Anthelios Sunscreens Now With Mexoplex

La Roche Posay, makers of highly coveted Anthelios sunscreens with Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL,  now include Mexoplex. Mexoplex is a brand new blend of ingredients that includes the Mexoryl molecules along with Tinosorb S, another photostable and UVA/UVB blocking sun filter.

Ideal for all skin types including sun sensitive or sun allergy prone skin, Mexoplex also contains Eldew, a photostabilizing oil that enhances the stability of the sun filters. This allows Anthelios sunscreens to be formulated with less chemical filters, reducing them by 15%! The result is increased UVA/UVB protection in preparations that are better tolerated by sensitive skin types.

Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL are patented by L’Oreal (the makers of Anthelios sunscreens). Combined together, they work to  protect skin against UV rays. Studies have shown that not only are they photostable, but that they are also safe. They are not absorbed through the skin so you don’t have to worry about them circulating in your body. Mexoplex harnesses the safety and efficacy of the Mexoryl molecules and combines it with Tinosorb S. If you’re not familiar with Tinosorb S, it too is  photostable. It offers broad spectrum protection from the full range of UVA and UVB rays. It helps to stabilize other sun filters. And, it seems to have a good safety profile – it does not disrupt hormones or cause skin irritation.

Find new Mexoplex in the following Anthelios sunscreens: 

Anthelios Lait SPF 50+

Anthelios Fluide Extreme Face SPF 50+

Anthelios Fluide Extreme Face Tinted SPF 50+

Anthelios Melt-In Crème SPf 50+

Anthelios Melt-In Crème Tinted SPF 50+



My wife has regular treatment for actinic keratosis. Earlier this year whilst on holiday in South Africa she became allergic to the sunscreen she was using. A subsequent patch test showed she was allergic to oxybenzone.
I understand this sunscreen ingredient can be present in sunscreens under several different names. We will be returning to South Africa in January so I need to find a suitable safe sunscreen and would appreciate your advice as to the most suitable.
Many thanks


To John,
Considering your wife’s recent allergic reaction, you may want to consider the Anthelios line of sunscreens. Many of our customers are loyal to this line based on recommendations by their dermatologists. Our website lists the complete ingredient list of the Anthelios sunscreens we carry. With this information, we hope your wife can choose the suncare protection which will best suit her needs with the assistance of her doctor.


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