What is it?

Orange OT, also called oil orange SS, is an or orange powder that sublimes above 374°F and has the chemical formula C17H14N2O.

What are the effects?

This substance belongs to the group:

Orange OT is on the Red List* from Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (previously the Breast Cancer Fund). They list Orange OT as probable carcinogen.

* “The Red List includes chemicals found in personal care products that pose serious, chronic health concerns including cancer, hormone disruption, and reproductive and developmental harm. The list also flags chemicals that are banned or have use restrictions by the U.S. or other world governments, ingredients that adversely impact worker health, and ingredients that are widely used in products marketed to women of color.” – Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

How is it used?

Orange OT can be found in cosmetic products* such as nail polish and enamel removers, anti-wrinkle and anti aging products, facial creams, skin moisturizers, skin toners, and sunscreens.

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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