Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene


Texture enhancer

Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene at a glance

  • UV absorber and stabilizing ingredient for sunscreen actives
  • Also helps stabilize antioxidants such as vitamin A (retinol)
  • Can be used as a solvent to enhance formulary texture, leading to more pleasing aesthetics.
  • Viscous yellow liquid in raw material form

Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene description

The research for ethylhexyl methoxycrylene mainly focuses on its effectiveness as a UV absorber and stabilizing ingredient for sunscreen actives. Because it enhances UV protection, ethylhexyl methoxycrylene can be considered an anti-aging ingredient. Similarly, studies show ethylhexyl methoxycrylene in amounts between 4–5% helps stabilize formulas containing vitamin A ingredients, as well as other antioxidants such as trans-resveratrol and ubiquinone. Another function of ethylhexyl methoxycrylene is that it can be used as a solvent to enhance formulary texture, leading to more pleasing aesthetics. Suppliers of this ingredient describe it as a viscous yellow liquid in its raw material form.

Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene references

  • Photochemistry & Photobiology, July 2021, pages 700-709
  • PLoS ONE, April 2019, pages 1-11
  • Cosmetics & Toiletries, August 2013, ePublication
  • Photochemistry & Photobiology, May 2013, pages 523-528

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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