Anthelios, #1 dermatologist-recommended sun protection in Canada*
The Anthelios range of La Roche-Posay sunscreens is backed by more than 40 years of comprehensive research and clinical documentation. These products are preferred by over 90,000 dermatologists worldwide—and there are so many reasons why.
The Anthelios line is celebrated for its non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic formulations that offer a solution for every skin type, even the most sensitive complexions. This line comes in a variety of textures to suit different situations too, from a tinted formula to more moisturizing products for skin needing hydration, and a mattifying formula for oily to acne-prone skin. There’s even a sunscreen formulated for kids, which is tested under pediatric control.
The full line of sunscreens is developed for optimal application: their weightless consistencies blend seamlessly onto the surface of the skin, leaving out the oily texture or greasy feeling that so often occurs with sunscreens. Because of these feather-light textures, La Roche Posay’s Anthelios sunscreens are the ideal choice to layer over skincare and under makeup. Dermatologists recommend the full line of Anthelios sunscreens as these pioneering formulas provide the minimum requirement of SPF protection and optimal UVA protection with the entire line offering the UVA circle logos approved by Health Canada, while containing safe ingredients that won’t cause irritation for those with sensitive skin conditions like eczema (atopic dermatitis).
Anthelios the most complete sun protection
La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios XL Lotions offer broad-spectrum protection in every sense. Beyond shielding your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays, this product takes things a step further by integrating a powerful antioxidant complex, thus defending your skin against sources of oxidative stress like pollution and UVA rays. These rays penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and generate free radicals, which have detrimental effects on the skin’s health.
More precisely, any of these urban aggressors can contribute to oxidative stress, which in return damages the skin’s youth component, leading to premature skin aging (fine lines, loss of firmness, lack of radiance, etc.). But with Anthelios XL lotion protections, these effects are vastly diminished. This product is effective at reducing the tell-tale signs of photoaging: age spots, wrinkles, fine lines and more. Most significantly, thanks to its optimal UVB/UVA protection, it helps protect the skin from DNA damage, which can potentially lead to skin cancer. Stay informed on how to keep your skin from environmental aggressors here.
Anthelios Mineral Sunscreen
For those dealing with sensitive skin or simply wanting a mineral protection, Anthelios Mineral Sunscreens provide ample protection.
Mineral sunscreen is a category of sun protection filters that contains two mineral-based active ingredients, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These function by scattering UV rays in different directions, much like a disco ball. In other words, a mineral filter acts as a first line of defence for the skin, scattering most UV rays outwards. And while this may mean some rays can penetrate the skin, a formula enriched with antioxidants like vitamin E (tocopherol), such as Anthelios Mineral Sunscreens, safeguards you from stray UV rays to ultimately neutralize free-radical damage that these can cause. This is what makes antioxidants such a desirable component of 100% mineral sunscreens.
La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios Mineral Sunscreens come in two different formulas for different needs, both offering titanium dioxide and optimal UVB/UVA protection. First, for a quick-absorbing, untinted formula, try Anthelios Mineral Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 50 for Body that applies easily with a sheer finish. But if you’re looking for light coverage to face the day that can deliver on protection, La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios Mineral Tinted SPF 50 Facial Sunscreen is a win-win solution. In addition to protecting against harmful UVA and UVB rays, this sun care product comes in a tinted shade that leaves your skin looking naturally radiant.
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