Based on its popularity with our customers, La Roche Posay’s Anthelios line has become your go-to for effective, safe and stable sunscreens. It’s no surprise, then, that you would turn to Anthelios for kids sunscreens to protect your children’s delicate skin. Although many products can be used by everyone, Anthelios carries some that are formulated specially to suit the younger members of your family.
Did you know that kids’ skin is more vulnerable to sun damage than adult skin? Although most research data is collected from adult subjects, mounting evidence suggests that UV-induced changes in the skin may occur as early as a child’s first summer. As sunscreen is not recommended for children under 6 months old, it’s especially important to seek shade and cover babies up with sun-protective clothing.
While it’s true that some kids don’t seem to stay still long enough for us to properly apply sunscreen, they will realize (with parental persistance!) that sun protection is a part of the family’s normal every day routine. This especially hits home if Mom and Dad set the example. The key is to develop good sun safety practices right from the beginning. They learn not just from example but also from knowing the how and why of regular sunscreen use. Prevention of sun damage should begin at a young age.
What makes a great sunscreen for kids? We think these features are a “must”:
- Wearability with a pleasant, non-sticky finish
- Paraben-free, fragrance-free
- Easy application
- Water resistant (40 minutes) or very water resistant (80 minutes)
- Effective and stable broad spectrum sun filters that block out UVB rays (for burns) and, in the interest of long-term sun damage, UVA rays as well.
- Tested under dermatological control for children’s sensitive skin
Anthelios sunscreens for kids checks all the boxes with formulations which also include some of the newest sun filters available (such as Tinosorb S, Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL) while making it a point to exclude older-generation ingredients that have been found to cause hormonal disruption and skin irritations.
Perennial favorite Anthelios SPF 50 Dermo-Kids Lotion is specially indicated for sensitive skin and contains a combination of physical and chemical sun filters, including an impressive 4.5% of highly coveted Mexoryl XL. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that Mexoryl sunscreens maintain the majority of their sun filtering capability even 24 hours after initial application.
Back in stock, just in time for the warmer weather, are customer favorites Anthelios Dermo Kids SPF 50+ Spray Lotion in a handy pump format for easy application and Anthelios Dermo Pediatrics SPF 50+ Smooth Lotion in a value-sized 250ml / 8.45 oz tube. With Tinosorb S for an extra layer of protection and soothing Thermal Spring Water, rich in antioxidant selenium, these formulations are hard to beat.
Although formulated for children, don’t let the names fool you. All three Anthelios kids sunscreens work equally well for adults.
Still need a hand choosing sun protection for the family? Give us a call and we’d be happy to help.