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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

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion 50 Benefit Dream Screen Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream Cetaphil Pro Oil Absorbing Moisturizer Spf 30 Clinique Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer Spf 20 Clinique Fit Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum Spf 40 Coppertone Defend And Care Clear Zinc Spf 50 Cover fx Total Cover Cream Foundation Spf30 Differin Oil Control Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Spf 30 Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme Spf 15 Garnier Clearly Brighter Even Tone Spf 30 Daily Moisturizer Hema Sensitive Day Cream Spf15 Hourglass Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint Jack Black Oil-Free Sun Guard Spf 45 Sunscreen Kiss My Face Face Factor Spf30 Sunscreen Kiss My Face Sensitive Side 3In1 Sunscreen Lotion, Spf 30 MDSolarSciences Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum 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 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 SkinMedica SKINMEDICA TOTAL DEFENSE AND REPAIR SPF 34 Sun Bum Spf 50 Clear Zinc Oxide Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum Spf 30 Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Spf 35 Pa+++ A'pieu Pure Block Natural Sun Cream Spf 45 Pa+++ Acwell Dermild Fresh Sun Control Essence Spf 50 Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser Spf 50 Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen Spf 30 Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen Spf 50 Anne Semonin Brightening Cream Spf15 Anthony Day Cream Spf 30 Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer Spf 30 Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Facial Moisturizer With Broad Spectrum Spf 30 Biodermal Mattifying Spf 50 Black Girl Sunscreen Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Face Lotion With Sunscreen Spf 30 Cliniderm Mattifying Fluid Sun Face Fluid Spf 50+ Coola Makeup Setting Spray Organic Sunscreen Spf 30 Coola Organic Spf 30 Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops Cremorlab Aqua O2 Shield Spf 50 Derma Revive Sunscreen Moisturiser Dermalogica Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer Spf15 Eucerin Anti-Age Volume-Filler Day Cream Spf 15 Uvb + Uva Protection Garner Skinactive Moisture Bomb The Antioxidant Super Moisturizer Spf 30 Garnier Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage* Daily Moisturizer Spf 30 Garnier Moisture Bomb The Antioxidant Super Moisturizer Spf 30