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FDA gives go-ahead for UVA block

L'Oréal USA reports that the FDA has approved a new sunscreen formula containing Mexoryl SX, an organic filter highly protective against UVA rays.

This is the first time since 1988 that the FDA has approved a new sunscreen filter.

Anthelios SX, a daily moisturizing cream, will be L'Oréal's first Mexoryl SX-containing product to be released, and will be sold under the La Roche-Posay brand. L'Oréal says it intends to integrate the newly approved ingredient into other products in the future.

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