With Mexoryl™ SX, the only sun filter approved in a sunscreen formula for the last 20 years.
The only sunscreen to combine Mexoryl™ SX and 5% mineral sunscreen.
WINNER Instyle 2011, 2010 and 2009 Best Beauty Buy: Facial Sunscreen category
FDA approved. ANTHELIOS 40 sunscreen cream with SPF 40 and 3% Mexoryl™ SX , the highest concentration available, for broad UVA & UVB protection. Specifically tested on photosensitive skin and tested safe for children. Recommended for outdoor use.
All skin types
Dry finish texture (non-greasy)
High photostability (resists losing efficacy in the sun)
Suitable for sensitive skin
Dermatologist and allergy-tested
Mexoryl™ SX 3% protects against short UVA rays and is photostable on its own
Octocrylene 10% protects against UVB rays
Avobenzone 2% protects against long UVA rays and is stabilized by Octocrylene
Titanium Dioxide 5% provides enhanced overall UVA and UVB protection
Apply evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure
Reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming or perspiring
Finally a choice in sunscreens!
I was reading up on sunscreens prior to vacation last year. I was surprised at what I found. In Europe there are more than 20 active ingredients not available in sunscreens per the FDA. One that is FDA approved is Mexorl SX. It covers UVA and UVB rays. There were very few of the mineral based sunscreens that didn't make me look like Caspar! I'm extremely fair with freckles and sunscreen is part of my daily routine. If I don't use it my melasma would be out of control. I also believe that I'd be seeing more pre-cancerous growths than I already have at 44. It goes on so easily that I don't feel like I have to be at the pool or beach to use it. I use it every day. And as my dermatolgoist loves to remind me, it's smart to order two and keep on in your handbag at all times.
Apr 16, 2012
Sunprotection - best antiaging
The best sunscreen I have ever used! With sensitive skin I have spent a fortune trying numerous different brands. Anthelios 40 with Mexoryl gives the best UV protection available. My dermatologist confirmed that.
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Monroe, New York
I am a skin cancer survivor, on my face had 2 BCC & @ squamous...this is what my dermatoligist suggested to use, I have to say Ive ben using it all summer , along with a complete regimen of anthelios & la roche Posay products..my skin has never looked so good, & I can go out side .with a hat of course..
Aug 17, 2011
I have used this sunscreen all summer. It works great, goes on easy, leaves no white on skin. My dermatologist was impressed and thougt I had made an excellent choice.
Oct 3, 2012
Cary, North Carolina
Purchased for the Mexoryl
I was previously using the anthelios 60 and loved the way it applied as well as the prevention of sun damage (no new brown spots). I bought this for the benefits of Mexoryl in prevention of aging signs. My biggest complaint is the whitish film it leaves on my skin. It also doesn't work as well under the tinted moisturizer I use. If it is effective, I'll deal with these nuisances, but I find myself wishing I had bought a replacement Anthelios 60...
May 16, 2012
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Works great when applied to damp skin
When I first tried this product I used too much and it made my face too white. The next time I used it I applied it to my face immediately after washing it. I warmed it up in my hands for a few moments and applied just enought to cover my face. That did the trick. It absorbed well and gave a matte finish. It can be worn alone or works well with powder foundation. I am happy with it. Althought the size is small and it is a little expensive-I think it is worth it for the protection and matte finish. It has not caused me any breakouts on my face which is always good.