Sunscreen Actives

FDA-approved sunscreen active ingredient that provides primarily UVB protection. Its UVA range is very narrow, and so it is not used alone in sunscreens. Homosalate is internationally approved for use in sunscreens, up to a maximum concentration of 15%. It’s considered non-sensitizing and non-toxic, and is most often seen in sunscreens rated SPF 30 and greater. [1,2,3]

References Cited:

  1. Latha M, Martis J, Shobha V, Sham-Shinde R, Bangera S, Krishnankutty B, Bellary S, Varughese S, Rao P, Naveen-Kumar B. Sunscreening agents: a review. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2013;6(1):16-26.
  2. Amber K, Bloom R, Staropoli P, Dhiman S, Hu S. Assessing the Current Market of Sunscreen: A Cross-Sectional Study of Sunscreen Availability in Three Metropolitan Counties in the United States. Journal of Skin Cancer. 2014;2014:285357.
  3. Jansen R, Osterwalder U, Wang S, Burnett M, Lim H. Photoprotection: part II. Sunscreen: development, efficacy, and controversies. J Am Acad Dermatol.. 2013;69(6):867.e1-14.

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