Octocrylene in Skincare

Roles:
Effects: UV Protection

Octocrylene is an organic chemical sunscreen. It protects against UVA and UVB rays that can damage your skin or even lead to melanoma. It also stabilizes other sunscreen ingredients in a formulation and increases the water resistance of a product. It is approved by the FDA in concentrations of up to 10%. It’s not a very effective component on its own, that’s why manufacturers combine it with other chemical sunscreens.

Safety

Despite its effectiveness, there are some “cons” against the component. As with any other chemical sunscreen, it is absorbed and can be detected in blood. This doesn’t mean the component is harmful, but still… Octocrylene should also be used carefully by anyone who is breastfeeding because it can be found in breast milk.

Anyway, the component isn’t researched quite well despite its popularity. More studies are required to determine how safe the component is.

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Products with Octocrylene

Total found: 940

Positioning

2.6%
1
17%
2
15.1%
3
29.1%
4
6.4%
5
4.4%
6
4%
7
4.4%
8
3%
9
2.6%
10
3.4%
11
2.4%
12
1.4%
13
0.7%
14
0.9%
15
0.1%
16
0.3%
17
0.2%
18
0.1%
20
0.3%
21
0.3%
25
0.3%
26
0.2%
27
0.1%
28
0.2%
29
0.1%
32
0.1%
36
0.2%
38
0.1%
43
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