Chemical Sun Protectants

These are used in many sunscreen, moisturizers, makeup and BB cream formulations found on retail shelves today. 

Chemical formulations that are designed to absorb and change UV rays into heat, commonly referred to as chemical absorbers.  Some of these ingredients have been linked to an increase in hyperpigmentation and are known to create additional toxins within the body as those chemicals’ breakdown due to the heat from the sun. 

Chemical Sun Protectant Ingredients

  • Oxybenzone
  • Avobenzone
  • Octisalate
  • Octocrylene
  • Octinoxate
  • Homosalate
  • Menthyl Anthranilate
  • Ethylhexyl Salicylate