OUCH! The case for sunscreen that doesn’t hurt my EYES! La Roche-Posay-NOT!

It just makes sense to me that if you want to slow down the aging process for your eyelid skin, both upper and under, than you should be able to apply sunscreen.

I know there are specific products for eye skin sunscreen by Lancome and one or 2 others, but I have to insist it should just be standard.

I’ve been reading about tLa Roche-Posay sunscreen in beauty and women’s magazines for years. But since it’s never been available at longs in sunny Hawaii, have never tried it. When I was in LA last month, I looked for it without success.

I pretty much shop at Costco with a box, and avoid a “wagon” or shopping cart, because it’s like playing bumper cars.  A fellow shopper in line said to me-not much today? I replied, “I only buy what I can carry.”


I was tooling around with my box, checking out the end caps, and saw the familiar La Roche-Posay packaging that I had seen for years in magazines.

I literally lunged at the display in my excitement-like getting the last $9.99 something or other.

The sunscreen is listed in the magazines for $40. In Costco it was $26.99-so I grabbed it not reading the package.

This is a measure of my excitement-once in the car, I look at the package and it says Daily Anti-Aging PRIMER with Sunscreen. I say, oh well, try it anyway, I like primers for smoothing foundation.

I try it out the next morning, and since it’s a primer, I put it on after my skincare.  I squeeze it out, and it has the typical texture of a silicon based primer.  I read the package’s side panel-and it reads not unlike L’Oreal’s Miracle Blur.

I tap a little on my eyelids and around the peri-orbital bone, not getting it right under my eyes.

OMG! Almost immediately I start tearing.

And continue to tear for a few hours!

I read the Drug Facts section later and-to their credit-it says keep out of eyes.

You may recall an earlier post, I mentioned a friend had a similar experience with L’Oreal’s Miracle Blur. To this day, their magazine samples do not direct people to KEEP OUT OF EYES!

Will I use the product? Probably on my décolleté’, arms and legs, but nowhere near my face.

I will stick with Cerave’ Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF30-it may say not to put it on your eyelids, but I do, and it doesn’t sting.