What is Benzophenone in cosmetics – Wise She cosmetic Dictionary

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 Benzophenone -1, -3, -4, -5, -9 and -11 are compounds which are made from 2 hydroxybenzophenone.These compounds are often used in skin and personal care products and mostly in nail polishes and enamels.Now even bath products, makeup products, sunscreen and skin care products too have benzophenone in them

 Scientist has approved Benzophenone-3 and Benzophenone -4 as safe to use.It is used as a sunscreen ingredient and it is called as Oxybenzone.

Safety percentage – Oxybenzone -6%
                              Benzophenine -4 up to 10%

 Both the ingredients are used as sunscreen ingredients and they protect the skin from UV rays.

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