Active Ingredient History

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Octocrylene is a compound often used as an additive in sun screen, and is thought to have skin moisturizing effects because of its emollient properties. What makes this chemical such a popular additive to sun block, is its ability to neutralize UV radiation dissipated by sunlight, and to minimize skin damage from prolonged sun exposure. Octocrylene is also often combined with avobenzone, another common sunscreen ingredient often appearing on ingredient labels. Because of its effectiveness, the chemical has been approved across the globe for use in cosmetics and skin care products, but the concentrations of this ingredient are usually limited to no more than 10 or 12 percent. However, the use of this chemical doesn’t just stop with sunscreen for face and arms, but can extend to a variety of other products, like hair spray, tannin oil, BB cream, conditioner, and CC cream, among others. Octocrylene may cause contact and photocontact allergy.   NCATS

  • Mol. Mass: 361.4767
  • ALogP: 5.77
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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  • Mechanisms of Action: Missing data
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Over the Counter
  • Delivery Methods: Topical
  • Pro Drug: No

Combination drugs

( octocrylene, avobenzone (shade uvaguard), ecamsule (Mexoryl SX) - other name: capital soleil )
2-ethylhexyl 2-cyano-3,3-diphenyl-2-propenoate | 2-ethylhexyl 2-cyano-3,3-diphenylacrylate | octocrilene | octocrylene | octocylene


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