At least a dozen different benzophenones exist with widely different uses such as textiles, plastics, rubber products, paints, cosmetics, and sunscreens. It is the most frequently used active ingredient in sunscreens.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skincare products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.
Physical blocking sunscreens such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide can be used without fear of allergic reaction.
Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
Spectra-Sorb UV 9
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Hair care agents
Plastic lens filters
This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.