Oxybenzone

 

No Hazard Concern

Facts about this ingredient

  • Oxybenzone is suspected of causing contact or photocontact sensitivity, according to the medical literature (Article by S Schauder and H Ippen in Contact Dermatitis)
  • More than half of the toxicity tests required to assess chemical safety have not been conducted for this ingredient.
  • Oxybenzone (or its metabolites) is frequently detected in human blood or urine, indicating significant U.S. population exposure.
  • It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects. It has not been detected in human tissue or urine.

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