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Hexyl Cinnamal

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SYNONYMS

2-(PHENYLMETHYLENE)- OCTANAL, ALPHA-HEXYLCINNAMALDEHYDE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, HEXYL CINNAMIC ALDEHYDE, HEXYLCINNAMIC ALDEHYDE, OCTANAL, 2(PHENYLMETHYLENE), and OCTANAL, 2-(PHENYLMETHYLENE)-

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


Hexyl cinnamal is a naturally occurring and synthetic scent ingredient; it is associated with allergic reactions.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo307 products
conditioner257 products
hair treatment/serum223 products
fragrance for women158 products
moisturizer150 products
body wash/cleanser140 products
hair styling aide135 products
mask79 products
liquid hand soap70 products
styling gel/lotion62 products
facial moisturizer/treatment59 products
hair spray59 products
foundation58 products
hair color and bleaching53 products
antiperspirant/deodorant48 products
body spray42 products
hand cream41 products
exfoliant/scrub39 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)38 products
lipstick37 products
bar soap33 products
facial cleanser33 products
concealer31 products
fragrance for men29 products
sunless tanning29 products
daily use with SPF27 products
styling mousse/foam25 products
bath oil/salts/soak24 products
detangler23 products
serums & essences23 products
lip gloss21 products
setting powder/spray21 products
body firming lotion20 products
hand sanitizer18 products
lip balm16 products
eye shadow15 products
body oil14 products
toners/astringents13 products
makeup primer12 products
after shave8 products
bronzer/highlighter8 products
blush8 products
anti-aging6 products
shaving cream6 products
CC cream5 products
lip plumper4 products
bubble bath4 products
makeup remover4 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
nail treatment3 products
hair relaxer3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
BB cream3 products
baby soap3 products
3 products
polish remover3 products
beard care3 products
foot odor control2 products
foot cleansing2 products
after sun product2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
around-eye cream2 products
facial powder2 products
beard oil2 products
baby shampoo2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
nail polish1 products
eye liner1 products
baby lotion1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
tanning oil1 products
beard cleanser1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
lip liner1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Possible 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
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
71 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

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • 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/ .
  • 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.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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