in a cosmetically elegant formula.
I briefly shared it in My Morning Baseline Skincare Routine video. If you’re interested in seeing an application demo, watch the video below:
Information on La Roche Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Hydrating Cream SPF50+
“Daily suncream for dry sensitive skin which offers high UVB, UVA, Blue Light HEV sun protection for the most exposed area: the face.
This broad spectrum SPF50+ high protection is water, sweat and sand resistant. The non-sticky, invisible finish, light and easy to apply velvety texture keeps the skin protected and hydrated for up to 8 hours*.“– boots.com
Packaging: Opaque white tube with a clear pop-off cap and a pump
Water Resistant? Yes
La Roche Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Hydrating Cream SPF50+ Ingredients
- Ethylhexyl Salicylate – Octisalate (UVB)
- Ethylhexyl Triazone – Uvinul T 150 (UVB)
- Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine – Tinosorb S (UVB, UVA1 & UVA2)
- Drometrizole Trisiloxane – Mexoryl XL (UVB & UVA)
- Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane – Avobenzone (UVA1 & UVA2)
- Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate – Mexoryl 400 (UVB, UVA1 & UVA2)
- Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate – Uvinul A Plus (UVA1 & UVA2)
- Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid – Mexoryl SX (UVA)
- Type: Organic
UVB: SPF 50+
UVA: PPD 35 – Thank you Reddit
INGREDIENTS: AQUA / WATER, DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE, ALCOHOL DENAT., ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE, BIS ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE, PEG 8, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, C12 22 ALKYL ACRYLATE/HYDROXYETHYLACRYLATE COPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, DROMETRIZOLE TRISILOXANE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, METHOXYPROPYLAMINO CYCLOHEXENYLIDENE ETHOXYETHYLCYANOACETATE, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ACRYLATES/C10 30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROXYACETOPHENONE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA DI T BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, TEREPHTHALYLIDENE DICAMPHOR SULFONIC ACID, TRIETHANOLAMINE, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
As listed above, La Roche Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 SPF50+ Hydrating Cream has a large list of organic UV filters, including the brand new Mexoryl 400.
Mexoryl 400 is the star UV filter in the entire La Roche Posay UVMUNE 400 range. According to L’Oreal’s press release,
“UVMune 400 is L’Oréal first sun filtering technology, its biggest suncare innovation in 30 years to effectively protect the skin against ultra-long UVA rays, the 30% of solar rays that have so far been insufficiently filtered.
…UVMune 400 is a technology that provides broad spectrum photoprotection.“loreal.com
UVMUNE 400 increases the solar filtration range by 20nm, thus blocks the ultra-long UVA rays from 380nm (friendly reminder: UVAII 320 – 340nm, UVA1 340 – 400nm).
Aside from the long list of UV filters, I can spot Tocopherol (Vitamin E) in the formula. It’s also fragrance free. One call-out is the denatured alcohol 3rd on the list. For me personally, this ingredient is usually a hit or miss for me when in formulas. My skin tends to dry out more quickly unless I moisturize my skin really well.
My Experience with La Roche Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Hydrating Cream SPF50+
TEXTURE: Light cream with a slight tint of yellow.
APPLICATION: Applied 4 pumps all in one go all over my face and neck.
FINISH: Skin looks like I applied a moisturizer on. There are shimmering particles in it that make my face appear glowy, but not overly shiny.
FEEL: Light, feels like a non-greasy cream moisturizer.
STINGS EYES? No.
UNDER MAKEUP: Performs fine on my drier skin type when I use concealer. However I notice if I powder, my skin dries up more quickly. I suspect it’s the denatured alcohol in the formula. It has been a trend throughout my skincare journey that whenever I use powder with something that is high in denatured alcohol.
Final Thoughts on La Roche Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Hydrating Cream SPF50+
- High UVA protection sunscreen
- Can use as a moisturizing sunscreen in warmer weather
- Does not feel greasy
- Does not make my skin look oily
- Because my skin becomes sensitized to high amounts of denatured alcohol, I find my skin feels drier during the day
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Overall, La Roche Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Hydrating Cream SPF50+ is a nice new addition to the family and has proven to be quite reliable for everyday use, especially long days out in the sun.
As always, I hope you found this review helpful and informative!