Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine


UV filter

Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine at a glance

  • Synthetic broad-spectrum sunscreen agent that helps defend skin against UVB and UVA rays
  • Noted for being highly effective in low amounts—an advantage when high SPF levels are desired
  • Approved as UV filter in many global markets but not in the U.S.  
  • Comes as a light yellow powder in its raw material form and is oil soluble

Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine description

Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine (also known as Tinosorb S or Bemotrizinol) is a synthetic UV filter that delivers broad-spectrum sun protection due to its ability to absorb UVA and UVB rays. Like other UV filters, it is dually considered an anti-aging ingredient in the regard that it helps ward off visible signs of accelerated skin aging triggered by sun exposure. Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine is noted for being highly effective at low concentrations, which is one of the reasons it is a popular choice when high SPF levels are desired. It is also praised for having excellent photostability and is known to help improve the stability of other sunscreen agents. Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine available in many countries around the world, although not currently in the United States (this does not mean this ingredient is not safe, but rather that it is under review in this region). Allowable concentrations vary from country to country, with 10% being the maximum amount permitted globally. Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine comes as a light yellow powder in its raw material form and is oil soluble.

Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine references

  •, Accessed November 2022, ePublication
  • UL Prospector (supplier info), Accessed November 2022, ePublication
  • Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, April 2010, pages 552-558
  • Photochemistry and Photobiology, September 2001, pages 401-406

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to assess ingredients in this dictionary. Regulations regarding constraints, permitted concentration levels and availability vary by country and region.

Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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