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Octinoxate - What is it and how is it Beneficial?

The Ingredient That Protects Your Skin Against The Sun

Making sense of the ingredient label on your favorite health and beauty products shouldn’t be a chore. Each one of the ingredients used in the renowned VIVITÉ product line has been extensively reviewed for quality and effectiveness. You can feel confident that each ingredient present in a product is working hard for the health of your skin. Learning more about individual ingredients, such as octinoxate, can help you feel more confident in using these products.

What is Octinoxate?

If you spot octinoxate listed on a beauty product, then that product is able to provide a level of protection against harmful solar radiation. How much protection is provided depends on how much of these ingredients are present and in what concentrations; this information is communicated in the familiar SPF scale. Virtually any product that boasts an SPF protection of 15 or greater will have some of this ingredient present.

Octinoxate is so good at absorbing the potentially harmful rays that it is one of the key ingredients in sunscreen. It is added to sunscreens to increase their effectiveness, especially with regards to UVB radiation. It is very good at protecting against the impact of UVB light frequencies, something that older sunscreens were unable to do; this ingredient is also regarded as more gentle than many other compounds intended to protect against solar radiation. You can find it in sunscreens, lip balm, concealer, lipstick, moisturizers, and anti-aging products, among others.

How Does it Contribute to Skin Health?

Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause lasting damage to the skin. Wrinkles, discoloration, and even scarring can result from leaving your skin unprotected. Lips and the skin around the eyes are especially vulnerable to sun damage. Sun protection is a concern for all seasons. Though summer is the prime season for sunburns, it’s not uncommon for sunburns to occur in winter, too. Most people find it unnecessary to put on full-strength sunscreen on a daily basis and so opt to use daily beauty products with some SPF protection built in. A little protection every day is all that’s necessary to block the type of radiation that leads to skin damage.