Active Ingredient History

  • Now
Oxybenzone is one of the more popular molecules used by chemists during the manufacturing of cosmetics and is included in sunscreen for UV protection. The chemical is often used to stabilize and strengthen the color and scent of skin care products, but its widest use is in the form of sun block. Unfortunately, the debate about the safety of oxybenzone is still ongoing. One of the biggest concerns in the medical community about the widespread use of the molecule comes from the fact that it’s easily absorbed into the body. This absorption raises concerns that oxybenzone may accumulate in the body, eventually leading to potentially toxic levels of the chemical, which can affect the endocrine system.   NCATS

  • SMILES: COC1=CC=C(C(=O)C2=CC=CC=C2)C(O)=C1
  • Mol. Mass: 228.2433
  • ALogP: 2.63
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Over the Counter
  • Delivery Methods: Topical
  • Pro Drug: No

Combination drugs

2-benzoyl-5-methoxyphenol | 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzone | 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone | (2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)phenylmethanone | 4-methoxy-2-hydroxybenzophenone | 4-methoxy-2-hydroxybenzophenone butyric acid | benzophenone-3 | eusolex 4360 | eusolex-4360 | hmbp cpd | oxibenzona | oxybenzon | oxybenzone | oxybenzonum | solbar | uvinul m40


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