Table 1

The photoactive compounds in the investigated sunscreens, CAS no and SPF of the product.

Photoactive compound

CAS no

Mainly protection against

Active ingredients in the seven investigated sunscreen products


UVA

UVB

1

2

3

4

5

6

7


EHMC

5466-77-3

x

x

x

x

MBC

36861-47-9

x

x

x

x

EHT

88122-99-0

x

x

OC

6197-30-4

x

x

BMDBM

70356-09-1

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

BZ-3

131-57-7

x

x

x

TLDCSA

90457-82-2

x

x

TiO2

13463-67-7

x

x

x

x

x

ZnO

1314-13-2

x

x


SPF

4

14

10

10

6

10

15


CAS Chemical Abstracts Service

EHMC ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate MBC 4-methylbenzylidene camphor

EHT ethylhexyl triazone OC octocrylene BMDBM butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane

BZ-3 benzophenone-3 TLDCSA terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid

TiO2titanium dioxide ZnO zinc oxide

SPF Sun Protection Factor

Gonzalez et al. BMC Dermatology 2007 7:1   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-7-1

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