Anti-oxidizing ingredients or Chemicals 

Description of Anti-oxidizing: oxidation is a natural process that can pose a serious threat to living beings. It’s a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals and chain reactions that may damage the cells of organisms. Oxidation will lead to a lower quality in foods and Personal Care products and can even become a health risk. One way to prevent oxidation is limiting contact of the formulation or substance with both oxygen and sunlight. Since this is not always possible, anti-oxidizing agents may be required to further preserve foods and cosmetics. A well known antioxidant in food is ascorbic acid and an example of a personal care anti-oxidizing ingredient is Benzophenone 4. Anti-oxidizing agents are also commonly used to inhibit degradation and to stabilize polymers, plastics, rubbers, lubricants and fuels.

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Used in many cosmetic applications to provide skin protection against sunburn, Benzophenone 4 is commonly used in anti-aging facial care products, sunscreens and hair products. It can also be used as an emollient and an ingredient to prevent cosmetic products deterioration from sun exposure. Benzophenone 4 can be formulated into after-sun, self-tanning, color cosmetics, lip care, nail polish and body care products. It can also provide excellent protection for bleached and colored hair against UV radiation and can be used in hair gels, shampoo, mousse, hair sprays and hair primers. A secondary UV-B absorber with activity in short UVA (UVA-2) range rays, Benzophenone 4 provides supplemental UV protection and boosts SPF activity.