Escalol™ UV filters

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More than ever, consumers and regulatory agencies are focused on the potential damage of UV radiation to skin and to overall health. The major trend in sun protection is toward broad-spectrum protection – from both UVA and UVB radiation. Ashland’s EscalolTM line of UV absorbers act as “keystone” ingredients that cover both UVA and UVB, making up an effective sun care formulation.

Escalol UV absorbers are used in an increasing number of cosmetic formulations to protect the skin.  Within the Escalol line there are many options for both UVB and UVA ranges, with our most recent addition – Escalol S – offering broad protection across UVA and UVB. Escalol S is highly photostable, boosts the sun protection factor (SPF) of other UV filters, and improves the photostability of unstable UV filters, providing added UVA protection to achieve UVA-PF. 

Escalol S is currently approved in Europe, China, Latin America, and Mexico, and is awaiting approval by the US FDA. For more information on US approval of Escalol S, please visit the PASS coalition website.

Additionally, the full Escalol™ UV filter range includes many products for diverse applications. Recommended skin care applications include body care, color cosmetics, and facial care formulas.

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