Eucerin products and their ingredients

Extensive research and passion for skin are the foundation of Eucerin’s high quality products. Naturally, Eucerin experts take great care on choosing ingredients for all products and limit the number. Nevertheless, in case of intolerance or allergies, it may be helpful to check for certain ingredients in our Ingredients Database.

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What is homosalate?

Homosalate belongs to the class of chemicals known as salicylates and is organic. You may see homosalate referred to alongside sunscreen because it shields the skin from sun exposure.

What does homosalate do to skin?

Homosalate is used in sunscreens because it protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun which can lead to skin cancer. Homosalate acts a protective skin barrier that absorbs the UV light before it reaches your skin cells, preventing DNA damage. This is why homosalate is popular in sunscreen and features in our superior range of Sun Protection products.

Is homosalate safe in sunscreen?

Homosalate, or homosalate sunscreen, is safe for your skin as long as its concentrations are below 10%, according to the European Commission. As with all ingredients, overuse can create irritations and allergic reactions. However, the European Chemicals Agency confirms that homosalate is authorised worldwide as it is biodegradable and doesn't have aquatic toxicity.


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