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INCI Name
Benzophenone-3
English name
Oxybenzone
CAS No.
131-57-7
CE No.
205-031-5

Origins

  • Synthetic

CosIng functions

  1. UV Absorber
  2. UV Filter

Regulation

Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, Annex VI/4

Maximum concentration in ready for use preparation (finished cosmetic product)
• 6%

Other restrictions
• Not more than 0.5% to protect product formulation

Wordings of conditions of use and warnings
• Contains Benzophenone-3*

*Note: in the text of Regulation 2017/238 which introduced the new maximum concentration at 6%, the mention to which the asterisk refers is absent. The previous version of Regulation 1223/2009 stated: Not required if concentration is 0.5% or less and when it is used only for product protection purposes

USA and Canada

• Filter approved up to 6%

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