What is it?

“Cinnamyl alcohol is an organic compound with the chemical formula C9H10O.” Wikipedia

What are the effects?

This ingredient belongs to the group:

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) list the ingredient as a substance causing allergies.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) classifies the ingredient as a substance that causes serious eye irritation and causes skin irritation.

The fragrance chemical cinnamyl alcohol is classified as a frequent and well recognized allergen in CosIng, the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

How is it used?

Cinnamyl alcohol is used a fragrance ingredient in cosmetic products*. It is also used as a flavouring in as a flavoring agent.

We use the European Commissions definition of Cosmetics:
“Cosmetics range from everyday hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste to luxury beauty items including perfumes and makeup”.

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