1] Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene
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
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.