INCI:Butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane
Composition:Butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane
Purity Grade:No purity grade applicable
Appearance:Off-white to yellowish, crystalline powder, weak odor
Solubility:Water-insoluble, soluble in isopropanol, octocrylene, decyl oleate, capric/caprylic triglyceride, and other oils
Storage:Store light-protected at a cool and dry place
Country of Origin:China
Raw Material Source:4-tert-butylbenzoic methyl ester and 4-methoxyacetophenone
Manufacture:Avobenzone is produced synthetically by reacting 4-tert-butylbenzoic methyl ester (from 4-tert-butylbenzoic acid by esterification with methanol) with 4-methoxyacetophenone in toluene in the presence of sodium amide.
Animal Testing:Not animal tested
GMO:GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Vegan:Does not contain animal-derived components
Oil-soluble UVA filter. Ability to absorb ultraviolet light over a wider range of wavelengths than many other sunscreen agents. Absorption maximum of 357 nm.
- Oil-soluble UVA filter
- Can easily be combined with other sunscreens (e.g. octocrylene, homosalate, ethylhexyl salicylate, OM-cinnamate)
Incorporate into oil phase, allowed use levels: USA 3%, EU 5%, Brazil 5%, Japan 10%. Do not use avobenzone together with titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide (avobenzone can lose its activity). Ions of heavy metals may induce colored complexes (use EDTA to avoid). Stearates, aluminum, zinc or magnesium salts may induce precipitations. For external use only.
Sun care products, baby sun care products, daily sun protection, decorative cosmetics.