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Ethylhexyl Salicylate

Also-called-like-this: Octyl Salicylate, Octisalate
What-it-does: sunscreen
Irritancy: 0
Comedogenicity: 0


A colorless to light yellowish oily liquid that works as a UVB (280-320nm) sunscreen filter with a peak absorbance at 306 nm. It's not a strong filter in itself, it's always used in combination with other sunscreen agents to further enhance the SPF and to solubilize other solid UV filters.

It has a good safety profile and is allowed to be used at a max concentration of 5% both in the US and in Europe (10% is allowed in Japan).

Show me some proof

  • Pharmazie 62: 449–452 (2007), Study of the efficacy of 18 sun filters authorized in European Union tested in vitro

Products with Ethylhexyl Salicylate

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Daily Shade Facial Lotion Spf 18 Babyganics Mineral Based Sunscreen Lotion Spf 50+ Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion 50 Belei Oil-Free Face Moisturizer Benefit Dream Screen Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream Bioten Skin Moisture CC Cream SPF 20 Bobbi Brown Bb Cream Broad Spectrum Spf 35 Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Spf50, Fragrance Free Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Moisturizer Spf 30 Cetaphil Pro Oil Absorbing Moisturizer Spf 30 Cetaphil Sun Daylong™ Liposomale Lotion SPF 50+ Clinique Age Defense Bb Cream Broad Spectrum Spf 30 Clinique Moisture Surge Cc Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum Spf 30 Clinique Repairwear™ Uplifting Firming Cream Broad Spectrum Spf 15 Clinique Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer Spf 20 Clinique Fit Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum Spf 40 Coola Dawn Patrol Classic Makeup Primer Spf 30 Coppertone Defend And Care Clear Zinc Spf 50 Coppertone Sport Continuous Sunscreen Spray Spf 50 Cover fx Total Cover Cream Foundation Spf30 Differin Oil Control Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Spf 30 Epionce Ultra Shield Spf 50 Sunscreen Estee Lauder Daywear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit BB SPF 35 Estee Lauder Daywear Antioxidant 72H-Hydration Sorbet Creme SPF 15 Estee Lauder Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Face And Neck Creme SPF 15 Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme Spf 15 Garnier Clearly Brighter Even Tone Spf 30 Daily Moisturizer Garnier Ombrelle Kids Water Resistant Lotion Spf 50+ Glytone Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum Spf 40 Hema Sensitive Day Cream Spf15 Hourglass Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint Isa knox 365 Sun Cream Jack Black Oil-Free Sun Guard Spf 45 Sunscreen Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream SPF 50 Kiss My Face Face Factor Spf30 Sunscreen Kiss My Face Sensitive Side 3In1 Sunscreen Lotion, Spf 30 La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Tinted Moisturizer Cc Cream Laura mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free MAC Studio Moisture Fix MDSolarSciences Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Spf 30 Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion With Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Spf 15 Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion Spf 30 Nia 24 Sun Damage Prevention Uva/Uvb Sunscreen Spf 30 Pa+++ Olay Complete Daily Defense All Day Moisturizer With Sunscreen Spf 30 For Sensitive Skin Origins VitaZing™ SPF15 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer with Mangosteen PCA Skin Protecting Hydrator Broad Spectrum Spf Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion With Spf 10 Revision Skincare Intellishade Original Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer With Sunscreen