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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 40 Sunscreen Cream 1.7 oz (50 g)

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SPF 40
UVA Protection with Mexoryl™ SX (Escamsule)
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection

  • Fragrance-free
  • PABA-free
  • Light, non-greasy
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

UVA protection to help prevent the effects of sun damage:

Anthelios 40 is a unique sunscreen that combines Parsol® 1789 (avobenzone) and an innovative ingredient, Mexoryl™ SX (ecamsule), to help provide:

  • UVA protection (short and long wavelengths)
  • Broad UVA/UVB protection in a formula with patented technology.

Anthelios 40 helps provide protection from UVA rays.

How does Mexoryl™ SX (ecamsule) protect skin from UVA rays?
Parsol® 1789 (avobenzone) is very effective at the midpoint of the UVA spectrum, but provides less protection against short UVA wavelengths.  Mexoryl™ SX (ecamsule) provides peak efficacy against these short UVA rays.  The combination of Parsol® 1789 (avobenzone) and Mexoryl™ SX (ecamsule) helps provide UVA protection.

Octocrylene, Mexoryl™ SX (ecamsule) and Parsol® 1789 (avobenzone) absorb UV rays; titanium dioxide absorbs, reflects, and scatters UV light.

Sun alert: Limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and using sunscreens may reduce the risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and the other harmful effects of the sun

Even if you do not burn, repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the skin.

UVA rays, a daily skin concern:

UVA have been shown to penetrate deeper into the skin, damaging its elasticity and contributing to premature skin aging.

UVB rays, also a skin concern:

UVB rays cause sunburn and also contribute to premature skin aging.

SPF, or "Sun Protection Factor, " is the degree of protection a sunscreen offers against UVB rays.

Dermatological safety

This dermatologist-tested formula is suitable for sensitive skin types.  Anthelios 40 is fragrance-free, allergy tested, non-irritating and non-greasy.

Aminobenzoic acid (PABA)-free


Skin receives protection from UVA rays.  Anthelios 40 also helps prevent sunburn.

To learn more call 1-800-308-4516
Monday-Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST)

Made in the U.S.A.

Additional Product Information:

We are not associated or affiliated with La Roche-Posay LLC and are not a licensed retailer of La Roche-Posay LLC.  La Roche-Posay LLC guarantees this product only when sold through authorized retailers, and cannot guarantee the authenticity of any product sold by an unauthorized retailer.  We cannot guarantee that this product is covered by any manufacturer's warranties or eligible for any manufacturer's rebate.  If the UPC codes or other tracing codes are missing from any product container of a La Roche-Posay LLC product, please retain your purchase receipt to assist in the tracing of that product in the unlikely event it is defective.



  • Helps prevent sunburn.
  • Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection.
  • Helps provide protection from UVA rays (short and long wavelengths)

For external use only.  Do not use on:  Broken skin, Serious burns, When using this product.  Keep out of eyes.  Rinse with water to remove.  Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops and lasts.  Keep out of reach of children.  If swallowed, get medical help or contact Poison Control Center right away.  Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert:  Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.  Sun protection measures:  Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.  To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.  Children under 6 months:  Ask a doctor.  For use on skin only.

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