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Oxybenzone

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.

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