Sunscreen Ingredient: Padimate O

  • 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

Safety Concerns:

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 RatingN/A

EWG Rating: 5

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