Category: Sunscreens & Sun Care

Physical Vs. Chemical Sunscreens

Protecting your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays is an essential part of maintaining your skin’s health and youthful appearance. However, there is some confusion about the types of sunscreens that can be used to protect your skin. Sunscreens are available in two types: physical and chemical. Both types are effective and each has its… Read more »

How High Does The SPF Rating on Your Sunscreen Need to be?

With an ever-growing array of sunscreen products, it’s easy to get confused about what to buy. Products may contain Mexoryl, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide (micronized, nanoparticles…), Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Tinosorb… the list goes on. Most of us now know to look for “broad spectrum” protection, those products that deliver protection against both UVA and UVB… Read more »

Ombrelle Sunscreens with Mexoryl - Ombrelle SPF 60 Cream

About Ombrelle sunscreens

The Ombrelle line of sunscreens was introduced to Canada in 1990 with the assistance of Canadian dermatologists. Ombrelle’s products are recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) and is the brand most recommended by healthcare professionals. It was the first brand to recognize the necessity of protection not only against UVB rays, but UVA rays… Read more »


Is Anthelios Really the Best Sunscreen in the World?

Is Anthelios the best sunscreen in the world? your dermatologist, the media and various internet sources go on about how wonderful Anthelios, the French sunscreen made by La Roche Posay is. Yet with so many sunscreens on the market vying for your hard earned dollars, really is Anthelios the best sunscreen and does it deserve… Read more »

Hydraphase UV SPF 30 ingredients in Canada vs. US

Question: What’s the difference between Hydraphase UV SPF 30 from the US and from Canada? Answer: La Roche Posay markets Hydraphase UV SPF 30 in both Canada and the US. But what you get are two very different formulations depending on where you purchase it. In the US, Hydraphase UV SPF 30 is a moisturizer plus SPF… Read more »


What’s the Difference Between Anthelios From France and Anthelios From Canada?

  One common question that we’re always asked is if there is any difference between Anthelios from France and Anthelios from Canada. Anthelios sunscreen has been available in Europe and Canada for well over 10 years now. Manufactured by La Roche Posay (owned by cosmetics giant L’Oreal), Anthelios is an effective UVA and UVB blocking… Read more »