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The Functions of Escalol 597

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Escalol 597 a secondary UV-B absorber for high-SPF formulas. Oil-soluble. Enhances performance of water-resistant know-hows.

U.S. government. Okayed economic consumption level: up to 10%.

 E.U. approved use level: up to 10.0%.

Use level in combination with other sunscreen actives: 7.0 – 10.0%.

Approval Status: Globally approved

Octocrylene is an organic compound used as an ingredient in sunscreens and cosmetics. It is an ester formed by the condensation of a diphenylcyanoacrylate with 2-ethylhexanol. It is a viscous, oily liquid that is clear and colorless.

This results in an increased production of free radicals under illumination.Free radicals are known to induce indirect DNA damage and an increased concentration of free radicals might have contributed to the increased incidence of malignant melanoma in sunscreen-users compared to non-users.

The extended conjugation of the acrylate portion of the molecule absorbs UVB and short-wave UVA (ultraviolet) rays with wavelengths from 280 to 320 nm, protecting the skin from direct DNA damage. The ethylhexanol portion is a fatty alcohol, adding emollient and oil-like (water resistant) properties.

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