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Category: Chemical Sunscreen
Definition: Oxybenzone has the ability to mitigate sunburn and may diminish long term skin damage from the sun. It can also slow the development of dark spots on the face, which are often caused by UV radiation. A chemical sunscreen agent that absorbs UVB and short UVA rays (280-350nm) with its peak protection at 288 nm.
The problem is that you want sunscreens on the top of your skin and not in your bloodstream, so for BP-3 this is a problem. In fact, it absorbs so well that 4 hours after application of a sunscreen product with BP-3, it can be detected in urine.
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