What is it? 
Homomenthyl Salicylate is a sunscreen  primarily used in sun protective products.

How can I avoid it? 
Patients may be allergic or photoallergic to Homomenthyl Salicylate. If photoallergic, they may not react to the agent alone, but only with sun exposure. In either case, contact with this agent and with related chemicals should be avoided. This includes octyl Salicylate. To avoid these chemicals, the labels of all sun-protective agents and the products previously listed must be read and products containing oxybenzone, sulisobenzone, cinnamates, dibenzolmethane, PABA derivatives should be substituted.

  • Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
    • Make-ups
    • Moisturizers
    • Powders / Sprays m Shampoos / Conditioners
    • Shaving preparation
    • Soaps / Cleansers
    • Sunscreens and Self-Tanners
Other names for Homomenthyl Salicylate:
  • 3,3,5-Trimetylclyclohexyl salicylate
  • Homosalate
  • Heliopan 
  • HMS
  • HS
  • Eusolex
  • Metahomomenthyl Salicylate
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Medications including:
    • Aspirin
    • methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen)
    • tartrazine (FD+C yellow dye no. 5)
  • Other salicylates

How safe is it?

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