Technical Information



Recommended Use Level:

0.1-10% for Australia only

Application/Recommended for:

  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)>Sun protection


  • Benzophenone-3 is an effective broad spectrum absorber with max. protection in the short-wave UVB and UVA spectra (UVB approx. 286nm, UVA approx. 325nm).
  • Benzophenone-3 is an oil soluble, fine crystalline powder and practically odourless. Adequate solubility in the formulation must be ensured in order to avoid recrystallization of the Benzophenone-3.
  • Benzophenone-3 can be used up to 0.5% as a light stabilizer for cosmetic formulations.
  • Approved world-wide. Concentration maximum varies according to local legislation.
  • Please note that formulations containing mroe that 0.5% Benzophenone-3 in the EU have to have the inscription “contains Oxybenzone” on the label.
  • Benzophenone-3 is a safe and effective UVA/UVB absorber.


Similar or Equivalent to:

  • AEC Benzophenone-3 (A & E Connock (Perfumery & Cosmetics) Ltd.)
  • Custom B-3 (Custom Ingredients, Inc.)
  • Escalol 567 (Ashland Inc.)
  • Eusolex 4360 (Merck KGaA /EMD Chemicals)
  • Eusolex 4360 (EMD Performance Materials Corp.)
  • EUSORB 228 (Aceto Corporation)
  • Jeescreen Benzophenone 3 (Jeen International Corporation)
  • Neo Heliopan BB (Symrise)
  • OriStar BP3 (Orient Stars LLC)
  • Protaphenone-3 (Protameen Chemicals)
  • SpecAUV BP-3 (Spec-Chem Industry Inc.)
  • Uvasorb MET/C (3V Sigma USA Inc.)
  • Uvinul M 40 (BASF Corporation)
  • UVSOB 350 (LC United Chemical Corp.)



CAS Number:131-57-7




Benzophenone-3 acts as an effective broad-spectrum absorber. Offers maximum protection in the short-wave UVB and UVA spectra. Benzophenone-3 is used in sun care products. It can be used up to 0.5% as a light stabilizer for cosmetic formulations.

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