Mexoryl SX/XL Sunscreens

Anthelios XL SPF 60 Sunscreen Set

Mexoryl SX (ecamsule) and Mexoryl XL sunscreens from the Anthelios line have been some of our most popular sun protection products.  Our customers have often found out about these sun filters from their dermatologists, and after putting them to the test, they’ve discovered what we’ve known for years: that Mexoryl sunscreens provide exceptional protection.  But what makes them so special?

Broad Spectrum Protection from UVA and UVB rays

The UVB range of sunlight is is 280 to 320 nanometers, and the UVA range is 320 to 400. Mexoryl (ecamsule) sunscreens protect against UV wavelenghts in the 290-400 nanometer range. Since Mexoryl doesn’t cover the entire UV spectrum, it is usually combined with other active sunscreen agents such as titanium dioxide, avobenzone (stabilized with octocrylene) to ensure broad-spectrum UV protection.

The sunscreen rating system currently used in Canada and the US only evaluate UVB protection – this is a product’s sun protection factor or SPF. However, we now know that UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin where they are responsible for more serious long term consequences such as wrinkles, photoaging and even some skin cancers.


Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL are photostable UVA absorbers, meaning that they don’t degrade in sunlight. Photostability is important because if a product is not stable when exposed to sunlight it decreases the efficacy of the product and reapplication is a must even when not exposed to water or during heavy exercise. This could be particularly inconvenient in a product when sun filters are used in daily moisturizers to protect sensitive facial areas. Studies have shown that Mexoryl sunscreens maintain the majority of their sun filtering capability even 24 hours after initial application.

Mexoryl  Safety

  Studies have demonstrated Mexoryl in sunscreens to have little to no absorption through the skin therefore it is very safe. In addition to Anthelios and Ombrelle, Mexoryl can be found in Hydraphase UV SPF 30, a rehydrating moisturizer that offers a full day of protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Because we offer a wide range of Mexoryl based sunscreens it may be confusing deciding which to choose. The chart below should provide assistance. And if you’re still confused email – we’ll be happy to help.

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Anthelios XL SPF 60 Comfort Cream
High Protection

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  • Fragrance free
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Smooth, non-greasy texture for face and body
  • Mexoryl XL, Mexoryl SX and other sunscreen filters


  •  Extreme exposure to sun
  •  Sun sensitive skin such as those with fair skin or rosacea
  • Protection for healing scars
  • Individuals at risk of hyperpigmentation (melasma, oral contraceptives)
  •  Face and body
  • Active lifestyles


Hydraphase UV SPF 30
Year Round Daily Protection

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  • Contains Mexoryl SX and titanium dioxide for two levels of protection
  • Contains Sodium Hyaluronate for targeted moisturization of dry areas
  •  Daily Moisturizer with UVA/UVB protection SPF 30
  •  Normal to dry skin or skin with dehydrated areas
  • Well tolerated by almost all skin types (may not be suitable for oily skin)


Anthelios KA SPF 50+ Anthelios KA SPF50+

Year round daily protection

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  • Contains Mexoryl SX, Mexoryl XL, Titanium Dioxide and Tinsorb S as the main sun filters
  • Very high SPF50+ Protection
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Daily Moisturizer with UVA/UVB Protection
  • Suitable for normal to dry skin


 Anthelios Dermo Pediatrics Wet Skin Gel Lotion SPF 50+

Anthelios Dermo Pediatrics Wet Skin Gel Lotion

High Protection

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  • Can be applied to both wet and dry skin
  • Very high SPF50+ protection against UVA/UVB rays thanks Mexoryl XL and Tinosorb S
  • Invisible gel formula that is instantly absorbed
  • Creates hydrophobic film on body to repel water
  • Very water resistant
    (80 minutes)
  • Tested under dermatological and pediatric control
  • Non-greasy, non-sticky
  • Doesn’t leave white marks
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free

  • Specifically designed for kids
  • Can be used by the whole family
  • Can be applied to wet or dry skin
anthelios ultra light lotion 150ml


Anthelios XL SPF 60 Ultra-Light Lotion

Face and Body

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  • Contains Mexoryl XL and SX
  • Quick absorbing, dry touch finish
  • Doesn’t leave white marks
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Now in large 150ml size
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Can be used for face and body
Anthelios Ultra Tinted BB Cream SPF 50+

Anthelios Ultra SPF 50+ BB Cream

Tinted, High Facial Protection

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  • Contains Mexoryl SX, Mexoryl XL and Tinosorb S
  • Anti-Stinging Sensitive Eyes Innovation
  • Water resistant
  • Tinted with universal micro-pigments for a naturally fresh and luminous complexion
  • Protects against UVA, UVB and pollution damage
  • Formulated with antioxidant Baicalensis Root Extract
  • Perspiration resistant
  • Leaves no white marks
  • Suitable for sensitive and sun intolerant skin




Anthelios SPF 50 Dermo-Kids Lotion

Children & Sensitive Skin

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  • Non-greasy
  • Non-sticky
  • Water resistant (40 minutes)
  • Tested under dermatological and pediatric control
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Contains patented Mexoryl sun filters SX and XL for broad spectrum protection


  •  Children
  • Sensitive skin
  • Active conditions


Anthelios XL SPF 50+Comfort Cream
Very High Facial Protection

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  • Very water-resistant
  • Paraben-free
  • Tested under dermatological control
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Fragrance-free



  • New melt-in texture, no white marks
  • Moisturizing and velvety
  • Non-oily and non-sticky



Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Gel-Cream
Very Water Resistant

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  • Dry touch texture: double anti-shine action
  • Immediate absorption
  • Ultra-dry finish
  • No white marks
  • Very water resistant
  • Paraben free
  • Perfume free


  •  ideal for fair and sensitive skin that is oily/combination

Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Fluide Extreme
(Now Ultra-Light Fluid)
High Facial Protection

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Also Available Tinted


  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Minimum chemical filters
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Fluid, non-greasy, light texture
  • Suitable for normal to combination skin
  • Very water resistant



  • Skin subject to sun intolerance (known as sun allergies)
  • Extreme sun exposure
  • Prevention of mask of pregnancy
  • Drug-induced photosensitivity
Anthelios XL SPF 60Targeted Stick Protection
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  • Water-resistant
  • Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Tested on sensitive skin
  • Fragrance free
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Tested under dermatological control


  •   Targeted areas: eye contour, scars, nose, ears, post-surgery areas

Still confused?

If you still can’t decide which product is right for you, then call us. Our friendly and experienced staff is very knowledgeable about Anthelios and all the other products that we carry and will be able to recommend products that suit your needs.