Octyl methoxycinnamate (otherwise known as Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate or OMC) is a commonly used UV filter. In-vitro studies have shown that OMC has weak oestrogenic activity that could possibly affect hormone activity and levels in living cells and organisms.
Harsh ingredients in facial products (such as Mineral Oil, Silicones and Paraffin Wax) can sometimes be the cause of acne-type reactions so avoiding the use of these synthetic chemicals can help improve acne in some cases.
Sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate is a sugar based surfactant used as an emulsifier and stabiliser in creams and lotions. They are produced from naturally occurring raw materials using natural processes and are perfectly safe with no adverse effects.