9,844,496 B2; Amorepacific has patented a cosmetic comprising a carrier foam that has one or more materials selected from the group consisting of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR), polyvinyl chloride, latex and polyether, and impregnated therein a cosmetic composition comprising octyl methoxycinnamate
. The carrier foam stores the cosmetic composition.
Propolis dry extract in 3, 10, and 40% concentrations presented SPF values ranging from 1 to 12 and a synergistic effect in combination with octyl methoxycinnamate
The site lists other chemicals that can be harmful to corals: octinoxate (octyl methoxycinnamate
), homosalate, octocrylene, avobenzone, octisalate, homosalate, fragrances and nano-particles ("clear"; TiO2; ZnO).
To prepare the photoprotective formulations, physical (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) and chemical (octyl methoxycinnamate
and benzophenone-3) synthetic filters were suspended in propylene glycol and later added to the emulsion previously obtained, as shown in Table 2.
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.