Sunscreen Ingredient: Homosalate

  • Other names: Homomethyl salicylate
  • FDA Approval: Up to 15%
  • Blocks UVA: No
  • Blocks UVB: Yes
  • Photo-stable: No

Interactions with Other ingredients:

Improves photostability of other filters.

Oil Soluble

Safety Concerns:

Safe to use in quantities approved by the FDA. Skin penetration less than 1% in human and laboratory studies. May disrupt estrogen, androgen and progesterone but no evidence of toxicity or side effects have been documented in vivo.

Cosdna Rating: 0 for comedogenesis, 0 for irritation

Beautypedia Rating: Best

EWG Rating: 4

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