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Octisalate

Sunscreen agent used to protect skin primarily from UVB rays.

(Source: Skin Therapy Letter, 1997, volume 2, number 5, volume 2, number 5, www.dermatology.org/skintherapy).

Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing the sun’s rays. Some chemical filters can scatter sun rays, but still mostly just absorb them.

Octisalate is commonly seen in a max percentage of 5%.

  • Undergoes some degradation in sunlight
  • Has emollient and water-resistant properties
  • Oil-soluble
  • FDA approved
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