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padimate O [pad´ĭ-māt]
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Substances in sunscreens that absorb UVB rays include para-aminobenzoic acid and padimate O
. Sun blocks contain chemicals, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are opaque and therefore reflect and scatter both UVB and UVA rays.
It is free of oxybenzone, PABA and padimate O
to reduce the allergenic potential and is recommended by Irish dermatologists.
Active ingredients such as Padimate O
, octyl methoxycinnamate, and octyl salicylate absorb primarily UVB rays.