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Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

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

Details

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.

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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

Products with Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

Galderma Actinica Lotion Abbott Abbott Face Guard Silicone Sunscreen Gel - Spf 30 Pa+++ Eternal Secret Spf 50+ Facial Cream La Roche-Posay Anthelios Xl Melt-In Cream Spf50 Avene Sunsimed Eucerin Anti-Pigment Day Cream Spf30 Muti Anti Age Face Spf 30 Noreva Cicadiane Protect Photoprotective Repairing Care Spf 50+ Ultra Violette Queen Screen Spf 50+ Luminising Sun Serum Uncover Suncare Spf 30 ACM Depiwhite M Sun Protection Spf50 Beyer&Söhne Dayshade Spf 50 Cetaphil Daylong Kids Spf 50+ Lotion Daylong Kids Sun Lotion Spf 50 Heliocare 360º Md Ak Fluid Heliocare Color Gelcream Light Spf50 Heliocare 360 Fluid Cream Spf50 La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Non-Perfumed Cream Spf50+ La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Cream Spf 50+ La Roche-Posay Anthelios Xl Spf 50+ Cream Comfort Medik8 Advanced Day Eye Protect Eye Cream Mesoestetic Sun Protective Reparing Stick 100+ Noreva Noresun Gradual Uv Cream Spf 50+ Avene High Protection Spf 50+ Emulsion Biodermal Biodermal Kids Sun Spray Spf 50 Biodermal Biodermal Sensitive Spf 30 Biodermal Mattifying Spf 50 Cliniderm Mattifying Fluid Sun Face Fluid Spf 50+ Deutsche Pharma Suncare100 Clear Skin Dr. Jackson's 01 Skin Cream Spf30 La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dermo-Kids Pediatrics Gel Spf 50+ La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dermo-Kids Pedriatrics Lotion Spf50+ Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel Spf50+ Pa++++ Neogen Dermalogy Day-Light Protection Sun Screen Spf 50 Pa+++ Noreva Trio White Xp Anti-Dark Spot Care Spf 50+ Zwitsal Sun 0% Parfum SPF50+ Zonnestick ACO Sun Face Cream Spf 50+ Bioderma Photoderm Leb Spf 30 Bioderma Photoderm Max Cream Spf50+ Bioderma Photoderm Max Cremă Spf 50+ Bioderma Photoderm Max Milk Spf 50+ Bioderma Photoderm Max Spf 50+ Spray Bioderma Photoderm Spot Spf 50+ Biodermal Biodermal Anti-Age Spf 30 Bionike Aknet Acteen Sun - Cream-Gel 50+ COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream Spf50 Pa+++ Espoir Water Splash Suncream Spf50+ Pa+++ Filorga Uv-Defence Anti-Ageing - Anti-Brown Spot Sun Care Spf50+ Heliocare 360° Gel Oil-Free Spf 50