- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate)
SYNONYMSDIETHYLBENZYLIDENE MALONATE DIMETHICONE, DIETHYLMALONYLBENZYLIDENE OXYPROPENE DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICODIETHYLBENZALMALONATE, PARSOL SLX, and POLYSILICONE-15
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Not an approved sunscreen active ingredient in the U.S., but found in some products.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|recreational sunscreen||13 products|
|hair treatment/serum||9 products|
|hair styling aide||7 products|
|daily use with SPF||5 products|
|BB cream||3 products|
|hair spray||3 products|
|hair color and bleaching||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
|CC cream||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|serums & essences||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in some types of cosmetics (concentration limit)||Japan's Standards for Cosmetics|
|2 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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