hexyl cinnamal

Fragrance ingredient used in many perfumes and often seen in fragranced skincare products. Hexyl cinnamal imparts a jasmine-like scent. It’s considered a skin sensitizer, which is why it must be called out on an ingredient statement, whereas in the past a cosmetics company could lump ingredients like hexyl cinnamal into the catchall term “fragrance.”

References for this information:

Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology, 2015, pages 227-231

Contact Dermatitis, November 2010, pages 262-269

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