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Liquid oil soluble UVB sunscreen. Ester of methoxycinnamate made of a derivative of cinnamic acid (occurring in plants like balsam of Peru, cinnamon leaves) with methyl acetate. Synonyms: 2- ethylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate or octinoxate. Purity >98%.
- USP grade
- UVB filter
- Can be combined with other sunscreens
Can be added to formulas as is. Typical use level 2-10%. Maximum concentrations allowed: USA 7.5 %, Europe & Japan 10 %. For external use only.
Sun care & after-sun products, hair care products, lotions, liquid makeup products.
Clear viscous liquid, odorless
Soluble in oil & alcohol, water insoluble
Store light-protected at a cool and dry place
Country of Origin
Raw Material Source
Methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol
Octyl methoxycinnamate is made synthetically by the condensation of methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol.
Not animal tested
GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Does not contain animal-derived components
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.
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