The sunscreen category represents a diverse and challenging topic in many respects. From a skin and health point of view, brands need to encourage people to practice good UV protection habits, no matter their skin type, colour, and age.
Sunscreen formulas are designed to ultimately achieve the best possible protection covering the widest possible spectrum of UV rays. Some manufacturers include protection against infrared and visible light while ensuring long-wear properties for various real-world scenarios and activities. Research is also focused on the development of cosmetically appealing sunscreens that are pleasing to use. Through consistent research and development, sunscreens have come a long way from their days of thick and often tacky formulations that only covered a narrower spectrum of UV.
Sun protection that goes beyond
For years, sun protection products have focused mainly on protecting the skin from UVB. Brand owner L’Oréal was one of the first companies to investigate the in-vivo biological effects of UVA and was, therefore, the first to propose an effective UVA filter – Mexoryl® SX, which promptly became a beacon in sun care protection, followed shortly by Mexoryl® XL.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios products contain [XL]-PROTECT™, an innovative technology that goes beyond a simple UV filtering system, for even broader protection than before. Combining Mexoplex® and an exclusive antioxidant complex (composed of La Roche-Posay thermal spring water and powerful antioxidants) it counteracts additional damages induced by UV, IR, and pollution.
Patented Netlock® Technology
After years of R&D, the L’Oréal laboratory identified an ‘ideal’ polymer Netlock® co-developed with its active ingredient suppliers. This novel technology stabilizes UV filters within droplets forming an extremely tight and protective mesh. This ultra-thin film is completely invisible on the skin while offering increased efficiency. Another major benefit of Netlock™ is its high resistance to water, sweat, and sand while preventing product migration into the eyes. This solves many of the common let-downs sunscreen formulations can have. Backing their innovations are proper clinical trials and human testing that ultimately makes Anthelios sunscreens proven to be both safe and effective, even for the most sensitive of skin.
Simply, the Anthelios range of sunscreens from La Roche-Posay provides state-of-the-art, broad-spectrum protection with user-friendly formulas that are adapted to all types of skin.