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The ones identified in filters drinking water are benzophenone-3 (BP3), octocrylene (OC), 2-ethylhexyl 4-methoxycinnamate (EHMC), 3-(4-methylbenzylidene) camphor (4-MBC), and 2-ethylhexyl 4-(dimethylamino) benzoate (OD-PABA).
If your skin is sensitive, zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are natural minerals with stellar UVA coverage; otherwise, you may want the longer-lasting protection of chemical-based SPF with UVA-blocking avobenzone or octocrylene.
The polyurethane dispersion can significantly increase the SPF in formulations containing Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Triazone (both UV-B filters), bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl triazine (BEMT) or Benzophenone 3 (broad band UV filters), although the dispersion itself does not contain any UV-absorbing groups.
This product line features the Cell-Ox Shield: a combination of two sun filters, avobenzone (3%) and octocrylene (5%), plus an antioxidant complex to protect skin from environmental damage and a photostabilizing booster for longer-lasting sun protection.
The sunscreen also includes two well-known but relatively unstable UVA organic absorbers, octocrylene and avobenzone (Parsol 1789).
In the meantime, consumers should look for products formulated with ingredients like ecamsule (Mexoryl SX), avobenzone, octocrylene, oxybenzone, titanium and/or zinc oxide for added UVA protection.
The product also contains avobenzone and octocrylene, which are generally recognized as safe and effective under the current FDA monograph for OTC sunscreens.
Key ingredients in Skin Authority's new sunscreen include avobenzone, homosalate, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene and oxybenzone.
Finally, a patented stabilized combination of Avobenzone (Parsol 1789) and Octocrylene provide UVB and long UVA coverage.
So, ingredients such as ecamsule, octocrylene, and oxybenzone can be added to make avobenzone more stable, provide better protection, and last longer on the skin.
Additional sun filter ingredients include a patented stabilized combination of Avobenzone (Parsol 1789) and Octocrylene to provide coverage against UVB waves and long UVA waves.