PCPC targeted eight of the 12 UV filters proposed to be Category III by the FDA: avobenzone, oxybenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene, homosalate, octisalate
, ensulizole and meradimate.
* UVB absorbers: para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), cinoxate, ensulizole, homosalate, octocrylene, octinoxate, octisalate
, padimate O, trolamine salicylate
But for 12 other active ingredients (cinoxate, dioxybenzone, ensulizole, homosalate, meradimate, octinoxate, octisalate
, octocrylene, padimate O, sulisobenzone, oxybenzone, and avobenzone), there are insufficient data to make a "generally recognized as safe and effective" determination; thus, more data have been requested from the manufacturers.
See those on ingredients are oxybenzone, the label and you've got octinoxate, octisalate
and yourself a mineral SPF avobenzone PROS PROS * Thin and light, they feel silky * Mineral SPFs don't get on the skin absorbed into your skin and * Work well under makeup--yay!
In general, look for products that include ingredients such as zinc and titanium in mineral-based sunscreens, and avobenzene, homosalate, and octisalate
in chemical-based sunscreens.
The site lists other chemicals that can be harmful to corals: octinoxate (octyl methoxycinnamate), homosalate, octocrylene, avobenzone, octisalate
, homosalate, fragrances and nano-particles ("clear"; TiO2; ZnO).
and homosalate to fully enhance UVB radiation defense.
The frequency of each active component identified among the various samples was as follows: avobenzone, 88% (n=30); octo crylene, 82% (n = 28); octisalate
, 73% (n=25); oxybenzone, 44% (n=15); homosalate, 41% (n = 14); bemotrinizol, 38% (n=13); titanium dioxide, 32% (n=11); octinoxate, 17% (n=6); ensulizol, 17% (n=6); iscotrizinol, 5% (n=2); padimate O, 5% (n=2); octyltriazone, 3% (n=1).
Redermic [U], on the other hand, contains neurosensine, a calming ingredient to neutralize micro inflammation of nerve endings in the skin, as well as a patented combination of octocrylene with avobenzone and octisalate
to provide broad-spectrum sun protection.
The FDA expects that industry will defend six of the 12 filters (oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone, octisalate
, homosalate and octocrylene).
The ingredients requiring additional investigation are avobenzone, cinoxate, dioxybenzone, ensulizole, homosalate, meradimate, octinoxate, octisalate
, octocrylene, oxybenzone padimate O, and sulisobenzone.
INGREDIENTS WT% Phase A Lipex SheaLight (AAK) (Shea butter ethyl esters) 60.20 Lipex Shea Tris(AAK) 0.50 Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter extract) Lipex SheaClear (AAK) (Butyrospermum parkii) 3.00 Lipex Omega 3/6 (AAK) 3.00 (Olus oil (and) camelina sativa seed oil) Phase B Parsol 1789 (DSM) (Avobenzone) 3.00 Parsol HMS (DSM) (Homosalate) 15.00 Parsol 340 (DSM) (Octocrylene) 10.00 Parsol EHS (DSM) (Octisalate
) 5.00 Phase C Toco 70 non-GMO (Evonik/Dr.