Sunscreen Ingredient: Tinosorb M

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  • Other names:
    • Bisoctrizole
    • Milestab 360
    • Methylene bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (and) Aqua (and) Decyl Glucoside (and) Propylene Glycol (and) Xanthan Gum
  • Blocks UVA: Yes
  • Blocks UVB: Yes
  • Photo-stable: Yes
  • Characteristics:
    • Excellent UVA protection
    • Tinosorb M is a chemical filter, but it looks like a white powder and will leave a white cast, in the way that physical filters (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide) do

UV Spectrum:

tinosorb m b


Interactions with Other ingredients:

Helps prevent photo-degradation of other UV absorbers, especially octinoxate.

Safety Concerns:

Minimal skin penetration and no estrogenic effects in vitro.

Cosdna Rating: 0 for comedogenesis, 0 for irritation

Beautypedia Rating: Best

EWG Rating: 1

Manufactured by BASF.

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