The best La Roche-Posay Anthelios products

La Roche-Posay know that sunscreen should be an important part of your daily skincare routine. Their Anthelios range of products are designed for ease of use and are specially formulated using the latest molecular science combined with La Roche-Posay's signature thermal spring water.

All Anthelios skincare products are absorbed into the skin without leaving any sticky or chalky residue. This helps to protect sensitive skin from damage caused by harmful UV rays while also providing nourishment from within to keep the skin moisturised and healthy.

Here, we introduce some of the best products from La Roche-Posay's diverse Anthelios skincare range. We will discuss the different skin types these products are suited to, as well as the ingredients they contain.

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The Anthelios range

Skincare products in the Anthelios range are suitable for every skin type but are specially formulated for treating sensitive skin. A hypoallergenic and minimalist formula made with active photostable ingredients is used to safeguard the skin against damage from infrared, UVA and UVB rays.

All Anthelios products have a high Persistent Pigment Darkening (PPD) factor, meaning they offer excellent protection against UVA rays. La Roche-Posay was the first laboratory to use Mexoryl XL and Mexoryl SX, two organic compounds that help to absorb UV radiation, in its suncare products.

This ensures they provide high levels of sun protection and nourishment without causing irritation. The comprehensive range includes sprays, creams and lotions that are suitable for both adults and children. These products are designed to be easily absorbed into the skin without leaving any sticky residue.

Many of the products are also designed to be sweat, sand and water-resistant to ensure superior protection throughout the day. If you are looking for high-performance sunscreen that is suitable for the most sensitive skin types, the Anthelios range is for you.

Anthelios creams and lotions

Anthelios creams and lotions are designed to offer lasting skin protection throughout the day. They should be applied each morning at least 30 minutes before heading out in the sun, to allow plenty of time for the active ingredients to be absorbed into the skin.

Anthelios Anti-Imperfections SPF50

A high-performance sunscreen formulated specifically for acne-prone or oily skin, Anthelios Anti-Imperfections SPF50 contains salicylic acid which helps to reduce inflammation and prevent new breakouts. Airlicium is also included, providing instant radiance and lasting shine so that your skin will still look and feel fresh after several hours.

Designed for dry and sun-intolerant skin, Anthelios XL-50 Dry-Touch Gel Cream provides the face with lasting SPF50+ protection against UVA and UVB rays. The gel is water and sweat-resistant, and has an easily absorbed dry-touch finish that doesn’t leave any residue.

Anthelios Wet Skin Lotion SPF50

The high-performance Anthelios Wet Skin Lotion SPF50 can be applied to both wet or dry skin and offers very high SPF50 protection for the full body. Once applied, the lotion creates a hydrophobic barrier that repels water, allowing the skin-protecting properties of the lotion to work to their full potential. Other active ingredients include zinc oxide that helps to scatter the sun's UV rays.

Anthelios sprays

Anthelios sprays are designed to provide quick top-ups throughout the day. The sprays are formulated using a non-sticky formula that is easily absorbed without leaving any excess moisture or residue. Each of the ingredients in the sprays has also been dermatologically tested to ensure they are suitable for sensitive skin types.

Anthelios Invisible Face Mist SPF50

Anthelios Invisible Face Mist SPF50 has a non-sticky and non-greasy formula that cools the skin while also offering 24-hours of hydration. The spray uses patented a Mexoplex® filtering system which reinforces the SPF50 against UVA rays. The product does not need rubbing into the skin and can be applied under or on top of makeup for mess-free application and protection.

Anthelios 50+ Invisible Spray has an ultra-lightweight, paraben-free formula that offers a very high SPF50+ protection for the body. Easy to spread and with a smooth texture, this product is comfortable on sensitive and intolerant skin.

Anthelios tinted creams and fluids

Anthelios tinted creams and fluids combine high SPF with makeup to give you an even complexion and excellent protection at the same time.

For daily coverage and a matte finish, try the Anthelios 50 Mineral One. This is a tinted mineral sunscreen available in six shades: light, medium, tan, brown and dark. The product not only protects your skin with SPF50 but also contains hyaluronic acid to aid hydration and natural pigments to unify the skin tone and give you a natural-looking complexion all day long. For best results, apply each morning at least 30 minutes before sun exposure.

Anthelios 50 Tinted Fluid

An ultra-light solution for all sensitive skin types, the Anthelios 50 Tinted Fluid offers broad-spectrum SPF50 protection and is lightly tinted to even out the skin tone. It is ultra-resistant to sand, sweat and water and, like all Anthelios products, benefits from the antioxidant properties of La Roche-Posay’s thermal spring water.

The hydrating Anthelios Ultra Comfort BB Cream SPF50 is specifically formulated for dry and very dry skin which is susceptible to sun intolerance and prickly heat. The minimal ingredients include non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic formulas that prevent irritation and won’t clog your pores. The light tint helps to give your skin a natural and healthy glow.

Anthelios for kids

The Anthelios range also includes a selection of products that have been specially formulated for children’s delicate skin (but can also be used by the whole family). These products should be applied at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied often or after swimming, sweating or towelling.

Anthelios Invisible Kids Spray SPF50

Anthelios Invisible Kids Spray SPF50 is an easy-to-apply spray that has been dermatologically tested for use on children’s delicate skin. The formula is non-perfumed and features La Roche-Posay’s Intellimer technology which forms an even layer of sun protection when applied to the skin.

Anthelios Pocket Kids SPF50+ is a moisturising lotion specifically designed for children with sensitive skin prone to sun intolerance or prickly heat. It can be applied to the face and body, is water-resistant and has a soft, velvety texture.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best La Roche-Posay product for protecting mature/ageing skin in the sun?

Anthelios Age Correct SPF50 contains special dermatological ingredients that are designed to improvise the skin's elasticity and reduce the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles.

What suncare products does La Roche-Posay sell for very intolerant skin?

As the name suggests, Anthelios Sun Intolerance SPF50+ is specifically designed for skin that is sensitive or intolerant to the sun. It combines high SPF50 protection with antioxidants and neurosensine to nourish the skin and soothe discomfort caused by the sun.

Does La Roche-Posay sell any sun care products for preventing pigmentation?

Yes. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Pigmentation Cream SPF50+ is designed for people with sun-sensitive skin. The formula contains baicalin, titanium dioxide and Vitamin E which help to protect your skin from sun-induced melanin. The product also contains a subtle tint that corrects uneven pigmentation and gives your skin a natural, healthy glow.