Sunscreen Ingredient: Avobenzone

  • Other names:
    • Parsol 1789
    • Milestab 1789
    • Eusolex 9020
    • Escalol 517
    • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane
    • BMBM
    • BMDBM
  • FDA Approval: Up to 3%
  • Blocks UVA: Yes
  • Blocks UVB: No
  • Photo-stable: No

Interactions with Other ingredients:

Photostability can be improved if the following are added: enzacamene, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, oxybenzone, Tinosorb S, Tinosorb M, titanium dioxide (microfine), zinc oxide (micronized), diethylhexyl 2, 6-naphthalate.

Degrades in the presence of octinoxate and uncoated zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and black and yellow oxide particles. Almost all sunscreens use coated zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

Oil Soluble.

Safety Concerns:

Very limited skin penetration with no evidence of hormone disruption. There are, however, relatively high rates of skin allergy.
Cosdna Rating: 0 for comedogenesis, 0 for irritation

Beautypedia Rating: Best

EWG Rating: 2

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