Anonymous asked in 健康其他:保健 · 1 decade ago

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how many UV filters does a sunscreen product contain?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The following are the FDA allowable active ingredients in sunscreens:

    p-Aminobenzoic acid (PABA) up to 15 %.

    Avobenzone up to 3%.

    Cinoxate up to 3%.

    Dioxybenzone up to 3%.

    Homosalate up to 15%.

    Methyl anthranilate up to 5%.

    Octocrylene up to 10%.

    Octyl methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate) up to 7.5%.

    Octyl salicylate (Octisalate) up to 5%.

    Oxybenzone up to 6%.

    Padimate O up to 8%.

    Phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid (Ensulizole) up to 4%.

    Sulisobenzone up to 10%.

    Titanium dioxide up to 25%.

    Trolamine salicylate up to 12 %.

    Zinc oxide up to 25%.

    Recently FDA approved:

    Mexoryl® SX (USAN Ecamsule, INCI Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid) - UVA absorber used in combination with other ingredients for UVB

    Others approved within the EU[14] and other parts of the world[15] include:

    4-Methylbenzylidene camphor ((INCI), USAN Enzacamene)

    Tinosorb® M (USAN Bisoctrizole, INCI Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol)

    Tinosorb® S (USAN Bemotrizinol, INCI Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine)

    Mexoryl® XL (INCI Drometrizole Trisiloxane)

    Neo Heliopan® AP (USAN Bisdisulizole Disodium, INCI Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate)

    Uvinul® A Plus (INCI Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate)

    Uvinul® T 150 (USAN Octyl Triazone, INCI Ethylhexyl Triazone)

    Uvasorb® HEB (USAN Iscotrizinol, INCI Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone)

    Parsol® SLX (INCI Polysilicone-15)

    Amiloxate ((USAN), INCI Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate)

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