Know Your Ingredients: Oxybenzone

What it is
Oxybenzone, also called Benzophenone-3, is a compound derived from benzophenone.

What it does
Oxybenzone is a sunscreen agent that protects from UVB and some (not all) UVA rays. It needs to be used together with other sunscreen ingredients to provide broad spectrum protection.

Side effects
Oxybenzone can cause irritations.

(Source: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, April 2011)
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      LaDamaBianca, che peccato! Questo filtro non piace molto neanche a me. Non penso sia pericoloso ma ce ne sono di più efficaci e meno irritanti come Zinc Oxide o Titanium Dioxide.

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