Anthelios L SPF 60 with Mexoryl SX by La Roche Posay

Why it Worked So Well

 Anthelios L Cream Anthelios L SPF 60 is a Mexoryl SX based sunscreen that was marketed in Canada by the French cosmetics company La Roche Posay from 1993 until 2006.

Active ingredients in Anthelios L SPF 60
The Anthelios L SPF 60 formulation contained the following active ingredients:

  • Mexoryl SX, a very effective short UVA ray blocker. UVA rays are the ones responsible for skin aging and solar intolerance
  • Avobenzone (Parsol 1789) stabilized with octocrylene to provide long UVA ray protection. This combination is patented by La Roche Posay
  • Titanium dioxide to provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.

Ultimate sun protection
Together, the ingredients within Anthelios L SPF 60 provided an innovative, targeted moisturizing sunscreen that was able to:

  • Adapt to moisture demand in each area of the face
  • Provide intense, lasting moisturization with a formula that contains water from the Roche-Posay hydrotherapy spa (to soften), glycerin (to moisturize) and sodium hyaluronate (to fix moisture).
  • Provide high protection from everyday UVA exposure provided by a sunscreen system containing Mexoryl SX

UVA protection from Anthelios L SPF 60 was intense and lasted all day long:

  • Harmful effects of UVAs were reduced by 75%
  • 8 hours after initial application, 85% of UVA protection persisted.

The Anthelios XL SPF 60 alternative

 Anthelios XL Face Cream

Anthelios XL     SPF 60
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 In Spring 2006, La Roche Posay discontinued Anthelios L SPF 60 in Canada and replaced it with Anthelios XL SPF 60. Anthelios XL SPF 60 is technologically advanced as in addition to Mexoryl SX, it contains Mexoryl XL. They synergy between the two Mexoryl molecules offers reinforced protection from UVA rays delivering a superior product with the same great texture as Anthelios L SPF 60.