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La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50+ Baby Lotion 50ml
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- Very high SPF for babies and very sensitive, atopic skin
- Tested under dermatological and paediatric control
- Smooth and light sun cream, spreads easily, absorbs quickly
- Fragrance free
- Extremely water resistant
- Travel size, easy to keep every day in a bag
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50+ Baby Lotion is an exceptionally high sun protection for your baby's sensitive skin. This sun cream is formulated for even the most sensitive skin and also suitable for atopic-prone skin and for skin with sun allergy.
- For indirect sun exposure
- Suitable for use on Face & Body
- Use from 6 months of age
- Dermatologist-tested - Hypoallergenic - Non-comedogenic
Anthelios Baby lotion is specifically formulated for children's delicate skin from 6 months old, exceptionally high broad, photostable UVA/UVB & Infrared protection. The sun lotion developed carefully with the right dose of ingredients and has a soft, velvety texture.
This baby sun lotion is optimal SPF 50+ protection reinforced against UVA rays [PPD 39] thanks to patented filtering system Mexoplex combined with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. Enriched with naturally derived shea butter to moisturise and protect. Formula based on a combination of mineral filters and mexoplex filtering system.
- Mexoplex Technology - antioxidants combined UV protection technology
- Naturally derived Shea Butter - optimal hydration and strengthens the skin's barrier function
- La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water - contains high concentrate Selenium for calming the skin, antioxidant
- Use a small amount as it spreads easily
- Light sun cream and absorbs quickly
- Travel size, easy to keep every day in a bag for the summer
- Fragrance free
- Smooth cream, covers well
- Extremely water resistant
- For sun allergy skin
Anthelios efficacy has been demonstrated via clinical studies carried out in-vivo on subjects suffering from sun intolerances, particularly those caused by UVA rays.
Anthelios products all have a high PPD (Persistent Pigment Darkening) factor, offering one of the best protections against UVA offered by any brand in the world.
The efficacy has been proven by a file of 16 clinical studies carried out by world-renowned expert dermatologists. The brand was also the first laboratory to use Mexoryl XL and Mexoryl SX and the first to use photostable UVA filters in its sun protection. 9/10 of dermatologists would recommend Anthelios. *Survey conducted on 249 dermatologists who chose to attend a La Roche-Posay sponsored symposium in the UK, July 2016.
MINIMALIST HYPO-ALLERGENIC FORMULA
The minimalist formula contains the best of our creations – designed for sensitive skin and all of its needs. Tested and re-tested for its efficacy and mildness on sensitive skin. It is also hypoallergenic.
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How can you enjoy the sun without putting your skin at risk?
A responsible attitude requires effective sun protection chosen based on the radiation’s intensity and your skin type. Children’s skin needs specific protection, just like damaged or injured skin whose marks may become more pigmented in the sun.
How does solar radiation function?
The sun emits infinite light rays of various wavelengths, from the shortest to the longest. It also emits cosmic rays, gamma rays, X rays, ultraviolet (UV) rays (including UVC, UVB and UVA rays), visible radiation, infrared radiation (IR) and radio waves.
The most dangerous part of a solar ray is filtered by the atmosphere. Two-thirds of this ray reaches the earth. The rays that make their way to us (UVB, UVA, visible and infrared rays) influence the body.
Infrared rays give off heat; these rays make skin feel hot, as opposed to UVB and UVA rays that are invisible and cold but still have a large biological effect.
Why is sun protection necessary?
Solar radiation has destructive effects on the skin that range from solar erythema (sunburn) to accelerated skin ageing and skin cancer. Sun exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer, which is radiation’s most serious consequence. But you must also keep in mind that there are other risks, such as heat stroke, sun stroke, photosensitivity, ophthalmia and sun allergy.
The epidermis stops 85% of UVB rays; only 15% reach the dermis. The quantity of UVB rays depends on the season, latitude, time of day and altitude. These are the rays that cause tanning and sunburn, which is the skin’s natural alarm indicating it’s receiving too many UVB rays. UVB rays have a carcinogenic effect over the long-term.
UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin; nearly 50% of them reach the dermis.
The sun emits these rays year round and they pass through clouds and windows. They are responsible for skin ageing (photoaging) and cause free radicals to form. These molecules attack cell structures and DNA. They have a carcinogenic effect, but to a lesser degree than UVB rays.
UVA and UVB rays cause skin cancer because they weaken the skin’s immune defences, triggering significant oxidative stress and creating lesions on the DNA that can cause cancer cells to appear.
Like all skin products, La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50+ Baby Lotion can cause side effects, however, this may be less likely.
- Do not use it, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, our Rightdose pharmacists or nurse.
TOP SUN SAFETY TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR SKIN
Long days by the pool or on the beach are part and parcel of a summer holiday but too much sun exposure can be harmful to your skin. Here’s what you need to know about sun safety and how to ensure your body is adequately protected – whether you’re on the beach, by the pool or sightseeing with the family.
