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Amylcinnamaldehyde

  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products that may not meet industry safety guidelines or U.S. and international government requirements. The score will be lower if used in products that meet these safety guidelines and requirements.

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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)
● HEPTANAL, 2-(PHENYLMETHYLENE)

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


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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shampoo90 products
conditioner83 products
hair styling aide73 products
hair treatment/serum61 products
concealer46 products
fragrance for women44 products
hair spray42 products
foundation42 products
moisturizer28 products
styling gel/lotion23 products
styling mousse/foam23 products
facial moisturizer/treatment22 products
exfoliant/scrub18 products
body wash/cleanser10 products
mask10 products
body spray9 products
hand cream9 products
daily use with SPF9 products
hair color and bleaching8 products
body firming lotion7 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
fragrance for men6 products
facial cleanser6 products
CC cream5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant5 products
detangler4 products
lip balm3 products
liquid hand soap3 products
toners/astringents3 products
serums & essences3 products
bar soap3 products
beard care2 products
foot cleansing2 products
nail treatment2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
anti-aging2 products
hair relaxer2 products
BB cream2 products
lipstick2 products
shaving cream2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
baby lotion2 products
body oil1 products
sunless tanning1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
blush1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
beard cleanser1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
makeup primer1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
polish remover1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
body powder1 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

Ecotoxicology

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

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

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
25 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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/ .
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.

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