Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About POLYSILICONE-15: Not an approved sunscreen active ingredient in the U.S., but found in some products.
Function(s): Ultraviolet Light Absorber; UV FILTER
Synoym(s): DIETHYLBENZYLIDENE MALONATE DIMETHICONE; DIETHYLMALONYLBENZYLIDENE OXYPROPENE DIMETHICONE; DIMETHICODIETHYLBENZALMALONATE; PARSOL SLX
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in some types of cosmetics (concentration limit)||Japan's Standards for Cosmetics|
|European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .|
|Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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