Chemical UV Filters

Chemical UV filters are a family of ingredients also known as bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, ethylhexyl salicylate, ethylhexyl triazone, homosalate, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene and triazine diethyl butamidotriazone. They work by absorbing UVB light in the outer layers of the epidermis, then converting it into heat (to neutralise the energy which otherwise can lead to cell damage), and scattering it away from the body.

What is Chemical UV Filters?

Chemical UV filters are organic compounds that work by absorbing UV rays and converting them into less harmful energy, such as heat.

What does Chemical UV Filters do?

Chemical UV filters offer benefits such as: - Provide broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, safeguarding the skin from sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. - Offer a lightweight and transparent texture, making them suitable for various sunscreen formulations. - Help to prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin caused by UV exposure, preserving skin elasticity and firmness. - Easily blend into the skin, reducing the appearance of white cast commonly associated with some mineral UV filters.

Who is Chemical UV Filters good for?

If any of the following apply Chemical UV Filters might be a good option for you:


Who should avoid Chemical UV Filters?

If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Chemical UV Filters:

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