"What’s the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens, and can you give me specific ingredient examples?"
Physical sunscreen ingredients (such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide) reflect ultraviolet (UV) rays (both UVA and UVB), whereas chemical sunscreens absorb UVB, and to a lesser extent, UVA, rays. This lowers the energy level and releases it as heat – Examples of chemical sunscreen ingredients are Avobenzone, also known as Parsol 1789, Oxybenzone and Octocrylene. Physical sunscreens are ideal for individuals with sensitive skin.View All Questions
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