La Roche Posay Anthelios Sunscreens
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Anthelios Sunscreens by La Roche Posay have been available in many countries such as Canada, France and Spain for the past 15 years. Anthelios sunscreens are formulated with Mexoryl SX or Mexoryl XL into a patented sun filtering combination that includes titanium dioxide and avobenzone (Parsol 1789) stabilized with octocrylene.

Anthelios sunscreens have not been available in the US until Fall off 2006, when the FDA finally approved the Mexoryl moleculel as an ingredient that could be incorporated into sunscreens. Though many suspect it may have had something to do with safety, the FDA has not given any reason why it took so long to approve Mexoryl based sunscreens.

Many frustrated consumers, as well as dermatologists, believe that Anthelios sunscreens offer the best protection for the skin against the sun. Because Anthelios’ combination of ingredients protects better than any other sunscreen against both UVA and UVB rays, it offers protection against sunburns as well as against wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots and some types of skin cancer.

In addition to its maximum sun protection abilities, Anthelios sunscreens are formulated to be light, non-greasy and non-comedogenic. They are easy to apply, fluid and come in a range of products suitable for almost any skin type. Anthelios sunscreens are available in SPFs ranging from SPF30 to SPF 60 so whether you are fair or dark skinned, you will get the best possible sun protection. And, there are a range of formulations to choose from including sprays, creams, lotions and gels.

La Roche Posay, who is owned by L’Oreal, has patented the Mexoryl molecule in Anthelios sunscreens so you won’t find it in other brands, except for those owned by L’Oreal. Ombrelle sunscreens, also made by L’Oreal do contain Mexoryl, and they offer a small selection of effective sunscreens. Ombrelle sunscreens are available in Canada. If you purchase Anthelios sunscreens from La Roche Posay, you can be confident knowing that you are providing your skin with the best protection from the sun. Anthelios sunscreens block both UVA and UVB rays, which are harmful to your skin so you know that you are taking the best precaution for your skin.

Anthelios SX is available in the US, but it is not a sunscreen. Anthelios SX offers an SPF of 15 only and it is a facial moisturizer with sunscreen. If you want to purchase Anthelios sunscreens that offer better protection, then they may be purchased online through quailty pharmacies in Canada and Europe. Convenient, if you don’t feel like getting out of your pajamas!

If extending the youthful look and glow of your skin is high on your priority list, consider adding Anthelios sunscreens by La Roche Posay to your arsenal. It will be the best investment that you can make to your beauty regimen.