Benzophenones are a class of organic compounds known for their ability to absorb and block ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Benzophenones function as UV filters and help protect skin and hair from sunburn and sun damage. Benzophenones have raised safety concerns around links to hormone disruption, especially in children and pregnant women, and environmental concerns which led to the development and use of alternative UV filters in skincare and sunscreen formulas.


Various (Oxybenzone - Benzophenone-3, Dioxybenzone - Benzophenone-8, Sulisobenzone - Benzophenone-4, Benzophenone-5, Benzophenone-9, Benzophenone-1, Benzophenone-2, etc.)


Benzophenones are synthetic compounds that are created through chemical synthesis that often involve reactions between various organic chemicals and are specifically designed for their ability to absorb and block ultraviolet (UV) radiation which makes them a valuable ingredient in sunscreen and cosmetic formulas.


Benzophenones, when used in sunscreen and skincare products, are generally well-tolerated on most skin, but those with sensitive skin may experience irritation or allergic reactions to these compounds, especially at higher concentrations.


Prevents Sunburn

Benzophenones, when used in sunscreen products, absorb and block UV rays which reduces the risk of sunburn and acute skin damage caused by excessive sun exposure.

Contains Anti-Aging Benefits

Benzophenones protect skin from UVB and UVA rays which help prevent premature aging including fine lines, wrinkles and age spots that result from prolonged sun exposure.

Prevents Skin Cancer

Regular use of sunscreen that contains benzophenones can reduce the risk of skin cancers like melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.