Carrie wrote to us after waiting for months after the FDA approval of the new Anthelios SX sunscreen products to become available to review the product for us all.
With fair skin that readily burnt to a crisp despite her diligence in applying sun block at regular intervals throughout the day, Carrie couldn't wait to see if the Anthelios sunscreen held up to all the promises to protect the skin from sun damage for long periods of time.
She absolutely fell in love with it.
Sophie describes Anthelios sunscreen as a lighter type of sunscreen that doesn't have a fragrance and doesn't have that heavy, pasty greasy feel at all.
She likes the fact that it actually feels like a moisturizer rather than the typical heavy, thick feeling of most sunscreens and sun blocks- (which she also thinks generally smell just awful!)
Usually one application in the morning is all she needs now to protect her skin for an entire day in the sun.
Carrie admits that while Anthelios products may be a bit more expensive than other sunscreens, the price more than justifies the convenience and added protection that the Anthelios sunscreen products provide.
"UVA rays cause premature ageing of the skin and tanning, while UVB rays are responsible for redness and burning.
Both increase your risk of skin cancer. UVA rays penetrate skin especially deeply and cause issues such as dark pigment spots, sun allergy and premature ageing."
LaRoche Posey experts explain:
"Unlike UVB which causes sunburn, UVA rays are painless but they are not harmless. On the contrary, they can penetrate deep within the skin to reach the cells of the dermis (skin’s deeper layer).
By producing free radicals, they can cause long-term damage and bring about:
Invisible to the human eye, UV radiation – not to be confused with heat from the sun (Infrared radiation) – cannot be felt by the skin. Therefore, the only way you can ensure your exposed skin is protected is with daily sunscreen application."
More stringent FDA regulations are in the works for sunscreen products:
FDA Proposal to Make ALL Sunscreen Products Safe and Effective