THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND REPLACED WITH Anthelios XL spf 60.
La Roche Posay's Anthelios is a unique sunblock product. Anthelios L contains mexoryl sx (ecamsule), a newly FDA approved sun filter (sunscreen) that increases the spf protection of other sun filtering agents and has been proven twice as effective in blocking UVA (those responsible for premature aging, wrinkles and some cancers) rays comparted to sunblocks without mexoryl. Compared to other sunblocks available, it is extremely stable in sunlight so you won't have to worry about its efficacy in block UV rays over time. Anthelios also contains avobenzone (Parsol 1789) and titanium dioxide resulting in a product with maximum sun protection. Anthelios is also available in spf 30 and 45 formulations.
Q: What is the difference between Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL?
A: Mexoryl SX is a water soluble form suitable for day wear sunscreen formulations. Mexoryl XL is an oil soluble form which makes it more water resistant and suitable for in physical activities . Both offer effective protection against both UVA and UVB rays. When combined together, the ingredients Mexoryl XL and SX (as in our newest Anthelios product the Anthelios XL spf 60) produce formulations that offer very high spf protection.
If you are looking for a good facial moisturizer with sunscreen, we recommend La Roche Posay's Hydraphase UV SPF 30. This is a lighter, yet hydrating formula that also contains mexoryl sx .
For specific anti-aging products from La Roche Posay consider Active C (for wrinkles and fine lines) or Redermic (for deep wrinkles and loss of firmness)
To view all products in our anti-aging department click here.
Apply to the face and body 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after swimming or excessive perspiration
For external use only. If skin irritation develops discontinue use
Active Ingredients- 4-methylbenzylidene camphor 5%, titanium dioxide 4%, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane (parsol 1789)3.5%, terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid (Mexoryl SX)3.3%
Inactive ingredients - Aqua, Cyclomethicone, C12-15 Alkyl benzoate, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Triethanolamine, Octyl Cocoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Stearic Acid, PVP/Eicosene Copolymer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, BHT, Butylparaben, Carbomer, Cetyl alcohol, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum.
Laroche-Posay Laboratoire (Otc)