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Oxybenzone: What to Know About This Controversial Sunscreen Ingredient

There are all kinds of confusing terms used to describe sunscreen: chemical, mineral, natural. And the controversial ingredient that drives a lot of the labeling chaos is oxybenzone.

Some dermatologists say chemical sunscreens that contain oxybenzone are more effective at protecting you from UV rays. Some health experts say it gets into your bloodstream and disrupts your hormones. Some environmental advocates say it’s bad for the planet.

Take a deep breath. Dr. Whitney Bowe is here to break it all down for you in a simple, comprehensive way.


Dr. Bowe is a superstar dermatologist in New York City who not only specializes in skin rejuvenation and laser dermatology but also focuses on how lifestyle factors like nutrition, exercise, and stress affect your skin.

She helps her patients and people all over the country figure out how to get #thatboweglow every day (and has also been a rockstar speaker at Nutrition Life Studio’s Masterclass events in the past). Now, she’ll be sharing some of her genius tips and tricks, here, in a series of videos on hot skin-care topics.

Get her take on oxybenzone, now, by watching the video, below.

Oxybenzone: Is It Safe for You and the Environment?

Get more smart skin-care tips from Dr. Whitney Bowe by visiting her website,

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