Found in chemical sunscreens
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 reviewTrusted Source showed it’s an effective UV absorber and ideal for preventing sun damage.
While this ingredient has been in European circulation since 1993, the FDA didn’t approve this ingredient for L’Oréal until 2006. Medically, it’s been approved for adults and children over 6 months of age.
Approved in: United States, Australia, Europe, Japan
Banned in: None
Best for: Sun damage prevention
Coral safe? Yes