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Liquid oil soluble UVB sunscreen. Ester of methoxycinnamate made of a derivative of cinnamic acid (occurring in plants like balsam of Peru, cinnamon leaves) with methyl acetate. Synonyms: 2- ethylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate or octinoxate. Purity >98%.
- USP grade
- UVB filter
- Can be combined with other sunscreens
Can be added to formulas as is. Typical use level 2-10%. Maximum concentrations allowed: USA 7.5 %, Europe & Japan 10 %. For external use only.
Sun care & after-sun products, hair care products, lotions, liquid makeup products.
Octyl methoxycinnamate, BHT
colorless to light yellow liquid, almost odorless
Soluble in oil & alcohol, water insoluble
Store light-protected at a cool and dry place
Country of Origin
Raw Material Source
Methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol
Octyl methoxycinnamate is made synthetically by the condensation of methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol.
Not animal tested
GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Does not contain animal-derived components
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Sunscreens are registered as API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) or OTC-drug with the FDA. This means that, if you want to sell products containing a sunscreen, your facility must be registered with the FDA and operate under cGMP guidelines. Further information about the FDA regulation of sunscreens can be found in our resource section.
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