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  • Octocrylen & avobenzone

    Posted by Eli on June 14, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Hello ! Is there a good substitute for octocrylene to stabilize abovenzone ?

    nasrins replied 9 years, 10 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • pma

    June 14, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Tinosorb S (not approved in the US yet). But is better not using octinoxate with AVO even with stabilizers. 

  • cosmochem

    June 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Hi Eli,

    You can try the photostabilizers from Hallstar. For example you can use Solastay S1 (INCI: Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene), Solastay P1 (INCI: Polyester 25), Polycrylene (INCI: Polyester 8), and Hallbrite PSF (INCI: Undecylcrylene dimethicone).

    Hope this helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eli

    June 15, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Yes it helps a lot, thanks @cosmochem and @pma ! What do you think about micro encapsulated avobenzone? Would it really be more stable ?

  • Eli

    September 8, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Hello again! I was starting with sun care some months ago and after reading a lot of opinions about Avobenzone + EHMC (octinoxate) i can’t seem to understand why if there is such a unstable mix people keep using it everywhere. I know they are not used alone but with octocrylene stabilizing avobenzone, and sometimes even small amounts of EHMC are used.. like 0.5% does it actually makes sense? Maybe i have still a lot to learn, but every time i read more about the subject i get more confused. !!.. and anyways the products i check in supermarkets and everywhere they use that wonderful threesome of UV filters: BMBM, EHMC and OCR.. Thanks !

  • nasrins

    September 9, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Oxybenzone  is also used for stabilize avobenzone…

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