Octisalate

AKA: Ethylhexyl Salicylate
A UVB sunscreen also known as ethylhexyl salicylate. It is normally paired with UVA sunscreens to provide broad-spectrum protection. Octisalate also protects other ingredients, like colorants and antioxidants, from deterioration due to exposure to UV light.
Also-Known-As:
Ethylhexyl Salicylate
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Origin
Octisalate

Overview

Octisalate is also known as ethylhexyl salicylate and is a UV light absorber in the UVB range between 290 and 315 nanometers.

This colorless liquid is frequently used as a sunscreen active due to its ability to protect against harmful UV radiation. Normally, it is paired with other sunscreen actives that absorb in the UVA range, in order to create a product with broad-spectrum protection.

In addition, ethylhexyl salicylate works to protect other ingredients from deterioration from exposure to UV light. These sensitive ingredients can include colorants and antioxidants.