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We have an exciting innovation in the sun protection field with a brand new filter technology from La Roche-Posay. Joining the sun care line up is the La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid spf50 + which is the first SPF to provide unparalleled protection against UV rays that are most associated with signs of premature aging. Here’s what you need to know.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid spf50 +?
- Very high UVA / UVB facial sun protection
- NEW exclusive filter MEXORYL400
- Ultimate protection with Ultra Long UVA protection
- Ultra resistant formula (water, sweat and sand) specifically developed for sensitive skin
- Invisible, light-weight texture
- Anti-eye stinging and hypoallergenic
- Without perfume
- Suitable for all types of skin and all phototypes
- Tested on contact lens wearers
Facts about UVA and UVB Rays
I think most of us know that exposure to the sun is responsible for a lot of the visible signs of aging, but did you realize how much?
La Roche-Posay says that 80% of aging signs (which include pigmentation and wrinkles) are caused by sun exposure. That’s the kind of fact I like because at least it means we have quite a bit of control over it!
UVA vs UVB Rays
What’s even more interesting is that from all the rays that reach the earth from the sun, 95% of them are UVA rays which are the aging rays. UVB rays are the ones that burn the skin, however, they only make up 5% of the total.
In addition to this, the latest research has shown that long UVA rayswhich make up 30% of the total UV spectrum, have the ability to penetrate deeper into the dermis than both UVB rays and shorter UVA rays.
This penetration damages the collagen structures leading to potential loss of elasticity, wrinkles, sagging and dark spots.
What is Mexoryl400?
Mexoryl400 is La Roche-Posay’s exclusive new filter that has been 10 years in the making and has been added alongside the brand’s existing filters in the new La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid spf50 +.
It is the most efficient UV filter against the most penetrative long UVA rays and the first filter to make protection from these rays a priority. Its inclusion alongside La Roche-Posay’s existing filters means that the most complete broad spectrum sun protection against visible signs of premature aging is now available. Yay!
My Review of La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid spf50 +
I am already a fan of La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios SPF because it has a lovely light texture that sits nicely on the skin and very effectively protects from environmental aging.
The inclusion of the new Mexoryl400 filter is very exciting, especially considering how much scientific knowledge about UV has moved on. It is extremely reassuring to know that LRPs are updating and innovating to ensure we have the best protection available to us.
It is still suitable for sensitive skin and I have used this and found it doesn’t sting eyes even if you apply it quite close.
It blends into the skin effortlessly. The lightest touch makes it disappear and it doesn’t leave any white marks or evidence that I have a high protection product on my skin.
In terms of how it feels on the skin, it is super comfortable and lightweight, and makeup goes on top really easily. It is excellent.
Where to buy it
The new La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid spf50 + is £ 18 and available via the following links:
When using SPF, it’s a really good idea to make sure you are cleansing thoroughly. Check out my Best Cleansers for 2022 blog post.