14 07, 2018

Ethylhexyl salicylate


ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE / OCTISALATE What is it? "Octyl salicylate, or 2-ethylhexyl salicylate, is an organic compound used as an ingredient in sunscreens and cosmetics to absorb UVB (ultraviolet) rays from the sun. It is an ester formed by the condensation of a salicylic

13 07, 2018



BCSA What is it? No wikipedia page. What are the effects? This substance belongs to the groups: Benzylidene camphor sulfonic acid (BCSA) have been found to affect

13 07, 2018



AMILOXATE What is it? "Amiloxate is a sunscreening agent. It is approved for use in the European Union and is undergoing regulatory evaluation in the United States." - Wikipedia What are the effects? This substance belongs to the groups:

13 07, 2018



MERADIMATE What is it? "Menthyl anthranilate (meradimate) is a sunscreening agent. It is one of the 17 ingredients approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in over-the-counter sunscreen products." - Wikipedia What are the effects? This substance belongs to

13 07, 2018



3-BC What is it? "3-Benzylidene camphor (3-BC) is a mixture of several isomeric chemical compounds. The mixture was formerly used in cosmetics as a component (UV filter) of sunscreens. 3-BC can act like a hormone, as shown in cell tests and animal experiments, and

13 07, 2018



4-MBC What is it? "Enzacamene (INN; also known as 4-methylbenzylidene camphor or 4-MBC) is an organic camphor derivative that is used in the cosmetic industry for its ability to protect the skin against UV, specifically UV B radiation." - Wikipedia What are

28 05, 2018



PHTHALATES What is it? "Phthalates or phthalate esters, are esters of phthalic acid and are mainly used as plasticizers (substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity)." - Wikipedia What are the effects? This substance belongs to the groups:

11 04, 2018

Vitamin A


Retinol / Vitamin A What is Retinol / Vitamin A? “Vitamin A is a group of unsaturated nutritional organic compounds that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids (most notably beta-carotene).” – Wikipedia Vitamin A / Retinol dangers This substance belongs to

11 04, 2018

Azo dyes


AZO DYES What are azo dyes? "Azo dyes are organic compounds bearing the functional group R−N=N−R′, in which R and R′ are usually aryl. They are a commercially important family of azo compounds, i.e. compounds containing the linkage C-N=N-C.[1] Azo dyes are widely used to treat

28 11, 2017



FORMALDEHYDE What is it? "Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring organic compound with the formula CH2O (H-CHO). It is the simplest of the aldehydes (R-CHO) and is also known by its systematic name methanal. The common name of this substance comes from its similarity and relation to formic acid." - Wikipedia What are