New OTC sunscreen approved

July 31, 2006

The FDA has approved Anthelio SX, a sunscreen from L'Oreal to be sold over-the-counter for the prevention of sunburn and for protection against ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) rays. It has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15.

New OTC sunscreen approved

The FDA has approved Anthelio SX, a sunscreen from L'Oreal to be sold over-the-counter for the prevention of sunburn and for protection against ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) rays. It has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15. Anthelio SX contains a combination of three active ingredients. One of the ingredients, ecamsule, is a new molecular entity. Ecamsule has not been marketed in the United States but has been marketed in Europe and Canada as Mexoryl SX since 1993. The other two active ingredients are avobenzone and octocrylene.

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