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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid versus La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ .

Last updated on January 04, 2024. Published on February 08, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both sunscreens. They have a total of 9 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain exfoliants, SPF and Vitamin E

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for brightening skin

Free From

They both do not contain any common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens or sulfates

What's Inside

They both contain silicones

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Sunscreen Australian Brand Australia
Sunscreen French Brand France

Sunscreen

Sunscreens help absorb or reflect UV radiation and protect skin against skin damage. Sunscreens may come in the form of lotion, gel, foam, spray, or solid-stick.

Sunscreen

Sunscreens help absorb or reflect UV radiation and protect skin against skin damage. Sunscreens may come in the form of lotion, gel, foam, spray, or solid-stick.

Price

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Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
spf rating
50
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
spf rating
50

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (6)
Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin E
Exfoliators

Benefits

Brightening

Concerns

Irritating
Rosacea (3)
Eczema (3)

Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (7)
Vitamin E
Exfoliators

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Anti-Aging
Scar Healing
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Drying
May Worsen Oily Skin (2)
Acne Trigger
Irritating (3)
Rosacea (4)
Eczema (3)
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Ingredients Explained

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1
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

Learn more about Water

bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid contains this as ingredient number 1.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 8.

2
What it does: Skin Conditioning, UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Homosalate is a chemical sunscreen filter that provides protection in the UV-B range (280nm - 320 nm), with a peak protection at 306 nm. It is internationally approved for use in sunscreens.

Homosalate is not photo-stable, meaning it's strength as a UV filter degrades over time with exposure to the sun. Because of this, it's often used in combination with other chemical sunscreen filters as avobenzone (which protects from the UV-A range). Homosalate also helps act as a solvent for harder-to-dissolve UV filters.

(Part of the reason that sunscreens need to be frequently re-applied is due to the photo instability of many chemical sunscreen filters)

Currently, homosalate is approved in concentrations up to 10% in the EU and 15% in the US. The FDA is currently doing further research on the effects of homosalate, and it is possible that these approved concentrations will change in the future.

Learn more about Homosalate

bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid contains this as ingredient number 2.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 6.

3
What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Octocrylene protects skin from sun damage. It absorbs UV-B with peak absorption of 304 nm. It is a common sunscreen ingredient and often paired with avobenzone, a UVA filter. This is because octocrylene stabilizes other sunscreen ingredients by protecting them from degradation when exposed to sunlight. Octocrylene is a photostable ingredient and loses about 10% of SPF in 95 minutes.

Octocrylene also acts as an emollient, meaning it helps skin retain moisture and softens skin. It is oil-soluble and hydrophobic, enhancing water-resistant properties in a product.

Those who are using ketoprofen, a topical anti-inflammatory drug, may experience an allergic reaction when using octocrylene. It is best to speak with a healthcare professional about using sunscreens with octocrylene.

The EU allows a maximum of these concentrations:

Learn more about Octocrylene

bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid contains this as ingredient number 3.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 4.

4
What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Also known as Avobenzone, this ingredient is a chemical sunscreen filter that provides protection in the UV-A range.

Avobenzone is globally approved and is the most commonly used UV-A filter in the world.

Studies have found that avobenzone becomes ineffective when exposed to UV light (it is not photostable; meaning that it breaks down in sunlight). Because of this, formulations that include avobenzone will usually contain stabilizers such as octocrylene.

However, some modern formulations (looking at you, EU!) are able to stabilize avobenzone by coating the molecules.

Avobenzone does not protect against the UV-B range, so it's important to check that the sunscreen you're using contains other UV filters that do!

The highest concentration of avobenzone permitted is 3% in the US, and 5% in the EU.

Learn more about Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane

bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid contains this as ingredient number 5.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 5.

5
What it does: Abrasive, Absorbent
Community Rating: Disliked

Silica is a mineral naturally found in our skin. It helps to thicken and smooth the texture of a product. It also acts as an agent for other ingredients by increasing the absorption of other ingredients into the skin.

Silica is often used for absorption and can help reduce shine when products are applied. Silica occurs in naturally in materials like clay and sandstone, and it can also be produced synthetically.

Silica is present naturally within the skin during collagen production and when reducing inflammation.

Learn more about Silica

bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid contains this as ingredient number 10.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 10.

6
What it does: Skin Conditioning, UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Liked

You might know this ingredient as Tinosorb S or Bemotrizinol. It is a UV filter that covers both UVA and UVB rays.

Bemotrizinol has two peak UV absorption peaks ( 310 and 340 nm) and is able to absorb both UV-A and UV-B rays. Skin exposed to UV causes free-radical molecules to form. This ingredient works by preventing the UV from reaching your skin.

It is highly photostable and helps prevent the photodegration of other sunscreen ingredients such as avobenzone.

Bemotrizinol is not approved in the US but is allowed in the EU, Australia, and Asia.

In fact, it is the most effective UV absorber at maximum concentration (measured by SPF) permitted by in the EU.

It is oil-soluble.

Learn more about Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid contains this as ingredient number 13.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 2.

7
What it does: Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant and emollient, meaning it attracts and preserves moisture.

It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.

Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.

This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products. It has slight antimicrobial properties.

Learn more about Caprylyl Glycol

bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid contains this as ingredient number 19.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 19.

8
What it does: Buffering, Emulsifying, Masking
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Triethanolamine is an emulsifier and pH adjuster. It is created using ethylene oxide and ammonia. This gives Triethanolamine a nitrogen core and a similar scent to ammonia.

As an emulsifier, it prevents ingredients from separating and enhances texture by adding volume to a product.

PH adjusters are common in cosmetic products. The pH of a product can affect the effectiveness of other ingredients. A product with a high pH may also irritate the skin.

Learn more about Triethanolamine

bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid contains this as ingredient number 21.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 18.

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What it does:
Community Rating: Disliked

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives.

It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.

Disodium EDTA is a salt of edetic acid and is found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

Learn more about Disodium EDTA

bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid contains this as ingredient number 24.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ contains this as ingredient number 21.

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

23% are loved or liked
13% have mixed ratings
53% are disliked or very disliked
10% have no rating yet
35% are loved or liked
13% have mixed ratings
43% are disliked or very disliked
9% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid 30 ingredients

1.0 /5
from 1 review

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ 23 ingredients

4.3 /5
from 6 reviews
Chaddy's Avatar'
Apr 10, 2021

Makes my face feel very greasy!
I'm really not a fan of this sunscreen because it makes my skin feel very oily and greasy. I have normal to dry skin and I rarely feel oily, but with this I have to apply setting powder and even then I...

Makes my face feel very greasy!
I'm really not a fan of this sunscreen because it makes my skin feel very oily and greasy. I have normal to dry skin and I rarely feel oily, but with this I have to apply setting powder and even then I usually end up feeling oily for hours. I also find that the sunscreen doesn't go on very smooth and sometimes pills even when I wait for other products to be totally absorbed to apply it. Just overall a disappointment.

emmat's Avatar'
Jun 26, 2023

Hey
great for my sensitive skin, dosent sting my eyes

Hey
great for my sensitive skin, dosent sting my eyes

SamWheeler_339's Avatar'
Jun 6, 2023

Feels great
Feels great and leaves no white cast, lasts several weeks as well.

Feels great
Feels great and leaves no white cast, lasts several weeks as well.

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