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  • Ultrasun does not use any endocrine disruptive ingredients

Ultrasun does not use any endocrine disruptive ingredients

Ultrasun does not use any substances, which are under evaluation of having endocrine disruptive effects. Ultrasun refers to the latest update on the subject of endocrine disruptive substances in cosmetics. ( ingredients-potential-endocrine-disrupting-properties-used-cosmetic-products_en)

What are Endocrine Disruptors?

Substances with endocrine-disrupting properties (endocrine disruptors) are chemical substances that alter the functioning of the endocrine system and negatively affect the health of humans and animals.

Scientific concerns about the endocrine-disrupting properties of substances used in cosmetic products are, like other substances of concern for human health, addressed in the risk assessment of the SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety).

The SCCS and its predecessors, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (the SCCP) and the Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers, have already evaluated cosmetic ingredients suspected of having endocrine-disrupting properties. Examples of ingredients on which the SCCS and its predecessors delivered such scientific opinions are several parabens (which are used in cosmetic as preservatives), triclosan (used as a preservative and deodorant), homosalate (used in sunscreens as UV-filter, used for its skin conditioning properties), benzophenones (used in sunscreens as UV-filters), the UV-filters 4-methylbenzylidene camphor and 3-benzylidene camphor, melatonin (used as an antioxidant), resorcinol (hair dye) and cyclomethicone (which has various functions such as antistatic, softening and smoothing the skin or hair conditioning).

INCI Name Chemical Name CAS No.
Benzophenone-3 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone 131-57-7
Kojic acid 5-Hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone 501-30-4
4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one 36861-47-9
4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one 36861-47-9
Propylparaben Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate 94-13-3
Triclosan 5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol 3380-34-5
Resorcinol 1,3-benzenediol 108-46-3
Octocrylene 2-Cyano-3,3-Diphenyl Acrylic Acid 2-Ethylhexyl Ester 6197-30-4
Triclocarban 1-(4-Chlorophenyl)-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)urea 101-20-2
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-p-cresol 128-37-0
Benzophenone Benzophenone 119-61-9
Homosalate 2-hydroxybenzoic acid (3,3,5-trimethylcyclohexyl) ester or Benzoic Acid, 2-Hydroxy-, 3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexyl Ester 118-56-9
Benzyl salicylate Benzyl salicylate 118-58-1
Genistein 5,7-dihydroxy-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4-benzopyrone 446-72-0
Daidzein 4',7-Dihydroxyisoflavone or 7-hydroxy-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)chromen-4-one or 7-Hydroxy-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one” 486-66-8

Table: Ingredients with potential endocrine-disruptive properties. European Comission 16.05.2019

  • Ultrasun does not use any endocrine disruptive ingredients
  • Ultrasun uses carefully selected ingredients to help maintain the skin’s natural balance.
  • No questionable active (filters) and inactive (skincare) ingredients are used:
Without Because
Can cause hyperpygmentation
Mineral oils
Can clog the skin pores (comedogenic) and are poorly degradable in nature
PEG/PPG emulsifiers
Can destabilise the skin barrier and are poorly biodegradable in nature
Aluminium compounds
Can cause cell-damage, clog skin pores, and are suspected of being biologically toxic
Can clog the skin pores (comedogenic) and are poorly degradable in nature
Chemical filters:
Octinoxat (also ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate)
Can act as an endocrine disruptor and can be photoinstable
Can irritate the skin and can act as an endocrine disruptor
Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone)
Can act as an endocrine disruptor and can be photoinstable
Oxybenzone (also benzophenone-3)
Can act as an endocrine disruptor and is suspected to be strongly irritating
4-methylbenzylidene camphor (4MBC)
Can act as an endocrine disruptor
Source conservateurs:
Halla, N. , Fernandes, I. , Heleno, S. , Costa, P. , Zahia, B. , Boucherit, K. , Rodrigues, A. , Ferreira, I. , Barreiro, M. (2018). Cosmetics Preservation: A Review on Present Strategies. Molecules. 23. 1571. 10.3390/molecules23071571.
Source filtres chimiques:
Krause, M. , Klit, A. , Blomberg Jensen, M. , Søeborg, T. , Frederiksen, H. , Schlumpf, M. , Lichtensteiger, W. , Skakkebaek, N. E. and Drzewiecki, K. T. (2012), Sunscreens: are they beneficial for health? An overview of endocrine disrupting properties of UV filters. International Journal of Andrology, 35: 424-436. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2012.01280.x
Nash, J. F. and Tanner, P. R. (2014), Photostability and human safety. Photodermatol. Photoimmunol. Photomed., 30: 88-95. doi:10.1111/phpp.12113
Schlumpf, M. , Durrer, S. , Faass, O. , Ehnes, C. , Fuetsch, M. , Gaille, C. , Henseler, M. , Hofkamp, L. , Maerkel, K. , Reolon, S. , Timms, B. , Tresguerres, J. A. and Lichtensteiger, W. (2008), Developmental toxicity of UV filters and environmental exposure: a review. International Journal of Andrology, 31: 144-151. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2007.00856.x

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