Sunscreen ingredients UV-A-1 range (340-400 nm) covered UV-A-2 range (320-400 nm) covered UV-B range (290-320 nm) covered
UV Absorbers in Sunscreens
Aminobenzoicacid (para-aminobenzoicacid [PABA]) - - +
Avobenzone + - -
Cinoxate - - +
Dioxybenzone - + +
Ecamsule (mexoryl SX) - + -
Ensulizole (phenylbenzimiazolesulfonicacid) - - +
Homosalate - - +
Menthylanthranilate - + -
Meradimate - + +
Octocrylene - - +
Octinoxate (octal methoxycinnamate) - - +
Octal salicylate (octisalate) - - +
Octocrylene - - +
Oxybenzone - + +
Padimate O - - +
Sulisobenzone - + +
Trolaminesalicylate - - +
Inorganic Physical Filters and Reflectors
Titaniumdioxide + + +
Zinc oxide + + +
Table 3: The Most Common US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-Approved Sunscreen Ingredients Used in Broad-Spectrum Sunscreens