What is it?
 2-Hydroxy-4-Methoxy-4’-Methyl-Benzophenone is a chemical used as a UV absorbing agent in sunscreens and cosmetics.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. 

  • Creams
  • Lipstick/Lip balms
  • Suntan oils 
  • Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
    • Shampoos / Conditioners
    • Moisturizers
    • Make-ups
    • Powders / Sprays
    • Sunscreens
Other names for 2-Hydroxy-4-Methoxy-4’-Methyl-Benzophenone:
  • 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl (4-methylphenyl) methanone
  • 2-Hydroxy-methoxymethylbenzophenone
  • Benzophenone-10
  • Mexenone
  • Uvistat
Unusual Reactions:
  • Photoallergy
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone

How safe is it?

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