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INCI Name: Polyester-8
Product Code: 1030
CAS #: 862993-96-2
EINECS: Polymer exempt
Patents: 6,800,274; 6,962,692; 7,981,402
Brand: Polycrylene®

Polycrylene® is a low molecular weight copolymer of adipic acid and neopentyl glycol that is terminated with cyanodiphenyl propenoic acid. It finds application in sun protection formulations that contain avobenzone, providing photostabilization to improve both SPF and PFA. It may also improve the sunscreen’s resistance to wash-off.

Features & Benefits:

  • SPF Enhancement
  • Substantivity Aid
  • Sunscreen Active Photostabilizer
Appearance (25°C) Clear to slightly opalescent viscous liquid
Odor Mild, characteristic
Color Golden to tan
Color (Gardner) 7
Dielectric Constant (25°C) 7.7
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 5
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 400
Refractive Index (25°C) 1.498
Water [Moisture] (%) <0.1%
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Alcohol [Ethanol]
  • Cosmetic Esters
Solvency Of
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) ~10%
  • Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone) ~20%
Toxicology Profile
  • Genotoxicity: Not genotoxic
  • Ocular Irritation Potential (HET-CAM) Test: Slight irritation potential
  • Phototoxicity: Not phototoxic
  • Repeat Insult Patch Test (Human): Not irritating to skin
  • Sensitization: Not sensitizing
  • Drum - 220kgs
  • Pail - 20kgs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Taiwan
  • US


  • Acid neutralizer
  • Daily Wear Sun Care


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
"No O" Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen CreamASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ5-68
3-O-Free Olive Daily Wear Sunscreen Spray SPF 30Canada, EU, USJZ13-109
Absolute Sunscreen Spray SPF 100Canada, EU, USJZ11-300
Absolute Sunscreen Spray SPF 50Canada, EU, USJZ12-24
Absolute Sunscreen Spray SPF 70Canada, EU, USJZ11-299B
Beach Sunscreen Spray SPF 70Canada, EU, USJZ12-167B
Biphasic 3-O-Free Sunscreen Spray SPF 30Canada, EU, USJZ13-110
Clog-Free Zinc Spray SPF 50ASEAN, Canada, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ12-226
Facial Moisturizer Cream SPF 50Canada, EU, USJZ14-49B
Fast-Absorbing Sunscreen Spray SPF 50Canada, EU, USJZ12-253
Rosy Spray SPF 30Canada, EU, USJZ15-61
SPF 30 Zinc Spray with Blue Light ProtectionASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ13-111
SPF 50 W/O Dream CreamCanada, EU, USJZ14-15
Sport Sunscreen SPF 70Canada, EU, USJZ12-207B
Sunlight Bluelight Protection SPF 30Canada, EU, USJZ13-280
Three-O-Free Sunscreen Alcohol Spray SPF 30Canada, EU, USJZ8-150
“No O” Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen CreamCanada, EU, USJZ13-105

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