Tenders are invited for Supply of Octyl Methoxycinnamate
Plus Parsol Plus Oxybenzone Sun Screen Lotion
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.
Sunscreen -- Only physical sunscreen, such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as better alternatives to those containing chemical sunscreens, such as oxybenzone and octyl methoxycinnamate
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.
Active ingredients such as Padimate O, octyl methoxycinnamate
, and octyl salicylate absorb primarily UVB rays.
5% octyl methoxycinnamate
, Obagi Nu-Derm System Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 delivers broad-spectrum protection against irreversible damage from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Further, when avobenzone and octinoxate (also known as ethylhexyl or octyl methoxycinnamate
, a strong and cost effective UVB filter) are combined without an appropriate stabilizer, both become unstable in sunlight, resulting in an ongoing loss in sunscreen performance across the entire UV spectrum as sun exposure continues.