Written on labels as: Benzophenone-3
Found in the following products: Sunscreen, after-shave, hairspray and cosmetics
Chemical purpose: Oxybenzone acts as a sunscreen agent and ultraviolet light absorber.
Potential harmful risks:
Allergen: Oxybenzone is linked to irritation, sensitization and allergies. It accumulates in fatty tissues and is linked to allergies, cellular damage and low birth weight.
Endocrine disruption: Studies on cells and laboratory animals indicate that oxybenzone and its metabolites may disrupt the hormone system due to its quick absorbance capabilities.