1972
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.106.3.338
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Tanning without sunburn with aminobenzoic acid-type sunscreen

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“…Para‐aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and its derivatives form a further category of popular UVB filter, especially in the USA and Scandinavia; 15 PABA is very efficient at a 5% concentration in a 50–60% alcohol base, 16 –20 any increase in the alcohol or water content decreases its protective value 21 . The main advantage of this agent is its ability to penetrate the horny layer of the skin, which takes at least 30 min, after which it is not easily removed by swimming, washing or perspiration; 17 such a reservoir effect could also be due to PABA crystals within the surface of the skin; 22 although, the protection does decrease after swimming 23 .…”
Section: Uvb Filtersmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Para‐aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and its derivatives form a further category of popular UVB filter, especially in the USA and Scandinavia; 15 PABA is very efficient at a 5% concentration in a 50–60% alcohol base, 16 –20 any increase in the alcohol or water content decreases its protective value 21 . The main advantage of this agent is its ability to penetrate the horny layer of the skin, which takes at least 30 min, after which it is not easily removed by swimming, washing or perspiration; 17 such a reservoir effect could also be due to PABA crystals within the surface of the skin; 22 although, the protection does decrease after swimming 23 .…”
Section: Uvb Filtersmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Some sunscreens allow tanning without burning; others allow neither. Some chemicals, PABA for example, absorb ultraviolet light mainly in the sunburn spectrum; other substances, menthyl anthranilate, for example, absorb in both sunburn and tanning spectra.…”
Section: Sunscreens (Absorbers)mentioning
confidence: 99%