Oxybenzone Ingredient Information
High Health Concern
Indicates whether an ingredient in this product is being prioritized for replacement by safer alternatives. It is on the International Chemical Secretariat's "Substitute It Now" list, which contains chemicals that meet the criteria used to identify Substances of Very High Concern in the European Union's REACH program.
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.