Be aware when the sun is at its strongest
The sun is at its strongest between 11am and 3pm so it’s advisable to not sit or lie directly in the sun around this time. Make sure you’re wearing a hat and apply a high-factor broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and body at regular intervals – especially if you’re getting in and out of the water or feel sweaty from the heat.
Children and those with very fair skin are particularly at risk of sunburn so try to cover up with light layers and stay in the shade.
Lying directly in the sun with an aim to tan is dangerous and can cause serious skin damage.
UVB rays (ultraviolet B) are more powerful in the summer months when the sun is at its strongest and also responsible for tanning and burning the skin. They also play the greatest role in the formation of skin cancer.
UVA rays also play a major role in skin damage and penetrate much deeper into the skin than UVB which is why it’s so important to protect the skin adequately from both with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. If you want to still enjoy a holiday glow, invest in a spray tan or apply a good quality fake tan every few days throughout your holiday.
How to apply sunscreen
For sunscreen to work properly, you should apply it at least 15 minutes before you expose yourself to the sun. While it’s tempting to rush outside and enjoy the sunshine, your skin can be damaged in just 15 minutes so layer up before doing anything else.
Cloudy day? You still need sunscreen. UVA rays are present all year around and can penetrate through clouds, glass and water and will still cause skin damage even when the sun isn’t shining.
Top tip: Don’t forget to make sure you apply sunscreen to your hands, feet and ears.
Finding the best sunscreen for you
Finding a sunscreen suited to your skin type will help you to make sure your body stays comfortable all day long. Solar Protective Creams/Lotions/Mists/Waters come in a range of formulas that provide the skin with extra hydration and antioxidants, in addition to broad-spectrum protection.
Choose from SPF 30 or SPF 50 and don’t forget to reapply at regular intervals throughout the day.
Avoid exposure to the sun during the hottest hours of the day.
- Keep children under age 3 out of the sun.
When to apply:
Apply the product just before going out on the uncovered parts of your baby. Reapply frequently and generously to maintain protection, especially after perspiring.
How to apply:
- Apply generously before sun exposure.
- Reapply frequently especially after swimming and towelling.
- Avoid the eye area.
- Avoid contact with textiles and hard surfaces.
- For young children wear protective clothing (cap, t- shirt, shorts) and apply high SPF sunscreen on sun- exposed areas (face, arms,legs).
Apply to healthy skin.
Excessive sun exposure is harmful to health.
This is a cosmetic product. For medical conditions seek advice from your GP.
Paediatricians and dermatologists recommend that babies under the age 3 years have no direct sun exposure whatsoever. Even in the shade optimal protection is recommended, use full-coverage sunglasses with a high anti-UV index, a wide-brimmed hat and loose-fitting clothing that is long if possible (long-sleeved t-shirt and Bermuda shorts or trousers). Remember that clothing, especially dark-coloured clothing, is the best way to protect yourself and to protect children's delicate and fragile skin from indirect UV rays.
- Avoid exposure when the sun’s rays are the most intense. The higher the sun is in the sky, the stronger its ultraviolet rays are. In the summer, this period runs from 11 am to 4 pm in western Europe.
- Do not stay in the sun for a long time on the pretext you have applied sun protection with a high protection factor. The aim of these products is not to increase the number of hours you are exposed but to reduce risks during exposure.
- More generally, it is best not to stay at the beach all day long.
If it is hot outside, protect your child from both heat stroke and sunburn. Make sure she or he drinks water frequently.
- Use full-coverage sunglasses with a high anti-UV index, a wide-brimmed hat and loose-fitting clothing that is long if possible (long-sleeved t-shirt and Bermuda shorts or trousers). Remember that clothing, especially dark-coloured clothing, is the best way to protect yourself.
Do not trust your impressions. Given that infrared rays cause sensations of heat and not UV rays, you can absolutely get a sunburn without feeling you have been overexposed (for example, when you are on a boat or outside on a cloudy summer day).
In the mountains, there are risks even when temperatures are very low. In fact, the shield offered by the atmosphere decreases due to altitude and so the sun is more aggressive (the amount of UVB rays that reach the skin increases by 4% every 300 metres). In addition, the glare on the snow considerably increases the amount of ultraviolet radiation that reaches the skin (snow can reflect 80% of UV rays).
Don’t be tricked by wind and water: they suppress warning signals triggered by infrared rays by reducing heating sensations, but the UV rays are still there!
A grey sky does not mean you should be less careful in relation to the sun. Indeed, many more UV rays pass through clouds than infrared rays and visible light. This may make the day cooler and less bright but it does not mean the risks related to ultraviolet radiation are reduced.
Prefer the shade to the sun, but be aware that this is not guaranteed protection. The shade does indeed provide protection from direct solar radiation but not from solar radiation reflected by the ground (grass reflects 3% of the UV rays that reach it, sand 5 to 25%, snow 30 to 80% and water 5 to 90%) or from solar radiation diffused by particles suspended in the atmosphere (at noon, 30 to 50% of the UV rays received are due to radiation diffused by atmospheric molecules).
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