ANTHELIOS LAIT 45 HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED BY THE MANUFACTURER AND HAS BEEN REPLACED BY ANTHELIOS XL 45 CREAM. YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN THE ANTHELIOS XL LAIT 50+. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
La Roche Posay’s Anthelios is unique. Anthelios contains mexoryl sx (ecamsule), a new patented sun filter that has an unequalled spectrum of absorption at short UVA wavelengths (those responsible for premature aging, wrinkles and some cancers) as well as UVB rays. Compared to other sunblocks available, it is extremely stable in sunlight so you won’t have to worry about its efficacy over time. Anthelios also contains avobenzone (Parsol 1789) and titanium dioxide resulting in a product with maximum sun protection. Anthelios is also available in spf 30 and 65 formulations.
If you are looking for a good facial moisturizer with sunscreen, we recommend La Roche Posay’s Hydraphase UV SPF 30. This is a lighter, yet hydrating formula that also contains mexoryl sx .
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Q: What is the difference between Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL?
A: Mexoryl SX is a water soluble form suitable for day wear sunscreen formulations. Mexoryl XL is an oil soluble form. Both offer effective protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
For specific anti-aging products from La Roche Posay consider Active C (for wrinkles and fine lines) or Redermic (for deep wrinkles and loss of firmness)
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Apply to the face and body 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after swimming or excessive perspiration
Active Ingredients- octocrylene 10%, titanium dioxide 3.7%, terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid(Mexoryl SX) 3%, avobenzone(Parsol 1789) 2%
Inactive Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Triethanolamine, Isopropyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Methylparaben, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl.
Question: What is the difference between Anthelios XL and S? Answer: The Anthelios XL products are not available or approved by Health Canada. Anthelios XL contains Mexoryl XL and the Anthelios S contains Mexoryl SX. Mexoryl SX: A synthesized and patented molecule. A photostable UVA sun filter. Its protective efficacy is maintained over time because this molecule hardly degrades at all in the face of the action of solar energy. Mexoryl XL: A synthesized and patented molecule capable of filtering both UVAs around 350 nm and UVBs around 300 nm. It is also photostable.
For external use only. If skin irritation develops discontinue use
High SPF, water resistant protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Good for both face and body with a non greasy effect.