octyl salicylate

Sunscreen Actives

Sunscreen agent used to protect skin primarily from the sun’s UVB rays (Source: Skin Therapy Letter, 1997, volume 2, number 5, volume 2, number 5, www.dermatology.org/skintherapy). Research looking at whether or not this sunscreen disrupted hormones (the endocrine system) did not find conclusive evidence of this happening, nor was octyl salicylate found to have estrogenic activity (Source: Journal of Chromatography, October 2013, pages 80-87).

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