What is Mexoplex?

Also known as ecamsule, Mexoryl SX is an organic compound that was developed and patented by L’Oréal to help protect against UV-A radiation. Since then, Mexoryl sunscreen has gained momentum in skincare due to its ability to defend specifically against the sun’s less commonly filtered UVA-rays.

What is Mexoryl sunscreen?

Mexoryl SX is a UV filter used in sunscreens and lotions across the globe. It has abilities to block UVA1 rays, which are the longwave rays that spur skin aging. A 2008 review showed it’s an effective UV absorber and ideal for preventing sun damage.

Is mexoryl safe?

Another effective broad spectrum sunscreen is tetraphalydine dicamphor sulphonic acid, which goes by the trade name Mexoryl. It is stable, absorbs UV light and dissipates the energy as harmless heat. Mexoryl isn’t absorbed through the skin and so far there are no safety issues.

Is tinosorb better than mexoryl?

However, whatever information I sourced online seem to indicate that Tinosorb S is an effective broad spectrum sunscreen and chemically, is very effective in filtering both UVA and UVB rays. It seems to be placed on par with that of Mexoryl in its effectiveness and photostability.

Is mexoryl FDA approved?

Mexoryl “is the No. 1 individual ingredient in terms of protection from Ultraviolet A radiation,” Rigel said. But even though dermatologists say Mexoryl is the best, you cannot legally buy it in the United States. It’s illegal, because the Food and Drug Administration won’t approve it.

Is Mexoryl FDA approved?

Is Mexoryl a physical sunscreen?

Chemical Based These are ABSORBED into your body and the chemicals protect you by absorbing the sun’s rays. Ingredients you may see on labels include avobenzone, oxybenzone, Mexoryl SX and SL, octocrylene, homosalate and octisalate. Mineral Based These don’t get absorbed into your body at all.

Are La Roche-Posay products chemical free?

Yes, La Roche Posay products are actually free from parabens. Parabens are used in cosmetics products to increase shelf life. But they actually have been found to cause negative effects when used on the skin.

Is tinosorb better than zinc?

But it’s still banned in the US (this has more to do with the FDA’s lengthy UV process approval than any real dangers with Tinosorb M). It’s a shame because Tinosorb M has a better texture than mineral filters (like Zinc Oxide) and is gentler than traditional synthetic filters (like Oxybenzone).