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4-aminobenzoic acid
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Description

Aminobenzoic acid is an organic compound that is used in a variety of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. It is an aminobenzoic acid derivative, which is a type of aromatic acid. It is used as an active ingredient in sunscreens, skin creams, and other skin care products. It is also used as a preservative in some foods and beverages.

Aminobenzoic acid is generally considered safe for use in cosmetics and other products. However, some people may experience skin irritation or allergic reactions when using products containing this ingredient. Common side effects include redness, itching, burning, and swelling of the skin.

Associated brand names:
  ▸  Neutrogena
  ▸  Aveeno
  ▸  La Roche-Posay
  ▸  CeraVe
  ▸  Eucerin
  ▸  Vichy
  ▸  La Mer
  ▸  Kiehl's
  ▸  Clarins
  ▸  Lancome

Synonyms
  • amben
  • aminobenzoate
  • aminobenzoic acid
  • PAB
  • PABA
  • pabacidum
  • para-aminobenzoic acid
  • vitamin H'
Classifications
  • dermatological
  • sunscreen
  • topical

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