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Sunscreen Agents (Topical)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S.-

  • A-Fil 25
  • Aquaderm Sunscreen Moisturizer 41
  • Aquaray Sunscreen 34
  • Bain de Soleil All Day For Kids 30
  • Bain de Soleil All Day Sunfilter 31
  • Bain de Soleil Mega Tan 26
  • Bain de Soleil Orange Gelee 33
  • Bain de Soleil Sand Buster 33
  • Bain de Soleil SPF + Color 26
  • Bain de Soleil Tropical Deluxe 33
  • Banana Boat Active Kids Sunblock 34
  • Banana Boat Baby Sunblock 34
  • Banana Boat Dark Tanning 45
  • Banana Boat Faces Sensitive Skin Sunblock 34
  • Banana Boat Protective Tanning 45
  • Banana Boat Sport Sunblock 34
  • Banana Boat Sunblock 42
  • Banana Boat Sunscreen 49
  • Blistex Daily Conditioning Treatment for Lips 49
  • Blistex Medicated Lip Conditioner 49
  • Blistex Regular 49
  • Blistex Ultraprotection 10
  • Bullfrog Body 29
  • Bullfrog Extra Moisturizing 29
  • Bullfrog For Kids 29
  • Bullfrog Original Concentrated 29
  • Bullfrog Sport 28
  • Bullfrog Sunblock 41
  • Catrix Correction 20
  • Catrix Lip Saver 41
  • Chap-et Sun Ban Lip Conditioner 49
  • Chap Stick 51
  • Chap Stick Sunblock 49
  • Chap Stick Sunblock Petroleum Jelly Plus 49
  • Coppertone All Day Protection 57
  • Coppertone Kids Sunblock 57
  • Coppertone Lipkote Lip Balm 41
  • Coppertone Moisturizing Sunscreen 41
  • Coppertone Moisturizing Suntan 13
  • Coppertone Sport 34
  • Coppertone Sport Ultra Sweatproof 41
  • Coppertone Tan Magnifier Gel 58
  • Coppertone Waterbabies Sunblock 27
  • Curel Everyday Sun Protection 41
  • Dermsol 34
  • DML Facial Moisturizer Cream 41
  • Durascreen 34
  • DuraScreen 37
  • Eclipse Lip & Face Protectant 49
  • Eclipse Original Sunscreen 16
  • Eucerin Dry Skin Care Daily Facial 39
  • Formula 405 Solar 59
  • Hawaiian Baby Faces Sunblock 22
  • Hawaiian Tropic Baby Faces 19
  • Hawaiian Tropic Baby Faces Sunblock 28
  • Hawaiian Tropic Dark Tanning 60
  • Hawaiian Tropic Dark Tanning with Sunscreen 20
  • Hawaiian Tropic Just For Kids 61
  • Hawaiian Tropic Land Sport 33
  • Hawaiian Tropic Plus 19
  • Hawaiian Tropic Plus Sunblock 23
  • Hawaiian Tropic Protective Tanning Dry 62
  • Hawaiian Tropic Protective Tanning 49
  • Hawaiian Tropic Self-tanning Sunblock 41
  • Hawaiian Tropic Sport Sunblock 28
  • Hawaiian Tropic Sunblock 63
  • Hawaiian Tropic Water Sport 44
  • Herpecin-L Cold Sore 51
  • Johnson's Baby Sunblock Extra Protection 38
  • Johnson's Baby Sunblock 38
  • Johnson's No More Tears Baby Sunblock 55
  • Maxafil Cream 17
  • Mentholatum Lip Balm 51
  • Neutrogena Chemical-Free Sunblocker 54
  • Neutrogena Deep Glow 32
  • Neutrogena Intensified Day Moisture 46
  • Neutrogena Light Glow 32
  • Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer 41
  • Neutrogena Moisture Untinted & with Sheer Tint 41
  • Neutrogena No Stick Sunscreen 12
  • Neutrogena Sunblock 64
  • Nivea Sun 34
  • Noxzema Moisturizer 46
  • Oil of Olay Daily UV Protectant Beauty Fluid 46
  • Oil of Olay Daily UV Protectant 46
  • Oil of Olay Moisture Replenishment 46
  • PreSun Active Clear 34
  • PreSun For Kids 34
  • PreSun Lip Protector 49
  • PreSun Moisturizing 49
  • PreSun Moisturizing Sunscreen with Keri 35
  • PreSun Sensitive Skin 34
  • PreSun Spray Mist 34
  • Presun Spray Mist for Kids 35
  • Q.T. Quick Tanning 32
  • Ray Block 49
  • Shade Oil-Free Gel 13
  • Shade Sunblock 57
  • Shade Sunblock Oil-Free 34
  • Shade UVA Guard 6
  • Shade Waterproof Sunblock 27
  • Softsense Skin Essential Everyday UV Protectant 41
  • Solbar PF 41
  • Solbar PF Liquid 29
  • Solbar PF Ultra 29
  • Solbar Plus 7
  • Solex A15 Clear 49
  • Stay Moist Moisturizing Lip Conditioner 49
  • Sundown Sport Sunblock 55
  • Sundown Sunblock 38
  • Sundown Sunscreen 40
  • TI Screen Baby Natural 54
  • TI Screen 27
  • Total Eclipse Moisturizing Skin Lotion 48
  • Total Eclipse Oily and Acne Prone Skin Sunscreen 15
  • Tropical Blend Dark Tanning 65
  • Tropical Blend Dry Oil 14
  • Vaseline Extra Defense for Hand and Body 41
  • Vaseline Intensive Care Active Sport 41
  • Vaseline Intensive Care Baby Moisturizing Sunblock 38
  • Vaseline Intensive Care Blockout Moisturizing 36
  • Vaseline Intensive Care Lip Therapy 41
  • Vaseline Intensive Care Moisturizing Sunblock 34
  • Vaseline Intensive Care Moisturizing Sunscreen 33
  • Vaseline Moisturizing Sunscreen 41
  • Vaseline Ultraviolet Daily Defense for Hand and Body 41
  • Waterbabies Little Licks 34
  • Waterbabies Sunblock 12

In Canada-

  • Bain de Soleil All Day Sunblock 30
  • Bain de Soleil Long Lasting For Kids 30
  • Bain de Soleil Long Lasting Sport Sunblock 31
  • Bain de Soleil Long Lasting Sunblock 30
  • Bain de Soleil Long Lasting Sunfilter 31
  • Bain de Soleil Mega Tan 26
  • Bain de Soleil Orange Gelee 33
  • Bain de Soleil SPF + Color 29
  • Blistex Medicated Lip Conditioner 49
  • Blistex Medicated Lip Conditioner with Sunscreen 24
  • Blistex Sunblock 49
  • Blistex Ultraprotection 10
  • Can Screen 400 Sunscreen 6
  • Chap Stick Sunblock Lip Balm 49
  • Coppertone Dark Tanning 8
  • Coppertone Lipkote 41
  • Coppertone Sport 34
  • Coppertone Waterbabies Sunblock 27
  • Coppertone Waterproof Sunblock Lotion 11
  • Johnson's Baby Sunblock Extra Protection 38
  • Johnson's Baby Sunblock 38
  • Johnson's No More Tears Baby Sunblock 55
  • Ombrelle Sunscreen 6
  • Photoplex Plus Sunscreen 3
  • Pond's Daily Replenishing Moisturizer 46
  • Presun Clear 5
  • Presun Creamy Sundown Sunscreen 49
  • Presun 1
  • Presun Sunscreen 66
  • Presun Sunscreen for Kids 5
  • Shade Waterproof Sunblock 27
  • Solbar Liquid 32
  • Solbar 50
  • Solbar Plus 50
  • Solbar Shield 34
  • Sundown Broad Spectrum Sunblock 38
  • Sundown 43
  • Sundown Sunscreen 41
  • TI - UVA - B Sunscreen 41
  • Tropical Blend Waterproof 49
  • Vaseline Baby Sunblock 55
  • Vaseline Broad Spectrum Sunblock 4
  • Vaseline Intensive Care Baby Sunblock 38
  • Vaseline Kids Sunblock 34
  • Vaseline Lip Therapy 41
  • Vaseline Sports Sunblock 41
  • Vaseline Sports Sunscreen 41
  • Vaseline Sunblock 35
  • Vaseline Sunscreen 41
  • Waterbabies Sunblock 12

Note:

For quick reference, the following sunscreen agents are numbered to match the corresponding brand names.
This information applies to the following medicines
1.  Aminobenzoic Acid, Padimate O, and Oxybenzone (a-mee-noe-ben-ZOE-ik AS-id, PAD-i-mate Oh, and ox-i-BEN-zone) *
2.  Aminobenzoic Acid and Titanium Dioxide (a-mee-noe-ben-ZOE-ik AS-id and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide) ****�
3.  Avobenzone, Octocrylene, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone (a-voe-BENZ-one, OK-toe-kri-leen, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, and ox-i-BEN-zone) *
4.  Avobenzone and Octyl Methoxycinnamate (a-voe-BENZ-one and OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate) *
5.  Avobenzone, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone (a-voe-BENZ-one, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, and ox-i-BEN-zone) *
6.  Avobenzone, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone (a-voe-BENZ-one, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, and ox-i-BEN-zone)
7.  Dioxybenzone, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O (dye-ox-i-BEN-zone, ox-i-BEN-zone, and PAD-i-mate Oh) ****�
8.  Homosalate (hoe-mo-SAL-ate)
9.  Homosalate, Menthyl Anthranilate, and Octyl Methoxycinnamate (hoe-mo-SAL-ate, MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late, and OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate) ****�
10.  Homosalate, Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone (hoe-mo-SAL-ate, MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, and ox-i-BEN-zone)
11.  Homosalate, Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone (hoe-mo-SAL-ate, OK-toe-kri-leen, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, and ox-i-BEN-zone) *
12.  Homosalate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone (hoe-mo-SAL-ate, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, and ox-i-BEN-zone)
13.  Homosalate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone (hoe-mo-SAL-ate, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, and ox-i-BEN-zone) ****�
14.  Homosalate and Oxybenzone (hoe-mo-SAL-ate and ox-i-BEN-zone) ****�
15.  Lisadimate, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O (lis-AD-i-mate, ox-i-BEN-zone, and PAD-i-mate Oh) ****�
16.  Lisadimate and Padimate O (lis-AD-i-mate and PAD-i-mate Oh) ****�
17.  Menthyl Anthranilate (MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late) ****�
18.  Menthyl Anthranilate, Octocrylene, and Octyl Methoxycinnamate (MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late, OK-toe-kri-leen, and OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate) ****�
19.  Menthyl Anthranilate, Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone (MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late, OK-toe-kri-leen, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, and ox-i-BEN-zone) ****�
20.  Menthyl Anthranilate and Octyl Methoxycinnamate (MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late and OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate) ****�
21.  Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Octyl Salicylate (MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, and OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate) ****�
22.  Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone (MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, and ox-i-BEN-zone) ****�
23.  Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone (MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, and ox-i-BEN-zone) ****�
24.  Menthyl Anthranilate and Padimate O (MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late and PAD-i-mate Oh) *
25.  Menthyl Anthranilate and Titanium Dioxide (MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide) ****�
26.  Octocrylene and Octyl Methoxycinnamate (OK-toe-kri-leen and OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate)
27.  Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone (OK-toe-kri-leen, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, and ox-i-BEN-zone)
28.  Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide (OK-toe-kri-leen, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, ox-i-BEN-zone and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide) ****�
29.  Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone (OK-toe-kri-leen, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, and ox-i-BEN-zone)
30.  Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide (OK-toe-kri-leen, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, ox-i-BEN-zone and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide)
31.  Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Titanium Dioxide (OK-toe-kri-leen, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide)
32.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate)
33.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Octyl Salicylate (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate and OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate)
34.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, and ox-i-BEN-zone)
35.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, ox-i-BEN-zone, and PAD-i-mate Oh)
36.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, Padimate O, and Titanium Dioxide (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, ox-i-BEN-zone, PAD-i-mate Oh, and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide) ****�
37.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, Phenylbenzimidazole, and Titanium Dioxide (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, ox-i-BEN-zone, FEN-il benz-i-MI-da-zole, and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide) ****�
38.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, ox-i-BEN-zone, and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide)
39.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Phenylbenzimidazole, and Titanium Dioxide (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, FEN-il benz-i-MI-da-zole, and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide) ****�
40.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Titanium Dioxide (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide)
41.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Oxybenzone (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate and ox-i-BEN-zone)
42.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, ox-i-BEN-zone, and PAD-i-mate Oh) ****�
43.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, Padimate O, and Titanium Dioxide (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, ox-i-BEN-zone, PAD-i-mate Oh, and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide) *
44.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, ox-i-BEN-zone, and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide) ****�
45.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Padimate O (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate and PAD-i-mate Oh) ****�
46.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Phenylbenzimidazole (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate and FEN-il benz-i-MI-da-zole)
47.  Octyl Salicylate (OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate) ****�
48.  Octyl Salicylate and Padimate O (OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate and PAD-i-mate Oh) ****�
49.  Oxybenzone and Padimate O (ox-i-BEN-zone and PAD-i-mate Oh)
50.  Oxybenzone and Roxadimate (ox-i-BEN-zone and rox-AD-i-mate) *
51.  Padimate O (PAD-i-mate Oh) ****�
52.  Phenylbenzimidazole (FEN-il benz-i-MI-da-zole)
53.  Phenylbenzimidazole and Sulisobenzone (FEN-il benz-i-MI-da-zole and sul-i-soe-BEN-zone) ****�
54.  Titanium Dioxide (tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide) ****�
55.  Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide (tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide and zink OX-ide)
56.  Trolamine Salicylate (TROLE-a-meen sal-i-SIL-ate) ****�
57.  Homosalate or Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone (hoe-mo-SAL-ate or OK-toe-kri-leen, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, and ox-i-BEN-zone)
58.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenylbenzimidazole and Trolamine Salicylate (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, FEN-il benz-i-MI-da-zole, and TROLE-a-meen sal-i-SIL-ate)
59.  Aminobenzoic Acid, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, Padimate O, and Titanium Dioxide (a-mee-noe-ben-ZOE-ik AS-id, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, ox-i-BEN-zone, PAD-i-mate Oh, and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide)
60.  Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Padimate O, and Phenylbenzimidazole (OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, PAD-i-mate Oh, and FEN-il benz-i-MI-da-zole)
61.  Homosalate, Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide (hoe-mo-SAL-ate, MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, ox-i-BEN-zone, and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide)
62.  Homosalate, Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenylbenzimidazole and Sulisobenzone (hoe-mo-SAL-ate, MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, FEN-il benz-i-MI-da-zole and sul-i-soe-BEN-zone) ****�
63.  Homosalate, Menthyl Anthranilate, Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide (hoe-mo-SAL-ate, MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late, OK-toe-kri-leen, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, ox-i-BEN-zone, and tye-TANE-ee-um dye-OX-ide)
64.  Menthyl Anthranilate, Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate and Oxybenzone (MEN-thil AN-thra-ni-late, OK-toe-kri-leen, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate and ox-i-BEN-zone)
65.  Homosalate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O (hoe-mo-SAL-ate, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, ox-i-BEN-zone, and PAD-i-mate Oh) ****�
66.  Avobenzone, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone and Padimate O (a-voe-BENZ-one, OK-til meth-ox-ee-SIN-a-mate, OK-til sal-i-SIL-ate, ox-i-BEN-zone, and PAD-i-mate Oh) *
**  Generic name product may be available in the U.S.
***  Generic name product may be available in Canada
*  Not commercially available in the U.S.
****�  Not commercially available in Canada

Category

  • Skin protectant, topical  -- Aminobenzoic Acid and Titanium Dioxide; Aminobenzoic Acid, Padimate O, and Oxybenzone; Avobenzone and Octyl Methoxycinnamate; Avobenzone, Octocrylene, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone; Avobenzone, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone; Avobenzone, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone; Dioxybenzone, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O; Homosalate; Homosalate and Oxybenzone; Homosalate, Menthyl Anthranilate, and Octyl Methoxycinnamate; Homosalate, Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone; Homosalate, Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone; Homosalate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone; Homosalate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone; Lisadimate and Padimate O; Lisadimate, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O; Menthyl Anthranilate; Menthyl Anthranilate and Octyl Methoxycinnamate; Menthyl Anthranilate and Padimate O; Menthyl Anthranilate and Titanium Dioxide; Menthyl Anthranilate, Octocrylene, and Octyl Methoxycinnamate; Menthyl Anthranilate, Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone ; Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Octyl Salicylate; Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone; Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone ; Octocrylene and Octyl Methoxycinnamate ; Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone; Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Titanium Dioxide; Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone; Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide; Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide; Octyl Methoxycinnamate; Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Octyl Salicylate; Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Oxybenzone; Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Padimate O; Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Phenylbenzimidazole; Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone; Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Titanium Dioxide; Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O; Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide; Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, Padimate O, and Titanium Dioxide; Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, Phenylbenzimidazole, and Titanium Dioxide; Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Phenylbenzimidazole, and Titanium Dioxide; Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O; Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide; Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, Padimate O, and Titanium Dioxide; Octyl Salicylate; Octyl Salicylate and Padimate O; Oxybenzone and Roxadimate; Oxybenzone and Padimate O; Padimate O; Phenylbenzimidazole ; Phenylbenzimidazole and Sulisobenzone ; Titanium Dioxide; Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide; Trolamine Salicylate

Description

Sunscreen agents are used to prevent sunburn. Limiting your exposure to the sun and using sunscreen agents when in the sun may help prevent early wrinkling and skin cancer. There are two kinds of sunscreen agents: chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreen agents protect you from the sun by absorbing the ultraviolet (UV) and visible sun rays, while physical sunscreen agents reflect, scatter, absorb, or block these rays.

Sunscreen agents often contain more than one ingredient. For example, products may contain one ingredient that provides protection against the ultraviolet A (UVA) sun rays and another ingredient that protects you from the ultraviolet B (UVB) sun rays, which are more likely to cause sunburn than the UVA sun rays. Ideally, coverage should include protection against both UVA and UVB sun rays.

The sun protection factor (SPF) that you find on the label of these products tells you the minimum amount of UVB sunlight that is needed with that product to produce redness on sunscreen-protected skin as compared with unprotected skin. Sunscreen products with high SPFs will provide more protection against the sun.

Sunscreen agents are available in the following dosage forms:

    Topical
  • Aminobenzoic Acid, Padimate O, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Lotion (Canada)
  • Aminobenzoic Acid and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Cream (U.S.)
  • Avobenzone, Octocrylene, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Lotion (Canada)
  • Avobenzone and Octyl Methoxycinnamate combination
    • Lotion (Canada)
  • Avobenzone, Octyl methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Cream (Canada)
    • Gel (Canada)
  • Avobenzone, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
    • Spray (Canada)
  • Dioxybenzone, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O combination
    • Cream (U.S.)
  • Homosalate
    • Lotion (U.S.)
    • Oil (U.S. and Canada)
    • Spray (U.S.)
  • Homosalate, Menthyl Anthranilate, and Octyl Methoxycinnamate combination
    • Oil (U.S.)
  • Homosalate, Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Lip Balm (U.S. and Canada)
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Homosalate, Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Lotion (Canada)
  • Homosalate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
    • Stick (U.S.)
  • Homosalate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Gel (U.S.)
  • Homosalate and Oxybenzone combination
    • Spray (U.S.)
  • Lisadimate, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O combination
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Lisadimate and Padimate O combination
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Menthyl Anthranilate
    • Cream (U.S.)
  • Menthyl Anthranilate, Octocrylene, and Octyl Methoxycinnamate combination
    • Cream (U.S.)
  • Menthyl Anthranilate, Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Gel (U.S.)
  • Menthyl Anthranilate and Octyl Methoxycinnamate combination
    • Cream (U.S.)
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Octyl Salicylate combination
    • Cream (U.S.)
  • Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Menthyl Anthranilate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Gel (U.S.)
    • Lip Balm (U.S.)
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Menthyl Anthranilate and Padimate O combination
    • Lip Balm (Canada)
  • Menthyl Anthranilate and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Cream (U.S.)
  • Octocrylene and Octyl Methoxycinnamate combination
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Cream (U.S.)
    • Gel (U.S.)
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Octocrylene, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate
    • Gel (Canada)
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Octyl Salicylate combination
    • Gel (U.S. and Canada)
    • Lotion (U.S.)
    • Oil (U.S.)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Oxybenzone combination
    • Cream (U.S. and Canada)
    • Gel (U.S.)
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
    • Spray (U.S.)
    • Stick (U.S.)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O combination
    • Lotion (Canada)
    • Spray (U.S.)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, Padimate O, and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, Phenylbenzimidazole, and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Cream (Canada)
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Phenylbenzimidazole, and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Oxybenzone combination
    • Cream (U.S.)
    • Gel (U.S.)
    • Lip Balm (U.S. and Canada)
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
    • Stick (U.S. and Canada)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, and Padimate O combination
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, Padimate O, and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Stick (Canada)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide combination
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Padimate O combination
    • Oil (U.S.)
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Phenylbenzimidazole combination
    • Cream (U.S.)
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Octyl Salicylate
    • Spray (U.S.)
  • Octyl Salicylate and Padimate O combination
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Oxybenzone and Padimate O combination
    • Cream (Canada)
    • Lip Balm (U.S. and Canada)
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
    • Oil (U.S. and Canada)
    • Stick (U.S.)
  • Oxybenzone and Roxadimate combination
    • Cream (Canada)
    • Lotion (Canada)
  • Padimate O
    • Lip Balm (U.S. and Canada)
    • Lotion (U.S.)
    • Oil (U.S.)
  • Phenylbenzimidazole
    • Gel (U.S.)
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Phenylbenzimidazole and Sulisobenzone combination
    • Gel (U.S.)
  • Titanium Dioxide
    • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide combination
    • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Trolamine Salicylate
    • Oil (U.S.)



Before Using This Medicine

If you are using this medicine without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label. For sunscreen agents, the following should be considered:

Allergies- Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to any of the sunscreen agents. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to artificial sweeteners (e.g., saccharin [Sweet and Low]); anesthetics (e.g., benzocaine [Americaine], procaine [Novocaine], tetracaine [Pontocaine]); oral antidiabetics (diabetes medicine you take by mouth); hair dyes containing aniline or paraphenylenediamine; sulfa medicines; thiazide diuretics (a certain type of water pill); cinnamon derivatives used in flavorings, medicines, perfumes, or toothpastes; or to any other substances, such as foods or preservatives.

Pregnancy- Studies on effects in pregnancy have not been done in either humans or animals.

Breast-feeding- Sunscreen agents have not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.

Children- Infants under 6 months of age should be kept out of the sun. Sunscreen agents should not be used on infants under 6 months of age because of increased chance of side effects. Children 6 months of age and older should be kept out of the sun or have limited exposure to the sun. Sunscreen agents with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 should be applied during exposure to the sun. Lotion sunscreen products are preferred for use in children. Alcohol-based sunscreen products should be avoided because they can cause irritation.

Older adults- It is believed that the elderly, who spend little time in the sun and use sunscreen agents frequently, may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency (which may result in bone disease and fracture), although this has not been proven. To help you get enough vitamin D, it is recommended that you eat food rich in vitamin D, such as fortified milk or fatty fish. Your doctor may also advise you to take vitamin D supplements. Check with your doctor about this.

Other medicines- Although certain medicines and products should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines or products may be used together even if an interaction may occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care professional if you are using any prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine or other product that is to be applied to the same area of the skin.

Other medical problems- The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of sunscreen agents. Make sure you tell your health care professional if you have any other medical problems, especially:
  • Skin conditions or diseases, especially those caused or worsened by exposure to light-Worsening of skin condition may occur


Proper Use of This Medicine

Sunscreen agents are for external use only. These products usually come with patient directions. Read them carefully before using any product.

In choosing the sunscreen product, you may consider the following:

  • Type of Activity -Take precautions when you are in places of higher elevations (mountains) or on reflective surfaces (concrete, sand, snow, or water), as these may increase the likelihood of sun damage to the skin. Use a sunscreen with ultraviolet A/ultraviolet B (UVA/UVB) coverage and with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Activities that make you sweat, such as outdoor jobs (gardeners, construction workers), outdoor sports (tennis) or exercise, prolonged sunbathing, or watersports such as swimming, waterskiing, or windsurfing, may result in the removal of the sunscreen agent from the skin. Use a water-resistant or waterproof sunscreen agent with SPF of 15 or more. When possible, also wear a hat, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and UV-opaque sunglasses. Wearing UV-opaque sunglasses when you are in the sun is also necessary because the sun rays can cause cataracts.
  • Age -Do not use sunscreen agents on infants less than 6 months of age. For children 6 months of age and older, use a lotion form of sunscreen with SPF of 15 or higher. Avoid using alcohol-based sunscreen products for this age group.
  • Site of application -For the ear and nose, use a physical sunscreen agent. For the lips, use a gel-based lip sunscreen or lip balm.
  • Skin condition -If your skin is dry, use a cream or lotion form of sunscreen agent. If your skin is oily, use an alcohol or gel-based sunscreen. Avoid using alcohol-based sunscreens on eczematous or inflamed skin.

Skin Type (complexion) Appropriate
Sunscreen Agent
Very fair-Always burns easily; rarely tans Use SPF 20 to 30
Fair-Always burns easily; tans minimally Use SPF 12 to 20
Light-Burns moderately; tans gradually (light brown) Use SPF 8 to 12
Medium-Burns minimally; always tans well (moderate brown) Use SPF 4 to 8
Dark-Rarely burns; tans profusely (dark brown) Use SPF 2 to 4

Before every exposure to the sun, apply an appropriate sunscreen product that protects you against ultraviolet sun rays. For maximum sun protection, sunscreens should be applied uniformly and thickly to all exposed skin surfaces (including the lips, using lip sunscreen or lip balm). Sunscreen products containing aminobenzoic acid, lisadimate, padimate O, or roxadimate should be applied 1 to 2 hours before sun exposure. Other sunscreen products should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure, unless otherwise directed by the package instructions. Lip sunscreens should be applied 45 to 60 minutes before sun exposure.

Because most sunscreens are easily removed from the skin, you should reapply these products liberally every 1 to 2 hours for adequate protection. You should reapply sunscreen especially after swimming or heavy perspiration. Lip sunscreens should be reapplied liberally at least once every hour while you are in the sun and also before and after swimming, after eating and drinking, and during other activities that remove it from the lips.

Keep sunscreen products away from the eyes .

Some sunscreen agents contain alcohol and are flammable. Do not use near heat, near open flame, or while smoking .

Dosing-

Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label . The following information includes only the average dose of sunscreen agents.

  • For topical dosage forms (cream, gel, lotion, lip balm, oil, spray, and stick):
    • For sunburn (prevention):
      • Adults and children 6 months of age and older-Apply liberally and evenly to exposed area(s) of skin (including the lips, using lip sunscreen or lip balm) before sun exposure. Reapply when needed.
      • Children under 6 months of age-Use is not recommended.

Storage-

To store this product:

  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Store away from heat and direct light.
  • Keep the product from freezing. Do not refrigerate.
  • Do not keep outdated sunscreen product no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded sunscreen product is out of the reach of children.


Precautions While Using This Medicine

If rash or irritation develops, stop using the sunscreen and check with your doctor.

Sunscreen agents containing aminobenzoic acid, lisadimate, padimate O, or roxadimate may discolor and stain light-colored fabrics yellow.

In addition to using sunscreen agents, it is advisable to minimize exposure to the sun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daylight savings time) when the sun is at its strongest. Take extra precautions also on cloudy or overcast days and around reflective surfaces such as concrete, sand, snow, or water, since these surfaces can reflect the sun's damaging rays. Wear protective clothing including a hat, long-sleeved shirt, and long pants. Sunglasses also should be worn to avoid sun damage to the eyes (cataract formation). Avoid sunlamps and tanning parlors because these can damage the skin and eyes as direct sunlight can.


Side Effects of This Medicine

Side Effects of This Product

Along with its needed effects, sunscreen products may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • Rare
    • Acne;  burning, itching, or stinging of skin;  early appearance of redness or swelling of skin;  late appearance of rash with or without weeping blisters that become crusted, especially in sun-exposed areas, and may extend to unexposed areas of skin;  pain in hairy areas;  pus in the hair follicles 

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the product. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

  • More common
    • Drying or tightening of skin 

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.


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