Our database includes 600 products that contain Homosalate.

You should know

What it is

Chemical UV Filter


Coral Reefs


Homosalate is a chemical sunscreen filter that provides protection in the UV-B range (280nm - 320 nm), with a peak protection at 306 nm. It is internationally approved for use in sunscreens.

Homosalate is not photo-stable, meaning it's strength as a UV filter degrades over time with exposure to the sun. Because of this, it's often used in combination with other chemical sunscreen filters as avobenzone (which protects from the UV-A range). Homosalate also helps act as a solvent for harder-to-dissolve UV filters.

(Part of the reason that sunscreens need to be frequently re-applied is due to the photo instability of many chemical sunscreen filters)

Currently, homosalate is approved in concentrations up to 10% in the EU and 15% in the US. The FDA is currently doing further research on the effects of homosalate, and it is possible that these approved concentrations will change in the future.

Homosalate is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.0% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

130 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Redness • Fine Lines • Sensitivity • Oiliness

Where it's used

Homosalate is most often found as ingredient number 2 within an ingredient list.

Of the 306 products in our database that have a known concentration of Homosalate, we've seen concentrations from 1% to 15% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Homosalate the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 34299
  • INN Name: homosalate
  • EC #:  204-260-8
  • All Functions: Skin Conditioning, UV Absorber, UV Filter
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.