What is it?
4-Methylbenzylidene camphor is UV-B absorbing agent in sunscreen and cosmetics.
This UV filter not approved as an active ingredient for sunscreen in the U.S., but listed as an inactive ingredient in some products.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with 4-Methylbenxylidene camphor is required to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing
4-Methylbenzylidene camphor should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis.
You should avoid any contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, and, on occasion, direct
communication with the manufacturer. At work, request a Material Safety Data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources
of exposure.

  • Skin care products/Cosmetics
    • Moisturizers
    • Make-ups
    • Lipsticks
    • Sunscreens

Other names for 4-Methylbenzylidene camphor :
  • 3-(4-Methylbenzylidene)bornan-2-one
  • 3-(4-Methylbenzylidene)-dl-camphor
  • 4MBC
  • Eusolex 6300
  • Parsol 5000

How safe is it?

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