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Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

Also-called-like-this: Tinosorb S, Bemotrizinol
What-it-does: sunscreen


Its INCI name is a bit of a mouthful, but Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine is worth recognizing it as it is one of the best sunscreen agents known today. Unfortunately, it's not FDA-approved so you will not find it in sunscreens coming from the US (not because it's not good, but because US regulations make it impossible for newer sunscreen agents to get approved), but it is widely available in other parts of the world like Europe, Australia or Asia. 

It is a broad-spectrum (covers the whole UVB and UVA range, 280-400 nm) chemical sunscreen agent with peak protections at about 310 and 345 nm and unlike older UV filters, it's very photostable. It hardly deteriorates in the presence of UV light and it's also useful in stabilizing other less stable sunscreen agents, like the famous UVA protector, avobenzone.

It's a new generation sunscreen agent that was specifically designed for high SPF and good UVA protection and based on a 2007 study that compared 18 sunscreen agents available in the EU it really had the best SPF protection (they used the highest concentration allowed by EU regulations from each 18 sunscreens and Trinosorb S gave an SPF 20 all by itself). 

It is an oil-soluble, slightly yellowish powder that is not absorbed into the skin too much. This is good news for a sunscreen agent as it needs to be on the surface of the skin to do its job properly. Regarding Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine side effects, we have good news here as well: it has a great safety profile and unlike a couple of other chemical sunscreens, Trinosorb S (and M) does not show estrogenic activity. 

Overall, we think Trinosorb S is one of the best sunscreen options available today.

Are you into sunscreen agents? We have shiny explanations (along with product lists) about others as well:

Show me some proof

  • Pharmazie 62: 449–452 (2007), Study of the efficacy of 18 sun filters authorized in European Union tested in vitro
  • Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 34, 287–291 (2001), Lack of Binding to Isolated Estrogen or Androgen Receptors, and Inactivity in the Immature Rat Uterotrophic Assay, of the Ultraviolet Sunscreen Filters Tinosorb M-Active and Tinosorb S
  • Chatelain, Eric, and Bernard Gabard. "Photostabilization of Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) and Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate by Bis‐ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine (Tinosorb S), a New UV Broadband Filter¶." Photochemistry and Photobiology 74.3 (2001): 401-406.

Products with a known amount of Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

Other products with Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

Azani Active Care Kaolin Clay Sunscreen Azclear Action Day Moisturiser (2021 Reformulation) Bobai Sunscreen Extra Lightening Gel SPF 50 Bondi Sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid Cancer Council Face Day Wear Fluid Matte Invisible Ego Azclear Action Day Moisturiser SPF30 Ego Elucent Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser Spf 50 Ego Sunsense Daily Face SPF50+ Ego Sunsense Comfort Ego Sunsense Face Ultra Light Tint Ego Sunsense Lip Balm SPF50+ (AU) Frezyderm Kids Sun Care Spf 50+ Wet Skin Spray Fusion Meso Shield 50 Galderma Actinica Lotion Garnier Ambre Solaire SPF 30 Invisible Protect Mist Spray Go-To Nifty Fifty Hydrating Sunscreen La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Spf50+ Face Sunscreen For Dry Skin Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50 QV Ego Face Day Cream SPF 30 + Skin Science SPF50 Sunscreen Lotion Skintific Outdoor Sun Spray Sunscreen Mist SPF100 Pa++++ UVA/UVB Filters SunSense Anti-Ageing Face SunSense Anti-Ageing Face Spf 50+ Sunscreen SunSense Moisturising Daily Face Spf 50+ Sunscreen SunSense Moisturising Daily Face Spf50+ Thalgo Post-peeling Marine Sunscreen SPF50+ 1STLY Skincare Invisible Moisturizer SPF 40 1STLY Skincare Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 40 Abbott Abbott Face Guard Silicone Sunscreen Gel - Spf 30 Pa+++ Accufix Cosmetics The Ultimate Sunscreen Agarta Güneş Kremi̇ Spf 50+ Sunscreen Apivita Hydra Sensitive Soothing Face Cream SPF50+ Ava Laboratorium Skin Protection Face Cream SPF 50 Basiclab Lekka Emulsja Ochronna SPF50+ Basiclab Lekki Krem Ochronny SPF50+ Prewencja I Antyoksydacja Biotrade Melabel Whitening Day Cream SPF50+ Boots Vitamin C Brightening Cheer Sunscreen SPF50+ Pa++++ Cancer Council Sensitive Cleo Dry Touch Mattifying Sunscreen Fluid Cleo Laboratories Hyaluronic Acid Sun Gel Cream Cosmed Alight Fluid SPF 50+ Cosmed Sun Essential - Alight Fluid SPF 50 Derma Health Pharma Soloban Sebum Control Gel Spf 40 Pa+++ Dermatique Mattifying Dry Touch Sunscreen Fluid Dermatouch Undamage Ultra Matte Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 Pa+++ Dermovitamina Fotoclin SPF100 Deutsche Pharma Solactive Gel I.r. FPS 50+ Dr Liv Kraemer UV Day Shield Eternal Secret Spf 50+ Facial Cream Face Theory Sunfragma Spf 25 Melting Balm