Octocrylene, USP

Octocrylene, USP

Item No. SCR-OCTR-01
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Description
Description
Liquid UVB sunscreen. Chemical name: 2-ethylhexyl 2-cyano-3,3-diphenyl-2-propenoate. Clear, viscous yellow liquid, weak characteristic odor
Benefits
  • USP grade
  • UVB filter and photostabilizer for other sunscreens (e.g. avobenzone)
  • Excellent solvent for solid and/or water resistant sunscreens.
Use
Incorporate into oil phase. Approved use level in the USA: up to 10% alone and 7-10% when used in combination with other sunscreen actives. For external use only.
Applications
Sun care products (creams, lotions), baby sun care products, moisturizers for daily use, decorative cosmetics with sun protection.
CAS
6197-30-4
INCI
Octocrylene
composition
Octocrylene
Purity Grade
USP grade
Appearance
Clear, viscous yellow liquid, weak characteristic odor
Solubility
Water-insoluble, miscible with mineral oils, plant oils & silicone oils
Preservation
Preservative-free
Storage
Store light-protected at a cool and dry place
Country of Origin
USA
Raw Material Source
2-ethylhexanol and diphenylcyanoacrylate
Manufacture
Octocrylene is made synthetically by the condensation of 2-ethylhexanol and diphenylcyanoacrylate.
Animal Testing
Not animal tested
GMO
GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Vegan
Does not contain animal-derived components
HS Code
3304100000
Regulatory Information
Sunscreens are registered as API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) or OTC-drug with the FDA. This means that, if you want to sell products containing a sunscreen, your facility must be registered with the FDA and operate under cGMP guidelines. Further information about the FDA regulation of sunscreens can be found in our resource section.