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Oxybenzone
Oxybenzone

Oxybenzone

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Description: 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: Benzophenone-3

Benefits:
  • 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

Use: 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: USA

Raw material source: Benzoyl chloride and 3-hydroxyanisole

Manufacture: Oxybenzone is produced synthetically by the reaction of benzoyl chloride with 3-hydroxyanisole. The product is then recrystallized from water/methanol and dried.

Animal Testing: Not animal tested

GMO: GMO free (does not contain plant-derived components)

Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components

Regulatory Information: 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.

Documents: SDS, Fact Sheet, Certificate of Analysis

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