"What’s the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens, and can you give me specific ingredient examples?"
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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.

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