octinoxate

octinoxate

 [ok-tin´ok-sāt]
an absorber of ultraviolet B radiation, used topically as a sunscreen.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
If you've been paying attention to the sunscreen scene of late, you've probably seen how tropical destinations like Hawaii and Key West are banning common sunscreen chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate since they damage delicate marine ecosystems.
That's led to the development of "coral-safe" sunscreens that don't contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, the two sunscreen ingredients most widely linked to coral reef damage.
Some might choose "coral-safe" sunscreens that lack oxybenzone and octinoxate, the two substances most widely linked to coral reef damage.
There are also some chemicals in sunscreen that have provoked concerns about environmental effects; a law in Hawaii which will take effect in January 2021 bans two chemicals, oxybenzone and octinoxate, which can harm coral.
Research has shown that ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate may be endangering reef life; oxybenzone, in particular, can cause coral bleaching.
THE MOVEMENT toward the total elimination of oxybenzone and octinoxate as Category I UV filters continues.
"Demand for value, sunscreens that are more environmentally friendly (e.g., reef--and ocean-safe products without oxybenzone or octinoxate), and sunscreens that offer unique points of differentiation at the shelf.
But now we're wiser, with Hawaii passing a bill that will prohibit sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate by 2021, and forward-thinking brands making eco-friendly alternatives.
Like all of Earth Mama's mineral sunscreens, Lady Face contains no harmful chemicals, such as oxybenzone or octinoxate, artificial fragrance, nano particles, or parabens.
Two chemicals in particular - oxybenzone and octinoxate. According to REN's expert David Delport, 'There's a lot of data that these chemicals destroy coral very quickly and even in small quantities.' Hawaii and Florida are both banning sales of SPF containing them.
Two chemicals in particular - oxybenzone and octinoxate. REN expert David Delport said: "There's a lot of data that these chemicals destroy coral very quickly and even in small quantities."