Avobenzone | Parasol 1789 *
Avobenzone, also commonly known as Parsol 1789 is a
critical sunscreen ingredient that protects against
photodamage and premature aging of the skin from exposure
to UVA light.
FDA approved Parsol 1789 (avobenzone) in April 1997
for use in over the counter sun care products in the
Parsol 1789 has been widely used in European, Canadian,
and Australian sun and skin care products since the
Subsequently, American pharmaceutical and cosmetic
companies introduced products containing Avobenzone
[Parsol 1789] to provide broad spectrum UVB/UVA protection
against skin damage and premature skin aging.
Parsol 1789 is a registered trademark of the Givaudan-Roure
Corporation, a member of the Roche Group.
Products that contain Avobenzone
- L'Oreal Ombrelle Range - all have UVA protection
with avobenzone and Mexoryl [the gentler titanium
dioxide is used in the kids' products]
- Neutrogena's UVA/UVB Sunblock Lotion
- Neutrogena Healthy Defense Oil-Free Sunblock Spray
- Neutrogena Active Breathable
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios
- Coppertone's Sport Sunblock Gel - SPF 30. Coppertone
lotion, spray, and stick Sport formulas do NOT have
- Hawaiian Tropic Ozone Sport - SPF 60+ and SPF 30+
- Banana Boat Sport Spray
- Ocean Potion’s range of sun block products.
- Kiehl's Vital Suncare Lotions and Sprays - SPF 15,
25, 30, 40
*Parsol® 1789, is the trademark name for Avobenzone.