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Anthelios, Sunscreen, SX

Read More About Anthelios, UVA/UVB and Mexoryl

Why is Anthelios Sunscreen With Mexoryl Unique?

The Anthelios sunscreens are the only moisturizers available with Mexoryl SX offering a high level of protection against UV rays to fight aging and skin cancer. Designed by skin care experts at La Roche-Posay, Anthelios is the first sunblock with Mexoryl approved by the FDA in 18 years and is considered by some experts to be the best existing sun filter with a complete broad spectrum protection.

Anthelios SX has an exclusive combination of three sun filters: Octocrylene, Parsol (avobenzone) and Mexoryl SX to protect your skin against short and long UVA and UVB rays.

Anthelios, Sunscreen, SX

What is Mexoryl SX?

MEXORYL� SX is the most effective FDA-approved organic filter designed to protect against short UVA rays (maximum absorption at 344nm) with high photostability, a key factor in sunscreen protection efficacy. This high photostability means the sunscreen will maintain a higher UVA protective ability longer and not degrade as quickly as other FDA approved UVA filters when exposed to the sun.

When UVA and UVB inorganic protective filters were first introduced using cosmetically acceptable concentrations, they provided minimal protection against UVA rays. Though the UVA ray filter molecule Avobenzone (Parsol 1789) was approved for drug store and apothecary use in 1992, it was discovered that when used by itself, Avobenzone (Parsol 1789) degrades when exposed to the sun, thereby reducing its UVA protection efficacy.

MEXORYL SX, now available in the US, is photostable on its own and is the most effective FDA-approved organic filter designed to protect against short UVA rays. Formulations containing MEXORYL SX and L'Oreal's patented photostable association of Octocrylene and Avobenzone provide complete broad spectrum UV protection, with a high level of protection across the UVA spectrum - particularly short UVA rays in the range of UVA 320-340nm.

Anthelios SX comes as a light, non-greasy, fragrance-free formula that is allergy-tested, PABA-free, suitable for sensitive skin and offers 24-hour hydration.

Who is Behind Anthelios?

Recommended by over 25,000 dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay is a skin care brand coming from a small village in the Vienne region of France where lies a water so distinctive that each year, close to 10,000 people visit it for its beneficial effects on the skin. La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring water contains an exceptionally high selenium content (53 ug per liter). Modern scientific research has shown that selenium  a powerful trace mineral and antioxidant found in soil, water, and some foods  prevents agents called free radicals from damaging cells in the body and the skin.

The exceptionally high selenium content of La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water has been shown in 7 clinical studies and published in numerous scientific and dermatological journals, to help prevent premature skin aging and help treat various dermatoses. The unique antioxidant properties of the water have a proven effect on skin cells subjected to UVA/UVB rays, and also provide anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits.