• What Is Avobenzone - and Is It Safe?

    6 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Avobenzone is a common skin-care ingredient in chemical sunscreens.
    It works by absorbing into the skin to filter out UV rays and prevent sunburn.
    The data on whether it's harmful to use is inconclusive, but avobenzone has been named with other ingredients that can harm coral reefs.
    If you aren't a cosmetic chemist, the ingredients list on the back of a product label can be a confusing place - and sunscreens are no exception. Mix the tongue-twisting ingredient names with an ever-changing landscape of what's considered "safe" and you've got a situation ripe for misinformation. Still...
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