It is no secret that sun care now stands at the core of all skin care, and the La Roche-Posay sun care range has been created to provide the very best sun protection for your individual needs. Although our skin naturally alters as we age, environmental factors such as sunlight also play a vital role. UVA and UVB rays are able to penetrate into our skin and cause damage; UVA rays penetrate much deeper into the skin and cause aging from within, whilst the burning and tan that you see after sun exposure is due to UVB rays. Although the effects of UVA are not seen as clearly as with UVB, UVA can actually cause more damage in comparison. Due to the ray’s ability to go much deeper into the skin, it can cause mutations to our cells which in the longer run can lead to serious skin conditions. As well as this, extended exposure to sun can also cause dark pigmentation marks, uneven skin tone and dry rough skin.
The brand understands these concerns and has designed all of their sun care products to provide protection against both UVA and UVB rays. The products range from high to very high SPF with some products being SPF 50 . Anthelios efficacy and protection has been tested through clinical studies and has shown to be suitable even for people who suffer from sun intolerance. Using Mexoplex, Mexoryl XL and Mexoryl SX, Anthelios offers one of the best UVA protection by any brand in the world and all of their products have a high PPD (Persistent Pigment Darkening) factor to protect against skin discolouration.