octyl salicylate

Sunscreen Actives

Sunscreen agent also known as ethylhexyl salicylate. It’s used to protect skin primarily from UVB rays. [1] Research into 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. [2]

References Cited:

  1. Bissonnette R. Update on sunscreens. Skin Therapy Lett. 2008;13(6):5-7.
  2. Jimenez-Diaz J, Molina-Molina J, Zafra-Gomez A, Ballesteros O, Navalon A, Real M, Saenz J, Fernandez M, Olea N. Simultaneous determination of the UV-filters benzyl salicylate; phenyl salicylate; octyl salicylate; homosalate; 3-(4-methylbenzylidene) camphor and 3-benzylidene camphor in human placental tissue by LC-MS/MS. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2013;936:80-7.

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