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.