Dee and Sinéad made me do it. I had been lamenting the absence of any form of SPF from my morning skincare routine when I heard/read rave reviews from both the Viva Adonis gyals about La Roche-Posay Hydraphase UV Intense Legere (£14 from Escentual). They were right. As per ushe.
This is a very light daily moisturiser with SPF 20 which I deem just about an acceptable level of protection in the winter months; however, I'm scoping out some moisturisers with SPF 50 (hi Kiehl's) as we're coming into 'summer'. I digress. I am really impressed with this stuff. It is light, hydrating, and plays nicely with makeup on top. I have an endless appreciation for the pump action packaging because moisturiser in a tub is honestly a bit nasty (casting mega shade at you, Origins) and I like to minimise my chances of breaking out.
I really enjoy using this over Hydraluron, they're a pretty nifty duo and compliment each other well. For me, it's important to have a moisturiser that doesn't leave my face looking shiny before I've applied any makeup because that does not bode well for the rest of the day. I wouldn't consider this mattifying per say, instead it just seems to seep into the skin and disappear. 8/10 (probably would be 10 with a higher SPF).
I'm putting an SPF 50 version of this on my list of things that La Roche-Posay need to get a move on with, right after bringing Serozinc to the UK & Ireland. Come on now lads, it's about time you got your act together on this one.