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Cosmetics Ingredients

Sunscreens Used in the Cosmetics Industry - Part 2

SpecialChem / Nick Morante – Nov 22, 2006

As we briefly discussed in Part 1 of this article, there are many other sunscreens that can be used in a variety of applications. Below are listed some of the chemical sunscreens (with CAS numbers and common synonyms) that are available throughout the world. They are arranged by chemical type. It is important to check the regulatory status of each of the sunscreens listed here to see what market they will be allowed in and in what specific product application. They can vary from country to country. Not listed are the physical (non-chemical) sunscreens Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide as they are allowed in every market. p-Aminobenzoic Acids * p-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA, CAS #: 150-13-0) * p-Aminobenzoic Acid, Monoglyceryl Ester (Glyceryl PABA, CAS #: 136-44-7) * p-Aminobenzoic Acid, octyl dimethyl Ester (Octyl Dimethyl PABA, Padimate 0, CAS #: 21245-02-3) * p-Aminobenzoic Acid, ethyl dihydroxypropyl (Roxadimate, CAS #: 58882-17-0) * p-Aminobenzoic Acid, 2,4-dihydroxy-N-(3-hydroxypropyl)-3,3-dimethylbutanamide Ester

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