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Helioplex is a formulation of broad-spectrum ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) skin protection containing avobenzone and oxybenzone made by Neutrogena .

Avobenzone-containing products have decreasing efficiency after a few hours of sun exposure, but the manufacturer claims that the addition of oxybenzone reduces the amount of degradation that occurs. [1]

Aveeno advertises its products using this formulation under a different name of “Active Photobarrier Complex.”

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        Not All Sunscreens Are Created Equal The SPF numbers on sunscreen bottles only refer to the level of protection against a type of radiation called UVB. But dermatologists say it’s important to use a lotion that shields skin from UVA rays, too.
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        An ounce of sunscreen is enough to cover the whole body – unless you’re going for an artistic effect.

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        An interactive on how UV rays damage the skin.

        Find out how UV rays damage the skin, and get a list of essential sunscreen ingredients.

        With the longest days of the year come the most intense rays of sun. Most people have gotten the message that it’s important to protect your skin — but not all sunscreens are equal.

        Helen Domenici is the mother of two children, ages 2 and 4. An afternoon at the pool takes a lot of coordination for her; she has to schlep all their gear and she needs to make sure her kids are lathered up in sunscreen.

        “The most important thing is to do it before you get down to the pool or the destination in the sun,” Domenici says.

        The sun’s much more of a concern now than it was when she was young. “I do worry about it more,” she says. “I know I’m wrinkled. I was a sun goddess when I was younger.”

        Domenici says she ditched the baby oil ages ago and now buys sunscreens with an SPF rating of 30 or higher. SPF stands for “sun protection factor.”

        The same goes for Robb Carr, father of three. “The higher the SPF, the better,” he says.

        Dermatologists agree. SPF is important. But it’s not the whole story. SPF is an indicator of how well a lotion protects skin from the sun’s UVB rays. These are the rays that lead to sunburn.

        But there’s the catch. Scientists now know it’s also important to shield yourself from UVA rays.

        Dermatologist Darrell Rigel of New York University says recent studies suggest that both can damage the skin.

        “Both sets of rays can cause skin cancer and aging. That’s why there’s a push for more UVA protection,” he says. “Early on in sunscreen, no one really cared about it. They thought that UVB was the culprit.”

        To make sure you’re getting sunscreen with UVA protection, there are a few ingredients to look for. The most common one is a chemical called avobenzone. It shows up on labels under the name Parsol 1789, and products that contain it often say “broad-spectrum protection” on the front of the bottle.

        Stanford University dermatologist Anna Bruckner says the problem with these sunscreens is that they just don’t hold up on the skin very long.

        “They degrade quickly, so the UVA protection is not so robust,” she says.

        Most sunscreens wear off after two hours, but Bruckner says that some products are better than others. Instead of mere sunscreens, she recommends sunblocks to her patients, particularly ones made with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.

        “The image that many people have is of the lifeguard with the white nose sitting under the umbrella,” Bruckner says.

        That’s the old way of using zinc oxide. But in recent years, the zinc has been broken down into finer particles, so there’s no visible glob of white on your skin. Bruckner says these products are gentler on the skin, and they protect against the sun by actually blocking and scattering the light.

        According to Bruckner, these new sunblocks “have a fairly broad range of UVA and UVB protection. And they tend to be less irritating,” particularly for people with sensitive skin.

        Two newer options for longer-lasting protection are sunscreens made with stabilizing technologies that keep the active ingredients from breaking down. One of the products is called “Helioplex.” And the other, sold in Europe as Mexoryl, is beginning to make its way to the United States. Dermatologist Darrell Rigel has consulted for Johnson and Johnson, the company that developed Helioplex. He says he likes it that the products last about four hours.

        “The advantage of the Helioplex technology, as well as the Mexoryl, is that you don’t have to reapply every two hours,” says Rigel.

        There’s a big price difference. Neutrogena’s Helioplex sunscreens are about one-third the cost of the Mexoryl products.

        Rigel says that perhaps the most important thing when it comes to sunscreens is to put on enough lotion. A full ounce is the recommended amount.

        “A shot glass is an ounce,” Rigel says. “That is what it takes to cover your body at the pool.”

        To demonstrate just how much this is, we caught up with 16-year-old Peter Lansworth just as he was about to take a swim at his neighborhood pool in Silver Spring, Md. He admitted that he’s not exactly religious about using sunscreen.

