- Other names: Ethylhexyl dimethyl PABA
- FDA Approval: Up to 8%
- Blocks UVA: No
- Blocks UVB: Yes
- Photo-stable: No
Interactions with Other ingredients:
Photostability can be improved if the following are added: enzacamene, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, oxybenzone, Tinosorb S, Tinosorb M, titanium dioxide (microfine), zinc oxide (micronized), diethylhexyl 2, 6-naphthalate
Safe to use in quantities approved by the FDA.
In vitro study found padimate O might be photocarcinogenic, but multiple in vivo studies demonstrate no carcinogenic effects.
Cosdna Rating: 0 for comedogenesis, 0 for irritation
Beautypedia Rating: N/A
EWG Rating: 5