Overview of UV filters:

Please find below an overview of often used UV filters in sun care products. Take a photo of the table below or save it to your bookmarks, so when you go shopping for products next time, you will have this handy to make an informed decision.

Would we use it? INCI Type of filter Possible Sideeffects Alternative names Descriptions
Yes Zinc Oxide mineral Zinc oxide (along with titanium dioxide) is one of the two physical UV filters. In contrast to chemical UV filters, physical filters are milder and more caring for our skin. This means that they are more suitable for sensitive skin, rosacea, neurodermatitis and allergies. They reflect the UV rays and thus protect the skin from damage. Zinc oxide protects against both UVA and UVB rays (broadband protection, also called “broad spectrum”).
No Tri-Biphenyl Triazine (nano) chemical and mineral Nano particles Tinosorb A2B Tinosorb A2B is a broadband filter that is particularly water-resistant. Since it is used in nano size, we would not offer it.
No Octocrylene chemical hormonal effect; Octocrylene primarily protects against UVB radiation. It also has a stabilizing effect on other UV filters. However, we wouldn’t offer octocrylene because it penetrates the skin and accumulates in the human body. There it leads to increased oxidative stress (increased production of free radicals) and could also have a hormone-active effect.
No Methylene Bis-Benzotriazlyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (nano) chemical and mineral nano partciles Tinosorb M Like the other Tinosorb filters, Tinosorb M belongs to the generatio