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2-ehtylhexyl salicylate
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Description

Octyl salicylate is an organic compound used as an active ingredient in many sunscreens and cosmetics. It is a derivative of salicylic acid, and is used to absorb ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. It is also used as a fragrance ingredient in many products.

Side Effects:

Octyl salicylate is generally considered safe for use in cosmetics and sunscreens. However, some people may experience skin irritation or contact dermatitis when using products containing octyl salicylate.

Brand Names:

Octyl salicylate is found in many brands of sunscreen and cosmetics, including Neutrogena, Banana Boat, Coppertone, Aveeno, and Cetaphil.

Synonyms
  • octyl salicylate
Classifications
  • dermatological
  • salicylic acid
  • sunscreen
  • topical

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