Anthelios Sunscreens: Which One’s Right For You?
Posted by Sharmani on January 21st, 2013
Anthelios sunscreens have been a top seller at PharmacyMix from the day we opened. Recommended by dermatologists and sought out by discerning customers, there’s a reason why this sunscreen brand continues to gather fans year after year.
Formulated with effective sun filters Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL , Anthelios sunscreens also boast other efficacious ingredients including titanium dioxide and stabilized avobenzone. The line has evolved to include other safe and effective UV absorbing and blocking agents such as Tinosorb S.
Not only are the sunscreens formulated with ingredients that work, they are also photo-stable, meaning that they retain their efficacy upon exposure to sunlight. Many UV filters degrade upon exposure to light, rendering them ineffective, but that isn’t the case with this line. Anthelios sunscreens don’t contain ingredients that are absorbed into the bloodstream (or if they are, it is in minute quantities), leaving them free of a side effect associated with many other sun filtering agents – hormone disruption. Skin irritation, also commonly experienced with other sunscreen brands, is relatively uncommon.
We stock a range of Anthelios sunscreens to suit different skin types and varied situations. Here’s how to choose one that’s right for you:
- High Protection Anthelios Sunscreens. While the SPF rating is a measure of how much UVB protection afforded by a sunscreen, all high SPF Anthelios sunscreens also deliver high UVA protection. Anthelios XL SPF 60 is a perennial best-seller. View other high protection sunscreens here.
- Water Resistant Anthelios Sunscreens. Many products in this range are water resistant, which means 40 minutes of protection under wet, humid conditions. Only one product – Anthelios W Gel SPF 30 – is highly water resistant, to deliver 80 minutes of protection upon exposure to water or sweat. See all water resistant sunscreens here.
- Anthelios Sunscreens For Face. You may use any of the sunscreens on your face or body, however, many individuals find that those preparations formulated specifically for facial use have a lighter, more pleasing texture. View them all here.
- Anthelios Sunscreens for Kids. Because the line is made with safety and efficacy in mind, children can use any of the products in the line. However, if you require a product designed specifically with children in mind, look for Anthelios XL Kids SPF 45. I also like Anthelios XL SPF 45 Spray , which offers convenient application and has a great texture. It’s the one I pack when traveling with my family and nobody complains about using it.
Choosing the right sunscreen can be difficult, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require assistance.
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