A guide to chemical and physical UV filters

If you are going outside after applying OrganiClear® Acne Lotion, you must apply a sunscreen as the benzoyl peroxide in the formula is sensitive to sunlight and can cause irritation.

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has recommended the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen, which protects against UVA and UVB rays.Zinc Oxide, a physical blocker, and Avobenzone, a chemical filter, are the two primary sunscreen ingredients used in the U.S. to provide substantial protection.

Unfortunately, Avobenzone is not photostable and has been shown to “undergo almost complete photodegradation”, according to the FDA. This photodegradation renders Avobenzone ineffective as a UV filter.

Fortunately, there are broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen ingredients that have been proven as safe and effective.The AAD states, “Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide have a long history of safe use in sunscreens and offer good options for broad-spectrum UV protection.”The Environmental Working Group indicates the following regarding physical blockers Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, “These are the right choice for children, people with sensitive skin, and others who want the best UVA protection without potentially hormone-disrupting chemicals like oxybenzone.”


Absorbs UV radiation, generating free radicals
Requires application 30 minutes before sun exposure
Provides partial protection from UV spectrum
May irritate the skin and eyes
Possibly carcinogenic
Shown to photodegrade within one hour


Reflects and scatters UV radiation
Starts protecting immediately upon application
Provides full broad-spectrum protection
Non-irritating to skin and eyes
Safe, insoluble mineral particles do not penetrate skin
Highly photostable for long-lasting protection

Physical sunscreen such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide is the preferred choice following the application of OrganiClear® before going outside in the sun.

So here’s to you and your journey towards healthy, and beautiful clear skin.

We believe your skin has the power to make you feel better day in, day out - to change your life and the lives of those around you. There’s really no limit to what we can accomplish when we feel and look our best.