What is Butyloctyl Salicylate?
Q.) What is Butyloctyl Salicylate?
A.) Butyloctyl Salicylate is an emollient moisturizing agent that we added to the formulas of the Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 and Nutrient Day Cream Tinted SPF 30 in early 2021 for its superb results in spreading the active zinc oxide mineral smoothly on the skin. We celebrate this innovative green, sustainably produced ingredient that improves the performance of our sunscreen.
The CIR reviewed all the scientific data and confirmed the ingredient as SAFE for use in cosmetic formulations. Readily biodegradable and not a marine pollutant. In animal studies - little to no acute toxicity (LD(50) in rats; >2 g/kg) via a dermal exposure route is seen for Butyloctyl Salicylate. Applications of Butyloctyl Salicylate were not irritating to rabbit skin and were not ocular irritants. Butyloctyl Salicylate produced no sensitization in guinea pig. Studies of the genotoxic potential of Butyloctyl Salicylate were generally negative. (Int J Toxicol. 2003;22 Suppl 3:1-108)