Anthelios Article

Most of us already know about the dangers of too much sun.  Unless you live on a desolate island, then you know that the end result of extreme sun exposure without protection may be skin cancer.  The reality is that we need to protect our skin from the sun’s rays because it wouldn’t make sense to deprive ourselves of a fun filled life outdoors for fear of the sun. 

Thanks to science, there are sunscreens like the Anthelios line of skin care products by La Roche Posay to help us along.   Anthelios contains the latest technologically advanced ingredients in sun protection, Mexoryl SX and XL – Mexoryl SX is water soluble and Mexoryl XL is oil soluble, but they provide the same powerful protection against the sun’s UVA rays. When combined with other effective sun filters such as titanium dioxide, avobenzone (Parsol 1789), and octocrylenes, in an Anthelios formulation, Mexoryl delivers broad spectrum UVA and VB and UVA rays. 

Most sunscreens available to consumers only protect the skin from UVB rays, which contribute to skin burning.  But, they don’t usually protect the skin from the UVA rays, which cause the skin to age and wrinkle.   As an added benefit, Anthelios with Mexoryl is photostable meaning that it does not degrade when exposed to the sun. In fact, studies have showed that Anthelios maintains its sun filtering capability as long as 24 hours after initial application. Most other brands lose this ability in as little as 2 to 3 hours. 

The Anthelios line comes in a wide range of formulations allowing you to choose one specific to your skin’s needs. Ranging in SPFs from 30 to 60, there are creams, fluids and sprays for you to choose from. Anthelios XL is La Roche Posay’s newest innovation and is available in the products Anthelios XL SPF 60, Anthelios XL Fluide Extreme SPF 50+ and Anthelios XL Crème Fondante SPF 50+. 

Choose the sunscreen that delivers the best protection. Anthelios sunscreens can be purchased at quality pharmacies across Canada and in Europe.

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