Sunscreen Ingredient: Octisalate

  • Other names:
    • Ethylhexyl salicylate
    • Octyl salicylate
  • FDA Approval: Up to 5%
  • Blocks UVA: No
  • Blocks UVB: Yes, but weak
  • Photo-stable: No


Interactions with Other ingredients:

Oil soluble. Has water-resistant properties

Safety Concerns:

Safe to use in quantities approved by the FDA.

Skin penetration in lab studies but no estrogenic activity found. Rarely reported skin allergy.

Cosdna Rating: 0 for comedogenesis, 0 for irritation

Beautypedia Rating: Best

EWG Rating: 4

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