Two cases of photocontact allergy to the new sun filter octocrylene.

Dermatology online journal (2009-12-31)
Antoni Bennàssar, Ramon Grimalt, Carlos Romaguera, Joan Vilaplana
ABSTRACT

We report two cases of photocontact allergy to a cinnamate sun filter, octocrylene. In the last few years octocrylene has been broadly used in the manufacturing of many cosmetics and UV filters, hence the importance of octocrylene as an emerging cause of contact and photocontact allergy.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Supelco
Octocrylene, Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material
Sigma-Aldrich
2-Ethylhexyl 2-cyano-3,3-diphenylacrylate, 97%
Supelco
Octocrylene, analytical standard