Oxybenzone Ingredient Information
High Health Concern
Oxybenzone meets the criteria used to identify Substance of Very High Concern in the European Union's REACH program and is being prioritized for replacement by safer alternatives.
Oxybenzone (or its metabolites) is frequently detected in human blood or urine, indicating significant U.S. population exposure.
Oxybenzone is suspected of causing contact or photocontact sensitivity, according to the medical literature (Article by S Schauder and H Ippen in Contact Dermatitis)
Oxybenzone has been restricted for use in cosmetics in Japan.