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  • Question about approved UV filters

    Posted by Anonymous on April 5, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Hi all,

    I recently stumbled across a table for approved UV filters in the book principles and practice of photoprotection. You can view the table here

    But basically there were a few ingredients that were on the list that caught me attention:

    Salicylic acid
    Tea salicylate

    I’m not a cosmetic expert, so I’m confused why it is on that list… Wouldn’t it mean BHA products are some what effective as suncare?

    DRBOB@VERDIENT.BIZ replied 7 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • johnb

    April 5, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Ignore what textbooks may tell you and use official lists for the area you are interested in for the authoritative list of UV filters for use in cosmetic products.

    I’m not suggesting this is the case here but textbooks cannot be updated except by a new print or edition. Online regulations can be updated immediately and as often as is necessary.

  • OldPerry

    April 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I’d add that somewhat effective is not effective enough.


    April 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Consult Monograph for approved sunscreens and levels as only reliable reference.

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