I was quite happy to see the new L’Oreal sunscreen, L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Revitalift UV, Daily Moisturizing Cream with Sunscreen, because I have been waiting for a sunscreen with Mexoryl to become easily available at the drugstores.
With that said, I do have a little quibble with L’Oreal’s advertising. They have been portraying the sunscreen as “just approved” by the FDA and “finally available.” Well, guess what? It was approved over a year ago and has been available in the United States for some time in my favorite sunblock, Lancome UV Expert, and in La Roche-Posay Anthelios, both of which happen to be a L’Oreal companies. Sketchy advertising honestly bugs me and this is good stuff that doesn’t need the exaggerated newness factor.
OK, so now that I got my little advertising rant out of the way, I do recommend this sunscreen. With the help of Mexoryl as an ingredient, it provides full spectrum protection. It is moisturizing and absorbs well, but unlike its predecessors, it is pretty easy to find in any local drugstore. Further, it is a bit cheaper than the others.
I still prefer the Lancome branded version because it includes a physical blocker as well as Mexoryl. When I reported on the sunscreen database, one of the concerns I found about Mexoryl was that like many chemical blockers, it is not entirely stable in sunlight. So I tend to like a physical blocker mixed with my chemical blockers. Since the Lancome version has that, it is my first choice. But it is nice to see yet another, and a bit more accessible, alternative.