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Octocrylene

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IMAGE SOURCE: PubChem

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), and Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

SYNONYMS

● 2-CYANO-3,3-DIPHENYL ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER
● 2-CYANO-3.3-DIPHENYL- 2-ETHYLH EXYL ETHER 2-PROPENOIC ACID
● 2-ETHYLH EXYL ETHER 2-PROPENOIC ACID, 2-CYANO-3.3-DIPHENYL-
● 2-ETHYLHEXYL 2-CYANO-3,3-DIPHENYL-2-ACRYLATE
● 2-ETHYLHEXYL 2-CYANO-3,3-DIPHENYL-2-PROPENOATE
● 2-ETHYLHEXYL 2-CYANO-3,3-DIPHENYLACRYLATE
● 2-ETHYLHEXYL 2-CYANO-3-PHENYLCINNAMATE
● 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER 2-CYANO-3,3-DIPHENYL ACRYLIC ACID
● 2-ETHYLHEXYL-2-CYANO-3,3-DIPHENYLACRYLATE
● 2-PROPENOIC ACID, 2-CYANO-3,3-DIPHENYL-, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER
● 2-PROPENOIC ACID, 2-CYANO-3.3-DIPHENYL-, 2-ETHYLH EXYL ETHER
● 2PROPENOIC ACID, 2CYANO3,3DIPHENYL, 2ETHYLHEXYL ESTER
● CCRIS 4814
● EINECS 228-250-8
● OC
● OCTOCRILENE
● OCTOCRILENO
● OCTOCRILENUM
● OCTOCRYLENE
● UV ABSORBER-3

Restricted

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


Octocrylene is a common sunscreen ingredient. It may cause allergic skin reactions in sensitive individuals.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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recreational sunscreen488 products
daily use with SPF205 products
nail polish53 products
baby sunscreen47 products
lip balm with SPF36 products
foundation35 products
CC cream23 products
fragrance for women22 products
lip gloss20 products
blush20 products
facial moisturizer/treatment15 products
lipstick13 products
lip balm11 products
tanning oil9 products
body spray8 products
liquid hand soap5 products
moisturizer3 products
makeup primer3 products
serums & essences3 products
2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
sunless tanning1 products
BB cream1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
hand cream1 products
conditioner1 products
shampoo1 products

Biochemical or cellular level changes

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Produces excess reactive oxygen species that can interfere with cellular signaling, cause mutations, lead to cell death and may be implicated in cardiovascular disease.Open scientific literature
Does not produces excess reactive oxygen species or other harmful biochemical changes.Open scientific literature

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Absorbs into the skinOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in cosmetics (concentration limit)Japan's Standards for Cosmetics

Decreased skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited potential to absorb into the skin.Open scientific literature

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Ingredient is suspected or measured to accumulate in peopleOpen scientific literature
Found to be persistent and bioaccumulative in wildlifeOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more human case studies show possible any or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of skin irritationOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeOpen scientific literature
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
14937 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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