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Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has added a homosalate UVB filter to its Escalol range of UV filters. Escalol HMS UV (INCI: Homosalate) is an organic compound and ester formed from salicylic acid and 3,3,5-trimethylcyclohexanol that absorbs medium wavelength rays within the UVB spectrum.
The UV filter is oil soluble and compatible in a range of lotion and spray systems. It may be used up to 15% in the United States and up to 10% in the European Union.