Avoid These Sunscreen Ingredients If You Have Sensitive Skin



To promote healthy skin and avoid aging changes, it is essential to wear sunscreen when you are exposed to the sun. But if you have sensitive skin, wearing sunscreen may at times causes further damage to the skin. It is especially if the product you are using contains ingredients that are not right for you.


If you have sunscreen sensitivity :
(If your skin burns, itches, or turns red in response to sunscreen, below are the ingredients you need to avoid)

- Avobenzone                                                

- Benzophenones (such as oxybenzone)

- Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane

- Isopropyldibenzoylmethane                        

- Methoxycinnamate (often found in waterproof sunscreens, can cause a reaction)

- Octyl methoxycinnamate                                  

- Methylbenzylidene camphor

- Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)

- Para-amenobenzoic acid (PABA)

- Phenylbenzimidazole


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2 Comments on "Avoid These Sunscreen Ingredients If You Have Sensitive Skin"

  1. Robert says:

    Earlier this year I had experienced a horrible reaction to sunscreen/sunblock, I had broke out in an allergy which started as a minor rash into a major rash, than it had made swell up all over my face with blisters filled with moist they would pop on its own and dry out my face horribly it would take 3-4 days for my skin to recover but when it recovered I came out with brand new skin on my face which was awesome. I’ve tried different sunscreens and i used 7 different sunscreens I was allergic to 6 but one which was the eucerin everyday protection SPF 30. I compared and illuminated and found two ingredients that were in common and they were styrene acrylates copolymer and PEG-100 so I knew it was one of these but couldnt find out until I found a sunscreen With just PEG-100 and did not break out what so ever, now I know it’s Styrene Acrylates Copolymer that I’m allergic to and I’m thinking it’s what people are allergic to because everyone has the same reaction when allergic to sunscreen. So people might want to rethink ingredients people can be sensitive to.

  2. Shirleen says:

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us and it does help us to understand the ingredients better.

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