: Solid oil soluble UVA/UVB sunscreen. 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
- UVA and UVB filter (primarily UVB but also UVA)
- Enhances activity of other sunscreens (e.g. homosalate, octyl salicylate, OM-cinnamate, octinoxate)
- Protects polymers and organic substances in cosmetic products
- Stabilizes complex formulations and color cosmetics
: Incorporate into oil phase. Allowed use levels in the USA: up to 6% alone and 2-6% when used in combination with other sunscreen actives. Allowed levels in other countries: EU 10%, Japan 5%. For external use only. Store light- protected. Applications
: Sun care products (incl. baby sun care), color cosmetics with sun protection, various cosmetics & fragrances for product protection.
Country of Origin
Raw material source
: Benzoyl chloride and 3-hydroxyanisole
: Oxybenzone is produced synthetically by the reaction of benzoyl chloride with 3-hydroxyanisole. The product is then recrystallized from water/methanol and dried.
: Not animal tested
: GMO free (does not contain plant-derived components)
: Does not contain animal-derived components
: Sunscreens are registered as API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) or OTC-drug with the FDA. This means that, if you want to sell products containing a sunscreen, your facility must be registered with the FDA and operate under cGMP guidelines. Further information about the FDA regulation of sunscreens can be found here
, Fact Sheet
, Certificate of Analysis
For California Customers
: Under California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, better known as OEHHA Prop 65, we are required to place a warning to this product since the OEHHA believes that benzophenone (CAS 119-61-9), a substance used in the production of oxybenzone, is cancerogenic.
This product can expose you to chemicals including Benzophenone, which
is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more
information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov