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Disodium distyrylbiphenyl disulfonate

* Sometimes referred to by its trade name Tinopal CBS-X. For more info, read this TIA Article.

This multi-purpose ingredient functions as a stabilizer, hair conditioning agent, surfactant, viscocity (thickness) controlling agent and UV absorber. Many skin care companies market it as an optical brightener, one that absorbs light to make the face look whiter. It can be found in products such as anti-aging treatment, bar soap, eye cream and facial moisturizer.

* Sometimes referred to by its trade name Tinopal CBS-X. For more info, read this TIA Article.

Functions:

This multi-purpose ingredient functions as a stabilizer, hair conditioning agent, surfactant, viscocity (thickness) controlling agent and UV absorber. Many skin care companies market it as an optical brightener, one that absorbs light to make the face look whiter. It can be found in products such as anti-aging treatment, bar soap, eye cream and facial moisturizer.

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

Topical application has been shown to irritate the skin & eyes. Animal Studies have shown low doses of this ingredient to cause irritation and organ effects at low doses. It's best that individuals with sensitive skin only use this ingredient in rinse-off products, or avoid it alltogether.

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