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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)
● OCTANAL, 2-(PHENYLMETHYLENE)-

Restricted

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

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo430 products
conditioner377 products
hair treatment/serum295 products
hair styling aide210 products
moisturizer185 products
body wash/cleanser159 products
fragrance for women153 products
styling gel/lotion117 products
foundation112 products
hair spray108 products
antiperspirant/deodorant81 products
lipstick71 products
liquid hand soap66 products
hair color and bleaching62 products
mask62 products
facial moisturizer/treatment59 products
concealer57 products
hand cream56 products
styling mousse/foam54 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)46 products
exfoliant/scrub44 products
body spray43 products
bar soap43 products
sunless tanning35 products
lip gloss34 products
fragrance for men27 products
facial cleanser25 products
serums & essences22 products
setting powder/spray22 products
body oil20 products
bath oil/salts/soak19 products
detangler17 products
eye shadow15 products
toners/astringents14 products
blush14 products
body firming lotion13 products
daily use with SPF13 products
shaving cream11 products
bronzer/highlighter10 products
lip balm9 products
hand sanitizer9 products
anti-aging7 products
nail polish6 products
makeup primer6 products
lip plumper6 products
polish remover6 products
after shave5 products
around-eye cream5 products
baby shampoo5 products
nail treatment4 products
baby soap4 products
4 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
hair relaxer3 products
bubble bath3 products
foot odor control2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
depilatory2 products
after sun product2 products
facial powder2 products
hair removal waxes2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
beard care2 products
tanning oil2 products
eyelash glue2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
foot cleansing1 products
body powder1 products
eye liner1 products
baby lotion1 products
makeup remover1 products
BB cream1 products
beard oil1 products
beard cleanser1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
brow liner1 products
lip liner1 products
body cleansing wipes1 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

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

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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