La Roche Posay Anthelios sunscreens are available in a range of convenient and luxurious formulations making them suitable for use by the entire family. The sprays make application a cinch with children or sports lovers; the creams are perfect for body use or normal to dry skin types; and the fluids and lotions are ideal for oily or combination skin. Water resistant and highly water resistant formulations are available for both children and athletes. Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics SPF 50+ Spray and Lotion is designed for sensitive skin and Anthelios W SPF 40 Gel is a highly water resistant formulation that’s perfect for cycling, swimming and water activities.
If you read beyond the hype surrounding La Roche Posay Anthelios sunscreens, there are very sound reasons why they are used and recommended by healthcare professionals:
They offer protection against the full spectrum of UVA and UVB rays. Unlike many sunscreens that only protect against UVB rays and a small fraction of UVA rays, La Roche Posay Anthelios sunscreens contain Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL. These two molecules offer broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection against the full range of UVA and UVB rays. Manufactured in France to exacting standards, this line of sunscreens is widely recommended by dermatologists and used by individuals who seek the best protection from skin damage associated with sun exposure.
La Roche Posay Anthelios sunscreens are photostable. The Mexoryl molecules maintain their integrity when exposed to UV rays so you can count on protection from application to several hours later. Many sunscreens on the market today are not photostable. As soon as you step into the sun they break down leaving with no protection at all.
They look and feel great on skin. You’d think that because La Roche Posay Anthelios sunscreens afforded such great protection that they may be thick, heavy and greasy on the skin. Nothing could be further from the truth. These sunscreens are light and luxurious. They go on smoothly and dry clear, leaving you with protection that only you know about. Perfect as a base under make-up of your favourite moisturizer, you’re protected without any white cast on your skin.
Studies have shown that the protection gained by using La Roche Posay Anthelios sunscreens will protect not only against sunburns caused by UVB rays, but also from the long term skin damage associated with UVA rays. These include fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin as well as some types of skin cancer.