Octisalate is a colorless liquid that is used to absorb UVB rays and also to add water-resistance properties to a formula, typically sunscreens . It degrades when it is exposed to sunlight, so it typically appears with other sunscreen agents and needs to be applied frequently. It is used to stabilize avobenzone to extend sun protection.
What products is octisalate in?
Octisalate is found in sunscreens as well as products that contain fragrance as an ingredient .
Octisalate is less of a health and safety concern than other sunscreen ingredients like oxybenzone or retinyl palmitate, but Japan’s Standards for Cosmetics has restricted its use in certain types of cosmetics . Health concerns associated with exposure to octisalate include immune effects and allergenic effects.