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Homosalate

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Categories: Sunscreen Actives

Homosalate Skin Benefits:
Photoprotection

Homosalate is an organic compound that forms an ester from salicylic acid, and appears as a yellowish-tan liquid or oil. It is commercially used in as many as 45% of all chemical sunscreen products in the United States due to its ability to protect the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Being amongst one of the safe sunscreen ingredients for UVB protection, homosalate helps to prevent against sunburn and photo-damage that may lead to the formation of premature signs of aging (i.e., fine lines and wrinkles). Moreover, use of homosalate in sunscreen products is considered non-toxic and presents no signs or evidence of causing negative side effects.1

  1. Urek, S. et al. Toxicological profile of homosalate as cosmetic ingredients. Global Journal of Pathology and Microbiology 1.1, 7-11 (2013)