What is SPF 30 Aquagel Zoray® Sunscreen Gel
Aquagel Zoray® sunscreen is manufactured by reputable Oaknet Healthcare company. The fixed-dose combination of octinoxate, avobenzene, oxybenzene, and zinc oxide is used topically as skin protective.
Octinoxate USP 7.5% – Octinoxate filters UV‐B rays from the sun. It does not protect against UV-A rays. Octinoxate dissolves in oil, which makes it a fat-seeking substance in the body. It is formed by combining methoxy cinnamic acid and 2-ethyl hexanol- compounds which are not harmful on their own. When mixed together, they form a clear liquid that does not dissolve in water. It is found in hair color products and shampoos, sunscreen, lipstick, nail polish, and skin creams. In products other than sunscreens, it is used as a UV filter to protect the products from degrading when exposed to the sun.
Avobenzone USP 2% – Avobenzone is used in sunscreen due to its broad-range UV protection and ability to block UVA and UVB wavelengths, thereby limiting the impact of UV rays on skin. It is one of the few chemical sunscreen agents to offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays, both of which can cause skin cancer. Avobenzone diminishes the penetration of UV light through the skin by absorbing UV radiation within a specific wavelength range (290-400 nm). The amount and wavelength of UV radiation absorbed are affected by the molecular structure of the sunscreen ingredient.
Oxybenzone USP 3% – Oxybenzone, or benzophenone-3, is one of the most common chemical filters found in commercial chemical sunscreens. It forms colorless crystals that are readily soluble and provides UV coverage. While the primary function of oxybenzone is to absorb UV light, research has shown that it is also absorbed by the skin and stays in our bodies for an unknown amount of time. Oxybenzone is also used in nail polish, fragrances, hair spray, and cosmetics as a photostabilizer.
Octocrylene USP 3% – Octocrylene is an oily clear yellow chemical compound that is added to a sun protection formulation along with other chemical UV filters. Octocrylene is mainly used as protection against the UVB rays that cause sunburn. Octocrylene also enhances the photosensitivity of UVA filters which increases protection against the skin-aging effects of the sun.
Products with chemical UV protection are easily spread on the skin and are quickly absorbed. Octocrylene absorbs photons in the main from UVB rays and changes them into heat and to rays with a longer wavelength. During this reaction, chemical bi-products can be produced whose effects on the human body are not fully understood, and whose „harmlessness„ is currently the subject of heated discussion amongst experts.
Zync Oxide IP 2% – Anyone older than six months can use physical sunscreens that contain zinc oxide. Sensitive-skin patients, rosacea patients and acne patients all benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of zinc oxide. Additionally, patients with skin discoloration, including melasma, will benefit, not only from zinc oxide’s ability to block not only UV light, but also to block out visible and infrared light while not producing heat, which can aggravate pigmentary problems.