how many UV filters does a sunscreen product contain?
- small goatLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
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 and other parts of the world 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)