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Bungling Avobenzone

Bungling Avobenzone

A large number of formulations containing avobenzone do not provide lasting protection against prematurely and permanently aging UVA rays due to a lack of photostability (a trait which refers to an ingredient's ability to remain originally functional once applied to UV-exposed skin).

Even small amounts of sunlight, heat and chemicals (such as those found in some cosmetics, makeup and within the skin as a result of medication and preserved/processed food intake) can affect the ultimate effectiveness and/or performance of sunscreens.

Evidence points to increased aging free radical generation resulting from chronic poor-quality sunscreen use.

As a basic and primary tool for daily use to prevent premature, unnecessary aging, skin cancer and a variety of undesirable changes in skin function and appearance, low quality avobenzone and other chemical sunscreen formulas cannot be thought suitable for daily use.

It is likely that daily facial use of poor quality chemical sunscreens can produce net long-term harm by:

  • providing little or no protection relevant to conditions of daily incidental exposure;
  • encouraging skin and eye allergies and conditions.

The rising incidence of skin cancer over time has already been tentatively attributed to overconfidence in the protective ability of sunscreens.

It is foolhardy to believe all sunscreen chemicals and the formulas in which they live are equally appropriate for daily, long-term use.

In vitro and in vivo studies provide a body of evidence that adequate protection of the skin against ultraviolet (UV)-induced damage requires photostable broadspectrum sunscreens with a proper level of UVA protection.

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