        “A lot of the time I forget, or I’m careless about it,” he says. “I feel like I tan more, but that’s no excuse.”

        So Lansworth agreed to try to apply a full ounce of sunscreen. With lotion spilling out of his palm, Lansworth spread it on his arms first.

        “I’m soaking myself with suntan lotion. It’s everywhere,” he narrated. “Is this how much you think people normally put on? Not in one place, certainly.” But once it’s spread out all over his body, a shot-glass-full isn’t so much.

        Here’s a trick, if you want to get away with less: crank up the SPF. A half-ounce of an SPF 50 lotion is almost like using a full ounce of SPF 25.

        In the near future, there may be an easier way to determine whether a particular sunscreen has UVA and UVB protection. The Food and Drug Administration is drafting a new regulation. Dermatologist Darrell Rigel says it will build on the SPF rating system by adding a pass/fail rating for UVA rays.

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        Outstanding photostable protection across the UVA/UVB spectrum

        Helioplex® represents a breadth of stabilized sunscreen technologies specifically engineered to deliver broad-spectrum, superior protection from UVA/UVB damage.

        Exceptional absorbance throughout the UV spectrum

        • Maintains over 85% of UVA protection after 5 hours (simulated UV irradiation levels approximating 5 hours of midday sun exposure)1
        • Resists photodegradation, even under high-intensity irradiation2

        UV absorbance compared with other broad spectrum sunscreens1

        Outstanding protection against harsh UVA insult

        UVA protection factor: Ultra Sheer® SPF 85 with Helioplex® technology1

        Protection against UV-induced cellular damage

        A single application of broad spectrum SPF 55 sunscreen with Helioplex® technology provided protection for multiple cellular markers against a UV insult of 55 minimal erythema doses (MED).3

        Suppresses thymine-dimer formation3

        UV-induced skin damage may cause skin cells to mutate and lead to skin cancer.

        Thymine dimers2

        Minimizes depletion of Langerhans cells3

        UV exposure is known to reduce the presence of Langerhans cells in the epidermis, compromising skin immunity and leading to immune suppression.

        Langerhans cells (CD1a+)

        Broad spectrum, photostable formulations to address every patient under the sun

        Lotion—A water-resistant sunscreen that applies easily without feeling sticky or heavy

        Spray—Lightweight, fast-absorbing mist offers convenient outdoor skin protection for the active family

        Liquid—Elegant fluid with a weightless feel, designed to provide an even, non-shiny finish that works beautifully alone or under makeup and moisturizers

        Stick—An easy-to-use stick application that’s ideal for children, babies, and when you’re on the go

        References

        1. Data on file, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
        2. Rigel DS, Chen T, Appa Y. Sunburn protection by sun protection factor (SPF) 85 and SPF 50 sunscreens at high altitudes. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009;60(3)(suppl 1):AB155. P3114.
        3. Cole C, Appa Y, Ou-Yang H. A broad spectrum high-SPF photostable sunscreen with a high UVA-PF can protect against cellular damage at high UV exposure doses. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2014;30(4):212-219.

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        Posters

        1. The relevance of high SPF products: high SPF sunscreens help compensate under-application. Poster presented at: American Academy of Dermatology 69th Annual Meeting; February 2011; New Orleans, LA. (PDF)
        2. Efficacy and substantivity evaluation of a sunscreen formulation for people conducting sporting activities in a high-UV intensity locale. Poster presented at: American Academy of Dermatology 68th Annual Meeting; March 2010; Miami, FL. (PDF)
        3. The relevance of high SPF products in the real-world. Part I. The concept and the use of SPF in sunscreen comparison. Poster presented at: American Academy of Dermatology 68th Annual Meeting; March 2010; Miami, FL. (PDF)

        Technical Bulletins

        1. Chu et al. Measurement of the reduction of UVA-induced oxidative stress after application of photostable sunscreens.
        2. Rigel et al. Sunburn protection at high altitude in extreme sun conditions with a single application of a new photostable SPF 70 sunscreen.
        3. Muller, et al. Evaluation of protective effect of a sunscreen against UV induced cellular damage.
        4. Rigel, et al. Photostability of UVA/UVB sunscreens under extreme tropical sun exposure.
        5. Hino PD, et al. Protective effect of a photostable sunscreen against UV induced molecular and cellular damage.

        Products with Helioplex®

        Healthy Defense® Daily Moisturizers

        Healthy Defense® Daily Moisturizers

        Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 85

        Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 85

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