No:49066 Octyl Methoxycinnamate
Plus Parsol Plus Oxybenzone Sun Screen Lotion Plus 15 Percent
For example, titanium dioxide composites are used as UV filters in sun care products combined with organic compounds such as butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane (avobenzone) and octyl methoxycinnamate
(OMC) to improve the function of the sunscreen.
Many contained potentially harmful chemicals like Benzophenone, homosalate and octyl methoxycinnamate
(also called octinoxate), which are known to mimic naturally occurring bodily hormones and can thus throw the body's systems out of whack.
It is called octyl methoxycinnamate
(OMC) and is present in 90% of sunscreen brands.
Furthermore, the Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products & Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers, a European Commission advisory body, has--for now--cleared 4-MBC and one other sunscreen ingredient, octyl methoxycinnamate
, while it continues to look into the matter.
They ran sun-protection-factor tests to compare SoyScreen to four commercial UV absorbents: oxybenzone, dioxybenzone, octyl methoxycinnamate
, and padimate-O.
In five out of six samples of human milk, Bp-3 and/or octyl methoxycinnamate
were present in detectable amounts.
Unfortunately, Norwegian researchers earlier this year has found that two popular chemicals used in sunscreens - octyl methoxycinnamate
(OMC) and avobenzone - can kill skin cells, and the stronger the sunlight a person is exposed to the more toxic the chemicals become.
The Norwegian scientists said the UVB filter octyl methoxycinnamate
(OMC) can be poisonous.
Research carried out in Norway found that octyl methoxycinnamate
(OMC), which is used in 90% of sun creams to protect against ultraviolet rays, could be harmful if it seeps into the bloodstream.
Active ingredients such as Padimate O, octyl methoxycinnamate
, and octyl salicylate absorb primarily UVB rays.