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
- FDA approved