Description: Aromatic ketone (synonyms: 2-hydroxy-4-methoxy-benzophenone, benzophenone-3). Pale yellow crystalline powder, weak rose-like odor. Water-insoluble, soluble in alcohol & oil. CAS# 131-57-7.
INCI Name: Benzophenone-3.
Properties: Potent UVA & UVB absorber (primarily UVB but also UVA), protects from sun-induced skin aging (UVA), enhances UVB protection of other sunscreens (e.g. homosalate, octyl salicylate, OM-cinnamate, octinoxate), protects polymers & organic substances in cosmetic products, stabilizes complex formulations & color cosmetics.
Use: Incorporate into oil phase, 1.5 SPF per 1%, allowed use levels: USA 2-6 %, EU 10%, Japan 5%.
Applications: Sun care products (incl. baby sun care), color cosmetics with sun protection, various cosmetics & fragrances for product protection.
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