What is it?
2-Ethylhexyl-4-methoxycinnamate is an ultraviolet-B absorbing agent in sunscreens and cosmetic creams, lotions, lipsticks, sun oils, etc.

How can I avoid it?
You should avoid any contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and, on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.  

  • Cosmetics
  • Creams
  • Lipsticks and lip balms
  • Lotions
  • Moisturizers
  • Nail polish
  • Shampoos and other hair care products
  • Sun oils
  • Sunscreens

Other names for 2-ethylhexyl-4-methoxycinnamate:
  • 2-Ethylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate
  • 3-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-2-propenoic acid 2-ethylhexyl ester
  • 4-methoxycinnamic acid Octyl Ester
  • Escalol 557
  • Ethylhexylcinnamate
  • Eusolex 6007
  • Neo Heliopan AV.
  • Octyl methoxycinnamate
  • Parsol MCX
  • Parsol MOX
  • Octyl 4-methoxycinnamate
  • Octyl methoxycinnamate
  • Octinoxate
  • Givaudan
  • (5-Methylheptyl) 3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-propenoate.

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • 2-Ethylhexyl-4-methoxycinnamate is a UVB absorbing agent that belongs to the “cinnamates.”  Cross-reaction to other cinnamates that are used as fragrances or flavoring agents, is possible.

How safe is it?

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