Octinoxate

Category

Sunscreen

Ingredient

Octinoxate

Definition

Category: Chemical Sunscreen

Type: Ingredient

Definition: A clear, oil-soluble, "cosmetically-elegant" liquid that is the most commonly used chemical sunscreen. It absorbs UVB radiation (at wavelengths: 280-320 nm) with peak protection at 310nm.

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Benefits

  • Effectively blocks UV-B rays

Danger

  • Studies have shown that octinoxate can have a detrimental impact on our body - it can both be found in human urine, blood and breast milk.

Hint

Overall, it is considered as an old-school chemical sunscreen agent.

Contraindications

Pregnancy & Sensitive Skin.

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