Anthelios W SPF 30 Gel is one of a range of Anthelios sunscreens formulated for face and body use. It is a highly water resistant sunscreen that incorporates La Roche Posay’s patented sun filtering system that includes Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL.
Anthelios W SPF 30 Gel replaces La Roche Posay’s Anthelios W SPF 40 Gel. Although slightly lower in terms of sun protection factor (SPF) rating, the difference in UVB protection is minimal. An SPF 30 sunscreen protects against about 97% of UVB rays while an SPF 60 product delivers protection from approximately 99% of UVB rays. As well, the W 30 Gel has a PPD rating of 19. PPD is an indicator of UVA protection and is a rating system used in Europe. While UVB rays cause sunburn, UVA rays penetrate deeper and are responsible for more lasting skin damage such as wrinkles, age spots, loss of skin elasticity and some types of skin cancers.
A particular advantage of Anthelios W SPF 30 Gel is that it is made without the use of parabens. While research is inconclusive, some studies have shown that parabens may be linked to breast cancer. As well, the formulation is:
- Fragance free
- Non comedogenic
- Highly water resistant
- Tested under dermatological control
Being highly water resistant makes this Anthelios sunscreen ideal for use during sports or other activities. It is designed to be non-sticky and suitable for normal to dry skin types including those that are sensitive to the sun. All Anthelios sunscreens deliver protection from UVA and UVB rays and the W 30 Gel is perfect for your next sunny vacation or summertime activities.