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Ethylhexyl Salicylate

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

Official CosIng Information


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 a known amount of Ethylhexyl Salicylate

Other products with Ethylhexyl Salicylate

Alba Botanica Lip Care SPF 25 Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Daily Shade Facial Lotion Spf 18 Babyganics Mineral Based Sunscreen Lotion Spf 50+ Clinique Even Better™ Skin Tone Correcting Lotion Broad Spectrum Spf 20 Clinique Even Better™ Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Spf 20 Clinique Smart™ Broad Spectrum Spf 15 Custom-Repair Moisturizer Coola Spf 30 Sunscreen Spray Tropical Coconut Estee Lauder Daywear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant 24H-Moisture Creme Spf 15 Murad Essential-C Eye Cream Olay Daily Moisturizing Lotion With Sunscreen Spf 15 Soleil Toujours Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist Spf 50 The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion Spf15 The Body Shop Seaweed Oil-Control Lotion Spf15 The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care Spf15 AESTHETICO Suncare Sensitive Fluid Spf 50+ Ahava Time To Hydrate Essential Moisturizing Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF15 Aloe Up White Collection For The Face Daily Moisturizer Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer Spf 30 Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion 50 BLK/OPL True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF 15 Banana Boat Simply Protect Sensitive Faces SPF 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 Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Protection SPF 50 Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Radiance 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+ Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF 45 Clinique Acne Solutions™ BB Cream SPF 40 Clinique Age Defense Bb Cream Broad Spectrum Spf 30 Clinique For Men™ Broad Spectrum Spf 21 Moisturizer Clinique Moisture Surge Cc Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum Spf 30 Clinique Pep-Start™ Hydrorush Spf20 Moisturizer 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 Daylong Extreme Liposomal Sun Milk Spf 50+ Derma E All Sport Performance Face Sunscreen Derma E All Sport Performance Face Sunscreen Differin Oil Control Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Spf 30 Earth Science Almond-Aloe Moisturizer Spf 15+