Whether you plan on spending the day at the beach or participating in activities outdoors for a long time, you should consider protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays contribute to sunburns and suntans, while UVA rays lead to wrinkles, age spots, sun damage and some types of skin cancers.
However, before grabbing the first sunscreen from your local pharmacy, think again. Most sunscreens only deliver UVB protection. So while you may not end up with a burn or even a tan, the UVA rays that lead to more long term skin damage have already exerted their effects.
Anthelios XL by La Roche Posay is one of the most highly sought after and recommended sunscreens available today. Anthelios XL sunscreens contain the active ingredients Mexoryl XL and Mexoryl SX, two sun filters that protect against UVA rays. Because the Mexoryl molecule is photostable (meaning that it doesn’t degrade when exposed to sunlight), Anthelios XL and does not degrade after application. and is able to maintain its efficacy over a long period of time. In fact, studies show that Anthelios XL is effective at blocking UVA rays even after 24 hours.
Anthelios XL sunscreens contains both Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL. The SX molecule is more water soluble while the XL molecule is more oil soluble. The XL molecule also offers slightly better protection against UVA rays. When combined together along with other chemical sun filters such as avobenzone, titanium dioxide and octocrylenes, the result is the ultimate in sun protection.
Anthelios XL will protect your skin against both UVB and UVA rays. Anthelios XL sunscreens are light, easy to apply and non-greasy. Available in a wide range of formulations including Anthelios XL SPF 60 cream, Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Fluide Extreme (for face and body), Anthelios XL SPF 50 + Crème Fondante, the Anthelios XL line of sunscreens is available from quality pharmacies throughout Canada and worldwide.