Sunscreen Actives

Sunscreen agent that protects skin from the UVB range of sunlight. [1] It also helps stabilize the UVA sunscreen avobenzone. Like all synthetic (or “chemical”) sunscreen actives, octocrylene can be sensitizing for some people, particularly those who take the oral arthritis drug ketoprofen. [2, 3]

References Cited:

  1. Bissonnette R. Update on sunscreens. Skin Therapy Lett. 2008;13(6):5-7.
  2. deGroot A, Roberts D. Contact and photocontact allergy to octocrylene: a review. Contact Dermatitis. 2014;70(4):193-204.
  3. Travassos A, Claes L, Boey L, Drieghe J, Goossens A. Non-fragrance allergens in specific cosmetic products. Contact Dermatitis. 2011;65(5):276-285.

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