All you need to know about La Roche-Posay Anthelios
Even though we may not enjoy sunshine every day in Ireland, an SPF should be an integral part of your daily skincare routine. Our skin is at risk of sun damage every day, even if the sun isn’t visible. Ultraviolet UV rays are the cause of sun damage and skin cancer and are ever present regardless of the weather.
What are the two types of UV rays?
Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays and are associated with premature aging of the skin, as well as causing skin cancer.
Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays are associated with producing sunburns as they damage the outer layers of the skin. They also directly damage the skin’s DNA and are the cause of most skin cancers.
Why should I wear SPF every day?
Sunscreen is the most effective way of protecting your skin from UV rays; not only from visible damage such as sunburn or wrinkling, but also from skin cancer. You should use a broad-spectrum SPF and make sure to protect not only your face but also any visible skin such as your neck, arms or hands.
What products should I use?
The La Roche-Posay Anthelios range offers a variety of broad-spectrum SPF products formulated to protect against UVA and UVB rays. The range is designed for all skin types, ensuring your skin type gets the protection from the sun that it needs! The Anthelios range includes products for those with sensitive or oily and blemish-prone skin and also offers face and body SPFs as well as products suitable for children. Check out some of our top picks from the range.
The La Roche-Posay Anthelios Age Correct SPF50+ Cream is an anti-ageing sun cream that offers broad-spectrum protection, guarding the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. This moisturising cream is ideal for mature and sensitive skin as it is formulated with hyaluronic acid to help improve the look of wrinkles and dark spots, as well as aiding skin elasticity. This bestselling product is a favourite of many of our customers at Meaghers!
The La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50 is a fantastic product that offers protection against UVA, UVB and ultra-long UVA rays. This non-perfumed SPF offers ultimate protection and is non-greasy, lightweight and invisible. Suitable for sensitive skin types, this product is hypoallergenic which makes it the perfect all-rounder!
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fresh Mist 50+
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fresh Mist 50+ is a non-greasy spray that is easily applied and offers exceptionally high protection from UVA and UVB rays. It’s got a light, fresh texture with a long-lasting matte finish that is perfect for those with oily or blemish-prone skin. This ultra-moisturising, water resistant mist can be worn alone or over makeup and doesn’t leave any white marks, instead promoting a supple complexion that won’t leave you looking shiny. Perfect to keep in your handbag for SPF top ups throughout the day!
The La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Oil Control Fluid SPF50+ is a variation of the much-loved UVMune 400 Invisible fluid, this time formulated specifically for those with oily and blemish-prone skin. It protects against UVA, UVB and ultra-long UVA rays and has a mattifying effect that lasts up to 12 hours long. This product has an invisible, weightless fluid texture that is sweat resistant, dry to touch and is perfectly suitable for acne prone skin.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Hydrating Body Lotion SPF50+
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Hydrating Body Lotion SPF50+ is perfect for those sunny summer days. This body lotion has an exceptionally high sun protection that is formulated for those with sensitive or dry skin. Its light velvety texture makes this lotion easy to apply, non-greasy, water resistant and effective as it protects against UVA and UVB rays. Suitable for skin that is prone to sensitivity, sun intolerance and prickly heat.
The La Roche-Posay Anthelios Kids Body Spray SPF50+ is specifically formulated to protect children’s sensitive skin, while also being practical and easy to apply. This sun resistant spray is water, sweat and sand proof, offers broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, and contains La Roche-Posay’s Thermal Spring Water which helps to soothe sensitive skin.
We’ve highlighted just some of our top picks above, there are many other product options you can consider when it comes to sun protection. Whether you’re looking for an SPF suitable for sensitive or oily skin, a sun cream that will help with ageing skin, or you need something that is easy to apply for a child that won’t sit still, the La Roche-Posay Anthelios range will have something for you.
For more information on sun protection or any other health queries, our team are happy to help. Speak to our team today for advice.