Mexoryl SX/XL Sunscreens

Mexoryl SX (ecamsule) and Mexoryl XL Sunscreens

What makes them so special?

 

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Mexoryl SX (also called ecamsule) and Mexoryl XL are highly effective chemical sun filters widely used in sunscreens throughout Europe and Canada. Available commercially in the popular Anthelios line by La Roche Posay and Ombrelle by L’Oreal, Mexoryl sunscreens are often combined with other sun filters to deliver effective broad range UVA and UVB sun protection. Because of the synergy of the Mexoryl molecule with other sun filters, it is possible to formulate very high SPF formulations, such as those offered in Anthelios XL SPF 60 or Ombrelle SPF 60 sun cream .

 

 

 

 

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.

Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL are photostable

Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL are photostable UVA absorbers, meaning that they don’t degrade in sunlight. This is in contrast to the widely used UVA absorber avobenzone that is not photostable and must be combined with stabilizers to prevent significant degradation in light. 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 developed as sunscreen moisturizer designed for daily use 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.

UVA rays and their effect

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.  In Europe there are several different rating systems, the most common being PPD. It’s feasible to expect that a similar type of rating system will become available in North America.

Mexoryl sunscreens 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.

Which Mexoryl sunscreen is right for you? 

 

 

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

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Hydraphase UV SPF 30
Year Round Daily Protection

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  • Similar to Anthelios SX but with higher SPF protection (SPF 30 vs SPF 15)
  • Contains Sodium Hyaluronate for targeted moisturization of dry areas
  • Contains Mexoryl SX and titanium dioxide
  •  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)
 

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Anthelios XL SPF 45 Comfort Cream

High Protection

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  • Fragrance free
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Tested under dermatological control
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Soft, non-greasy feel

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Anthelios XL SPF 50+ LaitHigh Protection

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  • Very high protection against UVA/UVB rays thanks to a unique filtering system of Mexoryl® SX and Mexoryl® XL (patented sunscreens)
  • Ultra-comfortable velvety texture
  • Very water resistant
  • Non comedogenic
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free

 

 

  • Very high photostable UVB protection
  • Ultra UVA protection to better prevent the risks of sun-damage

 

 

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Anthelios XL SPF 60 Ultra-Light LotionFace and Body

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  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Water resistant

 

  • sensitive skin with moderate sun exposure
  • suitable for face and body
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Anthelios XL SPF 50+ BB CreamTinted, High Facial Protection

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  • Patented and photostable Mexoplex sun filtering system
  • Very water-resistant
  • Paraben-free
  • Tested under dermatological control
  • Non-comedogenic

 

  • Ideal for sensitive and sun intolerant skin under extreme sunshine intensity
 

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Anthelios SPF 50 Dermo-Kids Lotion
Children & Sensitive Skin

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  • Non-greasy
  • Non-sticky
  • Very water resistant
  • Tested under dermatological and pediatric control
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free

 

  •  Children
  • Sensitive skin
  • Active conditions
 

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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

 

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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
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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
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Anthelios XL SPF 60Targeted Stick Protection
Very High Protection for Sun-Sensitive AreasOrder Now
 

  • 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.

 

 
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