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Amylcinnamaldehyde

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

2-(PHENYLMETHYLENE) HEPTANAL, 2-(PHENYLMETHYLENE)HEPTANAL, 2-BENZYLIDENEHEPTANAL, A-AMYL CINNAMIC ALDEHYDE, A-AMYLCINNMAMALDEHYDE, ALPHA-AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE, AMYL CINNAMAL, AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE, HEPTANAL, 2(PHENYLMETHYLENE), and HEPTANAL, 2-(PHENYLMETHYLENE)

Amyl cinnamal is a synthetically produced scent ingredient; has been associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner56 products
shampoo50 products
foundation42 products
hair styling aide37 products
fragrance for women32 products
lipstick27 products
facial moisturizer/treatment25 products
moisturizer25 products
hair treatment/serum24 products
styling gel/lotion23 products
concealer20 products
hair spray18 products
hair color and bleaching17 products
facial cleanser16 products
daily use with SPF13 products
styling mousse/foam9 products
fragrance for men8 products
body wash/cleanser8 products
lip balm8 products
recreational sunscreen6 products
CC cream6 products
body firming lotion6 products
mask6 products
body spray5 products
liquid hand soap4 products
bar soap4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
serums & essences3 products
detangler3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
makeup remover3 products
anti-aging3 products
body oil3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
hand cream3 products
shaving cream3 products
BB cream2 products
baby lotion2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
nail treatment2 products
sunless tanning2 products
foot cleansing2 products
beard care2 products
toners/astringents2 products
depilatory1 products
1 products
blush1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
beard cleanser1 products
baby shampoo1 products
foot moisturizer1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
25 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • 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/ .
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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