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What protection ingredients protect against both UVA and UVB?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology
The common protection ingredients having both UVA and UVB are:
  • Physical sunblocks (these provide both long and short-wave
           protection)
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Zinc oxide
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Certain sunscreen ingredients protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. These include oxybenzone, octinoxate, ecamsule, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and avobenzone. These are known as broad-spectrum ingredients because they provide dual UVA/UVB protection against the radiation that ages the skin, causes sunburns and can lead to skin cancer. For more information about sun protection, consult a dermatologist. 


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