Oxybenzone

SCA endorses products with the Allergy Certified logo, that do not contain oxybenzone. Known as an endocrine-disrupting chemical, oxybenzone may mimic hormones, cause endometriosis & potential risks to reproductive systems. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, advise that the chemical sunscreen ingredients that are found to most commonly cause allergic skin reactions include: oxybenzone (benzophenone-3), dibenzoylmethanes, cinnamates & benzophenones.

CLASSIFICATION

CAS No: 131-57-7. SUNSCREEN "Oxybenzone; Synonym(s): BENZOPHENONE-3, (2-HYDROXY-4-METHOXYPHENYL) PHENYL- METHANONE; (2-HYDROXY-4-METHOXYPHENYL) PHENYLMETHANONE; 2-BENZOYL-5-METHOXYPHENOL; 2-HYDROXY-4-METHOXYBENZOPHENONE; 4-08-00-02442 (BEILSTEIN HANDBOOK REFERENCE) ; 4-METHOXY-2-HYDROXYBENZOPHENONE; ADVASTAB 45; AI3-23644; ANUVEX; B3; BENZOPHENONE, 2-HYDROXY-4-METHOXY-" - EWG

HOW IS IT USED?

RESEARCH - WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY:

Sunscreen chemical; functions as sunscreen agents absorbing ultraviolet light. Oxybenzone is also used in nail polish, fragrances, hair spray, and other skin care and cosmetics.

WHAT IS OXYBENZONE?

  • NICNAS No usage restrictions apply.

  • Oxybenzone, or benzonephenone-3, is one of the most common sunscreen chemical filters that is found. It forms colorless crystals that are readily soluble and provides UV protectionm.

  • "Many chemical sunscreens have been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer. Among the most hazardous are those containing oxybenzone, synthetic fragrances and retinyl palmitate (vitamin A)" - Dr Mercola

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